How to get $2,500,000 in your bank account

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Have you been thinking about putting some money into your 401k? But then when the moment comes to setup your account or pick from the options in your package, you hesitate and put it off for another time. Maybe you thought “I would do this, but I genuinely don’t know what to do”. Or maybe you were just worried about … Read More

How to Survive the Holidays Without Going Broke

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“Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Cyber Week. Today Only. 6 Hour Only Sale.” This time of year, maybe more than any other time of year, there are tons of ads and commercials.  Everywhere you look is another message about a sale. You can’t escape them. So it’s very easy to get caught up in the melee of holiday shopping. “Some 40% … Read More

My Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Experience

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Early in November, I got accepted in an entrepreneurship boot camp that focuses on training the next generation of black entrepreneurs. It’s called the Black Upstart, which is run by Kezia Williams and operated by Jared Brown. So for 6 days, myself and a cohort of 9 other founders worked on developing viable and profitable solutions to a problem that … Read More

What Can Happen Without an Estate Plan

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One of the catalysts that pushed me to start Ms. Engineered Wealth was a documentary film I saw in DC called “Black Heirlooms” that is narrated and directed by Amanda Brown. The film follows the estate planning issues that tore one black family apart upon the passing of the one of their grandparents. The film documents the struggles that ensued … Read More

Gain Financial Balance with 50-20-30 Rule

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Let’s face it, nobody likes budgets. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still a proponent of budgeting. It serves a very important purpose in understanding where your money is coming and going through your purse or wallet, so you can eventually take control of your money management. A budget can also provide a visual map of where your financial goals and … Read More