Many people have interests that double as a true passion. In fact, so passionate that they carry out tasks associated with this passion without any compensation. Often times we face barriers that may prevent us from living in our real passion. The most common barrier is money. You may want to start a non-profit organization, a charity fund or just volunteer your free time to those in need. The problem is that we need money to survive and the time we would allocate to that higher purpose is consumed working to make ends meet.
Money experts speak endlessly about the importance of an emergency fund. It is essential to every aspect of financial well being. Within the last couple weeks, I personally have had to utilize my emergency fund proceeds. I’m going to let all the readers here at Broke Finance into a glimpse of my life. My father has been dealing with various health issues over the last year. What compounds matters is the fact that he is hundreds of miles away. The quickest method of travel in order to see him is via plane, which can become costly.
Black history has come to a close for 2018. I hope the recents posts on wealthy blacks has educated and inspired all the readers here at Broke Finance. This next profile centers on a man that lived almost 700 years ago and resided on the continent of Africa. His name was Musa I of Mali or Mansa Musa is how many have referred to him throughout history
A billion dollars is equivalent to 1,000 x 1,000,000. Most people dream of getting their hands on just $1 million let alone a billion. Names like Warren Buffett and Bill Gates often come to mind when you think about American billionaires. Before these men became household names there was a man who managed to build an enormous business worth over $1 billion, while accruing a net worth over $400 million. Reginald F. Lewis was his name, a name that many more people would know, if his life was not cut short.
Women have made great strides in the last 100 years. More specifically black women have made even greater progress over the last 40 years. From 1976-2012 black women had the highest percentage of any ethnic or gender group enrolled in college (9.7%), coming ahead of asian women (8.7%) and white women (7.1%). Prior to black women flocking to colleges and universities they were successful entrepreneurs as well. In California back in the late 1800s there was a women born into slavery who rose to great prominence.