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Youngest Female Trader In Wall Street’s History Is a 26-Year-Old Black Woman Who Is on Path to Becoming ‘The New Face of Finance’

Youngest Female Trader In Wall Street’s History Is a 26-Year-Old Black Woman Who Is on Path to Becoming ‘The New Face of Finance’

Lauren Simmons has accomplished a lot in her young life. At 26 years old, the native of the Atlanta suburb of Marietta has already had a handful of successful careers. She’s a public speaker, author, producer and financial guru. She’s most known for her breakthroughs on Wall Street. When Simmons was 22, she became the...

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Aubree Gordon: Speaking Up and Stacking Up

Aubree Gordon: Speaking Up and Stacking Up

2020 is much different than what any of us were expecting. From the passing of one of our beloved basketball stars who made plays on and off the court, to a worldwide pandemic and to the injustices that black women, men and trans lives are facing day in and day out.  Many of us wonder...

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Why Your Credit Karma Score Seems Too High

Why Your Credit Karma Score Seems Too High

People on Twitter have been commiserating recently about how much higher their free Credit Karma credit scores are compared to the ones lenders actually use, as many have learned that their “excellent” credit is merely good, or worse. Read more…

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Say Their Name: The Newest Podcast to Listen To

Say Their Name: The Newest Podcast to Listen To

It’s been seen on signs, bumper stickers, t-shirts, graffitied on sidewalks and more. “Say Their Name” has been used to bring awareness to those who have been wrongfully killed by the police or have fallen victim to police brutality.  While we continue to live out our lives, it’s easy to forget about the importance of...

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The Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying My First Home

The Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying My First Home

Several years ago, my wife and I were in a bit of a bind. We lived in the tiniest two-bedroom apartment you can imagine, with a small baby and another one on the way. We’d already been forced into getting pretty creative with arrangements with one baby in the home, but two? It was clear...

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The Forgotten Story of Igbo Landing

The Forgotten Story of Igbo Landing

Throughout history — with a particular focus on the slave trade era — there were stories of dehumanizing acts, mass killings, maiming, racism, resistance to slavery, and suicide. But none of these accounts were ever as heart-wrenching as the Igbo Landing story at Dunbar Creek on St. Simons Island, Georgia in 1803.  The events of...

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How to Build Your Credit Without a Credit Card

How to Build Your Credit Without a Credit Card

It’s totally fine to prefer “buy now, pay later” payments over credit cards or to simply avoid the debt trap of plastic altogether. The only problem is that without credit cards, it’s harder to build up your credit score, which means you’ll have a tougher time qualifying for a loan. Fortunately, there are ways to…...