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Preparing Your Child

“Wealth is built through generations, at some point you have to say I’m going to live better for my kids so they don’t have to start from 0.” 

Contributed By | Andre Gammage 

Preparing Your Child for Education is a program designed to provide parents with the appropriate resources and skills necessary to create an effective environment that prepares young children for their education. Judge Gammage has combined his 20 years as managing The Law offices of Berger & Gammage, with 3 years as Magistrate Judge in St. Joseph County Indiana.  Judge Gammage has also raised 4 children who are prospering due to the opportunities put in front of them. 

In Episode 4 we get the perspective from inside the court room, the Judge, and Defense Attorney who stood next to the parent before watching their child go to jail. 

Top Takeaways

1)      Have you done enough

2)      Preparing your child

3)      Help people help themselves

Quotes 

“Your child isn’t born bad or good, they are a blank slate, and you make that child”

“Pyce helps you create a better environment so your child see’s success in you, which brings success to the child.

“Have you put in the effort to hone your skills and get better”

“Wealth is built through generations, at some point you have to say I’m going to do  better for my kids so they don’t have to start from 0.”

Side Note

1)      Election Impact

2)     Your Child is a blank slate.

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5 African American Women To Know in History

Every February, in recognition of Black History Month, we celebrate the achievements and rich contributions of African Americans in our society. African American history is full of groundbreaking activists and fearless leaders who have inspired the world. Though we are constantly reminded of many great leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, there are so many more less recognized trailblazers celebrated. As an African American woman, I was excited to learn about the many women who fearlessly paved the way before me.

Check out 5 African American women who played a pivotal role in history and invoked changed:

 

Ida B. Wells (Civil Rights Activist, Journalist)

Ida B. Wells was an African-American journalist and activist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s. Wells established several civil rights organizations and formed the National Association of Colored Women.

Dorothy Height (Civil Rights Activist, Women’s Rights Activist)

American civil rights and women’s rights activist, a widely respected and influential leader of organizations focused primarily on improving the circumstances of and opportunities for African American women.

Gwendolyn Brooks (Poet)

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the most highly regarded, highly influential, and widely read poets of 20th-century American poetry. She was a much-honored poet, even in her lifetime, with the distinction of being the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize.

 Septima Poinsette Clark (Civil Rights Activist, Educator)

Septima Poinsette was an American educator and civil rights activist. Clark developed the literacy and citizenship workshops that played an important role in the drive for voting rights and civil rights for African Americans in the American Civil Rights Movement

Jane Bolin (Judge, Lawyer)

Jane Bolin was a trailblazing attorney who became the first African-American female judge in the United States, serving on New York’s Family Court for four decades.

Millennials and Money: Financial Confidence Matters

The beginning of the new year is always a great time to refocus on your finances. We all want to feel good about our finances but sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming. I’ve felt this way for a very long time and decided to make a change. Here are several simple tips that redirected me in the right path allowing myself to have much success with my finances.

Invest in your financial education. Educating yourself is always a great start in building your financial confidence.  You can read magazines, limitless financial books or even subscribe to a blog. Make it a habit to learn a new financial fact weekly. Once you turn yourself into a learning sponge you’ll be able to increase your financial confidence and make better financial decisions.