As we dive into 2023, there are ongoing discussions around the fact that markets are continuing to be volatile. These periods of unpredictability can be nerve-wracking — but there are certain actions you can take now that may help.
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA (chartered financial analyst), is the original Wealthy Girl who will define what it means to be wealthy for years to come. She was inspired to write her book, A Wealthy Girl – 7 Steps to Prosperity, Peace, and Personal Power, as an homage to her maternal and paternal grandmothers. She feels wholistic wealth needs to account for both tangible and intangible assets. The sphere of wealth includes monetary assets, personal and professional relationships, social capital, skillset and your faith.
A friend of mine recommended reading a book, All About Love, by bell hooks. The main topic is love. What does it mean? Her definition is that it’s a combination of care, commitment, trust, knowledge, responsibility, and respect. She states, that while we are bombarded with messaging on the importance of love to our survival,
“Money doesn’t make you happy, but the lack of money can make you miserable” – Suzie Orman Emmy Award Winning Journalist Markette Sheppard, host of Great Day Washington on WUSA 9 and author of the inspirational children’s book, What Is Light?, believes the aforementioned quote wholeheartedly and is a strong believer in income
Power of Hidden Figures Recently, I took my daughter to see the movie Hidden Figures. It highlights the true stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three brilliant African-American women who each played an integral part in the success of the NASA space program and, in 1962, helped launch the first manned spacecraft.