Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO JP Morgan Chase and Company, 2021 Letter to Shareholders

Among the events and forces creating an "unprecedented" situation in Dimon's view are Russia's war on Ukraine, the resulting economic sanctions on Russia, and rising inflation. "We are facing challenges at every turn ... [yet] we have a moment to put aside our differences, offer solutions and work with others in the Western world to come together in defense of democracy and essential freedoms, including free enterprise," he stated in a highlighted excerpt.1

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RAINBOW OF ROLE MODELS – JASMIN FOSTER’S BLACK WOMAN OWNED STATIONARY BRAND IS BRINGING DEI TO TARGET!

When I saw the products in the marketplace, there was never anyone on the cover who looked like me. And the language always felt like they weren’t speaking to me or my community. I wanted to change the face of the stationery industry. Stationery products sit with you in your office, purse and bedroom. It’s a piece of belonging that you carry everyday. I wanted to create a brand that ...

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FRUGALITY IS A BLESSING!  TRUST ME!

Instead of trying to earn more, try to spend less.  Always spend less than you earn, save, and invest the rest! When you start viewing the building of your wealth as powered by your frugality and efficiency, you gain control.  Learn to be happy with less stuff (that ultimately ends up in a landfill), and you will automatically save more—and make your savings and investments increase!

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A RAINBOW OF ROLE MODELS {WEDNESDAY SERIES}  – MARY ELLEN PLEASANT – ONE OF THE FIRST BLACK SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRES

Mary Ellen Pleasant may not be a household name, but her story rivals that of any great American entrepreneur. In the 1800s, Pleasant became one of the first African-American female self-made millionaires in the U.S. despite the significant obstacles she faced as black woman.Pleasant employed her inherent savvy, building a massive investment portfolio that was reportedly worth as much as $30 million at one time — a fortune that would ...

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A RAINBOW OF ROLE MODELS {WEDNESDAY SERIES}  – LEGENDARY INVESTOR JOHN ROGERS JR

THIS WEEK ARIEL, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCHWAB, RELEASED THEIR ANNUAL SURVEY OF THE FINANCIAL HABITS OF BLACK AMERICANS. THE FINDINGS, WHILE SHOWING GLIMMERS OF HOPE, REINFORCE HOW MUCH OF AN INVESTING DISPARITY REMAINS. "THE DEEP-ROOTED GAP IN PARTICIPATION BETWEEN THE GROUPS PERSISTS, WITH 55% OF BLACK AMERICANS AND 71% OF WHITE AMERICANS REPORTING STOCK MARKET INVESTMENTS. THIS DISPARITY, COMPOUNDED OVER TIME, MEANS THAT MIDDLE-CLASS BLACK AMERICANS WILL HAVE LESS MONEY SAVED FOR RETIREMENT ...

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“WHAT CEO’S TALK ABOUT” – PODCAST INTERVIEW WITH STYRON POWERS – “FINANCIAL FREEDOM…DON’T SPEND MORE THAN YOU MAKE!”

Styron discovered that about 60% of Americans could not afford a $400.00 to $1,000.00 emergency bill - car, heating, medical, or any other sudden cost. So he started writing a blog to help his readers understand how he had personally chosen financial freedom and how to achieve it for themselves. He also does coaching and mentorship -

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