What to Do When Work Dries Up

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The emails and text messages came fast, almost seeming to pick up speed — this project has been postponed, that gig is canceled, we no longer have the funding to pay you.

Within a matter of days, the work that pays the bills in our house had almost entirely vanished. I am a freelance writer. My fiancée is a cellist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, which has canceled the rest of its season, and two quartets, which can no longer perform. A pandemic is not a great time to be in a creative profession.

We also live in New Orleans, which had one of the fastest COVID-19 growth rates in the world and a death rate of about double the national average. We lived under a shelter-in-place ordinance for weeks on end, but that didn’t stop some New Orleanians from throwing ad hoc Read the rest

Meet the 4 Black Women CEOs Teaching How to Invest in Real Estate, Stocks, and More

Meet the four Black women entrepreneurs who have launched a much-needed masterclass called The Collective Movement, a platform that educates others about investing in real estate & stocks, structuring a business, branding, and digital product creation.

They are Sierra Nicole, founder of Financially Lit in Dallas, TX; Neko Cheri, founder of Excell University in Atlanta, GA; Derricka Harwell, founder of BeautifyCredit in Southhaven, MS; and Natalie Birdsong, founder of Hair By Natalie B. in Chicago, IL.

Starting out as four complete strangers who met online and came together in the middle of a pandemic, they have since created a multi-million dollar business network that addresses the nationwide economic disparity.

In fact, in just over a month, The Collective Movement has earned well over six-figures and has created income-earning opportunities for many others within their “Inner Circle”. They have changed many lives by helping to improve financial literacy through business … Read the rest

How to Pass the CFA®️ Exam on Your First Try and Start Earning More

Want a career in finance? Better start studying.

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For fresh-faced entrepreneurs and professionals, it should come as no surprise to hear that undergraduate degrees can only get you so far these days. With more and more graduates and fewer and fewer jobs, a professional certification can go a long way in helping you stand out amongst the crowd. And for those of you working in finance, the Certified Financial Analyst status is the holy grail LinkedIn update. 

Yes, becoming a Certified Financial Analyst can do wonders for your career. The money is

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