The ABCs of Financial Empowerment

A quick Google search of ‘financial literacy’ will yield thousands of results, listing an infinite amount of do’s and don’ts that should (and shouldn’t) be followed to guide you along on your financial journey.

However, when you think of financial empowerment – what comes to mind? As defined by Merriam-Webster, empowerment is “the act or action of empowering someone or something: the granting of the power, right, or authority to perform various acts or duties.” No matter what your current sentiments are related to your finances, we will explore three key areas to not only embrace; but to help you prepare for a strong financial future.

Awareness

Now more than ever, we all have a laser-sharp focus on our money and where it’s being spent. The pandemic has generated a hypersensitivity to how we treat our finances while also determining what essential expenses look like and where they fit Read the rest

Louisville Mayor Appoints First Black Woman Police Chief Amid Breonna Taylor Protests

Starting in October, Louisville, Kentucky’s next police chief will be a Black woman.

Yvette Gentry, previously the city’s deputy chief of police, is the first Black woman to lead the city’s police department and the third Black person to serve as police chief.

The death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville has polarized the country and has caused millions around the country to call for justice against the police officers responsible. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said he selected Gentry because she wants to help “reimagine public safety and address systemic racism.”

“We wanted somebody right now that represents some independence of viewpoint so that we could move forward with that,” Fischer said at a news conference announcing her appointment on Monday.

In an emotional speech, Gentry expressed how Taylor’s death has impacted her. She discussed her hopes to bring change. She will start in October after current interim chief Robert … Read the rest

How This Parking-Spot App Beat Competitors… By Moving Slow


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Mark Lawrence kept hearing the same thing from investors: If he wanted their money, he’d need to expand fast.

It was 2012 and Lawrence was cofounder and CEO of SpotHero, a startup that enables drivers to book parking spots in advance — say, at a lot or a garage. Competitors were spreading across the country, and investors saw a land grab. The company with the biggest footprint seemed likeliest to win. “They said they would invest if we had more scale, and if we were in more cities,” Lawrence recalls.

But Lawrence had a different idea. He’d launched in Chicago and wanted to master one city at a time. “I didn’t know I was right,” he admits. But entrepreneurs must constantly make difficult, consequential decisions — ­weighing others’ advice against

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10 businesses finding success with a .store domain

One of the most beautiful aspects of the internet is that it provides everyone with a clean slate to build their business. Whether you’re a small business, a solopreneur, a large conglomerate, or an influencer with millions of followers — everyone starts with the same first step — registering their domain name. And in the ecommerce realm, a .store domain name is a perfect fit.

New ideas are brimming every day and all they need is the right platform to thrive. In this article, we look at some of the world’s largest brands and influencers along with startups and small businesses and the one thing that ties them together — a .store domain name.

What makes a .store domain so special?

A domain name is your online store’s address on the internet, almost like a virtual real estate.

As such, it needs to be attractive and inviting to customers.

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