Financial Advice from Brooke Stephens

Wealth Happens One Day at a Time: 365 Days to a Brighter Financial Future
Brooke M. Stephens
Harper Business
December 26, 2000
Paperback

Does a secure financial life seem to difficult to imagine let alone achieve? Does wealth strike you as an impossible dream? Whether you’re living from paycheck to paycheck, or simply confused by the world of stocks, bonds, and brokers, it’s never too late to change your situation. All you need is a little help.

By spending just ten to fifteen minutes a day with this immensely helpful book, you’ll discover that financial security is just steps away. Filled with the wisdom and advice of a seasoned expert, this year-old program for success shows you how to:

change your attitude and change your life
break out of debt and control your spending
choose investments and make your money grow
protect your gains and prepare for a comfortable retirement
give your children or grandchildren a secure start in life and much more!

Talking Dollars and Making Sense: A Wealth Building Guide for African-Americans
Brooke Stephens
McGraw-Hill
October 1, 1996
Paperback

African Americans control more than $400 billion in income. But when it comes to managing money, like everyone else, they have been poorly educated in the basics. In Talking Dollars and Making Sense, noted African-American financial planner Brooke Stephens, offers prudent and sensitive advice on money management that will help you take control of your finances and plan more effectively for the future. Written within the social, cultural, and historical framework of the African-American experience, this book honestly examines the attitudes, beliefs and behaviors of African-Americans and their finances.

Stephens handily covers the basics of wealth-building, including:

Goal-setting
Managing credit
Home-buying
Investing
Insurance
Tax strategies
Educating children about money

Talking Dollars and Making Sense goes beyond simple financial planning, discussing the specific financial dilemmas African-Americans often find themselves in. Filled with anecdotes, quotes, aphorisms, and profiles of contemporary and historical trailblazers who have had an impact on the economic life of their communities, this guide to financial freedom will help your sense of the intricacies of money management and to achieve your financial goals.

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