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Broke vs. Bougie Negroes [Jan. 26th, 2009|01:58 am]
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elleabea
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IMHO, it seems that once us black folks get money we immediately stop keeping it real. Why is is that in the process of going from ashy to class, it seems we totally lose ourselves in the process?! Has anyone else experienced what it is I speak of? And I'm not talking Bill Gates money, I'm talking about a slight come up. Which makes it even worse altogether. Should have never gave you n!gg@$ money.


x posted cause I'm curious.
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Online investing recommendations [Feb. 7th, 2008|01:55 pm]
B.Wealthy

mizcrank
*is this thing still on*

I haven't been keeping up with online brokerage firms as of late (not since I left my career in banking back in 2005). Since then, I've paid little attention to the merging of these firms.

I've now earned some stock options through my company, and am looking for recommendations for a firm to use for trading. I know E-Trade is still the big name, but I'd like to know what some of you are using.

Thanks in advance.
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VOTER APATHY [Oct. 17th, 2007|07:53 pm]
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elleabea
Good people, its been a while, but of course I'm back in dire need of help. Does anyone out here NOT vote? Do you know anyone who is adamant and has strong views?

More importantly would you or they be willing to let me interview you? This is for a 4 minute human interest piece I am putting together if you or anyone you know would be willing to talk to me.

Lastly, if neither of those apply to you please take my poll:

Poll #1073204 Are You An Apathetic Voter?

In what area of the world do you currently live?

Identify your age range

18-21
1(16.7%)
22-25
1(16.7%)
26-35
3(50.0%)
Under 40
0(0.0%)
Over 40
1(16.7%)

Do you vote in major presidential elections?

Yes
5(83.3%)
No
1(16.7%)
I have but not consistently
0(0.0%)

Are you registered to vote?

Yes
6(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

Do you consider yourself patriotic?

Yes
4(66.7%)
No
2(33.3%)
Hell No
0(0.0%)

Are you more inclined to vote since the nation is engaged in an upopular war?

Yes
4(66.7%)
No
2(33.3%)

Do you trust elected offficials?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
2(33.3%)
Hell No
1(16.7%)
Some can be trusted, some can't.
3(50.0%)

Do you believe most politicians are out to serve the public?

Yes
2(33.3%)
No
0(0.0%)
Hell No
3(50.0%)
Some are, some are not.
1(16.7%)

At the present moment, what is your number one beef with the federal government?

Why do you believe the majority of young Americans choose not to participate in the political process?

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What have they learned about money [Feb. 9th, 2007|03:08 pm]
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mizcrank
I just read this on CNNMoney. I thought this was a nice lil article:

We asked the pop icons you grew up with what they've learned about money.

(list includes Denzel Washington, Chaka Kahn, Alice Walker and Bobby Seale)

xposted to blackfolk
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on intention... [Feb. 4th, 2007|01:20 pm]
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ngakmafaery
[Todays Mood |awake]

To manifest what you want, intend to create it. In other words, make up your mind that having what you want is important to you and that you are willing to put a certain amount of thought and energy into getting it. Your intent to have something directs your energy and focuses it on your goals. Think of something you want right now. Do you intend to have it? Do you think about it even when you are doing other activities? When you have a clear intention to have something, you generate energy that is focused like a laser beam to go out and get what you want. If you intend to have something, you will.

Creating Money: Keys to Abundance
www.orindaben.com
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Independent Contractor [Nov. 18th, 2006|01:31 pm]
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elleabea
I have been considering getting involved with Your Travel Biz, only because everyone who does it keeps telling me you can write off almost all of your living expenses. Cell, home, gas, car etc.

So then I was wondering since I do most of my work as an independent contractor, I'm a writer, which is basically a home based business, couldn't I write off all of those expenses anyway?

Does anyone know how that works? I'm filing as an independent contractor for the first time next year.
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Lets Reinvigorate!! [Nov. 2nd, 2006|08:57 pm]
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elleabea
[Current Location |at Steves]
[Todays Mood |whatever]
[Theme Music |Ebay Commerical]

I would love to breathe some life back into this community, as I am in a completely different place financially form when I started it.

I am starting to think long term, which is crazy! Before I was only thinking of my immediate expenses which due to my uncontrolled spending, I couldn't afford to pay. Now I am super focused on saving money almost to the point of being stingly cheap. I am one of those people who was so obsessed with the fact that I was not have as a child, I want to give myself everything now.

Whats everyones childhood issue that affects the way they spend or don't spend now?
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isn't anybody interested in money anymore...? [Nov. 1st, 2006|07:39 pm]
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ngakmafaery
[Todays Mood |awake]

...I just joined, and I feel like it's attitude, and conditioning, that contributes a lot to having wealth, accepting wealth, having people accept that it's fine for you to be wealthy...any thoughts on this? I think the attitude alone can make or break it, meaning that the attitude includes insight into what people want, don't want, accept, feel hostile towards, want to support, see as good or bad or cheap or worthwhile, etc. ...
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(no subject) [Apr. 12th, 2006|08:53 am]
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infamousone
I've been reading this book about how 401Ks are a hoax. The book goes on and on about how the government promotes using 401ks and throws what seems like great benefits at people to further fund big business. And that when it's all said and done most people's 401k portfolios will not be nearly enough for one to retire on.

I honestly got tired of the book half way through because it was all negative and offered no real solutions/alternatives for people.

Anyway, I just changed jobs and tried to rollover my 401k from Mass Mutual to Charles Schwaub or however you spell it, only to find out that I got ganked. Actually the words they used were "You were only 25% vested" so I didn't earn my company match.

The feezy?!

So now I'm just now finding out that I have to put time in and earn my company match? I feel hustled.

So the question is....is there a real reason for someone like me who honestly will probably change jobs every 2-3 years, to put money in a 401K? Granted, I did get to keep 25% of the free money but is there a chance I would see greater returns elsewhere?
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(no subject) [Aug. 11th, 2005|09:15 am]
B.Wealthy
infamousone
I just wanted to write a quick note to suggest people to look into ING for a savings account.

They offer a higher interest rate than any other bank I've seen. Right now I'm getting a 3.15% rate. You can deposit money into your savings directly from checking account.


www.ingdirect.com
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