Friday, March 13, 2015

What I Know About Money

What I know about money

** If you are poor or disenfranchised or working poor or dealing with poverty I know it is hard to save money. We, in the United States, live in a culture that doesn't stress of emphasize saving money for a rainy day or for money to start a business. What is stressed during everyday life is spending what we have to support people who already own mostly large businesses.  This allows the rich to maintain wealth and financial power while they keep the means of production, what is produced and how, in their possession.  Meanwhile few little People like you and me get to make the huge profits of stores like Macy's; Wal Mart; or oil companies like British Petroleum; or Exxon. Some major American corporations like Disney Film Studios make over $40 Million dollars in raw profits a year and they are not known to share with the little man or the little woman who made them rich. Moving to another planet won't change all that. We have to stay on earth and make things better here.

** It is NOT impossible to do well financially in North America. You have to save money and sacrifice, and do without and invest and buy thing, only what you need mostly, on sale. Get some Certificates of Deposit or buy some no-load stocks and you will see your money grow over time.  If you come up with ideas for that Super Business if you write them down send a copy to yourself so you have some copyright protections under your belt. You can also find stocks that are environmentally and people friendly so you don't have to buy stocks in companies that are dangerous to People and the environment. You can go to the business section of the Free Library and read several books about business to get started. You don't have to go to an expensive business school to start a small business.  If you escape to another planet you end up living, if you can survive the environment, in a world that is untested with laws and a society you might not recognize or understand. Some people might have told you things will be better, but have you checked out these people's credentials and backgrounds?

** I started a for-profit company in 2006 [we started research in 2002]; that is dedicated to helping Black youth become better more stable individuals and more responsible People who can change things around for the better for themselves and their families. It is called Brother Tracy Gibson & Associates, Inc. We are looking for investors. We can't make a lot of promises, but I can tell you I work everyday to do things to get us off the ground and in the running so we can do research, Public Relations, Black Advocacy & Advertising in a positive, progressive and even revolutionary Way that will pay big dividends in getting & keeping our Black neighborhoods more stable. I am founder, differently abled worker, Chief Executive Officer & President and I will not rest until we have made our youth begin to think more positive of themselves and give them the kind of opportunities they need. We want to sell them on the idea of manufacturing tee-shirts & greeting cards and make these items ourselves with them as well-paid factory workers, foremen and forewomen, and as other employees. This can be done, but I need other People to envision this along with me. I have a Board of Directors but I need some young People to serve on the Board as well. We fully expect to have paid positions on the Board very, very soon--within days. For more information, please call me at: 1 (215) 921-2065 and ask for Brother Tracy Gibson.

** I read that Money Likes the truth and money like trust. I believe I read this in a book by Suze Orman.  The title is ``The Money Class''. I found some problems with the book for Black People because it never addresses they way our United States economy was grown from the backs of slavery and our country will NEVER be correct until this is corrected, in my Way of thinking. But there are several other good points in the book that make it well worth reading. I read the whole book.  On another planet this book may not be available & other needed books may not be available as well. As long as we are on the planet earth and there is air to breath, we have the opportunity to make things better, read, study and find solutions as well as find and make real North American dollars.  If we live in another country or in another world their may be no respect for how we are used to making money and the whole economy may benefit People other than us as Black People. It may be worse than what we have. All I'm asking is that you make an effort to do some research and discover the truth about whoever is selling you that rocket ship ticket. Ms. Orman also has a book called ``The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke.'' I have NOT read this, but I highly recommend it.  The world we live in is quickly changing. Sometimes we need to take our time, sit back and listen to the grass grow, take it easy and read instead of listen to the hottest news, look at the most attractive men or the most attractive women or listen to music all day after school.  The young People who take time to read and study further after school will be the leaders of tomorrow.

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