Be Careful Wanting What Others Have

By Ja’Net Adams             She went on vacation again!              They have another new car!             He always has on the newest shoes! We constantly find ourselves looking at other people and wishing that we had what they have. We want to drive what they drive. We want to go to the restaurants that they frequent. We want to live in the house that they live in. But we forget about one thing. How did they get what they have? That is the question that we don’t know the ans...
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Equity Line of Credit: Déjà vu All Over Again

By Ja’net Adams “The second is that you really need a home equity line of credit if you don’t already have one. As with the case of the aforementioned unsinkable ship, sometimes the unforeseen happens and you need a financial safety net to fall back on. A home equity line is ideal for this purpose because it’s a pre-approved line of credit that doesn’t cost you a thing until you tap into it. Plus, you can borrow and pay it back again and again, as needed.” – Undisclosed Credit Union The above pa...
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Students Should Not Have to Graduate Burdened by Debt

By Ja’net Adams A few weeks ago I attended the National Association for Campus Activities conference in Nashville, Tenn. NACA is where students and advisors from colleges and universities across the country come, in part, to hire people to perform or give lectures on campus during the school year.  It was my first time attending, and the majority of the college representatives were meeting me for the first time. The majority of those considered for hire consists of music artists, magicians and ...
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WSSU Opens Trading Room to Support Financial Learning

  The School of Business and Economics at Winston-Salem State University has opened a trading room designed to enhance learning experiences and better prepare students for careers in business, finance and economics. “We are excited that we can provide a realistic experience by bringing our students worldwide current financial market information,” says Dr. Jessica Bailey, dean of the School of Business and Economics. “This room, which incorporates the latest in instructional technology, ...
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Fundraising Cornerstone: The Case for Support

By Mel and Pearl Shaw Fundraising is a competitive endeavor — if you are not raising funds for your nonprofit organization, someone else is raising money for theirs. Successfully competing for the philanthropic dollar requires the ability to communicate how funding and resources will impact your nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its promise. You need to be clear, concise and compelling whether you communicate in person, on paper, or electronically. Potential donors and funders need to know wh...
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