Financial Literacy: Road to Success
Financial literacy is learning about the art of money and the science of managing and growing it. This is my achilles heel. Though my father was excellent with financial management and my mother learned it and did well. It was still not my passion. Like anything else I studied and researched to learn about it. However I too am still learning. I have found that many famous and intelligent people, some who have been president of universities, had the same achilles heel and still learned to persevere in it. Just because it is a weakness, it does not mean you can not do well and master it. We are always shoring up our foundations to stand and last. Why not financial literacy? Women especially need to equip themselves more in this area.
This is not to say that there are not many brilliant financial professionals that we can learn from like Suze Orman, Mellody Hobson Patrice Washington and Dasarte Yarnway. But it is to say that gender-ly speaking our history has shown the man to handle the money and for women to handle the household. However, in many cases some women are doing both. But how do we get better?
George Nichols III is the first African American to become president of the American College of Financial Services. The nonprofit educational institution is dedicated to creating leaders within the financial services profession through superior instruction. Nichols is committed to education and strengthening the financial profession. Especially women of color to be part of his four part program that he is committing to reach. This is a great and honorable endeavor . I would like to help him to reach women and college students to become more equipped for success. We will be interviewing him on Monday, November 16, 2020 on Journey to Becoming’s YouTube segment “#Becomer Series”. Tune in to learn more about becoming more financially literate about your present and your future.