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Disrupting the Wealth Gap
The dfree® Financial Freedom Movement teamed up with Prudential Financial to empower African Americans to achieve and sustain financial freedom in an effort to close the wealth gap, one family at a time.
Throughout October of 2021, a virtual series examined the origins of the wealth gap, where it stands today and solutions to help move forward. Also, free personal finance resources were available each week to help attendees achieve and sustain financial freedom.
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5-Part Series Agenda
Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., Author, Founder and CEO of dfree®, DBS Solutions, and Corporate Community Connections
Dr. John Sibley Butler, Author, Faculty Director and the J. Marion West Chair in Constructive Capitalism at the University of Texas at Austin, Past director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and the Institute for Innovation and Creativity at UT-Austin
Kriston McIntosh, Managing Director, Hamilton Place Strategies
Dana Peterson, Chief Economist, the Conference Board
Lata N. Reddy, Senior Vice President of Inclusive Solutions, Prudential Financial
Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated personal finance columnist, The Washington Post
Saturday, October 2, 2021
PART 1: Examining the Wealth Gap and the Path Forward
On Saturday, October 2, national experts explored the historical practices and laws that created the wealth gap. They also examined where it stands today and what can be done to address it.
Tiffany Allen, MBA, Financial Professional, Prudential
Lisa Lovell, MBA, Financial Advisor, Prudential
Dr. Nicole B. Simpson, CFP®, Founder and CEO, Harvest Wealth Financial
Saturday, October 9, 2021
PART 2: Calculating the Life you Want
Do you have an idea of the car(s), home(s), and career you want? Is it financially feasible? Join us as financial experts help students navigate their financial future. In addition, they will explain the importance of making wise financial decisions when you’re young and spotlight the financial pitfalls you want to avoid.
LaToya Ball, Managing Director of the Newark Chapter, PerScholas
Bill Fowlkes, Financial Wellness Expert, GreenPath
Tamika Stembridge, Esq., Executive Director, dfree® Global Foundation
Saturday, October 16, 2021
PART 3: How to Break Free from Debt
Are you struggling to pay your bills or drowning in debt? Join us on Saturday, October 16, to learn practical tips and strategies to climb out of debt and get on the path to financial freedom.
Monica Hines, Financial Advisor, Prudential
Lynette Khalfani-Cox, The Money Coach®, a personal finance expert, author of numerous books, including a New York Times Bestseller called Zero Debt: The Ultimate Guide to Financial Freedom
Dr. Randal Pinkett, Author; CEO and Chairman, BCT Partners, winner of season four of NBC’s The Apprentice, and the Entrepreneur of the Year® 2021 New Jersey Award Winner by Ernst and Young
Saturday, October 23, 2021
PART 4: Your Money Strategy: Setting and Achieving Financial Goals
Do you want to buy a house or leave a legacy for your family? Join us on Saturday, October 23, as a Prudential Financial Professionals describes how to set and achieve short and long-term financial goals. Also, two business executives will share how they set goals and achieved them on their path to success.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
PART 5: Maximizing your Financial Windfall
Have you recently come into a large sum of money? On Saturday, October 30, a Prudential Financial professional will share strategies to help you make the most of your financial windfall.
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