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No One Can Develop Africa But Us

No One Can Develop Africa But Us

| April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tony O. Elumelu Advises Western Development Partners on Africapitalism.   Tony O. Elumelu, MFR, Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, in Washington, DC this week, told groups of philanthropy, business, and development leaders that Africa’s private sector must be the leading player in contributing to the continent’s economic transformation. “We are now the world’s fastest […]

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Profit is Not a Dirty Word – But Broke Is

Profit is Not a Dirty Word – But Broke Is

| April 20, 2012 | 2 Comments

I consider myself a very spiritual person. I pray in the morning when I rise and before I shut my eyes for the night. But all day long, I’m talking to the Lord, asking for guidance and signs that I’m following His will. And believe it or not, most of the times, it’s about my […]

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Probability is NOT a Retirement Strategy

Probability is NOT a Retirement Strategy

It is safe to say that the vast majority of Americans – guided by their financial advisors – leave the success of their retirement nest eggs entirely to chance. Think about it. Most people invest their nest eggs on the probability that, come the time for their retirements, they might end up with amounts sizeable […]

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So You Want to Be A Millionaire?

So You Want to Be A Millionaire?

| April 3, 2012 | 1 Comment

Well who doesn’t? The life of a millionaire looks grand, so grand such that just this past Friday, March 30, 2012, millions of Americans lined up at gas stations, 711 convenience stores and their local marts to buy lottery tickets that could potentially bring them the mega-million dollar prize. What a dream it would have […]

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Does Tax Preparation Software Really Get You More Money Back?

Does Tax Preparation Software Really Get You More Money Back?

Each year, right about this time, I receive quite a few inquiries from people asking which tax preparation software will get them the largest refund. Just the other day, I had to referee an emotional exchange between two siblings who were having a very passionate discussion – to put it lightly – about this particular […]

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Baby Boomers Are Jamming Retirement Traffic – So What Now?

Baby Boomers Are Jamming Retirement Traffic – So What Now?

The story goes like this: Between 1946 and 1964, a bunch of American parents made an estimated 70 to 80 million babies. This baby boom has been very good for America as a whole. That’s because, as you’d expect, these babies needed things like food, clothing, toys, and education…and they grew up to become doctors, […]

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Are the RIGHT People Due to Inherit Your Money?

Are the RIGHT People Due to Inherit Your Money?

Okay I must admit, this is not the sort of heading you’d “normally” see – especially, at the beginning of a new year. As I’ve often said many times in the past, in personal financial planning, trendy is not necessarily better. So here’s a quick question: What, as an investor, do you look for when […]

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3 Easy Tips for Making (and Keeping) Your Holiday Budget

3 Easy Tips for Making (and Keeping) Your Holiday Budget

| December 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Samuel N. Asare MBA, CRPC, CMFC (December 9, 2011)   Believe it or not, it’s that time of the year: Christmas is right around the corner! And you know what that means, right? Holiday shopping for friends and loved ones. Let’s discuss a very simple but extremely effective way to go about this process that […]

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