Financial Literacy

Numerous new contracting opportunities in the works through city, county and quasi-governmental agencies were detailed Thursday during the 4th annual “We Mean Business Symposium and Luncheon” hosted by the City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity & Compliance. Held at the Hilton Memphis Hotel, hundreds of minority entrepreneurs were presented...
BancorpSouth Bank and WDIA 1070 Radio are collaborating on a series of radio programs to help consumers have a better understanding of the home-buying process. The series will be a part of WDIA’s “Ask The Experts” show, moderated by radio host Bev Johnson, and underscores the bank’s commitment to improve...
For small business owner Charles Hill, Trudy Morrison – Operation Hope financial counselor with First Tennessee Bank – is a point of reference for understanding where he is today. “I met Ms. Morrison when I was enrolled in a training program for entrepreneurs at Advance Memphis,” said Hill, owner of...
NEW YORK (BUSINESS WIRE) – On Friday, Chase and ESSENCE announced the launch of Currency Conversations, a new campaign created to help black women across America achieve financial success. This campaign, which is an early example of Chase’s recently-announced Advancing Black Pathways commitment, will foster local communities of black...
Budding small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs have another option for jump-starting their vision of a thriving enterprise and successful self-employment in the soon-to-open Entrepreneur Training Institute (ETI). Founder and director Beverly H. Anderson will open ETI’s doors for the first time on January 7. She will be hosting classes...
TSD Newsroom In her first book – “Twenty Something” – Carlissa A. Shaw Esq. focuses on advice for young women entering adulthood. The Memphis-based lawyer discusses things she wishes she would have known, including walking away from toxic relationships and financial literacy. The “Twenty Something” book release is set for Dec....
According to a recent study by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA), two-thirds of Americans cannot pass a financial literacy test. Such tasks as devising a budget, computing interest on a loan, maintaining a savings account, understanding how investments and the stock market work, balancing a checking account each month,...
On January 22, 2008, then-President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13455, creating the 16-member President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. The council members represented a diversity of organizations, including corporations, non-profits, faith-based groups, state government agencies, regulatory authorities and academic institutions. The council adopted the Financial Literacy and Education...
Deja Foster, a former two-time captain of the Wooddale High School girls basketball team and a former captain and assistant coach at Georgia Tech, transitioned from basketball into financial services. I arranged this Q&A with her during the course of a recent chance encounter as I fleshed out plans for...