One of the reasons for the wealth gap between the rich and the poor is very simple, and is consistently verified by scientific research: Wealthy people invest in the stock market, while middle class and poor people do not. So, the gap in wealth is also sustained by a gap in self-perception as well as a gap in strategy.
Black children are better prepared for the next generation if they are versed in the very basics of stock market investing and are equipped with the fundamental tools to seamlessly buy and sell shares without feeling the same hesitation that may have been felt by those of us who were raised to believe that the stock market is a place for rich people. This isn't true, since many shares of stock cost less than a pair of shoes.
Our kids buy shoes all the time. So, teaching them to buy a share of stock is just as easy.
In this course, we cover many of the fundamentals of stock market investing, explaining not only how to buy and sell shares of stock, but also the factors that move stock prices, as well as key terminology that is consistently used by those in the investment community. After your child completes this course, they will be well on their way to having a level of financial savvy that will make you proud and also heighten their self-esteem.
We even take them on a virtual field trip where they can learn how to buy their first share of stock.
Let's get started on this journey together.
I love to learn. I love to teach.. I never presume that I know everything, since the key to knowledge is understanding how little you actually know. But my goal is to give information, insights and perspectives that allow you to broaden your thinking and to realize all that is possible.
My PhD is in Finance, which I obtained from The Ohio State University. My masters degrees are in Mathematics and Statistics, which I earned at The University of Kentucky. I also received BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management from The University of Kentucky.
I have been on the faculty at Syracuse University since 2001. Before that, I taught classes at The University of Rochester, The Ohio State University, Indiana University and The University of Kentucky. I've been teaching at the college level since I was 22 years old, and have mostly taught classes in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and Finance.
I am the author of the following books: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College," "What if George Bush were a Black Man?", "Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways that Feel Good," and "Black American Money."
Finally, I am the founder of the Your Black World Coalition, an organization and independent media outlet with over half a million subscribers worldwide. We have played a role in confronting destructive hip-hop music, and have also led campaigns on various civil rights issues in the African American community.