The Rules of Economic Self Defense

How to use economic intelligence to defend yourself and your family

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When you're black, the rules are different. Your ability to understand black wealth and position yourself to be financially secure is one of the keys to your survival. Our people perish from a lack of knowledge and we also struggle due to the efforts of others who want to keep us economically incarcerated.

The rules of Economic Self-Defense were created by noted Finance PhD Dr Boyce Watkins, as a guideline to not just financial security, but to the use of economics to protect yourself psychologically, spiritually and even physically. In a way that only Dr Watkins can, The Rules of Economic Self-Defense provides a black-family specific template regarding how you can use your economic training to protect yourself and your children for generations to come.


Your Instructor

Boyce Watkins
Boyce Watkins

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.

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