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    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 2

    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 2

    After the financial meltdown of 2008, which was driven by sub-prime loans peddled by large banking institutions (a topic for another day), a majority of these national banks found themselves looking to cut expenses. To reduce overhead, some laid-off employees, others...

    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 1

    The Impact Financial Services Have on Communities – Part 1

    I grew up on the South Side of Chicago in an area called Roseland. Some call it the Wild 100s, but I call it home. Roseland is approximately 5 square miles radius and has about 43,000 residents. It is 96.4% Black, 1% White, 1% Hispanic, 0.3% Asian, and 1.3% other....

    You Are Not a Stock Specialist, and That’s Okay

    You Are Not a Stock Specialist, and That’s Okay

    I recently scratched up my car. While pulling out of a tight parking spot, I overlooked one of those pesky yellow caution poles and, as you guessed it, scraped the rear door on my driver’s side. Let me tell you that the yellow scratches it left do not go well with my...