Written By: Leah Woodly
In a world where we are inundated with so many opportunities to spend, it is easy to fall victim to the trap of more, more, more. When success is measured by billions and Birkins rather than impact and influence, it is easy to detour from a responsible financial path tin an attempt to get to that elusive place of having it all.
I’ve seen this up close and personal. I recently read through client notes, where a husband and wife in their sixties were preparing for retirement. They had amassed over a million dollars worth of…
Congratulations to Ashley Michelle Williams!
Ashley Michelle Williams is a lawyer and activist committed to addressing inequities faced by African Americans. By day she is an antitrust lawyer, helping companies navigate their way through DOJ and SEC investigations. At night she runs her law firm, Ashley Michelle & Associates. Her primary focuses are intellectual property and business law. Her vision is to bridge the wealth gap by increasing Black ownership.
Ashley is thrilled to be a part of The Movement! Thursday Network has been a significant part of Ashley’s professional and personal development since she moved to the DMV last January.
Ashley is a native of Durham, North Carolina. She has a B.S. in Economics, a B.A. in Philosophy, and a Juris Doctorate degree. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the mother of a three-year-old goldfish named Abednego.
Congratulations to Liya Amelga!
Liya is an education professional who is passionate about addressing issues that affect children and young adults regardless of their identities and backgrounds. As the daughter of two Ethiopians who immigrated to the United States for better educational opportunities, Liya was raised with an emphasis on the value of a high-quality education, which drives her work in striving to ensure that every child has equitable access to the quality educational opportunities they deserve.
A native of Orange County, California, Liya earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, her J.D. from the University of Maryland, Carey School of Law, and is a member of the Maryland Bar. Liya is a proud resident of Prince George’s County.
Congratulations to Bayliss Fiddiman!
Bayliss Fiddiman has been a member of the NULYP movement since January 2015. She is a city girl with a little bit of southern influence. She grew up mostly in Boston, started elementary school in Georgia, and attended high school in the Bronx, NY. Put her anywhere and she’ll figure out the public transportation system.
Bayliss is an Associate Director of K-12 Education at the Center for American Progress where she advocates for state and federal policies that increase access to a high-quality education for all children. She is passionate about educational equity, criminal justice reform…
Written By: Olivia Monson
I sit at the back of the classroom staring at my computer screen, unconvincingly attempting to look engaged as the ancient professor drones on in his thick accent about statistics.
Statistics. We’re talking about statistics. This can’t be life.
Statistically, what are the chances I will need to know this stuff past the next exam? I’m betting zero, with a 99.9999 confidence interval. Besides, I’m more worried about life after college. As I stare off into space, I conclude that I want to retire early.
Maybe, real estate was the way to go.
Written By: Kyle Jude Jones
When I was 5, I just knew I was going to be a track star. When I was 10, a pianist. 15? A world-saving lawyer.
None of those things is true today. And while I’m ok with that (really, I am!), I’m more frustrated that my adult ideas and dreams feel just as far-fetched as those I had as a child.
And I suspect I’m not the only person who feels that way.
Maybe you have a nagging idea for a business you can’t stop thinking of. A passion you could do all day, every…
Congratulations to Jax Chaudhry!
Jax Chaudhry is a native Chicagoan who has found her home here in the District with Thursday Network. She genuinely enjoys finding her way to where the money resides and tangible opportunities for civic engagement. She is a champion for educational equity at The Literacy Lab with a lens for dismantling systemic oppression everywhere. She thanks every TN member who has made her feel welcome. It is truly a humbling experience to be counted in the movement with you.
Written By: Kyle Jude Jones
Meg the Stallion was giving away free money; who was I to say no?
With Cash App, she gave away Bitcoin to anyone who asked through her Twitter. So I, like thousands of others, asked, and we received. At the time, the allotment was worth about $11. I smiled. I laughed, actually. Free lunch!
Then I all but forgot about it.
But two weeks later I checked on that balance. It was now worth $15 dollars.
A few days later, $18. Then $19.
And as happy as I was, I quickly realized: I didn’t even…
Congratulations to Kyle Jude Jones!
A proud New Orleanian living in the District of Columbia, Kyle Jude Jones is a professional thinker, amateur photographer, and lover of Black culture, love and life.
The son of community servants, Kyle’s professional career choices have all sought to answer a simple question: how can he best use his gifts to improve the lives of those in his community? Answering that question has taken Kyle on an fulfilling journey from community banking to charter school operational leadership. Today Kyle provides policy, sustainability and logistical consultation for local non-profits and small, Black-owned businesses. …
Written by: John Clayborn
Congratulations, we know what stocks are and we feel comfortable mentioning the topic to our friends and families. While some investors are on the quest to find which highest performing stock they should purchase, I would like to introduce the topic of Exchange Traded Funds or ETFs. To begin my descriptions of ETFs, I would like to start with an analogy. First, envision a wonderful basket with hand picked golden eggs — the basket represents one of the different market indexes, ex. NASDAQ, Dow Jones, or S&P 500 index. …
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