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Women, Wellness & Wealth Conference

Ladies,  join us for this dynamic event designed to give you the knowledge, practical strategies & resources to conquer challenges and achieve your goals. We’ve got you covered with Financial Advisors, Real Estate Pros, Medical Specialists, Legal Expert, Fitness Demos, Life Coach, Vendors, Door Prizes & a Bag-of-Cash Grand Prize! Register TODAY!

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College Planning Symposium: Scholarships, Federal & State Aid

FBCG College Planning Symposium

FREE Women, Wellness & Wealth Conference


Ladies, come join us for an amazing, energy-filled day as we celebrate Women, Wellness & Wealth! This dynamic and powerful one-day women’s conference will educate and  empower you to conquer challenges and “break the chains” in your finances, fitness, health and work/life balance. It’s never too late to get on track. Be enlightened, be empowered, be unstoppable!

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How Your Savings Affects Your Self-Confidence

The Pleasure of Walking Tall

(as published in the St. Petersburg Times, May 13, 1969)

women silhouetteYour savings, believe it or not, affect the way you stand, the way you walk, the tone of your voice — in short, your physical  well-being and self-confidence.

A person without savings is always running. They must. They must take the first job offered, or nearly so. They sit nervously on life’s chair because any small emergency throws them into the hands of others.

Without savings, a person must be too grateful—seemingly desperate. Gratitude is a fine thing in its place, but a constant state of gratitude from desperation is a horrible place in which to live.

A person with savings can walk tall. They may appraise opportunities in a relaxed way, have time for judicious estimates and not be rushed by economic necessity.

A person with savings can afford to resign from their job if their principles so dictate. And for this reason they’ll never need to do so. A person who can afford to quit is much more useful to their company, and therefore more promotable. He or she can afford to give their company the benefits of their most candid judgments.

A person always concerned about necessities, such as food and rent, can’t afford to think in long-range career terms. They must dart to the most immediate opportunity for ready cash. Without savings, they will spend a lifetime of darting and dodging.

A person with savings can afford the wonderful privilege of being generous in family or neighborhood emergencies. They can take a level stare into the eyes of any person…friend, stranger or enemy. It shapes their personality and character.

The ability to save has nothing to do with the size of income. Many high-income people, who spend it all, are on a treadmill, darting through life like minnows.

The dean of American bankers, J.P. Morgan, once advised a young broker, “Take waste out of your spending; you’ll drive the haste out of your life.”

Will Rogers put it this way, “I’d rather have the company of a janitor, living on what he earned last year…than an actor spending what he’ll earn next year.”

If you don’t need the money for college, a home or retirement, then save for self-confidence. The state of your savings does have a lot to do with how tall you walk.



Make College Count!

Attention Parents of High Schoolers:

Help college make more sense and be more valuable. Give your kid an advantage by helping them think about what they want to do AFTER graduation. Learn from young leaders in Entrepreneurship, Media, Medicine, Real Estate, Finance, Computer Science & Government!

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2014 PGCPS Back-to-School Fair


4 Big Changes to Federal Loans

Still paying off your #StudentLoans


July 1st brought several important regulation changes designed to help student loan borrowers. Most regulatory changes, including changes to student loan interest rates, are effective on July 1st, despite the fact that the federal fiscal year doesn’t begin until October 1st. This is partially due to a requirement that the Department of Education give advance notice of any proposed regulatory changes, including those dealing with student loans. Federal law mandates that the Department of Education set aside times for the public and affected to comment on the proposed changes. So whether you’ve just signed for a new loan, are in default or any situation in between…

Check out these 4 regulation changes to help you get to the finish line with your finances & #CreditRating in tact.

Source: The Student Lone Ranger