Step-by-step guidelines: Wealth For Life Principles

The Black Enterprise Wealth For Life Principles

The Black Enterprise Wealth For Life Principles

Black Enterprise Wealth For Life Principles

1. I Will Live Within My Means
2. I Will Maximize My Income Potential Through Education and Training
3. I Will Effectively Manage My Budget, Credit, Debt, and Tax Obligations
4. I Will Save At Least 10% of My Income
5. I Will Use Homeownership as a Foundation For Building Wealth
6. I Will Devise An Investment Plan For My Retirement Needs And Childrens’ Education
7. I Will Ensure That My Entire Family Adheres To Sensible Money Management Principles
8. I Will Support the Creation and Growth of Minority-Owned Businesses
9. I Will Guarantee My Wealth Is Passed On To Future Generations Through Proper Insurance And Estate Planning

10. I Will Strengthen My Community Through Philanthropy

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“No Guts, No Glory”

BMI had the pleasure of having the Director of Men’s Health for NYU Medical Center,  Dr. Steven Lamm at this weeks Black Male Initiative meeting to discuss his new book “No Guts, No Glory”. In his new book Dr. Lamm recommends “start with the gut”. Dr. Lamm believes “the gut is the source of many seemingly unrelated physical and mental disorders that afflict millions of Americans—such as kidney stones, asthma, a ruptured abdominal aorta, and even cancer or a heart attack” – Dr.Lamm.

Dr. Steven Lamm author of Dr. Steven Lamm, author of the New Book: “No Guts, No Glory”.

Dr. Steven Lamm author of Dr. Steven Lamm, author of the New Book: “No Guts, No Glory”.

Live Music Performance: Ishmael Levi Performs at Black Male Initiative Meeting

Ishmael Levi performs live at Hunter College for Black Male Initiative

Ishmael Levi performs live at Hunter College for Black Male Initiative

This weeks meeting kicked off with a live performance from one of our own Hunter College Black Male Initiative members Ishmael Levi. Levi is a member of the musical band School Ov Thought, which is a New York City based Hip-Hop music group founded by Levi who is a multi-talented Vocal/Guitarist. You can find Ishmael Levi and his band School Ov Music performing live all over New York City.

 

France and New Zealand Legalize Gay Marriage! Thoughts?

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As various municipalities within the United States are still debating on whether to legalize the marrying of same-sex couple, France and New Zealand have become the latest countries to legalize gay marriage. So, Brothers For Excellence members and friends of the Black Male Initiative (BMI), what do you think about these countries moves on the issue? Do you approve or disapprove? Do you think the U.S. federal government needs to act more vigorously on legalizing gay marriage or is this a states-rights issue? Is this an issue too uncomfortable to create public policy around?

Sound off! We want to hear your opinions!