MoneyMonday: JP Morgan Chase Loses More Money Than Terrell Owens

Lots of financial tomfoolery last week in money:

JP Morgan Chase makes a $2 Billion trading blunder

Mother of Terrell Owens’ child received $1 million in child support, still wants more money, appears on Dr. Phil show.

Yahoo CEO fired for lying on his resume.

What is the world is wrong with these people? Find out in this week’s Money Monday.

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MoneyMonday – Invest Like a Lady, Spend Like a Man

In his book and new movie, Steve Harvey tells women that they should “Act Like a Lady, Think Like A Man.”

Here’s my take on the topic when it comes to your money. Most of us should Invest Like a Lady, Spend Like A Man.” Check the video to find out why!

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Mega Millions winners choose to stay anonymous

The three anonymous winners of the Maryland portion of the record Mega Millions jackpot pose for a photo in Baltimore on Apr. 9.

The winners of the record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot are turning up one-by-one, but the guessing game over just who the new multimillionaires are goes on.

  • The three anonymous winners of the Maryland portion of the record Mega Millions jackpot pose for a photo in Baltimore on Apr. 9.

They were photographed with their faces covered by a large check for $218.6 million, their portion of the $656 million jackpot. Their hands and arms were covered by gloves and long sleeves.

Read the full story here.

For more tips for lottery winners watch: What to Do If You Hit the Mega Millions Jackpot!

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MoneyMonday – So You Didn’t Win the Mega Millions Jackpot…Now What?

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I’m guessing that you didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot (But if you did…call me!)

Here are other ways for you to get the life you’ve been dreaming about over the last week!

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What To Do If You Hit the Mega Millions

The Mega Millions jackpot has hit a record $640 million dollars. Here’s what to do if you win.

Fact: One of my clients hit the lottery a few years ago, so I have experience working with lottery winners.

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MoneyMonday – Engineering Your Income

Looking to make a high salary?You would be smart to study STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering & Math). Here’s info on the highest earning majors and why you should pursue them, with an assist from Davita Colclough from the National Society of Black Engineers.

MoneyMonday – How To Make $1Billion in Your Underwear

Women have a number of unique challenges when it comes to money. Here’s how to navigate them.

Learn how Sara Blakely, the founder of shape wear company Spanx, became a Billionaire and 15 women became CEOs of Fortune 500 Companies.

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March Money Madness in Black Enterprise!















March Money Madness made it to Black Enterprise.  Special thanks to Janell Hazelwood (@JPHazelwood) for covering the 2012 edition of the game.  Thanks to everyone that signed up and…Good Luck!

Here’s an excerpt:

What can people learn about investing from March Money Madness?

What’s great about the competition is that you can test out your hypotheses about what makes stock prices move in the real market, and this experience can help you become a better investor.

After playing the game, players should be able to:

—Read and understand stock market information in the newspaper (USA Today, local paper, etc)

—Know where to go to find information on the market (Black Enterprise, WSJ, Barrons, Smartmoney)

—Know how to research past stock prices (Google Finance, Yahoo Finance, Morningstar)

—Understand issues that affect stock prices (revenue, earnings announcements, interest rates, unemployment reports, etc.)

—Gain a comfort level with the movement of stocks in the market (less fear of investing)
Know where to go to open an brokerage account if they want to start investing.

CLICK HERE to read more!

March Money Madness in the Pittsburgh Business Times!

March Money Madness in the Pittsburgh Business Times!

Check out this great article from the PBT on how firms are putting March Madness to work for them.  They included a lot of info on my March Money Madness Bracket Challenge…and a great picture if I do say so myself!

Sign up for the Bracket Challenge TODAY!  The entry fee is only $5 and the winner will walk away with 50% of the total entry fees!

CLICK HERE to register!

From the article:

Companies are finalizing their March Madness lineups in preparation for college basketball’s NCAA Tournament tip off.

Financial adviser Rob Wilson, for example, is set to unveil an online competition, March Money Madness, on March 12.

“It works just like filling out a bracket for the NCAA tournament, only instead of using 64 college basketball teams, I use 64 stocks,” said Wilson, vice president at South Side-based Blazer Capital Management. He didn’t increase the field to 68 as the NCAA did this year because of “technology limitations.”

Participants, who register on the website,, can compete with everyone who signs…
Read more: March Madness: Firms put tournament fever to work | Pittsburgh Business Times