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It's about the money! : the fourth movement of the freedom symphony: how to build wealth, get access to capital, and achieve your financial dreams
Jackson, Jesse, 1941-
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New York : Times Business, [1999]

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x, 278 pages ; 25 cm
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HG179 .J25 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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The civil rights advocate and his congressman son outline their plan for achieving financial independence.

Author Notes

The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and served as national director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's Operation Breadbasket, the economic wing of the SCLC. He ran for president of the United States in 1984 and 1988 and is the founder and president of The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition.
Congressman Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., represents the second district of Illinois. Prior to entering Congress, he served as national field director of the National Rainbow Coalition. He has an M.A. in theology from the Chicago Theological Seminary and a J.D. from the University of Illinois.
Mary Gotschall is a journalist and consultant who holds a B.A. from Harvard and an M.B.A. from Columbia.

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Booklist Review

The Jackson father-and-son team characterizes the civil rights struggle as a four-movement symphony, the fourth and final movement being defined as access to capital. They believe this economic emancipation to be the final goal of the battles that began almost two centuries ago with abolitionism. The Jacksons encourage African Americans to learn to manage individual financial plans as key to this ultimate freedom. Their financial advice is conservative and straightforward, beginning with a sound savings plan. They introduce topics such as insurance, debt management, investing, and retirement planning, explaining the important role of each in personal financial independence. A chapter on entrepreneurs provides inspiration and role models for success, but they caution against the dangers of falling for con-artist scams. Throughout the book, the authors stress the importance of using information from the Internet. Useful for anyone just starting financial planning. --Mark Knoblauch

Library Journal Review

Rev. Jackson (founder, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition's Wall Street Project) and his Illinois congressman son join forces to present the basics of personal finance, along with an inspiring message of empowerment. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Introduction: We Must Learn to Become Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Shareholdersp. 3
1. Making Your Money Work for You Through Consistent Budgeting and Savingp. 13
2. Debt and Creditp. 33
3. Mortgages and Homeownershipp. 53
4. Insurancep. 71
5. How the Market Worksp. 97
6. Investingp. 125
7. Using the Internetp. 145
8. Dealing with Major Life Eventsp. 169
9. Retirement Planningp. 187
10. Avoiding Scams: Don't Let Anyone Use You for a Cat's Pawp. 207
11. Entrepreneurship: A Time-Honored Road to Wealth in Americap. 223
12. The Importance of Educating the Youngp. 247
Indexp. 271