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Rosewood-The Movie

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My Movie Review

It’s about that time for a movie review that ties in with the current political agenda. Seeing the “subliminal suggestions” in propaganda. I give this movie a rating of 9 out of 10 for content. It’s not for the weak of heart.

I just so happened to come across a DVD in the “oldies” but “goodies” section of one of my favorite shops, called “Rosewood“. No that’s not the name of the shop, Rosewood is the name of the movie I purchased for $3.50. I hadn’t seen it before, but it had some good actors and so I purchased it for three bucks and thought – what could it hurt, right?

The Rosewood massacre was a violent, racially motivated conflict that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida.- Gary Jones [YouTube]

Man, was I in for a shocker. Not only did this movie drum up old angry thoughts, but it awakened emotions that haunted me and made me reflect on the mindset of an era  during my parents and for some of us, their grandparents lives.

As I look at the political atmosphere involving Donald Trump and his supporters, I see a similar environment of hostility and fear being “trumped up”. It’s sad. We must and never will forget what history has taught and showed us. Racism is real and this will Never happen again. Know your history people, so that you do not repeat the negative aspects of the story. There are a lot of youth that may not know of this black township and “Jim Crow“. Do read, and research.

The quote below describes the current political campaign. #Do #Think #For #Self

“Jim Crow” was a derisive slang term for a black man. It came to mean any state law passed in the South that established different rules for blacks and whites. Jim Crow laws were based on the theory of white supremacy and were a reaction to Reconstruction. In the depression-racked 1890s, racism appealed to whites who feared losing their jobs to blacks. Politicians abused blacks to win the votes of poor white “crackers.” Newspapers fed the bias of white readers by playing up (sometimes even making up) black crimes. – Constitutional Rights Foundation (http://www.crf-usa.org/)

This movie is available on amazon.com for rent $3.99 in HD, $2.99 SD or to purchase . Just follow this link.

 

 

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Dealing with Market Ups and Downs

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“In light of recent market volatility, remember that your retirement plan is intended for long-term investment. Attempts to time the market are rarely successful. One way to manage risk over time is to ensure you have a diversified portfolio that is re-balanced through up-and-down markets. Keep your individual needs, goals and time horizon in mind and consult with your financial adviser if needed. It is important to note diversification and re-balancing do not ensure a profit and do not protect against loss in declining markets”.- JPMorgan Chase Investment CouncilFree-Market

A retirement plan is not a sprint folks- it’s a marathon. There will be some declines, but the most important thing is to remember to stick to the plan and not panic! I know, it’s easier said than done, but trust me, things will change – it always does. Understand your risk tolerance. Money is just another source of energy- do not let your emotions take over when the markets drop. Research indicates that over time, it will rise again. When markets drop is the time to invest or not! That’s your choice but whatever you do- please remember that your broker doesn’t have control over the economy, so go easy and review your portfolio to see where adjustments can and should be made. My two cents? Ride it out and keep your eyes on the “end game”.

You know me by now- I like to keep it informational and short and sweet.

Until next time…

Peace and prosperity,

ET

Implementing Change

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It’s the end of the month and the beginning of a new one, which means it’s time to update our monthly budget/business plan.

There’s always utilities that remain the same, so this should be pretty easy. Remember to add a new credit card payment or personal loan to the expenses and use the money saved or left over to pay those debts off as quickly as possible. Paying off interest accruing debts will help to save money. As the CEO of your household, increasing wealth and paying off debt should be the focus as you build your legacy, while passing on these good practices to your progeny for years to come. Master your finances, not the other way around.

It’s also a good idea to check your credit score and submit any disputes or correct inaccuracies as well. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out my book “Journey Into Finance” which is available for purchase on xlibris.com, amazon.com and the Kindle reading app (if you don’t have a Kindle, we offer the link on this site), and also on barnesandnoble.com and Nook. BTW-Nook is offering a 10% discount. When you purchase the paperback/softcover for $15.99, remember 50% of the proceeds go to fund ENTowner Build A Legacy Inc., programs and services.

To those who’ve already purchased “Journey Into Finance”, left reviews (telling of the things that help and encourage them on their path to understanding their relationship with money), I send you much love and appreciation. 🙂 Thank you for your support! It’s not always easy being an entrepreneur, if it were, EVERYONE would do it. As a writer, sharing intimate life stories in my book and online for everyone to read is quite intimidating; but if we kept everything to ourselves, this world would be a very dull place. So to all the writers, authors, and storytellers around the world-thank you for having the courage to share.

If you haven’t noticed, we’re monetizing this blog (through affiliate links) to help with fulfilling our purpose of sharing knowledge and creating more abundance (in mind, health, and wealth) for generations to come. Thank you for clicking on the links and making purchases from My Favorite Things.

That’s all for now folks.

Wishing you peace, love and prosperity,

ET

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