Donaldsonville’s Juneteenth Celebration features various special guests and performing talents from all over the south such as Claude Bryant Reggae Allstars (12:30 -1 pm), DJ Derrick 1:30-3 p..), Bucket List Band (3-4 pm), Universal Language (4:30 -5:30 pm) and the Michael Foster Project (5:45-7 pm).
There will also be numerous workshops focusing on the theme of Financial Freedom. According to organizer Tamiko Garrison, financial gurus such as credit coaches, investment consultants, bankers, financial planners and tax attorneys will be on hand to discuss credit repair, investments and banking to assist families, teens and adults with securing financial freedom in their lives.
“The festival is about love, togetherness and a celebration of freedom,” Garrison said. “It is open to everyone. We have to remember our past so that we can learn from the good and never repeat the bad. The celebration is not just for the city, parish or state, it is for the world.”
For more information about the free event visit juneteenthdville.com.
A high credit score is the key to ensuring that borrowers receive a low mortgage rate. Heres a quick rundown of what the numbers mean – a score of anything below 620 ranks as poor, 620 to 699 is fair, 700 to 749 is good and anything over 750 is excellent. Think carefully before canceling a credit card with a long, positive history, but decrease your debt. One of the biggest factors which impacts your credit score is your credit utilizationrate.
Borrowers who have higher credit scores have an advantage when it comes to saving the most on interest rates and other mortgage fees, said Bruce McClary, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a Washington, D.C-based non-profit organization. Finding the most affordable home means shopping competitively for the best mortgage terms.
With the economic times hitting so many households so hard it is time to find out how you will be able to manage in these difficult times. A household budget must be implemented in order to determine where you are overspending and can cut costs. This can help you begin to practice cost analysis methods before you go out and spend money.
A cost analysis is a method of determining the overall cost of a family event. For example, you want to take your three children to the movies and you want a real cost of the show. The show is 50 miles away, the kids must eat, you have to buy tickets, etc. You may find the overall cost to go to the movies after gas, food and tickets, is around $ 100 or more. This is not cost effective for your budget. Determining the cost of a movie is not only the tickets to get into the show. This is where many people go wrong with their budget and they cannot figure out where their money went. Take snacks, carpool, eat first, or just rent a movie on pay-per-view and stay at home. A cost of $ 5 is much better than $ 100.
Women are discovering that money is power. They are now learning how to earn it, accumulate it, invest it, spend it and manage it like a professional.
According to a special programme presented by BBC Radio4’s Money Box which looked at women and finance they revealed that within 20 years women will control 60% of the personal wealth in the UK, claimed research published earlier this year. There are also 24% more women millionaires under the age of 44 than men, the report added.