Author: Kevin L. Matthews II

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Grants and Programs

Grant Update: The Legacy Project

Every parent that attended the Legacy Project opened an investment account on behalf of their children at Fidelity Investments and received $100 to begin investing with, thanks to the Plutus Foundation.

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Financial Literacy

How to Build An Emergency Fund

Building an emergency fund is one of the most important cornerstones for financial security. Here are some tips on how to build an emergency fund and why it is so important.

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Financial Literacy

How Money Can Affect Your Mental Health?

If your finances are suffering, your mental health may soon follow suit. And vice versa – poor mental health often leads to poor finances. This can cause a downward spiral that is difficult to break — but there is hope.

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Financial Literacy

Why Financial Literacy Is Important

Financial literacy is the understanding of basic financial concepts and proper money management. When you don’t have basic financial literacy achieving financial stability is nearly impossible. 

Financial Literacy

Why Do Food Deserts Exist?

Food deserts exist due to immense social and systemic issues as well as broader issues of supply and demand economics. But how do they affect the lives of the people living in a food desert and what can we do to help.

Financial Literacy

How to Set Financial Goals as a Family

My parents were big on annual vacations and every summer we would go to an amusement park. Some years we drove 4 hours south to Six Flags over Texas; other times we would drive 7 hours north to Six Flags St. Louis. In the winter we would head west to

Financial Literacy

Why Personal Finance Is Political

You might be tired of politics by now, but the reality is that your personal finances are impacted by what’s going on in the halls of power.

Financial Literacy

4 Realities of Building Wealth

Building wealth isn’t simply about the numbers. It is a complex product of your ability to save, the broader economic environment, and a bit of luck that will set the stage for you to build a stable financial foundation.

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