Interviews

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Unearthed Roots: Delving Into Your Ancestral History

Rodney Brooks
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January 2, 2024
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Building Generational Wealth: Black Homeownership Strategies

Rodney Brooks
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November 25, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Keys to the Future: Navigating Black Homeownership

Rodney Brooks
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November 24, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Elevate Your Finances: Strategies for Success with Zaneilla Harris

Rodney Brooks
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October 30, 2023
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Essential Tips on Emergency Funds, Setting Priorities, and Retirement Planning with Zaneilia Harris

Rodney Brooks
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October 30, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Securing Your Legacy: Zaneilia Harris Shares Insights on Life Insurance and Estate Planning

Rodney Brooks
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October 30, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Managing Student Debt and Planning Your Financial Future: Expert Advice with Nicolas Abrams

Rodney Brooks
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October 5, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Building Wealth in Your 20s and 30s: Nicolas Abrams' Strategies for Millennials & Gen Z

Rodney Brooks
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October 5, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

CFP Insights: Navigating Financial Planning and College Savings with Nicolas Abrams

Rodney Brooks
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October 5, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

From Millennials to Retirees: Expert Financial Advice for Every Age with Deborah Owens

Rodney Brooks
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August 22, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Empowering Women's Financial Futures: Insights and Success Stories with Deborah Owens

Rodney Brooks
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August 22, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Level Up Your Wealth: Deborah Owens Uncovers the Secrets to Financial Freedom

Rodney Brooks
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August 22, 2023
Resources for Black Americans

A Quick Guide to Navigating Medicare

Rodney Brooks
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June 20, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Conversation with LeCount Davis, the first Black Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Rodney Brooks
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May 19, 2023
Retirement and 401(k)

Common Investment Mistakes with Joe Davis

Rodney Brooks
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May 19, 2023
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Retirement, Savings and Aging out of the Job Market with John Waggoner

Rodney Brooks
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April 27, 2023
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Roland Martin Discusses the Racial Wealth Gap with Rodney A. Brooks

Rodney Brooks
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April 27, 2023
Resources for Black Americans

Great Day Washington Interview on WUSA9

Rodney Brooks
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February 10, 2022
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Deborah Owens on Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors for Investing

Rodney Brooks
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February 9, 2022
Retirement and 401(k)

Financial Expert Ed Slott Talks Tax Deferred

Rodney Brooks
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February 9, 2022
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Wills vs Trusts with Ann Carrozza

Rodney Brooks
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February 9, 2022
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Caine Crawford on Thrift Savings Plans

Rodney Brooks
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February 9, 2022
Retirement and 401(k)

Eric Bailey on Savings Plans Between Your 40's and 60's

Rodney Brooks
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February 7, 2022
Retirement and 401(k)

Jeanne Thompson on Saving More Money

Rodney Brooks
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February 3, 2022
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Author Kerry Hannon on Age Discrimination

Rodney Brooks
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February 3, 2022
Retirement and 401(k)

Nick Abrams on Starting a Business in Retirement

Rodney Brooks
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February 3, 2022
Uncategorized

NABJ Hall of Fame Acceptance

Rodney Brooks
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December 9, 2021
Resources for Black Americans

SFE&PD Conference Historical Factors Leading to the Wealth Gap

Rodney Brooks
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December 9, 2021
Resources for Black Americans

Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap Teaser

Rodney Brooks
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December 9, 2021
Social Security

Video: Financial Advisor Mitch Katz Discusses Social Security

Rodney Brooks
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October 14, 2021
Retirement and 401(k)

Video: Author Elizabeth White Explains The Model For Writing Her Book

Rodney Brooks
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May 13, 2021
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Video: Ted Daniels on the Importance of Teaching Financial Literacy

Rodney Brooks
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May 13, 2021
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Video: I Talk To Author Elizabeth White About People She Has Met Because Of Her Book

Rodney Brooks
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May 12, 2021
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Building Generational Wealth: Black Homeownership Strategies

Rodney Brooks
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November 25, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Keys to the Future: Navigating Black Homeownership

Rodney Brooks
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November 24, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Elevate Your Finances: Strategies for Success with Zaneilla Harris

Rodney Brooks
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October 30, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Securing Your Legacy: Zaneilia Harris Shares Insights on Life Insurance and Estate Planning

Rodney Brooks
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October 30, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Managing Student Debt and Planning Your Financial Future: Expert Advice with Nicolas Abrams

Rodney Brooks
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October 5, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Building Wealth in Your 20s and 30s: Nicolas Abrams' Strategies for Millennials & Gen Z

Rodney Brooks
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October 5, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

CFP Insights: Navigating Financial Planning and College Savings with Nicolas Abrams

Rodney Brooks
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October 5, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

From Millennials to Retirees: Expert Financial Advice for Every Age with Deborah Owens

Rodney Brooks
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August 22, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Empowering Women's Financial Futures: Insights and Success Stories with Deborah Owens

Rodney Brooks
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August 22, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Level Up Your Wealth: Deborah Owens Uncovers the Secrets to Financial Freedom

Rodney Brooks
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August 22, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Conversation with LeCount Davis, the first Black Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Rodney Brooks
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May 19, 2023
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Deborah Owens on Attitudes, Beliefs, and Behaviors for Investing

Rodney Brooks
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February 9, 2022
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Wills vs Trusts with Ann Carrozza

Rodney Brooks
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February 9, 2022
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Caine Crawford on Thrift Savings Plans

Rodney Brooks
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February 9, 2022
Budgeting and Financial Planning

Video: Ted Daniels on the Importance of Teaching Financial Literacy

Rodney Brooks
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May 13, 2021

Authored By Rodney A. Brooks


TRAFOTFBThe author tells the history of the Freedman’s Savings Bank, how it grew much too quickly, why it failed and the impact on Black America. The Freedman’s Bank offered a safe depository for formerly enslaved people, expanded quickly and gained millions in deposits – mostly ranging from $5 to $50. But inexperience and corruption doomed it to failure, costing may of the small depositors their savings.

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“Rodney A. Brooks’ ‘Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap’ is one of the best written and most prescriptive books I’ve read on this prickly subject. Using powerful stats, stories and insightful wisdom, it is written from the heart, mind, body and spirit … plus years of research and thought as a mainstream journalist, Fixing the Racial Wealth Gap is revealing, humorous, instructive and sobering.” – Dr. George C. Fraser

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