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Money: Financial New Year’s Resolutions

Rodney Brooks
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February 7, 2024

 It’s time for those annual New Year’s resolutions – the goals that almost no one sticks too after January.  But there are some easy-to reach financial resolutions that can help retirees make the most of precious post-retirement dollars.

So, let’s get started with five easy-to-achieve financial resolutions for 2024.

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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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