What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Earlier About Wealth Creation: #GenerationOne

by Sunday, July 12, 2015


This post is part of Generation One Blog Tour which I am excited to be a part of along with many other inspiring bloggers. To learn more and to join us as we tell the world how we are creating generational wealth, CLICK HERE!

As some of you guys may know, I’m a contributor to Black and Married With Kids, founded by the powerful husband & wife duo, Lamar & Ronnie Tyler. I’ve learned so much from Lamar & Ronnie Tyler. Seriously, their Million Dollar Blog presentation at Blogging While Brown was, hands down, my favorite.

Welp, Lamar & Ronnie has done it again with their recent film “Generation One : The Search For Black Wealth”. Listen, check out this 3 minute trailer:

Do you realize how important this conversation is, and how terribly the African American community needs to address the search for Black wealth? Man.

As I gracefully age, I’m learning a plethora of things about wealth creation now, that I wish I’d known sooner. Here are a few:

  • SAVE – It’s simple, but sometimes isn’t valued in the Black community. It wasn’t until I hit my 20’s, that I discovered the value of a savings account.
  • Invest in yourself & your community – My grandfather’s generation believed in working a job for 30 years & retiring. There isn’t anything wrong with that, but I believe in entrepreneurship. I also believe the Black community is suffering, because we’re not investing into it, even though our race has the highest spending power. Say what?
  • Live below your means, to achieve your goals – I’ve been guilty of “looking” like I had a few coins to my name, while living in the land of insufficient funds, smh. I’ve come a long way. Last week my brother celebrated his birthday at a pretty pricey restaurant here in Chicago. Lord knows I wanted to order the lobster & crab mean, but I opted for the chicken instead. Did I have the money? Yes. But do I have goals I’m trying to reach? Yes. #PrioritiesOverPleasantries

We all know the saying, “Once you know better, do better.” I’m working on it.

What are some lessons you wish you’d learned earlier about wealth creation?

Also, Chicago, there will be a viewing of Generation One July 18, 2015. To reserve your spot click here.

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler are co-founders of BlackAndMarriedWithKids.com. They wrote and directed Generation One to give African American families the tools and strategies they need to begin building wealth for their families TODAY. The Tylers know this film has the power to change lives. You can grab your copy HERE.


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