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Stewart L. Burgess, Ph.D., Executive Director, The Children’s Museum of Memphis - Duncan Williams Asset Management Dr. Burgess is a developmental psychologist with an extensive career in early childhood learning with a strong emphasis on designing curriculum, innovative educational spaces, parent education and faculty professional development in addition to his community outreach efforts centered on child development. While completing his master’s degree in Experimental Psychology, he was a member of the …

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Elizabeth Rouse, President and CEO of ArtsMemphis - Duncan Williams Asset Management Elizabeth Rouse evolved into the role of cheerleader for the Memphis arts community. As a transplant born in Mobile, Ala., her mother put her in ballet, but Rouse wanted to watch the graceful dance, not perform it. She moved to the Bluff City nine years ago for a job with ArtsMemphis, not expecting to stay forever. …

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Dr. Ken Steorts, Founder and President of Visible Music College - Duncan Williams Asset Management Dr. Ken Steorts (pronounced ‘storts’) is the founder and president of Visible Music College in Memphis, Tennessee and founding guitarist of the Grammy-nominated band Skillet. Ken left Skillet in 1999 to build Visible Music College, an accredited, bachelor degree granting institution of higher education in music, music production, and music business for artists, musicians, worship …

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Anna Mullins Ellis, President and CEO of New Memphis - Duncan Williams Asset Management Anna is the President and CEO of New Memphis, an organization that works to attract, develop, activate, and retain diverse talent for a more vital and prosperous Memphis. She has been with New Memphis since 2014, guiding communications and innovation as the team launched new projects and programs that make Memphis magnetic, engage the community in …

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Collaboration: The Key for Non-Profit Partnerships - Duncan Williams Asset Management Non-profits must often operate with modest means and resources. Those who work in the non-profit sector are constantly operating with limited resources for effective marketing, outreach, and raising awareness for their cause and potential supporters.  However, many times they are luckily not alone when it comes to their mission or industry. Partnering with other non-profits …

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How a Financial Advising Firm Can Help a Non-Profit - Duncan Williams Asset Management Earlier this year I had the pleasure of attending Momentum Nonprofit Partners’ Conference – it was an insightful event, especially through the lens of someone working in finance. The speaker mentioned the term “bizsplaining”, as an act where financial professionals interject in a non-profit’s plan that the non-profit’s intended actions are not prudent or economical …

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Is your cash reserve fund working? - Duncan Williams Asset Management Many nonprofit organizations have a cash reserve fund of which the primary objective is to take on limited risk, but is it really working for you?

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JustMyCities
The stock market hasn't seen a 100-day gain this strong since 1933 - MarketWatch It's been 100 trading days since the S&P 500 logged its pandemic panic bottom on March 23 -- it's on track for its biggest 100-trading-day jump since 1933.

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JustMyCities
A global debt crisis is looming – how can we prevent it? | Joseph Stiglitz | Business | The Guardian There is an urgent need for wide-ranging debt relief in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic

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Google Pixel 4a launch expected on Monday | Appleinsider Google's rumored Pixel 4a could be made public on Monday, with the search giant preparing to unveil a new smartphone on Monday in the Pixel family, one that could be accompanied by a 5G model.

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Microsoft confirms talks to buy TikTok in U.S. Microsoft confirmed that it has been discussing an acquisition of the trendy app in the U.S. and other countries.

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What Future Are We Building for Bitcoin? - CoinDesk A reading of Meltem Demirors new essay “Unintended Architecture” asks some key questions about intention setting for building the future of Bitcoin.

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The Guardian
Share prices buoyed by lockdown easing and hopes of Covid vaccine | Business | The Guardian In one of the best performances since the crisis began, global stock markets rise sharply

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'The end of an era': oil price collapse may force Saudis to rein in arms spending | World news | The Guardian The world’s fifth largest weapons buyer is eating up its reserves - and its political clout

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The 12 Week Year
Execute, Execute, Execute - YouTube It's not enough to know. Great ideas are worthless unless they are implemented. The marketplace only rewards the ideas that get implement. Learn how to accom...

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The Fun Crew
by The Fun Crew The Angel Soft® Brand Pledges Up to $2 Million to #GiveTogetherNow Initiative Providing Direct Financial Relief to Families Impacted by COVID-19 Following an initial $1 million commitment, the brand will match up to $1 million in public donations with the goal of helping to ensure that $3 million is available for families who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19

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My New Normal: A Series About Working from Home in a Pandemic The “new normal.”  That’s how many of us have begun describing our existence during this pandemic — even though life right now is decidedly abnormal. What hasn’t changed: our responsibilities. We still have to work, if we’re lucky enough to still have a job. And with offices closed, kitchen tables across the land have become...

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by The Fun Crew Social Activism And Teens: New Data On Why It's More Important Than Ever Fuse, LLC surveyed 1,000 members of the Gen Z about social activism to compare against data from 2018 and 2015. Then again in 2018

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by The Fun Crew Make: & Engineering.com launch Make: Projects Communities come together online amidst COVID-19 pandemic.

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Gary Vaynerchuk
Jordan-LeBron Card Sells For $900,000: Here's What It Means Jordan-LeBron card sells for a record price: $900,000. Here's what it means for the culture of sports cards.

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USA TODAY
Stimulus checks: IRS unveils new website to sign up for payments The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launched a new web tool on Friday that will allow Americans to register for stimulus payments.

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Vice
The GoFundMe Recession Is Here - VICE In lieu of a strong social safety net, business owners are setting up crowdfunding campaigns for laid-off staffers.

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National Public Radio
Amazon Puts New Grocery-Delivery Customers On Hold As Demand Explodes : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR The company also plans to hire 75,000 additional workers. And it says it will devote some hours at Whole Foods to online orders only and make other changes to keep up with a crush of demand.

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Lifehacker
How to Get Life Insurance During the Coronavirus Pandemic Among the many contemplative moments brought on by weeks of pandemic-induced isolation, you might be asking yourself whether you should get life insurance—or whether your existing policy covers death due to the coronavirus.

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The Penny Hoarder
This Company Will Help Nearly Anyone Get Rid of Credit Card Debt if It’s Under $100K · The Penny Hoarder When you think about how much credit card debt you have, you might feel a little anxious. A lot of us are being crushed by credit card interest rates north of 20%. That means if you can only make minimum payments every month, your balance is going up and up with high interest. It’s like...

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Women and Money: 4 Tips For Financially Thriving Women and money: We compiled some of our favorite money advice from women who’ve overcome debt, improved their credit scores and started investing.

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The Financial Diet
How I'm Keeping My Life Together While Stuck In My Tiny Apartment I used to dream about working from home – I pictured zeroing out my inbox, finishing a project at my local cafe, meeting a friend for lunch, and relishing a workout without having to change back into work clothes. But now that everyone is staying indoors due to COVID-19, it’s hard to find any motivation …

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The Financial Diet
The 3-Step Plan That Finally Got My Family To Face Our Money Issues On March 2nd, 2020, I achieved what many first-generation, low-income college graduates consider a marker of adulthood: I paid off my student loans. I live well within my means, I paid my car off two months prior, and I still have eight months of emergency funds stashed away. With my own debts out of the …

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The Penny Hoarder
Use This 21-Day Debt Challenge to Pay off Your Credit Cards Have credit card debt? Commit to this 21-day challenge, and get on track to becoming debt free.

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Is a conventional home loan right for you? - YouTube Learn more about Conventional Home Loans: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/debt/conventional-loan Is it better for you to get a conventional home loan instead...

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Lifehacker
How to Request Your Coronavirus Relief Check if You Don't File Taxes The IRS has launched an online form for people who don’t usually file tax returns to request their coronavirus relief check via direct deposit.

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The Penny Hoarder
Some Insurers Are Providing Auto Insurance Refunds Due to Coronavirus Some auto insurers are making an unheard-of move right now: giving money back to their customers. With fewer vehicles on the road due to stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, fewer accidents are likely to happen and the risk of accidents is reduced. That means insurance companies face less risk of paying out...

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Lifehacker
How to Prioritize Your Bills if You Can't Pay Them All If you’re having trouble making ends meet due to job loss, furloughs or other coronavirus-related financial uncertainty, you might be asking yourself which bills you can afford to skip this month. Should you make the credit card payment and put off the water bill, or is it better to do it the other way around?

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Why Long-Term Car Loans Cost Thousands Extra - YouTube Read more about managing car loan debt: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/debt/how-to-trade-in-a-car-with-negative-equity/ When it’s time to shop for a car, ch...

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Birthday During Coronavirus? How One of Our Editors Celebrated Virtually - YouTube Read more about Robin Hartill's birthday: https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/save-money/birthday-during-coronavirus/ The spread of COVID-19, the disease caused ...

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What to Do When You Can’t Pay Your Bills Due to Coronavirus That pile of bills may suddenly look like a mountain if your income has been affected by COVID-19. Under normal circumstances, we’re big fans of budgeting, paying your bills on time and avoiding debt. But these are not normal circumstances. [tph-quote style="block"]Here's all of our coverage of the coronavirus outbreak, which we will be updating...

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Paying Off Student Loans? Here’s How to Speed Up the Process Are you paying off student loans? They can feel overwhelming, but don’t have to last forever. Here’s how to start paying them off quicker.

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The Financial Diet
8 Things I’ve Replaced With Cheaper (And Better) Alternatives - YouTube In this episode, one woman lists the inexpensive swaps that are even better alternatives for the things she used to spend lots of money on. For more approach...

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Lifehacker
Ask For More Time to Earn Your Credit Card Signup Bonus Remember when you signed up for a new rewards credit card and got pumped to earn your signup bonus? Your plans to book a bunch of flights, pay for the gas for your daily commute, or stock up during your weekly grocery run to earn points have probably flown so far out the window you can’t even see them. Now you’ve got a new credit card, but little rewards-earning potential to show for it.

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Lifehacker
If You're Self-Employed, You Need to Know About the Paycheck Protection Program Earlier this month, the federal government launched the Paycheck Protection Program, which gives small-business owners the opportunity to apply for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan designed to help businesses make payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. If the loan money is spent on certain designated costs—payroll, mortgage interest, rent and utilities—the loan has the possibility of being partially or fully forgiven.

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by JR Robinson PayPal Approved to Provide Access to Paycheck Protection Program Loans PayPal is one of the first non-bank institutions approved to participate in small business loan program

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Vice
We Called Unemployment Offices in All 50 States. Only 2 Picked Up - VICE Just like everyone else, we found reaching a human being to be next to impossible right now.

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Mel Robbins
STOP searching for your passion and do this instead | Mel Robbins - YouTube Looking for your passion? If you find it, congrats! For many, the idea of searching for your passion causes more stress and concern over the future than nece...

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Mel Robbins
The 3 biggest dream killers, and how to beat them - Mel Robbins This blog post is part of my FREE training for 2020 called Best Decade Ever. You can sign up here at any time by going to MelRobbins.com/BestDecade If you’re one of the thousands of people reaching out to me saying “Mel, I just can’t get started” or “I know what I should be doing, I …

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Tony Robbins
What is your true gift in business? | Tony Robbins - YouTube We all get into business to win – but the key to winning in any business is to align with your true nature. Visit Tony Robbins' websites: https://www.tonyrob...

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The Atlanta Voice
Alabama senator says CARES Act will provide $1 Billion in emergency funding to HBCUs | The Atlanta Voice U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said the $1.05 billion in emergency funding to HBCUs like Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College is critically needed to help these schools

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The Fun Crew
Brian Moran -Why 12 Week Year planning is better- - YouTube "We'll teach your team 'how to accomplish more in 12 weeks than most do in 12 months' with a proven system! NYT Best-selling Author of 'The 12 Week Year', Co...

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The Fun Crew
by The Fun Crew Helping LOCALS: Sitting down with Kalena Bovell Kalena Bovell is the assistant conductor at Memphis Symphony Orchestra, we sit-down to talk with her about Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, and her personal story.

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HuffPost
Kumail Nanjiani Shows He's Keeping Fit In Quarantine With 'Eternal Flame' Plank | HuffPost Appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Lovebirds" star said he plans to hit the gym with another famous fitness buff once he can safely do so.

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The Fun Crew
by The Fun Crew Youth Organization Rallies All Ages & Abilities to Fight Rising Hunger While our country addresses the effects of COVID-19, more than 37 million people in the United States struggle with hunger, per the USDA's 2019 Household Food Insecurity in the United States report.

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The Fun Crew
5,000 Candles in the Wind - A Parks and Recreation Special - YouTube Andy (Chris Pratt) sings his Li'l Sebastian tribute song, "5,000 Candles in the Wind," as Leslie (Amy Poehler), Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) and everyone else...

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HuffPost
New Kids On The Block Gather Friends In Star-Studded 'House Party' Video For Charity | HuffPost The band released a song with a celebrity-packed video and merchandise for fans to enjoy, with all proceeds going to No Kid Hungry.

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The Fun Crew
by The Fun Crew Kia Motors Helping Healthcare Workers Across The Country Kia's "Accelerate the Good" Efforts to Help People Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Stand for Children: Who We Are
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Stand for Children: Who We Are
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Stand for Children: Who We Are