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New Book by 24 Black Authors to Revolutionize Financial Literacy and Empower Families and Small Business Owners: Financial Empowerment for BIPOC Readers during National Book Month

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A new collective effort led in a world where financial literacy is the key to empowerment by Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC®, is set to revolutionize the way BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) individuals, families, and small business owners across the nation approach their finances. During National Book Month, October 2023, Dr. Constance, along with 23 other accomplished African American financial thought-leaders from around the world, has collaborated on a groundbreaking literacy work called “Money TALK$: Uncut Convos With Financial Experts on How to Grow, Leverage, and Protect Your Assets.” This collective effort carries a vital mission: to ignite a spark of financial wisdom, empowerment, and lasting change within historically underserved communities.

A Sobering Statistic: The Urgent Need for Financial Empowerment

As financial literacy becomes an increasingly critical skill, one alarming statistic stands out. According to a 2023 Bankrate report, a staggering 57% of adult Americans are unprepared for a $1,000 emergency. In a world where unforeseen circumstances can arise at any moment, being financially prepared is not just an option; it’s a necessity. As the legendary civil rights activist Malcolm X once said, “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

Dr. Constance Craig-Mason and Co-Authors: Changing the Financial Landscape

“Changing how we view money, assets, and wealth is critical to real financial success. And that’s exactly what the visionary, Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, and the co-authors accomplish with this book. I recommend reading the insights contained within and getting a copy for someone you love,” shares the esteemed motivational speaker and author, Les Brown, from the foreword.

Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC®, knows the importance of financial preparedness firsthand. Her journey in the financial services industry is a testament to her dedication and drive to make financial literacy accessible to all.

A Journey from a Practice Manager to a Financial Empowerment Entrepreneur

Dr. Constance’s journey began when she was a Practice Manager for an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist. She had worked her way up from temporary job assignments to being promoted to a direct hire, and a few years later, she was promoted to management. It was an achievement that boosted her self-esteem and provided a steady, livable wage, but she knew something was missing: the freedom of time and money.

After replacing her full-time income as a part-time, licensed financial services representative, Dr. Constance and her husband made a pivotal decision. They decided she could bet on her potential and pursue entrepreneurship full-time. This decision came with its challenges, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions in her professional life. It’s a decision that reflects the essence of empowerment and the belief that there is no such thing as “can’t.”

Notable Career Highlights: Recognized for Excellence and Service

Dr. Constance’s journey in the financial industry has been marked by numerous accolades. In the past several years, she received a medallion “In Recognition of Excellence, Service, & Sacrifice” from the Comptroller of Maryland. Her eminent contributions to financial literacy, financial advancement, leadership development, and entrepreneurship empowerment earned her an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy. She was also honored as one of the Association of African American Financial Advisors’ 50 Under 50 and received the Excellence in Professional Speaking (EPSY) Award from the National Academy of Professional Speakers, Authors, and Coaches (NAPSAC).

What Makes Dr. Constance Stands Out: Authenticity and Empathy

What sets Dr. Constance Craig-Mason apart from others in the finance industry is her authenticity and empathy. She doesn’t see her clients as mere account numbers or throw around complex jargon. Instead, she’s a trusted partner who genuinely cares about her clients’ financial well-being. She openly shares the lessons she’s learned in finance and entrepreneurship to remove any shame, anxiety, or apprehension prospective clients may feel when discussing their financial situation, goals, family, values, and dreams.

The Vision for the Future: Financial Empowerment and Impact

Looking ahead, Dr. Constance envisions a future where she can live as a partially-retired financial planner. She aspires to balance her time between serving clients across the nation, traveling with her retired husband, spending quality time with her grandbabies, advocating for the underserved, and practicing self-love with intention and care.

In the near future, she dreams of becoming a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author who has positively impacted BIPOC families and small business owners worldwide.

Money TALK$: Uncut Convos With Financial Experts on How to Grow, Leverage, and Protect Your Assets

The collaborative effort in “Money TALK$: Uncut Convos With Financial Experts on How to Grow, Leverage, and Protect Your Assets” isn’t just another book; it’s a movement. The primary objective of this book is to help readers establish a $1,000 emergency savings fund, a goal that eludes many households. The book, together with the Paycheck Power BOOSTER Calculator, makes up the Money TALK$ Emergency Savings Challenge & Tool Kit, which will help individuals and families achieve this crucial financial milestone.

In a world where financial empowerment is the bridge to a brighter future, “Money TALK$” is the beacon of hope and knowledge. It’s a step towards financial liberation, where everyone, regardless of their background, can thrive and achieve their financial dreams.

To learn more about the Money TALK$ Emergency Savings Challenge & Tool Kit and join the movement, visit www.moneytalkschallenge.com.

Connect with Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC®, on social media for more insights and updates:

Website: https://www.conciergefg.com/

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/ccraigmason

Instagram: https://instagram.com/ccraigmason

Facebook: https://facebook.com/ccraigmasonfa

TikTok: https://tiktok.com/@ccraigmason

As the world celebrates National Book Month in October 2023, Dr. Constance Craig-Mason, MRFC®, and her fellow authors are rewriting the narrative of financial empowerment for BIPOC individuals, families, and small business owners. This collective effort stands as a testament to the power of knowledge, community, and determination, and it’s a beacon of hope for those striving for a brighter financial future.

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