Month: May 2015

Financial Tips from Chase

To kick off the first Financial Friday, here are a few tips from Chase. Credit Utilization: If your credit limit were a meal, you wouldn’t want to eat it all at once. ‘Credit utilization’ refers to how much of your limit on your credit card you use up each month. So if your credit card company gives you an $8,000 limit, that doesn’t mean spend $8,000. Carrying less debt is better, because it shows lenders you’re responsible. ‘Financially, I don’t bloat’ is always a good line. Credit Hangover: When your finances look like you on a Sunday morning. Aspirin is not the way out. Step 1. Set a budget and start selling some of your stuff online. Step 2. Consolidate your debt onto one card that you don’t have to pay interest on for a limited time — aka a 0% offer. Step 3. Breathe. Credit Health: A good credit score isn’t just a number, it affects your life in a lot of ways. Think: getting a cheaper rate on your mortgage or your car loan. There’s a …

Asia Newson | Super Business Girl

If you haven’t already heard, Asia Newson is the CEO of Super Business Girl and one of Detroit’s youngest entrepreneurs. She sells her own homemade candles and products on the company website. Funds go towards the purchase of clothing and and food for children in need as well as her own school and business supplies. Check her out in her interview with Ellen. G.U.M Team

Road Twenty-Two

Since we live in a culture that likes to harp on the negative, I thought I’d post a little positivity. Fif Ghobadian is the CEO of an upcoming organizations called Road Twenty-Two. Here’s a snippet from their website about their purpose: At Road Twenty-Two we are committed to employing women in the United States who need a chance. We want to humanize the image of the women who were formerly incarcerated, homeless, or suffering from substance abuse, and to break through employment road blocks. Our goal is to change people’s lives! The clothing is a little pricey, but it’s for a good cause. The website also includes profiles on some of the women that are apart of the organization. Find out more here. Pizza, Netflix, and Happiness. Mei.

Artists To Know: Connie Talbot

At the age of three Connie gained recognition on the show Britain’s Got Talent. Now at the age of 14 she’s sharing her talent on YouTube. She has quite a following and for good reason. Her talent speaks for itself. Her young age makes her a risk that many record companies wouldn’t be willing to take, except maybe the Disney Music Group, but it’s only a matter of time before someone signs Connie Talbot. She’s done quite a few covers, Sam Smith’s Stay with Me being one of my favorites, as well as her single Gravity. Take a second and give it a listen. Like what you hear? Check out Connie’s YouTube Page. G.U.M Team