"How do we help make black America better? Jesse Brown reminds us that we gain financial success and security when we pay ourselves first."-Tavis Smiley, author of How to Make Black America Better: Leading Black Americans Speak Out<br> <br> "Jesse Brown's commonsense approach is a surefire way to watch your money grow."-Myra J., The Tom Joyner Morning Show<br> <br> Achieve your financial freedom with step-by-step instructions from award-winning investment manager Jesse B. Brown. Discover the easy-to-follow, down-to-earth secret to living your dreams, whether it's buying a new home, buying a new car, sending your children to college, retiring rich, or going on that once-in-a-lifetime vacation.<br> <br> Pay Yourself First is a must-have reference guide for all African Americans who want to experience their own financial security. If you make less than $30,000 a year-or if you are simply a first-time investor-here is your financial "411" on:<br> * How to get out of debt and stay out of debt permanently<br> * How to avoid the most common mistakes people make with their money<br> * How to put time and money to work for you instead of against you<br> * Everything you need to know about today's best investment options, including IRAs, insurance, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds<br> <br> <br> Jesse Brown has already shown thousands and thousands of African Americans how to successfully manage their money-and make even more while they're doing it. Now you can begin your own journey to wealth. From free money for family emergencies to the fundamentals of saving and investing, Jesse Brown will give you the help you need to secure the things you want and be a winner.
"ACA...provides practical and easy-to-absorb lessons for financial planningACA..." (Essence, November 2002)
About the Author.
Foreword: By Hugh Price, President, National Urban League.
Introduction: Establish Your Foundation By Jesse B. Brown.
Rules of the Financial Road.
Your Four Basic Building Blocks.
Beat Today's Financial Cancer: Debt.
You Can Take Control--Be Strong!
The American Dream: Alive and Well for Everyone?
Money and the African American Woman.
Invest in Your Dreams.
To Succeed Financially, It's Okay to Be Selfish.
Fifty Money-Saving Tips to Help You Get Started.
Money-Making Strategies That Work for Everyone.
Mutual Funds and Your Future.
Insurance: Why You Need It and How to Choose It.
Protect Yourself: Guard Your Financial Future.
New Income Tax Rates Help You Save Money.
Start Planning Now: Your Money-Management Checklist.
Set Goals and Be a Winner: Five Surefire Steps.
Success Is Yours: Taking It to the Top.