LISTEN! YOUTH VOICES DEMAND TO BE HEARD.
HOSTED BY STAFFORD COMMUNITY LEADERS
JUNE 5, 2020 FROM 12PM - 3PM
STORY BY GARY HOLLAND
Don’t Look Back!
I know changing financial habits can be hard. Sometimes, change can be down-right scary! Believe me, it’s okay. Being scared about these changes is natural. It takes courage not to look back and push through these positive changes. Guess what? You’ve got the courage. Think about the changes you’ve made so far. You found out you CAN live without some unnecessary things. Continue living without them for now. Others may think you’re crazy. Don’t listen to them and watch your savings account grow! The good ol’ days weren’t that good if you didn’t do anything that reaped fruit along your journey. You were designed to be good money managers, and you’re on the right path. Tune in next month, where we’ll keep on movin’!
Extra Tidbit - “When you uncover your ‘why’ in terms of saving money, you’ll find that some material things you thought you needed are no longer important.”
Written by Tina Smith of The Financial Coaching & Consulting Firm
HOMAGE TO MY HIPS
these hips are big hips
they need space to
move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.
they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.
these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!
Written by Lucille Clifton
Source: The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton: 1965-2010
Congratulations to the member of the month, Michelle Caldwell Thompson, the CEO and principal broker of CTI real estate (Caldwell Thompson, Inc.). She has over 25 years of real estate experience and is known to be a champion in the community. Michelle’s professional affiliations include: the Employee Relocation Council, Society of Government Travel Professionals, NARPM, National Association of Real Estate Property Managers, VHDA, Virginia Housing Development Authority certified trainer, National and Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, Moseley Certified Real Estate instructor and a Certified Military Housing specialist.
Michelle is an activist, a speaker, and mentor to her peers, inspiring those around her. She is presently on the board of directors for the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and has recently taken a position as a member of the board of directors for Virginia Partners Bank. Each year to celebrate the success of her business, Michelle grants scholarships to high school seniors, nationwide. This year the “CTI Professionals Scholarship” was granted to 16 students, many of whom are students within the state of Virginia. In 2019, Michelle was awarded with the Community Impact Award by the Greater Fredericksburg Black Chamber of Commerce for her commitment to serving her community as well as helping those around her excel in their professional development.
To learn more about, visit: www.ctirealestate.com