In many African-American families, when we have an important issue to discuss, we gather in the kitchen and bring it to the table. That’s especially true of financial discussions, whether about how to pay the bills, how to send Junior to college or where to start looking for a new job.
For the next six weeks, The Root Live: Bring It to the Table, hosted by Harriette Cole, will dig deep with expert guests for solutions to some of your family’s most vexing financial concerns. Sponsored by Prudential, The Root Live: Bring It to the Table will address such topics as caring for elderly relatives, being a financially successful parent, retiring young and finding creative ways to fund an education.
In the fifth episode, which premieres today at 11 a.m. EDT at The Root, we’re talking about “Being a Financially Savvy Single Parent.” We will discuss the challenges that many parents face in juggling the bills and responsibilities for their children. Guests will include Sabrina Lamb, who wrote the book Do I Look Like an ATM? A Parent’s Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children. She is the founding chief executive officer of WorldofMoney.org, a leading provider of financial education for young people in the New York City tri-state area.
Also joining Harriette will be Michaela angela Davis (her spelling), an image activist and unmarried parent. Davis will talk about the importance of raising responsible children in a resource village. And Juliana DeSouza, a financial adviser, will provide information on budgeting and when to teach kids about money.
The Root Live: Bring It to the Table can be seen here at The Root every Wednesday at 11 a.m.
To watch earlier episodes of The Root Live, click here.