Best Money & Life Advice for 2017

After all the planning, plotting, and presents, are you peaceful? I hope so. I spend a lot of time talking about money and investments, but if there’s no peace behind it, I know that all of the materials and experiences tend to feel empty.  

So, my hope for you in this last week of 2016 is that you recognize your value, because when you value all that you are, the peace comes. As such, know that I see you….


I see your desire to take control of your money and investments.

I see that you want some things to be different next year.

I see what you have to offer this world---- BIG things

I see that you’ve been reading my stuff most times (lol…yes, I know if you open my emails – no pressure, almost).


You didn’t know that I could see all of that, right? Well, I do. If you still need a little pick-me-up, check out the gifts I gave you a few weeks back.


I can’t believe this year is almost over! When we started 2016, I declared it to be the “Year of Action.” As you reflect on your own money successes and failures, I hope that you latch onto the highs and learn from the lows, as they all contribute to be your full self.


I want to leave you with a few goodies before 2016 ends:


Plan & Make it Happen. What I’ve learned from all of the money mavens that I admire (including my mom), very few money successes come without planning. I’ve used this approach in my own investment advice. Thus, if you can spend 60 minutes sometime this week getting your financial house in order, I promise that you won’t regret it.


Read these 3 Great End-of-Year Investing Articles.

  • How the Twinkie Made the Superrich Even Richer – Learn how superrich investors are making money while we are still eating Twinkies. I grew up eating these delightful snacks, and you’ll be surprised to read about how fortunes have been made.
  • Startup Investing for the Little Guy – I’ve talked about ways for everyday people to invest, and here’s a really good summary.
  • The Next Hot Trends in Food – I know that many of you are foodies and always looking to make some investment bets on the food industry. Well, take a look at hottest trends in food for ideas.



Check Out 40 Semi-Obvious Lessons: From Building, Selling A Business & Working with 100’s of Entrepreneurs. As you know, I often highlight the successes of Charisse Says members. Well, Seyi Fabode is an active member and he just released his new book. It’s on the money, for sure and you can purchase it here. For you aspiring entrepreneurs, and for us seasoned ones too, it’s worth the read.


See You in 2017!

I am taking a few weeks off to recharge from an amazing year of life. I can’t WAIT to share the new “Year of ______” in 2017. If you have any guesses or want to see something in particular, leave a comment below. Otherwise, I’ll leave you in a little bit of suspense.


Thank you for journeying with me in 2016 and I’ll see you in 2017, God-willing.





P.S. Send your family and friends this newsletter as your own gift. They deserve some TLC too.