Why Is Financial Empowerment Important?
Financial literacy is often not taught in schools, discussed at dinner tables, or talked about in the workplace creating this taboo around discussing money. We all use and interact with it however. A lack of understanding in how money works (and how to make it work for you) creates an attitude of scarcity that says "I need to get as much as I can before it all runs out!" This attitude creates anxiety as money shifts from being a tool to create opportunities for you to live your life on your terms, to the thing we chase in trying to find meaning, security, and survival.
I understand what it's like:
- To feel hopeless about money
- To miss a meal or an opportunity because of money
- To be angry at those who have money, and to celebrate those who don't
As a Black man I understand that the financial playing field is not level and that Black people and people of color have unique obstacles and boundaries that strain our relationship with money.
I help to discuss money in a simplified way by addressing commonly held attitudes and beliefs about money while exploring the intersection of financial education, pop culture, and best practices to take the taboo out and create opportunities for empowerment.
Rahkim Sabree is an Author, Public Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Personal Finance enthusiast with a decade of Banking industry experience at various levels. His work has been seen in or featured by TheGrio, The Good Men Project, Black Enterprise, TEDx, IHeartMedia, Authority Magazine, and he's a contributor to Entrepreneur.