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Money manager learned his craft the hard way

His book guides everyday people to financial literacy

By Dwight Hobbes

Contributing Writer


“Some are born great,” according to William Shakespeare, “some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” Well, some it seems also seize it by the throat. That’s the sort of sense of purpose and determination you get a feel for when talking to New Beginning Financial Group (www.nbfinancialgroup.com) chair, president and CEO Mark A. Wingo. In a telephone interview with the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, he spoke in firm tones with inherent authority as someone who has come up from virtually nothing and become the kind of world-beater who has been profiled in such publications as Black Enterprise and Ebony. Where flocks of fly-by-nighters hop up and down on a soap box, peddling get-rich-quick schemes, claiming to know how to advise you with buzzword concepts like “wealth creation,” Wingo speaks from experience as a practical example of how to financially inform and empower oneself. While the benefit to be derived is universal, he makes a point of addressing African Americans interested in getting better at making and managing money. Continue Reading →

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