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Living in the Village: Build Your Financial Future and Strengthen Your Community Paperback – January 18, 2011
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“Ryan Mack's work is a wonderfully positive voice in the midst of today's gloom. It is a reassertion of the possibility of the American dream, which so many have stopped believing. Not only is this exceptionally talented person imparting critical life lessons to those in need but also setting an example for all of us to start believing again in what has made this country great.” ―Stephen Leeb, PhD, Chairman of Leeb Capital Management, and Author of The Oil Factor
“Ryan shows passion, vision and faith with sound, practical advice to help you get on the road to prosperity. A wise investment of your time, this book makes it easy to see how you, too, can become destined for success in life.” ―Doug Flynn, CFP®, ChFC, Financial Media Commentator and Founder of Flynn Zito Capital Management, LLC
“Ryan Mack gets it…true economic empowerment for all of America is more than just knowledge of stocks and bonds. It is about how we think, our faith in a brighter tomorrow, and how we treat each other. This book is just what this country needs to move forward.” ―Willie Horton, Major League Baseball Legend and Detroit Tiger Great
“Living in the Village, Ryan Mack offers the common sense road map that Americans need today in order to get their finances in order. This is not about ourselves, but being in position to create and pass on wealth to our children, or help others philanthropically. If we don't heed Ryan's advice now, then we will have no future.” ―Roland Martin, Host of Washington Watch with Roland Martin, CNN Political Analyst, The Tom Joyner Morning Show Senior Analyst
“Ryan Mack has often told me that your financial future is not something that just happens to you. You have to make it happen. This book does that.” ―Christine Romans, CNN's Your Money and author of SMART IS THE NEW RICH
“Reading this book will not only help you―it will indeed uplift our entire village. Buy at least two; give the second copy to someone you know needs what Mack is offering: a path to hope, and freedom.” ―Alfred A. Edmond Jr., Sr. Vice President, Black Enterprise
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As a renowned public speaker he has provided keynote presentations to organizations across the country such as Harvard University, Columbia University, Princeton University, NAACP, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Housing Preservation and Development, National Urban League, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Black MBA Association and many others, Microsoft Corporation, HSBC, KPMG, Johnson and Johnson, Six Flags, and Deutsche Bank. With a strong sense of philanthropy he flew to South Africa to teach economic empowerment principles to those in need and has partnered with the local District Attorney's office to teach financial literacy to previously incarcerated community residents with the aim of lowering recidivism rates. He can be regularly viewed on television networks such as GMTV, CNBC, CNN, Thomson Reuters, and BET discussing economic/social issues that impact American citizens. Ryan has also authored his book "Living in the Village"; has been profiled in Tavis Smiley's Covenant and Action (a New York Times Bestseller); co-authored a book with Kevin Powell entitled "The Black Male Handbook"; featured in Black Enterprise, African American Family, The Source & NV Magazine; contributes regularly to Huffingtonpost.com, The Network Journal, Fortune, and Black Enterprise; received the Top 40 Ander 40 Achievement Award from The Network Journal; was inducted by Medgar Evers College (where he currently serves as a board member) into its national honor society PI ETA KAPPA as a honorary member; and received Tom Joyner's "Hardest Working Financial Advisor Award" because of his efforts to empower the community with the crucial life skills of financial literacy. Whether he is counseling a group of doctors at a convention or in Rikers Island providing a free course Ryan Mack's comprehensive, exciting approach to teaching economic empowerment to all income levels has generated a level of much needed interest in a volatile economy.
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Dorethia R. Conner, MBA
Conner Financial Coaching
This book is both informative and inspiring. Hats off to Mr. Mack!!
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Very informative and written so that anyone from the novice to the financial expert can gain an understanding and appreciation for it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by R. Scott
One of the best financial literacy related books that I have read. Mr. Mack covers all of the essential areas of financial planning in a simply but not simplistic fashion. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kevin Haggard, Sr.
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