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3 Investing Takeaways Before I See Ya in September!
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, August 15, 2016

We have a few weeks left before it’s “back to school” and “back to work,” and thus I’m saying goodbye for the remaining weeks of summer. Yup, I work hard to play hard and it’s break time. I told you that I’m all about an Olympian attitude, and it’s time to finish strong. So, I […]

How To Be An Olympic Champion With Your Money
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, August 9, 2016

Happy Tuesday! I know – you are use to me giving you a shout on Monday evenings, but I thought you might need some inspiration in the middle of the day. I AM an Olympian….One who embodies the spirit of the Olympic games (haha – don’t hurt me). True badass, right? I am all pumped […]

How the Upcoming Election is Going to Effect Your Money
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, August 1, 2016

Last week, I was full of emotion as I listened to our President and First Lady at the Democratic National Convention. In my political conversations with family and friends, we often talk about whether or not we’ll be any happier with a new President in office. Trust me, you don’t want to read our family […]

3 Reflections After Being in the Boonies of PA
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, July 11, 2016

It’s Monday and July is in full swing —oh my! I missed you last week on July 4th as I was in the countryside of Pennsylvania on a much-needed vacay.  I was in the Boonies!!! One of my cousins got married, and I cherished the time with family, especially ahead of the harsh week we had […]

Trust Yourself Before you Brexit
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, June 28, 2016

In case you missed it, the markets were just horrible today. Don’t look  – most of the stocks are in the red. Unless you were hiding under a rock (hey – no judgment, I get under a rock sometimes too), I’m sure that you now know that on June 23rd, British voters approved a referendum to […]

The 1 Year Mark
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, June 20, 2016

Today marks the 1-year anniversary of the Charisse Says platform. Woot Woot! I could not have made it thus far without your continued interest in reading my newsletters, watching the Charisse Says show, leaving comments on my blog, and feedback to always make the platform better. More importantly, I am confident that in these last 365 […]

My Heart Is Heavy
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, June 14, 2016

Yes, it is true – my heart is still heavy as I reflect on yesterday’s Orlando massacre. Outrage? Yes. Sadness? Yes. Helpless? Yes. Silent? No. As someone who frequented many clubs during my late teens (shhh….don’t tell my Mom) and during my 20s in NYC, I think –“that could have been me.” I hope and pray that […]

5 Steps to Turn Your Financial Pain into Power
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, June 6, 2016

As we continue to mourn the loss of Muhammad Ali, one of the most prolific athletes and fearless leaders of our time, I am reminded of his charm and wisdom – so infectious. This quote of his sticks out: “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to […]

How I Stay Calm When I’m Feeling Overwhelmed
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, May 30, 2016

Yes, I am not afraid to admit it – I am swamped and it’s the HOLIDAY. Between work, trying to stay fit, making time for the family, and carving out time for myself, things have been a little cra-cra (slang for crazy)!  I do not know where May went. Do you ever feel swamped by […]

I Have Your $1,000,000!
Charisse Conanan Johnson, CFA, May 23, 2016

Happy Monday! The sun is shining in the Midwest, and I am always amazed by the energy that sunlight provides me. I hope that you are letting the sun shine on you today. I know you want to know HOW I get you $1 million dollars, right? These days, Buffet is buying Apple stock in […]

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