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'Why Pay Cash?' With Tomeka Purcell

 Ben Tankard and Jerry Adams Joint Venture with Streaming Networks Smooth Life TV and VTV
Ben Tankard (left) and Jerry Adams partner in new streaming networks Smooth Life TV and VTV

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Tomeka Lynch Purcell, educator, entrepreneur, financial coach and author of Morgan Saves For College and Why Pay Cash? Credit is Better.

Credit, what is it good for? According to Purcell, credit is the instrument that allows us to borrow — the promise to pay later on items we want. After two bankruptcies, four foreclosures and two repossessions, Purcell now trains others on how to achieve personal and professional financial goals, especially during the pandemic.

Purcell talks about the secret behind free credit reports and how to properly use them year to year, simplifying assets and liabilities, establishing a savings plan, monitoring financial growth and the importance of having a credit score tracker.

John L. Hanson is the producer and host of the nationally syndicated radio series In Black America. It’s heard on home station KUT at 10 p.m. Tuesdays and 6:30 a.m. Sundays — and weekly on close to 20 stations across the country. The weekly podcast of IBA, the only nationally broadcast Black-oriented public affairs radio program, is one of KUT’s most popular podcasts.
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