Posts by Charisse Conanan Johnson '02

Charisse Says: 5 Steps to Turn Your Financial Pain into Power

I hope you had a restful weekend! 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 the bottom of his soul and come up

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Does Your Family Talk Moola?

If you celebrate, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday! I sure did. There is nothing more satisfying to me than spending time with family and friends. My family and I actually talked a lot about investing over the last few days. I am SO proud of my family for being open about their money. Unfortunately, family discussions around money tend to turn ugly, but rest assured that

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Charisse Says: You Got Entrepreneur Swag?

I hope you enjoyed the weekend☺ If you trekked down to the festivities at South By Southwest (SXSW), I hope you enjoyed it. If you don’t know what SXSW is, no sweat – it is an annual set of film, interactive media, music festivals and emerging technology conferences that takes place in mid-March in Austin, TX. What I want for you is to get inspired by the goal of SXSW,

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<>, I Hate Taxes !

Happy leap year, <<Friend>>!   I started gathering all of my husband’s and my tax data this weekend to file our returns for 2015. I was reminded of how much I hate the process of getting all the W2s, 1099s, giving statements, and other forms together.  It wasn’t always like this – when I was younger, I looked forward to a refund, so the process was smooth and fast  –

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Charisse Says Newsletter #2

Valentine’s weekend came and went but the love stays. I hope you told someone you love – romantic, platonic, or familial – that you love them. If not, stop reading this email, go do it, and come back. Go on! That person may not be here tomorrow. Each of us deserves to know that we are loved.   And, it’s because of our love for others that many of us

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Welcome to Charisse Says!

We will be featuring the periodic blog posts from the “Charisse Says” platform.  Charisse Conanan Johnson ’02 provides financial/investment advice through a variety of platforms:  blogs, website, videos. Here’s her description of her platform:   To live the life you want, you have to be financially confident and secure. Moving forward in life is all about being prepared to take risks.   The Charisse Says platform shows you that there is

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