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Total loan: $7,000

Gregory

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New York, NY, United States / Services

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A loan helped fund marketing and tech development for a service that helps teachers successfully retire.


Gregory's story

I am a native of Harlem, NY and grew up during a time when the word gentrification, did not exist. My neighbor and my first babysitter were Irish, I grew up with her daughter and the other Latino friends that lived across the hall. I spent my summers with my Grandmother and cousins in a rural town in Virginia. Elliston is in the mountains between Roanoke and Blacksburg. The town has one street light, one road and everybody knows each other. I attended private schools from elementary to the 11th Grade. One famous K - 6 School, was the Modern School, the founder of the Modern School is Mildred Johnson, the sister of James Weldon Johnson - the writer/producer/composer of the Negro National Anthem - Our 6th Grade Graduation was held at the Audubon Ballroom (where Malcolm X was assassinated). After graduating the 6th grade I attended New York Military Academy. The NY school system in the 70’s experienced many teacher strikes, so my mom made arrangements for me to travel across the George Washington bridge to Englewood, NJ where I graduated from Dwight Morrow High School. After High School, I followed family tradition and attended Knoxville College, Knoxville, Tenn. During my 23-year career as an Employee Benefits Administrator working for Fortune 500 Clients, I realized that there is a huge demand, to educate the employee on the importance of saving and investing for retirement in easy to understand terms through one on one conversations. As a result, I have developed financial services solutions (which you can read more below in the description section) that I believe will help our teachers by giving themlifetime access to our investor alert service. Your loan will support me which will in turn support our teachers!