Investing Chats with Friends and Family

In about 2 months, I will start my monthly investment chats with my friends and family. There’s about 10 of us participating in this chat. I will be tasked with surveying the room, presenting what I know, and helping people understand the wonderful world of investing.

Surveying the Room

Presenting What I Know. I definitely do not consider myself an investment guru; however, I have made some great investments such as investing in technology and EVs. I will present what I know and refer individuals to financial professionals or my favorite, Investopedia.com. Investopedia offers a lot of great and relevant information for investing.

Using the Participative Strategy. I will work with others in the group to start researching and presenting stock on their own to the group. This will allow us to discuss various stock and learn about other options.

The strategies above are only a start. I am pretty sure this list will grow; however, let’s keep it pretty simple right now.

Recent Podcast Interview

This past Thursday, I participated in a Podcast Interview with Sharnel Williams. This interview was great. It had been over 5 years since I had completed an author interview.

Sharnel asked great questions, she had a wealth of knowledge about being an author, and she was easy to talk to during the interview.

One questioned I was asked that I had never been asked was which book of mine did I enjoy writing the most.

Check out my interview here:

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsharnel/2022/01/20/lets-talk-too-author-melica-niccole

Registration Open

Hello my good people,

The registration for the Read to Lead/ Write to Enlight Book Festival has opened up. We are truly excited for this event to take place, as well as other future events.

Read to Lead, Write to Enlight is a call to action. We dare you to Read to Lead, Write to Enlight and buy books locally. The event is geared toward spotlighting 7-10 local authors with the potential to also include 1-3 authors from other states. Authors will have the ability to sell their work, talk with attendees, and get the community engaged in reading, writing, and literacy activities.

There are different ways to support the event, which are:

Author Table

Includes author table, two chairs, a boxed lunch, and a page feature in event booklet.

Author Table/Sponsorship

Includes author table, two chairs, a boxed lunch, a page feature in event booklet, and benefits of a gold sponsor.

Spotlight Author

This allows you to support the event without attending the event. There’s nothing like wanting to attend an event, but being unable to do so because of your location or activities. Well with this option, you name and a link to your website will be added to this page.

Sponsorship/Advertise

There are three different levels of sponsorship, which are Bronze, Silver, and Gold. The very basic level allows you to be featured in the event booklet. The next level not only allows you to be featured in the event booklet, but also allows your name or organization to be listed on all the promotional materials. The last level allows you to have all the features of the Silver sponsorship with a shoutout on various social media accounts as a sponsor.

Interested in being an author, listed on the website, or sponsoring this event? You have two options to participate, you can go to my Envite page and select a sponsorship level or go to the registration page to select any and all options.

Read to Lead/Write to Enlight Book Festival

Here’s my 2022 news! I’m hosting my 3rd book Festival and first one in Ohio at my alma mater. I am looking for 10 #authors and #sponsors to participate in a book festival in September of 2022. Spaces will fill fast, so make sure you register. Registration will be released on my website MelicaNiccole.com by 1/31/2022.

Will Ford and Ravian Stock Be Impacted From The Partnership Split? -EVs

About two months ago, Ford and Ravian decided to part ways regarding develo🌜ping electric vehicles together. Ford also gave up a board seat with Ravian, which makes sense especially if they are deciding to compete head on with Ravian in the EV Sector. Although Ford gave up its board seat, the company still has shares in Ravian.

During the announcement of the split, shares of Ravian slid a bit, while shares of Ford increased. Both companies seem to be doing really well with their Electric vehicles and have received positive comments. In fact, Ravian developed the first ever electric pickup truck. Being the first to do this is such an honor,

Ford is on target to double its production of the all electric F-150, due to the high demand. 2022 and after is going to see the explosion of EV industry. It’s only a matter of time until mostly everyone is drive an EV.

Electric Vehicles (EVs)

Just like cryptocurrency, electric vehicles are the next wave of the future, whether it’s from Ford, Lucid Motors, Tesla, NIO, Nissan, or Apple (If everything holds true about Apple developing an Apple car).

From the self-driving features to the battery swapping service in less than 60 seconds, who wouldn’t want an electric vehicle (EV)? Actually, I’m sure there are some people who would not want an electric vehicle. Some for the same reason as not wanting cryptocurrency (crypto), such as not understanding the product and being accustom to another product. I have definitely been there before. However with knowledge and understanding, I came to the conclusion that I want in a part of the movement toward accepting and investing in EVs as well as crypto.

Investing in EVs and crypto through the stock market and a crypto wallet is another way of investing in these products and making money while doing so. Most of the stock for EVs above can be found any where for $9 a share to $1067 a share, with the higher outlier belonging to Tesla. Stocks like Ford and Apple also pay a dividend per share, which is really nice.

When investing your money in EVs, I would suggest you look at the company as a whole from the last few months, years, and upon inception. Stock charts tell a story, whether it’s regarding a reverse split, company changing directions, or two companies discontinuing their partnership in order to develop their EVs independently.

I want you to leave here today with a few tidbits, which are to start researching and considering investing in EVs, cryptocurrency, and look at ways in increase your financial standing as an investor and consumer.

Happy holidays!

Bitcoin Mining

When I think about Bitcoin Mining, I think about the process used on Rariable.com to assist creators with selling NFTs. However, recently I learned that Miners/Investors can also make money this way. This led me to researching information on Investopedia.com to learn more about the process.

The link to the Investopedia article above identifies that miners can be rewarded Bitcoin by being the first miner to solve or be the closest to solve a numeric problem. Mining requires specialized equipment in order to do so.

The article also discusses newly formed Bitcoin, which made me reference a cryptocurrency podcast on Twitter that I recently attended. The podcast mentioned creating cryptocurrency, which did well in the beginning; however started to decline shortly afterwards. Please note that was for a particular currency and not Bitcoin. We all know this scenario, which is all too familiar for tangible currency. The more heavily populated a currency is, that currency tends to lose it’s value, especially as newer forms are created. I am not sure if this is the same with Bitcoin. I just want to start this discussion to identify if you are aware of how Bitcoin Mining works and can you provide tips? Have you ever participated in Bitcoin Mining and can you provide tips?

Feel free to add a comment below so we can discuss this a bit more.

New Face of Disabilities

Over the last 18 years, I have worked for a nursing home, day Rehab Program, Community Rehabilitation Partner, and now as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, all of which served individuals with developmental and mental health diagnoses.

In 2015, I wrote a self-help book for new individuals working in the field, natural supports, families, and individuals with developmental disabilities looking to gain competitive employment. The intent of the book is to provide terminology of VR language, definitions to diagnoses as identified by #CDC and #NIH and more.The book includes the following chapters

  • It’s Your Right To Know
  • Types of Disabilities
  • Questions To Ask Yourself
  • Steps To Working With People With Disabilities
  • Community Resources
  • Employment
  • Famous People with A Disability
  • Common used Words or Abbreviations
  • Revealing Something About the Author

Feel free to check out the book here and grab yourself or someone you know a copy: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00TY3QJJU/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1639846981&sr=8-1

Investing Part 4

One thing I know about investing is the importance of being able to discuss your investments with like mind individuals. Like mind, meaning those who are investing or want to invest in the stock market or Cryptocurrency.

Investment groups or investment discussion groups are really great to be a part of. They allow you to meet in person, virtually, by email, or text messages to discuss your investments and gain clarity to those investments.

Check out my new blog at EdwardsFamilyEmpowerment.blogspot.com which discusses investment discussion groups and social media stock groups.

https://edwardsfamilyempowerment.blogspot.com/2021/12/investing-part-4-of-5-by-melica-niccole.html?m=1