February 9, 2017 by Administrator

“How to Achieve Financial Freedom in the New Economy” is the topic of a three-hour seminar Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 hosted by dfree® Founder DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. and Digital Change Agent Navarrow Wright starting 9 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG). The program is being hosted by the FBCLG dfree® ministry and free registration is available via mydfree.org.

“You can have a dream and still fail if you don’t have a strategy,” said Soaries. “Navarrow and I will be discussing specific strategies for achieving financial freedom, even in hostile environments.”

Wright, who is the CTO of Interactive One — a digital and print media company that focuses on the African American and urban market, may be best known for co-founding GlobalGrind.com and founding BlackPlanet.com. He said part of the strategy is for people to first understand their own value and then to be aware of the many opportunities for success that exist. Wright, who was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, remembers having to “borrow electricity” as a kid yet succeeded because “technology has taken me everywhere.”

“People are afraid of the change in presidents because they don’t think they have any options to change their environments themselves,” Wright said recently. “You can constantly change your default position everyday….Instead of ‘deja vu,’ I call it ‘vuja de’ — you look at a situation but see things drastically differently.”

Soaries said the dfree® financial freedom movement is for all but has a special focus on the African American community because of historical injustices that have left most African Americans out of the economic dream. America’s consumer debt is $3.4 trillion and the average American household balance-carries $16,048 in debt.(1 ) Yet, the wealth gap between black and white Americans is so extreme that it would take 228 years for black people to obtain on average what white families have today.(2) Other groups who are in particular need of economic justice include entrepreneurs, millennials and women. For instance, millennials are “financially fragile,” with 53 percent carrying over a credit card balance in the last 12 months and 50 percent believing they couldn’t come up with $2,000 for an unexpected need within the next month.(3)

About dfree®:

Founded in 2005, the dfree® financial freedom movement is a transformational, lifestyle movement that promotes financial freedom through values-based principles and practical approaches to financial management. dfree® addresses the cultural, psychological and spiritual influences on financial wellness. In the tradition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dfree® also is a movement to help achieve economic justice in America. Rev. Dr. King once said, “We must never let it be said that we spend more for the evanescent and ephemeral than for the eternal values of freedom and justice.” dfree® emphasizes controlling money matters so that individuals have the freedom to focus on more purposeful pursuits. Let’s Move Forward Together.

dfree® was featured by CNN in a 90-­minute documentary, Almighty Debt, an installment of the Black in America series, hosted by Soledad O’Brien. The dfree® strategy is being used by hundreds of churches, organizations and individuals worldwide. For more information about dfree® visit mydfree.org, text “dfree” to 22828 to join the mailing list or follow any of the following: #dfree #mydfree #dfreeNextLevel #LMFTdfree.

About Soaries:

dfree® Founder Rev. Dr. DeForest B. “Buster” Soaries, Jr. is known as an active agent for change and is a widely-requested speaker. He is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey and former New Jersey Secretary of State. His pastoral ministry focuses on spiritual growth, educational excellence, economic empowerment and faith-based community development. Soaries, author of Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom, has issued a Billion Dollar Challenge as a national initiative and free resource to help individuals and families collectively pay down $1 billion in consumer debt.

(1)ValuePenguin Average Credit Card Debt report, May 2016
(2)The Ever–Growing Gap study, August 2016
(3)Millennials & Financial Literacy GFLEC/PwC survey, January 2016