Coles News: Dec 2017

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  • Battling Back

    Alex Caughman was easy to spot at his Dec. 13 graduation ceremony at Kennesaw State University, with a big smile on his face and shoulder-length hair flowing from under his mortarboard. While Caughman acknowledged that he would get a haircut the following day in order to “look presentable for job interviews,” his long locks had become symbolic of his journey to overcome cancer and earn his marketing degree from the Michael J. Coles College of Business.  –  December 21, 2017

  • Coles Grad Selected for Exclusive KPMG Master's Program

    Like many recent college graduates, Jalisa Mapp chose to continue her education by pursuing a master’s degree. However, unlike most students, one of the world’s largest accounting firms is paying for it.  –  December 20, 2017

  • Estate Tax is Hurdle for Minority American Business Owners (The Hill)

    The estate tax creates an unfair situation for black-owned businesses, which have primarily started to accumulate wealth within the last 60 years. Many black-owned family businesses are first generation businesses, where children work alongside their parents.  –  December 08, 2017

  • Consider Your Plan Before Customizing Your Insurance

    For a price, you can buy an insurance policy that provides a death benefit, has an investment component, has an option that allows you to use dividends to reduce your premium, and a rider that waives premiums in the event of a disability. While that sounds good and interesting, ask yourself before you buy a souped-up product, “What is my goal?”  –  December 07, 2017

  • Is it time to get out of the market and go to cash?

    October 2017 was one of the lowest volatility months on record, and yet, the first thing anyone asks is, “Is it time to get out? Should I go to cash?” It is almost never the time to go to cash.  –  December 01, 2017



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