Everyone knows at least one teacher – they’re your neighbors, friends and some of the most important people in our society. Our educators actively shape and mold today’s brilliant minds to be tomorrow’s leaders. Although teachers are undoubtedly special, these professionals are underpaid and undervalued by most measures.
This is an account of an amazing woman by the name of Oseola McCarty, an African-American cleaning woman from Mississippi who saved over $150,000 during her lifetime and then donated it to a scholarship fund at the University of Mississippi for deserving students who otherwise may not get the chance to go to college. She was also a Presidential Citizens Medal winner and inspired others to give.
This is her story.
Now that we are working adults, retirement, like waiting for adulthood, may seem far off into the future but looking back we can see it came all too fast. Below are a couple thought-starters on what your best retirement could look like.