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#MyInvestingStory with Charles Bright February 23rd, 2022 @ 7pmET
#MyInvestingStory is created to share the stories of investors.
Ionnie McNeill and Ann McNeill, BetterInvesting Volunteers, talk with Charles Bright about his investing story.
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Charles Bright is a native of North Brentwood, Maryland. He is married and has 2 Daughters and 2 Grandchildren. Charles Bright began his journey learning about the importance of finances when he had a paper route at the age of 11. His Mother helped him invest by buying savings bonds and told him they would double in 5 years. But, not really understanding the importance at that young age, he cashed them in before their maturity date. In 1996, through a family member, he had the pleasure of meeting a man named Daniel Garnett who gave him a share of Diebold, Incorporated stock and asked if he was interested in learning about stocks and investing. His love for numbers told him to say yes and Mr. Garnett took him under his wing. Mr. Garnett introduced him to the NAIC (now Better Investing) principles that he still utilizes today.
His first major project under the tutelage would be to start an investment club. As of today, he has held various positions in the Pinnacle Group Investments and has assisted in starting at least 4 other investment clubs for others. He has taught children beginning at the age of 6 – 14 during summer camps about investing and the importance of saving money. He is passionate about teaching financial literacy and knowledge about investing to people of all ages. He believes that by teaching others the importance of investing and saving, he can pay it forward in the remembrance of Mr. Garnett for all the knowledge that he so freely shared with him.