Showing posts with label #AssetsDevelopment. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #AssetsDevelopment. Show all posts

Monday, April 15, 2024

🏠 IMSPARK:Ownership Bridging Wealth Gaps in the Pacific🏠

 πŸ  Imagine... Ownership Bridging Wealth Gaps in the Pacific🏠

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A future where the Pacific communities have closed the racial wealth gaps through widespread asset ownership and inclusive economic policies.

πŸ”— Link: 

πŸ“š Source: 

Das, S., & Ramdoss, S. (2023). Building an ownership movement to close racial wealth gaps. ImpactAlpha. Retrieved from ImpactAlpha.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

The movement to close racial wealth gaps through ownership is a critical endeavor, especially in the Pacific🌊where disparities can be pronounced due to historical, geographical, and systemic factors. Pacific communities🌴 can empower their members to achieve financial stability and independence by focusing on asset ownership to build wealth. This includes access to land, housing, and business opportunitiesπŸ’Ό that appreciate over time.  

The big deal here is not just the economic uplifting of individuals✊ but the strengthening of entire communities. As ownership spreads, so does the capacity for self-determination, cultural preservation, and social equity⚖️. This movement is about rewriting the narrative from one of disparity to one of shared prosperity, where every member of the Pacific community has a stake in its future.


 #OwnershipWaves, #WealthEquality,#PacificProsperity, #EconomicInclusion, #AssetBuilding,#CommunityEmpowerment,#financialstability,#homeownership,#AssetsDevelopment, #IMSPARK,

Saturday, April 13, 2024

πŸ’°IMSPARK: Equitable Foundations: Building Homeownership Dreams in the PacificπŸ’°

 

πŸ’°Imagine... Equitable Foundations: 

Building Homeownership Dreams in the PacificπŸ’°

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate: 

A future where Pacific communities experience no disparities in homeownership costs, ensuring equal economic opportunities and thriving indigenous cultures.

πŸ”— Link: 

πŸ“š Source: 

Banga, H., Feir, D. L., & Gregg, M. T. (2024). Understanding the Unequal Costs of Native American Homeownership. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

The recent study on the unequal costs of Native American homeownership sheds light on significant disparities in home loan prices between Native Americans and Whites🏠. This is a big deal for Pacific communities🌊, where indigenous populations often face similar challenges. The study reveals that differences in credit scores and loan amounts do not fully account for these disparities, pointing to systemic issues that need to be addressed. 

For the Pacific, this means advocating for fair lending practices and financial education to ensure that indigenous peoples have equal access to homeownership✊, which is key to community stability and cultural preservation🌿. Addressing these disparities is not just about fairness; it’s about strengthening the entire fabric of Pacific societies by empowering all members with the opportunity to build wealth and security through homeownership.

#CulturalPreservation,#WealthEquity,#FairLending,#CommunityStability,#HomeownershipEquality,#PacificCommunities,#IndigenousProsperity,#EconomicOpportunity,#IMSPARK,#AssetsDevelopment, 


Saturday, January 6, 2024

πŸͺœIMSPARK: tax benefits accessible and easy for people with disabilities πŸͺœ

 πŸͺœImagine… Tax Benefits Accessible and Easy for People with Disabilities πŸͺœ




πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

In this world, people with disabilities can claim tax credits and deductions that help them reduce their taxable income and increase their refunds. 

πŸ”— Link:

Tax Benefits for Individuals with Disabilities

πŸ“š Source:

Internal Revenue Service. (2021, January). Tax Benefits for Individuals with Disabilities. IRS.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal:

Taxes can be a complex and challenging issue for anyone, but especially for people with disabilities. According to the IRS, people with disabilities may qualify for various tax benefits that can help them lower their tax liability and increase their financial security.πŸ‘ However, many people with disabilities may not be aware of these benefits or how to claim them.πŸ€” That is why it is important to provide them with accurate and accessible information and guidance on how to file their taxes and take advantage of the tax benefits that they are entitled to.They can also use tax-free savings accounts and trusts to plan for their future needs and goals. There is guidance on how to file their taxes and take advantage of the tax benefits that they are eligible for, and assist them in awareness of the tax-related resources and services that are available to assist them.πŸ‘ By doing so, we can not only support their economic well-being, but also recognize their rights and contributions as taxpayers and citizens.


#IMSPARK, #TaxBenefits, #DisabilityRights, #FinancialSecurity,#AssetsDevelopment,#WealthEquity, #TaxCredits, #IRS

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

🏘️ IMSPARK: Community Wealth Building Models🏘️ (VIDEO)



🏘️ IMSPARK: Community Wealth-Building Models for Economic and Social Justice 🏘️


In this episode, we delve into the visionary world of community wealth-building models, imagining a society where control over assets and resources is in the hands of the people. πŸ’‘ It's a journey towards equitable and democratic wealth sharing.

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πŸ“š Source: 

Theodos, B., Marx, R., & Nunna, T. (2023). *Community Wealth-Building Models*. Urban Institute.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal?

This episode explores innovative models aiming to expand asset ownership and community wealth-building, particularly for those historically excluded. Learn about community land trusts, limited equity cooperatives, social enterprises, and community development financial institutions.

🀝 Models:

- **Community Land Trusts:** Understanding the concept and operation.
- **Limited Equity Cooperatives:** Exploring benefits and functionality.
- **Social Enterprises:** Highlighting their role in wealth-building.
- **Community Development Financial Institutions:** Describing functions and significance.

πŸš€ Examples: 

Discover successful projects employing these models in various contexts and sectors, illustrating their effectiveness in creating inclusive and sustainable economic development.

🌳 Conclusion: 

Join us as we summarize how these models contribute to more inclusive and sustainable economic development, empowering individuals and communities to shape their own 


Friday, December 22, 2023

🏠IMSPARK: Affordable Housing Solutions for Hawaii Residents🏠

🏠Imagine... Affordable Housing Solutions for Hawaii Residents🏠



πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:
 

Hawaii becomes a place where people can afford to live in quality housing that meets their needs and preferences, without sacrificing their economic and social well-being.

πŸ”— Link:

πŸ“š Source: 

Ing, R. (2023, April 6). It looks like any other housing, but it’s affordable thanks to different financing arrangements. Civil Beat.

πŸ’₯ What’s the Big Deal: 

Hawaii faces a severe affordable housing crisis that forces many local residentsπŸ‘©‍πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦ to leave the state or live in substandard conditions. 🌺This article explores some of the possible solutions that have been implemented in other countries, such as co-operative housing, public loans, and prioritization of local needs.🌈These solutions could help Hawaii create more housing options that are accessible, sustainable, and community-oriented, and prevent the loss of its culture and people.

 

#AffordableHousing,#AssetsDevelopment,#WealthEquity,#Socio-EconomicDeterminant,#Co-operativehousing,#SustainableFuture,#IMSPARK

Monday, October 16, 2023

πŸ›£️IMSPARK: Tokenization: Attempts to Revolutionize FinanceπŸ›£️

 

πŸ›£️Imagine... Tokenization: Attempts to Revolutionize Finance in the Pacific πŸ›£️

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Visualize a future where tokenization transforms how we trade, invest, and secure assets across the Pacific region.

πŸ“š Source:

McKinsey & Company. (2023, October 6). What is Tokenization? McKinsey & Company.

πŸ”— Link:

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/financial-services/our-insights/what-is-tokenization

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

Tokenization is not just about cryptocurrencies. πŸ” It's a process that can turn anything of value, from art to identity, into digital assets on the blockchain. πŸ“ˆ This article explores the potential impact on financial services in the Pacific region, including faster settlements, πŸš€cost savings, democratized access, transparency through smart contracts, and more. Dive into how assets get tokenizedπŸ’° and why it's poised to disrupt traditional finance. In light of recent scandals, the concept will need to work hard to win trust. πŸŒ…However, the concept could be revolutionary for many undercapitalized Pacific Countries. 

#Tokenization, #AlternateFinancing, #AssetsDevelopment, #EconomicDevelopment, #PacificIslands, #IMSPARK, #blockchain,

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

🏒 IMSPARK: Empowering Pacific Nations via Carbon Credit Trading 🏒

 

🏒 Imagine Empowering Pacific Nations via Carbon Credit Trading 🏒


                                                                                                                  (Visual Capitalist)

πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine Pacific Island nations trading carbon tax credits, bolstered by international agreements and robust domestic policies, πŸ“œ to fund sustainable development and combat climate change.

πŸ“š Source:

Visual Capitalist. (2023, August 7). Mapped: Carbon Pricing Initiatives Around the World.

πŸ”— Link:

Mapped: Carbon Pricing Initiatives Around the World

πŸ’₯ What's the Big Deal:

 

In the envisioned scenario, Pacific nations 🌊 use carbon credit trading to combat climate change πŸ” and boost economic growth and resilience. 🧬 Through international agreements and sound policies, they access the carbon market πŸͺ to fund sustainable projects, protect ecosystems, and secure their citizens' future. πŸ«‚. This table provides a concise overview of these considerations, vital for their sustainable development and climate action. 🌏



πŸ“–IMSPARK: A Wave of Knowledge: The Unsung Heroes of the Pacific LibrariesπŸ“–

πŸ“–Imagine... A Wave of Knowledge: The Unsung Heroes of the Pacific LibrariesπŸ“– πŸ’‘ Imagined Endstate :  A thriving network of libraries acros...