INVESTING: JAMES C. PERKINS, JR. - Style, swagger andâ€¦investing tips? It doesnâ€™t sound like they go together, but Perkins makes it work. The founder, chief-executive-officer and portfolio manager of Thrasher Fundsâ€”an advisory, consulting and media production firmâ€”compacts culture and lifestyle with money management and stock market information so that the next generation of investors start off on the right foot. He breaks down trivial financial terms and can do so just about anywhere in NYC. The Yale University graduate contributes to TheStreet.com and is the Editor-in-chief and Creative Director ofFLATT magazine. He is penning an investment book, Making Money Never Goes Out of Style, which will be released later this year.
With a focus on news and the under 35 crowd, Martinez develops engaging, daily reports for BlackEnterprise.com. She also pens the blog, After School Daze: Life After Undergrad, where she delves into the day-to-day issues and concerns of recent graduates trying to adapt to life off campus. Prior to Black Enterprise, the Bronx, N.Y. native contributed to Latina, Latina.com, Honeymag.com, Syracuse Record and The Post-Standard. When she's not writing articles, the self-proclaimed travelista is on the prowl for her next excursion.
Martinez holds a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and sociology from Syracuse University.