Rooted in the American dream, It's About the Money! is the Reverend Jesse Jackson and Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s program for helping every American become financially independent and self-sufficient. It offers the nuts and bolts of personal finance, including:Getting out of debtPreparing a budgetBuilding wealth through a regular program of saving and investingPreparing for retirementAvoiding financial scamsDealing with major life events, such as sending children to collegeThe Reverend Jackson and Congressman Jackson believe that the message contained in It's About the Money! is the fourth step in the movement to freedom.The first three (emancipation from slavery, ending legal segregation, securing the right to vote) laid the basis forthe most contemporary stage: access to capital and financial independence. It's About the Money! includes many inspiring stories of people who have learned how to manage their money, save on a regular basis, and plan for the future by building a nest egg. Its message of financial empowerment is one that the Reverend Jackson will focus on and spread across the country in the year 2000: the need for every individual and family to become financially self-reliant. He will have strong support for this message through the African-American church network.