DFREE® HOMECOMING CONFERENCE TO DEMONSTRATE HOW FINANCIAL FREEDOM
IS A NECESSARY AND ATTAINABLE GOAL FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS
THE MONEY COACH LYNETTE KHALFANI-COX, AUTHOR OF EXPONENTIAL LIVING SHERI RILEY,
AWARD WINNING FINANCIAL JOURNALIST STACEY TISDALE, WNBA PLAYER CAPPIE POINDEXTER AND MORE EXPERTS WILL JOIN RENOWNED FINANCIAL FREEDOM LEADER
REVEREND DEFOREST B. SOARIES, JR. AT NATIONAL DFREE® CONFERENCE
IN SOMERSET, NEW JERSEY OCTOBER 25 – 28, 2018
Somerset, New Jersey – dfree® is the leading financial freedom movement programmed to equip the African American community with the strategies and resources to live a financially empowered life. The groundbreaking organization will host its national Homecoming Conference October 25 – 28 in Somerset, New Jersey. The conference will offer an inspiring immersion into the dfree® way of life, while providing four power packed days of faith, fun and fellowship that promote financial freedom.
While dfree® provides trainings and workshops around the country all year long, the national conference offers the opportunity to hear directly from finance and lifestyle experts who provide invaluable insights about everything from credit repair to estate planning to starting a business. The conference also offers the opportunity to hear directly from people who have transformed their lives by going through the dfree® program and following its principles. “This conference is where you come to gain information, become inspired and motivated by the successes of others, and get a blueprint of how you – regardless of your unique circumstances – can become a dfree® success story,” says dfree® Executive Director Tamika Stembridge, Esq.
Highlights of the 2018 dfree® Homecoming Conference include a community revitalization workshop with dfree® founder and community economic development pioneer DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., a fireside chat with prodigious entrepreneurial sensations Jr. Flips (as seen on the Steve Harvey Show), a workshop offering “A Guide to Senior Living”, a financial planning panel featuring experts from title sponsor Prudential, and a sports and entertainment panel featuring professionals from Major League Baseball, Capitol Records, the WNBA and more. Panels and workshops are designed to address financial topics in a practical and holistic manner that will help attendees at every stage of life make financial decisions that will positively affect their futures. Living the dfree® lifestyle includes having fun, so there is also an exciting entertainment lineup: a Friday evening Gospel concert featuring Kierra Sheard and Hezekiah Walker, and a Saturday evening comedy show featuring Rod Allison and Lisa Mills.
The dfree® Homecoming Conference is hosted by Reverend DeForest B. Soaries, Jr., senior pastor, First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens and dfree® founder. The conference attracts pastors and ministers, community leaders, educators, students, business professionals and a cross-section of attendees with a desire to enhance their financial lives.
dfree® programming, events, online tools, content, and curriculum has helped more than 30,000 people transform their lives by the significant reduction and even elimination of burdensome debt, which frees up money to build wealth and leave a legacy for the next generation.
Thousands of churches are trained and certified to teach the dfree® program. Additionally, nearly 100 chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, have collectively paid down more than $1 million in debt through their participation in dfree® and the Billion Dollar Challenge – which has 5,200 individual members. Through the Billion Dollar Challenge, members have paid down more than $7 million in debt.
More announcements about the dfree® Homecoming Conference are coming soon. Registration information and up-to-the-minute details can be found at https://mydfree.org/event/ dfree-homecoming-conference- 2018/.
Founded in 2005, the dfree® financial freedom movement is a transformational, lifestyle movement that promotes financial freedom through values-based principles and practical approaches to financial management. dfree® emphasizes controlling money matters so that individuals have the freedom to focus on more purposeful pursuits. dfree® was featured by CNN in a 90-minute documentary, Almighty Debt, an installment of the Black in America series, hosted by Soledad O’Brien. The dfree®strategy is being used by thousands of churches, organizations and individuals worldwide.
dfree® Founder Rev. Dr. DeForest B. “Buster” Soaries, Jr. is known as an active agent for change and is a widely-requested speaker. He is the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey and former New Jersey Secretary of State. His pastoral ministry focuses on spiritual growth, educational excellence, economic empowerment and faith-based community development. Soaries, author of Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom, has issued a Billion Dollar Challenge as a national initiative and free resource to help individuals and families collectively pay down $1 billion in consumer debt by the year 2020.