Philip Pledger: Starting a hometown tradition

With some creative thinking, Philip Pledger is making a name for himself in his hometown.

Philip Pledger: Phuzz PhestWhat do you do when a miscommunication leads to having music shows booked on four consecutive nights in a small city where there could be limited demand? Philip Pledger made the most of the situation and called it a festival. Now, Phuzz Phest is going strong and is a vibrant part of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the city where Philip grew up and always wanted to make his mark.

To make it happen, Philip had to educate himself on budgeting and other important money matters to make sure the festival would be viable year-in and year-out. Those lessons have helped Phuzz Phest be more than a one-hit wonder. If you haven’t done so yet, take our quiz to find out if you’re a Thinker like Philip. Then explore content to help you boost your financial IQ or see which city might be best for you.