Why I Love the Skin I’m In And How You Can, Too

Since February is Black History Month in the month of Valentine’s Day, the holiday we celebrate love, I thought it would be a fitting time to write about why I love being black. But not just being black, being a black woman in particular. My father is a retired college professor who was born n

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“Girl, You Have a Strong Personality” and How to Use It to Make More Money

Thinking back to my years in undergrad in the late nineties, I remember often being told that I had a ‘strong personality’. If I’m being honest, I have to admit it took me several years to actually figure out what that meant. For the people saying it to me, I think it meant a number

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The New Formula for Work-Life Balance

I’ve decided it’s important for me to be more physically active, but I have a hard time staying motivated to work out. So I have been trying different types of activities just to keep me interested. And most recently, I thought a pole dancing class would be a nice fun way to get moving. The

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Boss Lady: 4 Leadership Traits Women Naturally Possess

In my last post I wrote about accepting the leadership component of my new job. In effort to do that, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be a good leader, particularly for a woman. And as you might imagine there is no real difference between a good leader who is a

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The New Feminista: Feminism in 2014 without Beyonce

The re-launch of this site seems to be timely because on the heels of the release of Beyonce’s most recent album, the word ‘feminist’ seems to be on everyone’s lips these days. Let me start by saying, this will not be another piece on Beyonce and whether or not she can honestly be characterized as

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What Will You Give in the New Year?

It’s a New Year and I hope you’re on the verge of having a happy one!   Christmas was last week and it twas the season for giving, as they say. But let’s be honest – with all the hustle and bustle, crowds and demands of the season, all this giving might have given you

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My Top Tips for Your Finances in the New Year (Part II)

Last week I gave you a few of my top tips for being in your best financial shape for 2014. Here are 3 more to round out the list! 4. Put Down the ATM card  This one I struggle with myself, I have to admit.  Plastic is so easy and convenient, it’s true. But that’s the problem.

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My Top Tips for Your Finances in the New Year

We only have a couple more weeks left in 2013. So I know a lot of you are planning ahead to be about your money for the new year. Here are my top tips to get you ready to succeed: 1. Budget This rule comes from Personal Finance 101. If you do not already have

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5 Things to Consider When Talking About Money and Marriage

Existing Financial Obligations We all have a financial history which includes some form of financial baggage or another. It may be a negative debt like a maxed-out credit card or an overwhelming car loan. Perhaps it’s a debt incurred as an investment, like a mortgage or student loan. Whatever it is, when you get ready

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Top Ten Things We All Should Be Thankful For

If you’re on social media, chances are you’ve seen the trending topic “Thankful November” where the challenge is to find something to be thankful for every day of the month. As the month wraps up and the holiday season officially starts tomorrow on Thanksgiving, here is my list of the top 10 things we should

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