Putting Theory into Practice: 33 Easy Ways to Build A Solid Financial Foundation

Theory Shameory:  Bridging the Disconnect between Money Thoughts and Money Practice I have to admit that I am a self-help buff. I love the idea of looking within with the goal of leaving better than when I chartered out…moving some stuff in, throwing some stuff out, collapsing this, expanding that… you get the hint. But, here is

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Black Bloggers Connect: BHM Entry: “Be Careful of the Education You Keep”: Financial Lessons from Carter G. Woodson

I came across the opportunity to participate in Black Bloggers Connect Black History Month Challenge. I love history, love sharing information, and  love money! Here I am paying tribute to Carter G. Woodson, the father of Black History Month, who to me, possessed some of the most revolutionary thinking when it came to black folk

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Money, Marriage, and My Man: 3 Lessons a Trip to DC Taught Me About My Money Issues

My husband and I took a weekend jaunt to DC this Presidents’ weekend to get away and to connect with some friends. We pulled into a rest stop and he asked for my credit card to fill the tank. “How much would that cost?” I asked. He said, “around $65.00 or $70.00.” He noticed my

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Meet DreamGirl Lenée Voss: Radio Personality at HipHopisForLovers.com & Intimacy Advocate

With Valentine’s Day just a day old, it is fitting that our DreamGirl, Lenée Voss, is a fierce advocate of love, self-love, and intimacy. Unlike Valentine’s Day and its push for cheesy, cliche, and commercialized gestures of love, Lenée asks us to put on our big girl panties and big girl “thinking caps” to challenge and expand

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5 Hot Tips To Maximize Your Next Thrifting Experience

I’m a thriftista and have been thrifting for over fifteen years and want to share some tips to make sure that your next thrifting excursion is productive and fun—whether it’s your first time or your 100th time. 1.Keep Your Cell Phone Close So You Can Do Quick Searches For Unfamiliar Designers Come across a cute

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Money CAN Buy Happiness

Can Money Buy You Happiness? We live in an extreme society. A society where we can find the morbidly obese and the fatally thin, both by personal choice and volition. A society where there are those that work eighty hours a week while there are those that refuse to work any. A society of ultraconservatives

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Meet DreamGirl Marissa, Candle Maker and Founder of Scents By Francesca

Marissa and I met while we studied abroad at the University of Legon, Ghana- almost thirteen years ago. Always the quiet, intense, and principled type, Marissa always sought purpose and meaning out of life. And me, never tired of deepening my understanding of how I fit into the rhyme and rhythm of this   world,

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Why Cutting The Cable Will Save My Marriage (and Us Money)

Before I got married, I used to hear women talk about how hard it was to keep the passion going and the juices flowing in a marriage.  I never understood what they meant, though. Not that I believed that the love in their marriages wasn’t real, I just (naively) thought the passion that my husband and

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Five Oprah “Aahaa” Lessons I Picked Up: Shopping In My Closet Update Weeks 4 and 5

January is officially over and the Shopping In My Closet Challenge has been 95% successful. On January 31st, I spent $20 on a couple of tops to replace the ones that I had to throw out because they were getting shabby. Despite that trip, I feel completely renewed and I believe that my relationship with

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Meet DreamGirl Joanne Hillhouse: Author of Oh Gad!

There is NO question about whether or not I am a black woman, but the question of my identity is a COMPLETELY different subject all together. Depending on when you ask me,why you ask me, or who is asking I may answer the questions “What are you?” or “What’s your background?” with any of the

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