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How I Became A Brown Girl Landlord Before 35: Part III

As you know by now, you don’t have to wait until you have grey hair to be a property owner and you also don’t have to be a millionaire to get started in the real estate game. In this three-part Young Landlords Series, we’re sharing the stories of three young women whose financial accomplishments in

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What If All Financial Advisors Were Women?

Now that I look back on my investment journey, I realize that it was not an easy road. In fact, it was bumpy and wrought with financial ignorance and financial failure. Here are my most distinct money memories: There was that time that I nearly lost all of my money to a shady “financial advisor”

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How I Became A Brown Girl Landlord Before 35: Part II

Young Landlord at-a-Glance Name: Denae Patterson Age at time of first property purchase: 24 Relationship Status: Single Current Age: 33 Years in the Real Estate Industry: 7 Real Estate Investment Strategy: Owner-occupy Primary properties of interest: multifamily homes Current City: New York City NY Location of properties: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Full-time or part-time pursuit of real estate: part-time Number of properties owned: 2 duplexes What made you

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The Young Landlord Series

You don’t have to wait until you have grey hair to be a property owner. You also don’t have to be a millionaire to get started in the real estate game. You also don’t have to come from money, wait on a man, or know every detail about real estate investing, or pursue real estate

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4 Reasons Why Black Women Need Life Insurance

Here’s some not-so-breaking news: I love black women! I love our humanity, our complexities, and our ability to stand up straight in the proverbial crooked room. And for the last four years, I’ve used my platform, The Frugal Feminista, to get us financially and emotionally free by not only sharing my journey of moving from

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The Day I Almost Lost All My Money To a Man in a Well Tailored Suit

[Tweet “Before making a leap into the world of equities, make sure you have the right people on your team”] My last year in high school I landed a competitive summer internship, where upwardly mobile high school seniors and college undergrads would be exposed to the world of business with the support of mentors and

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I Declare the End of June, Fatherless Daughter Month

My mother called me late one night in April. Her voice was lethargic. Not her usual steady tone. Like she had been deep in battle and lost. She told me that her husband— a man that she hadn’t seen in the flesh for over thirty years— and my father—a man who I hadn’t spoken to

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4 Ways the Strong Black Woman Syndrome Keeps Us Broke and Broken

Strong Black Woman Syndrome (SBWS) calls on Black women to be the problem-solvers, chief caretakers and “end all, be all” for everyone in their lives sans support and respite. Essentially, the Strong Black Women Syndrome demands that Black women never buckle, never feel vulnerable, and most importantly, never, ever put their own needs above anyone

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10 of the Best Ways Black Women Can Make More Money in Their Online Businesses

Make no mistakes about it: black women continue to be the fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States. And Rosetta Thurman, founder of Happy Black Woman, is equipping many of these women with the mindset, strategies, and tools to ensure that they don’t merely begin businesses, but build businesses that thrive and scale. During

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33+ Brown Girl Financial Experts to Follow In 2017

When I first started blogging about personal finance in 2013, I was always on the look out for brown girl personal finance experts to rock with. Back in 2013, we seemed to be few. But now, we are one hell of a storm. Each year, it’s great to see so many brown girls talking money

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