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How Meditation Can Help You Manage Your Money

It can help you to Decrease Your Spending  Do you sometimes wonder where all your money goes? Many of us do, and partly because of the world we live in, there are so many appealing subscription services, for instance. Regular meditation practice will help you become more conscious of what you actually need and will

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The Superpower of Asking “Why”

The Superpower of Asking “Why”   There’s always a reason for everything you do. There’s always a root and a “why” waiting for you to uncover it.  And sometimes the reasons that you give yourself are just the beginnings of the journey. And those answers lead to other “whys” and different “whys” and new answers.

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Why Smart Black Girls Don’t Buy Books

  I love learning. And I would generally give myself a pass when I splurged on purchasing books because I rationalized that it was an affordable pathway to personal development.  While the logic is reasonable, I noticed a troubling trend with my book buying— my buying: reading ratio was completely out of whack. I would

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5 Baby Steps to Eliminate Debt and Increase Your Financial Confidence

There is a reason why “debt” is a “four-letter” word. Debt is a curse and keeps you from living your life free of fear, worry, and frustration. The irony is that we run away from our financial problems because we want to avoid pain. Running away, however, only worsens the state of our finances, thus

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3 Ways 10,000 Brown Girls Can Heal Their Relationship with Money

In January, I gave myself the challenge of helping at least 10,000 brown girls heal their relationship with money by the end of the year. Gulp. Honestly, when this thought came to me I wanted to push it away because it seemed too big and too scary. But when my higher self (luckily) stepped in

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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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Four Ways Dr. King was More than His “I Have A Dream” Speech

Dr. King was gangsta ya’ll. We sound byte him into “The Dream” speech. He is a t-shirt; he is the name of (failing) schools; he is our go-to symbol/icon when we are looking to push peace. But when you following his journey, the ideas that he professed where radical when it came to speaking up

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Besides Racism, Here Is Another Reason Why Black Folk Can’t Close the Wealth Gap

The State of the African-American Consumer Report, black folk’s buying power in America is expected to reach $1.1 trillion this year. $1.1 trillion. If Black America were its own nation, it would be the 16th largest economy worldwide. Despite our current and projected economic prowess and potential, we still continue to lag far behind our

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