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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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3 Money Lessons I’ve Rediscovered During Quarantine

I live in New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus. Before it started to sink in how serious this public health scare was, I kept to my regular work and social schedule — which always translates to spending. Since state mandates have forced us to stay home and have shut down all non-essential businesses,

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Your Saving Options Seem Too Drastic? Well Here’s How You Can Be Smarter

In this life, we all have things we cherish and want to be able to know how to handle. Our projects, each other, and precious moments just to name a few. We know that, if we’re not careful, we can lose the things we have and potentially never regain them ever again. A little lapse

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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 Simple Ways To Make Clean and Healthy Living Possible and Cost Effective

Dr. Laurén Doamekpor I consider myself to be pretty healthy and health conscious. I try to stay clear of processed foods, I eat a good amount of veggies and fruits, drink water and work out regularly. But the other day, I realized that there is much more I could be doing to up my game

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Is Minimalism your cure for Clutter and Debt?

We all have our Kryptonite when it comes to impulse shopping and buying more than we need or even want. For me, as a self-proclaimed brown girl bibliophile introvert, I can’t pull myself from Amazon without spending at least $50. A sweet circuit of joy coursed through me when I come home and find those

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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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How to Host Your First Live Event On a Tight Budget and Make $1,000 In the Process

Earlier this year, I hosted my first live event in honor of launching my first book, Unmasking the Strong Black Woman.  With a full-time job and an infant, I thought it was virtually impossible to do so, but I was wrong. My first event was well attended and lucrative. Here are the various steps I

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Single and Saving in the City

“If you are currently seeing more than one person, schedule your hair appointments first and then the date, not the other way around!”

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