How I Paid Off My Graduate Debt

I became a teacher because of my passion for social justice. I wanted to give girls and boys that looked like me a chance to feel the love and support from someone that they could culturally relate to. I also wanted to give them the critical thinking tools to make them feel like they could

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Take These Simple Steps To Protect Your Business Finances

Money isn’t the key to true happiness but it is the key to business success. If you’re a small business owner, this will hardly be news to you. With money in your bank account, you can build and grow your business, and beat the poor survival rate that currently exists for startups everywhere.  Taking steps

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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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 6 Smart Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances

According to research, putting away enough money for retirement is a top priority for most Americans. Despite the blatant awareness to prepare for that time, many have not been able to save successfully, as only thirty-six percent believed they were on track with saving for retirement. Also, almost sixty percent cited debt as their major

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How to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Quickly

I recently had an interview with a journalist from CNN about credit card debt. It inspired me to share all of my answers to his questions with you since they all weren’t included in the article.  Why is credit card debt so damaging? Credit card debt is damaging when you’re unable to repay the money

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3 Tips To Consider Before You Quit Your 9-To-5 To Pursue Your Passion Full-Time

When I decided to leave my job to pursue my side-hustle full-time, I was equal parts excited and frightened. I was excited because I actually had a chance to pursue something I was extremely passionate about. I was frightened because my job allowed for financial security and a level of predictability I enjoyed. Quitting meant

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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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How The Coronavirus Forced Me To Rethink My Life Emotionally And Financially

If you would have told me that I’d be having to self-quarantine for the next couple of months because of the coronavirus, which would force me to revisit my approach to saving and spending, I would have told you to lay off the sci-fi binges on Netflix and drink some more water. But this is

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6 Ways to Prepare Your Business for Growth

For most small business owners, one of the biggest goals is to see consistent growth or success. Unfortunately, you’ve probably heard statistics before about 20-50% of small businesses failing in their first year. While information like that can be disheartening, that doesn’t mean your business or your passion will become just another statistic.  Are there

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How to Successfully Manage Your Personal Finances

Poor money management can land you in a mound of debt that can take years to repay. Staying on top of your personal finances is essential to living a comfortable future where you don’t need to worry about living paycheck to paycheck, paying off massive loans, or living a frugal life because you can’t afford

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