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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9 Ways To Successfully Handle Debt Collectors

  Tiffany the Budgetnista is back with another helpful post! ( You can learn more about Tiffany and The Budgetnista here: thebudgetnista.com) I know, I know….Debt Collectors can seem reeeeally scary.  They’re these mysterious people who call you and demand payment whether you have it or not. They can even threaten you with credit destruction, wage garnishments

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6 Simple Steps to Save 50% of Your Income

My husband and I have always toyed with the idea of living off of fifty percent of our incomes— not necessarily because one of us wants to quit our job right now, (ummm…that’s really not true…so let me stop LOL) but because we are serious about wealth and understand that our daily decisions impact our

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4 Ways To Put Your Financial Needs First

Putting yourself first is probably the best thing that you can do for the longevity of your finances and your peace of mind. All of your dreams, passions, and short-term goals, no matter how big or small have a price tag. But in order to realize any of them, you have to get into the

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4 Ways to Combat the “I’m Rich on Payday” Feeling

Have you ever looked at your bank account on payday and felt like you were rich? Did the increase in your account start to make you excited and anxious? Did that money start to burn a hole in your pocket and you just had to spend it to treat yourself for working hard over the

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4 No Brainer Ways to Avoid More Debt During the Holidays

Over 80% of Americans have debt: mortgages, car loans, credit card loans etc. You likely fall in that number and you likely want to pay off your debt. Whether you’re the type of person who is really good about making sure you pay more than the minimum payment every month or you’re struggling to do

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Setting SMART Goals

One of the primary reasons people don’t stick to goals is that the goals are not appropriate or realistic.  Often, when we decide to do something, we set lofty goals without defining specific milestones and eventually we give up because we get discouraged with our lack of progress towards the end result.  We may not

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How Do the Rich Stay Rich?

“My family has money and we still shop secondhand. How do you think the rich stay rich? Did you know Mary Kay clipped coupons?” One day, I was on a plane to San Diego and, I was speaking to the guy next to me about investing in yourself and the conversation expanded to the difference

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Don’t Call in Sick, Call in Broke: 5 Things to Do at Home to Improve Your Money Matters

Let’s Make a Vacation Out of It Data from the World Tourism Organization (WTO) find that America ranks amongst the lowest in developed countries in the average annual amount of vacation time their citizens receive. Member-countries of the European Union (EU) like Italy, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom receive, on average, 42 days, 37

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CHANGE: Consistent ~ Honest ~ Action ~ Now ~ Grow ~ Encouragement

Last week I talked about the Process of Change and taking two steps forward and one step backward. Mistakes and slip-ups are going to happen as we’re on this journey! Accepting this makes it much easier to keep going the course. If you’re like me what you want to change may be a long standing

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