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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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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4 Inspirational Podcasts For The Female Entrepreneur

Female entrepreneurs are well and truly on the rise, and we couldn’t be happier. Unfortunately, the modern world of business hasn’t always been the ideal environment for female leaders to thrive and succeed. Thankfully, this continues to improve day after day, as success stories inspire others to dare to achieve their goals. When you are

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Becoming The Woman You Were Always Meant To Be

  Being a female presents many different challenges, as does being a man. Although we know the world is trying to move away from many of the stereotypes that surround genders, we know there is still a lot of it going on. For example, we know that most nurses are still women and most midwives

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How I Found New Friends After 30

I was taking stock of my life and realized that I didn’t have the quality of friendships I desired—I couldn’t be the friend that I wanted to be with the women around me and, in turn, I couldn’t receive the type of connection that I want.  I wanted to be a different kind of friend,

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9 Free Ways to Encourage Self-love & Confidence in Our Children

“All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.” ~Asa Don Brown TIME recently ran a story about the increase in suicides among Black children.  A study revealed that the suicide rate among black children increased from 2.54 per one million to 1.36 per million.

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My Best Move A step back!! Here’s Why

~Jennifer Ritchie Payette, co-author, “Modular Career Design” I had a nice apartment on the good side of town.  I had just gotten a new(er) car.  I was able to fit new shoes or an outfit into my monthly budget.  I made happy hour or eating out a part of my budget, and maintain a decent

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Four Ways to Handle Extreme Stress with Grace

by Christina Lattimore “There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether to let it affect you or not.”  Valerie Bertinelli Stress increases the risk of a heart attack by 25%. Stress increases the risk of heart disease by 40% Stress increases the risk of a stroke by 50% 1 in 5 Americans experience “Extreme Stress” and the symptoms include

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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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