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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Is Your Money Story Holding You Hostage, Like Mine Did?

I’ve always been a mama’s girl.  I always felt I had to protect her, even though I was the little one and she was the big one. Her hurt was my hurt. Her pain was my pain. So when my father up and abandoned his wife and 2.3 kids, I knew the only way to

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Asking for Help makes you a Super Woman

Asking for help, espeically for us Superwomen, can be uncomfortable and unfamiliar. We’re so used to doing everything for everyone that we don’t even think of asking for help. And even when someone offers to help us we don’t always take them up on it. How many times have you been carrying packages and someone

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Word-for-Word Ways to Say No Like a Boss (Part 3)

Hey Feministas! In this final post about Saying No Like a Boss we’ll give you the juicy words to use to tell someone no and still be kind. Sometimes we go to the extreme of  saying no out of anger or with attitude or not saying anything and feeling like a doormat. Now there are definitely times

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4 Must Ask Questions to Saying No (Part 2 in series)

Hi Feministas! Were continuing our three-part series on Saying No Like a Boss. Acknowledge was the first step. Did you acknowledge all of the times that you wanted to say no? Was it surprising how often you wanted to say no to someone or something? Or did you notice that the desire to say no

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5 Emotional Reasons for Spending and How to Overcome It

By Aisha Taylor How many of you have ever gone shopping, brought the items home, and then thought, “Why did I buy that?”  If so, you may have purchased that item because you were emotionally shopping.  The problem with emotional shopping is that often times we purchase things that we don’t need, and we spend

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Saying No Like A Boss

In light of Women’s Month (well really Women’s History month but modern day women are just as important!) we’re bringing you a three-part series: Saying No Like A Boss As women we get so tripped up in being nice that we don’t consider our own needs. We give automatic yeses to situations that require nos.

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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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Who Runs The World? Girls!!! 5 Facts That You Need To Know About Women and Wealth

Earlier this month I attended a Morgan Stanley workshop called, “Women and Wealth” headed by the Urban Girl Squad to increase my financial acumen and because, as you know, personal finance and empowerment are passions of mine. The workshop covered the basics as it relates to savings, money management, and retirement. Their message, like any

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