Why You Must Increase Your Financial Self-Awareness To Slay Your Financial Goals

Hey Mr. DJ Ever hear a song that you don’t really like on the radio, but because they play it so often, it kind of gets stuck in your head? We all have. It’s definitely annoying,  but there is no real harm in having a corny song take up some temporary head space before being

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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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3 Ways to Build Your Ride or Die Crew

Nothing says love like surrounding yourself with people who want the best for you. But this is easier said than done. There are always people who will readily point out your stumblings and failings, people who will remind you not to reach too far or dream too much. They may cloak it in want to protect

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22 Ways To Stay Motivated and Positive When Making Financial Changes Becomes Difficult

On some days, paying those bills on time and being serious about making extra money to increase your net worth can be a struggle. I promise you that there will be days you will feel afraid, defeated, and overwhelmed. But there is a saying that goes, “adversity introduces a (wo)man to herself.” When building your

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Learning How to Plan and Achieve Your Goals

Many people would never take a road trip without a GPS or map, but often operate their lives without a plan or a goal. Just like in road trips, you need to take the time to plan, prioritize, and determine where you are going if you want to hit your destination. Without the plan or

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Flawless?? If not, Here’s 3 Things to Do with Your Flaws!

\ The perfect ones are always flawed~Unknown One of the most difficult things for most people to do is talk about themselves. We don’t want to come across as obnoxious, by rattling off all of the great things about ourselves. But, we don’t want to admit the not so great things about ourselves either.  Have

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6 Ways to Save When You Think You Can’t Afford To

Despite a miserable financial reality—bounced checks, late mortgage payments, bank overdrafts, inner turmoil, and lack of sleep—you will still find people telling you that they can’t afford to save. The reality is that they can’t afford not to save. Helping a friend or a loved one move from the “I Can’t Afford to Save” mentality

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Make R.E.A.L. and Lasting Change

This time of year is filled with renewal, hope, and plans for 2016. We’re focused on the possibilities of the New Year and the chance to accomplish what we didn’t in 2015. But 92%* of people don’t keep their New Year’s resolutions. By mid-February the gyms aren’t as full and resolutions fall by the wayside.

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4 Ways to Protect Yourself From Nickel and Diming Your Way Into the Poorhouse

One of the interesting things that I see as a personal finance coach supporting black women regain control of their finances is that these women are in debt or have bad credit , not because they are poorly compensated and, as a result, have to resort to charging basic necessities on their credit cards, but

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Make Self-Compassion a Priority

Now that we’re days into the New Year, those who set New Year’s Resolutions are in the thick of making their change. But before fully moving into the New Year, reviewing the past year – the good, bad, and ugly is necessary. Regardless of the ups and downs of 2015, how you understand them will directly

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