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7 Gadgets That Can Help You Save A Lot Of Money

Most people want to save money, but also wish to purchase gadgets that make working or living at home easy and comfortable. But is that even possible? What if you were told that it is possible to roll some money into some of the handy gadgets you desire. The truth is that how you save

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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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Your Saving Options Seem Too Drastic? Well Here’s How You Can Be Smarter

In this life, we all have things we cherish and want to be able to know how to handle. Our projects, each other, and precious moments just to name a few. We know that, if we’re not careful, we can lose the things we have and potentially never regain them ever again. A little lapse

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5 Baby Steps to Eliminate Debt and Increase Your Financial Confidence

There is a reason why “debt” is a “four-letter” word. Debt is a curse and keeps you from living your life free of fear, worry, and frustration. The irony is that we run away from our financial problems because we want to avoid pain. Running away, however, only worsens the state of our finances, thus

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How to Host Your First Live Event On a Tight Budget and Make $1,000 In the Process

Earlier this year, I hosted my first live event in honor of launching my first book, Unmasking the Strong Black Woman.  With a full-time job and an infant, I thought it was virtually impossible to do so, but I was wrong. My first event was well attended and lucrative. Here are the various steps I

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How to Financially Prepare for Maternity Leave

Once my husband and I decided that we wanted to start a family, I started thinking about ways that I could stay home with our baby for the first six months on her life, even if it were to be unpaid. In this piece, I talk about the various ways to leverage baby showers, family

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How to Increase Your Savings by Making It Automatic

If there was one book that totally transformed my approach towards money, it had to be the Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.  This book taught me that if I want to be successful with savings and investing, then you must make it automatic.  The brilliance behind this concept is you can’t spend what you don’t

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Have Debt, Have No Savings? Do Make These 4 Money Moves to Help You Easily Live Below Your Means

I was speaking to a girlfriend that was looking for advice on how to manage her finances better. She was proud to share that she had no debt, but when it came to savings, she had none. Living Beyond Your Means I know for some, this is a hard concept to grasp. We usually hear

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3 Ways to Save Money on A Wedding Gift and Stay On Budget

Wedding season is in full force, and if you are trying to be frugal because you don’t have the extra money to spend or you are trying to pay off debt, then this can be a scary time.  Please note, if you are a bridesmaid, then you definitely should read this article about cost saving

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Yes, It’s Ok to Splurge. Here are Four Instances When You Can Give In.

I had to be out of the office this week at an off-site training in the City. I normally get in and get out, but New York City summers are something at which to marvel and savor.  I took the long way to the train and caught myself outside of a thrift store whose funds

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