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5 Smart Strategies to Save Money this Spring

It's May and ready or not, the first day of summer is quickly approaching. You may already be thinking of summer clothes, cute sandals and adventurous vacations but before you spend a penny, could your money use a little Spring Cleaning? After all, with summer...

My 7 Best Books About Money for Beginners

Financial Literacy for Beginners April is Financial Literacy Month and for good reason. Most working Americans live with little savings, to much debt, and the struggle to tie it all together. Many of us learn about money in the School of Hard Knocks which can leave us...

Another Debt Paid & How We Almost Blew It

Where did January, February and March go? It seems we were just setting goals and resolutions for 2017. While I'm not a big fan of resolutions, the planner in me enjoys "Must-Do" lists and short and long-term goals. Now that the 1st quarter is complete, it's time to...

How to Get Rid of Bad Financial Habits

Kicking bad financial habits is not easy but it is doable. Here is a common misconception. If I had more money, I would manage it better. Here is another one. I don't have enough money to save and invest. It's easy to believe that we spend money based on what we have...

3 Ways I use Online Banking to Manage Money

Some facts about me: I love Online and Digital Banking I rarely visit a branch or ATM I have not used paper checks in more than 5 years I pay all bills through online banking I log into my accounts 2-3/week I use multiple checking and savings account to manage our...


Americans who have less than $10,000 in retirement


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“Any time you stop producing and focus only on consuming, you have nothing to be proud of, other than what you consume…if you don’t produce and wait on someone to hire you, and give you a vision,  you may not get there…

TD Jakes

“I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that financial literacy, economic empowerment, and wealth building is going to be the last leg of the civil rights movement. Because one step toward financial literacy takes you two steps toward personal empowerment.”

Russell Simons

“One thing that’s true is that whether you are making a financial investment or an investment of the heart, you usually get what you give. What’s also true is that investing the wrong assets into the wrong places is a great way to end up broke (or broken).”

Dr. Boyce Watkins

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