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4 Brilliant 401k Benefits You Have to Use

My first real job out of college I was an analyst for an investment company which was funny because the main thing I needed was money. Why? Because I was broke! I was 6 months out of college and had financed a new car, without negotiating the price, and I had 4-years...

Taking Control of your Finances Requires Change

One thing I know for sure is the importance of clarity and focus. This is especially true when going through a major shift of the mind and our daily choices. Making a decision to take control of your finances is a BIG CHANGE and the least distraction can quickly pull...

3 Easy Ways to Start your Emergency Fund

Life happens Over the last few weeks, much of the southeast has felt the direct hit or impacts of Hurricane Matthew. Meteorologists predicted this storm would result in significant damage to life and property, and as a precaution, some 2 million people in North...

Are you living your dreams?

Today's post is simple, Pursue your Dreams! The thought is simple but applying it is the challenge. There are constant demands for our time and attention which make it difficult to chase after our dreams. Here is how I have started my transformation. 1. If it doesn't...

We Purchased our Car with Cash

Let me apologize in advance because this may be a looooong post but I promise, it's worth it! If you remember, I recently wrote We're Almost Debt-Free: Part 2, and shared that my car was on its last leg, tire and everything else. I was not excited about this--getting...

Credit Cards – It’s Complicated

I recently had lunch with a friend and we were catching up on the usual—work, family, our dreams and goals. She begin to share how they were struggling with budgeting and paying off their debt. My friend, “I think we are going to cancel all of our credit cards. We...

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Americans who have less than $10,000 in retirement

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Average annual income spent on food and gas

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Americans who don't have $500 or more in savings

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Students with loans 90+ days past due

“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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