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Should You Pay Off Debt or Invest First?

I've heard many philosophies about which to do first…pay off all debts and then go gang busters with investing, or take a tag-team approach and do both at the same time. Here is the thing, any plan will work if you work it. While all financial advice is well meaning,...

4 Podcasts about Money You Have to Hear

I love learning about money! I enjoy listening to podcasts because I can hear from different subject matter experts in an easy and convenient format. It doesn't matter if you're new on your financial journey or a financial rockstar, podcasts offer something for...

5 Things I Did Differently to Get Out of Debt

In my financial journey, I have learned that my choices control my results. It matters what you think and what you do. Here are 5 things I had to do differently to get out of debt.   #1 - I believed I could do hard things I’ll never forget the day I made my last...

4 Lies We Believe About Credit Cards

Credit card debt can be the hardest to overcome. Most people (I was once guilty too) use credit to maintain a lifestyle they can’t afford. Let’s talk about thoughts and habits which keep us in a lifetime of credit card debt.    I Have Credit Cards - I Must Have...


Americans who have less than $10,000 in retirement


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


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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