DON’T BE FOOLED, YOU NEED INSURANCE

Youth has its advantages, but a guarantee against the unpredictable is not one of them. While millennials are now the the most educated generation in the US, we still have a lot of learning to do when it comes to #adulting. Let’s be honest, we still lose our phones, need help figuring out what to […]

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PAY MORE NOW, PAY LESS LATER : 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD SPLURGE ON !

We’ve all heard the saying “you get what you pay for”, and this is especially true for items that are worthy of the investment. One hitch in this plan? You actually have to have the money to invest! While the expense may be a barrier initially and you may need to save up for a […]

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When it Rains it Pours: The Importance of an Emergency Savings Account

Emergencies. We’ve all had them. Whether it’s having to call a locksmith or buy a last minute plane ticket to see a sick loved one, life will always find a way to throw you financial curveballs. More often than not, the cash that you’ve saved will make the difference between a minor challenge and a total […]

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Taking the Shame Out of the Money Game

What if talking about money with your friends was as easy as catching up on the latest hot new show on Netflix or going on and on about the latest electoral race snafu?   Talking about money is hard and it’s sometimes a touchy subject. Mostly because we assume that we’re the only ones feeling […]

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5 MONEY-SAVING TIPS FOR COLLEGE GRADS

  Graduation season is a great time of year. All the inspirational commencement speeches and excitement for the future makes it the perfect time to reflect on what I’ve learned since graduating three years ago (and post awesome #tbt photos!).   In retrospect, one of the key lessons I learned from college was that clear […]

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What to Look for When Getting Your First Credit Card

The first time someone ever tried to sell me a credit card, I was a sophomore in college. I was walking through an airport when a guy about my age called me over to a booth where he was taking credit card applications for an airline rewards card. He asked me if I wanted to […]

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5 SIGNS YOU’RE AFRAID OF YOUR FINANCES

As millennials, we have so many reasons to be afraid of our finances. A lot of us have little to no savings, a lot of student debt, and no idea what we’re doing when it comes to managing money. Some of us are well aware of these financial fears – but some of you – […]

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Blackish & the Keeping Up with the Middle Class

  I recently watched an episode of ABC’s Blackish titled “Keeping up the Johnsons”– yes, I know I am late to the game. The episode was a play on the common phrase, keeping up with the Joneses. The episode follows Bow and Andre Johnson, an upper middle class family of 4, as they discover they’ve been […]

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Everything I Know About Entrepreneurship I Learned from My Mom

Throughout my life, I have always been interested in business. As a kindergartener, I had big dreams of starting a company. To this day, mami loves talking about my first venture, IDC, Inc.— Important Documents Corporation. She has worked in banking my whole life and never missed a chance to share her world with me. On sick days she […]

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