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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Personal Finance Skills You MUST Have Before Turning 30

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala We all know that our 20s are messy and we spend our 30s getting our lives together but there are some things that you should start working on earlier than later. While I don’t have the answers to making your 20s better, I do have a set of […]

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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 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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6 Ways to Keep Your Marriage AND Your Money in Order

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala The days of having a single-income household are all but gone (though no shame in your game if you are a homemaker, it is no doubt a full-time job). More than ever women are coming to a marriage with a career and assets, which is why it is […]

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A Wedding You Can Afford

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala It is almost sacrilegious to say you should budget for your wedding, but these days, in the time of hundred-thousand-dollar weddings, it seems like we need to pay closer attention to the spend. It is sad but not surprising that money is the “leading cause of stress in […]

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Figuring Out Your Finances With Your Live-In Beau

This article originally appeared in Vivala  HeyVivala Many modern gals are moving in with our boo’s long before marriage, and it makes a lot of sense. Testing the waters is generally a good call before going all in. The romantic in me thinks that love always trumps, but the lawyer in me reminds me that marriage […]

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7 Money Habits to Ditch Now

Now that you’re an, ahem, “adult” you need to start getting your finances in order STAT. Don’t wait until your thirties to start watching your bottom line. Believe us when we say, making a budget now can make all the difference in 10 to 20 years. So avoid these seven pitfalls and picture yourself riding […]

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Harriet Tubman On the New $20: 3 Things We Can Learn From Harriet’s Financial Life

It is no secret that Harriet Tubman’s selection on the new $20 bill establishes her as a national hero. She is the first woman and black person ever to be featured on American currency. Known for her role in freeing herself and hundreds of slaves, her presence, without a doubt, symbolizes freedom. What could be […]

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