Money in Relationships

A while back, someone I follow on IG made a post about why men don’t take women on dates. Now he had some great points, I will admit, but it also brought up another topic that has been on my mind. In my past relationships, I have always been broke. Relationships can be expensive if…

Financial Friday: Minimalism Saves Money

I posted the video above on YouTube earlier in the week. Minimalism is something that I have always been into but haven’t practiced until recently. Growing up and having almost everything that you want, you start to take things for granted. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon the vandwelling and tiny home movement that I…

Money & Health (plant-based living)

When we talk about veganism, many people right of the bat say how expensive it is. When I went vegan almost three years ago, I had never heard of people saying how expensive it was or how expensive it could be depending on what you are buying. I bought a lot of processed faux meats…

Financial Friday: Debt, Debt, Go Away!

As of today, I have paid off two debts. Wooohooo! That is a huge accomplishment. I have paid off the IRS and a personal loan. Two steps close to being debt free! Even though those are two milestones, I am not ready to celebrate just yet. When I pay off my two credit cards, I…

Financial Friday: Everyday I’m Hustlin’

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A FINANCIAL COACH OR ADVISOR. I have been told that I work like a Jamaican (yes, Jazzie, I’m talking about you, lol). I have several different forms of revenue, and so should you. It’s important to not rely on one form of income when you are trying to pay off debts…

Financial Friday: Why are Black People in So Much Debt?

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A FINANCIAL COACH OR ADVISOR Out of all Americans, my people are the most in debt. We have the highest debts, even those of us who live in low income areas. Why? I blame lack of knowledge, the environment, rappers, Black reality shows, financial ignorance, etc. There are many things to…

Financial Friday: Managing Debt

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A FINANCIAL COACH OR ADVISOR Managing debt is the hardest thing for Americans to do, I mean look at how much we are in debt as a country. 76% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. Why? Because we cannot manage our debt. I am one of those that can’t measure their…

Financial Friday: My Plan To Get Out Of Debt

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR OR COACH. Editor’s note: I noticed that I had forgot to include that I owed the IRS money in my last post. I owed them almost $500 and as of yesterday, have paid them off. That freed up $25 every month that is now going to one of…

Financial Friday: How I Got In Debt

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A FINANCIAL ADVISOR OR COACH My goal is to be out of debt by this time next year. This goal is still feasible but I am not going to stress myself trying to make it happen. I owe $21k in student loans and $10k+ to my bank. So, in essence, I…

Financial Friday

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A FINANCIAL COACH OR CONSULTANT In the past month or so, I stumbled upon a guy on Periscope named Shanaan Dawda. He is a financial coach and I have heard several different financial coaches but his scopes caught my attention. For starters, he’s only two years older than me and he has…