This week was a week of firsts for me. Due to hurricane Harvey, we had to start school two weeks later. Just wrapped up the first week and I feel like I've really gotten a feel for all 70 of my students and we have gotten into sort of a routine. Now it's time to … Continue reading First Week of School | First Adult Purchase
If you have been following me for a while, then you know I am on a journey to financial freedom, and I have been doing a damn good job. I have paid off so much debt since 2015 and I am happy that I am now in the place that I want to be - … Continue reading Financial Check and Update!!
https://youtu.be/PlciA_b4GBQ I have been on a "kicking debt's ass" journey for the past couple of years. I am so determined to be out of debt at 30 and so far, I am on the right road. In the past couple of years I have paid off a credit card ($2500), a personal loan ($3500), the … Continue reading Financial Friday: Cut Expenses, Add Hustles, Getting Out of Debt
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 … Continue reading Money in Relationships
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 … Continue reading Financial Friday: Minimalism Saves Money
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 … Continue reading Money & Health (plant-based living)
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 … Continue reading Financial Friday: Debt, Debt, Go Away!
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 … Continue reading Financial Friday: Everyday I’m Hustlin’
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 … Continue reading Financial Friday: Why are Black People in So Much 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 … Continue reading Financial Friday: Managing 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 … Continue reading Financial Friday: My Plan To Get Out Of 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 … Continue reading Financial Friday: How I Got In Debt
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 … Continue reading Financial Friday