4 Money Lessons I Learned From #GirlBoss

I’ll be honest, when I picked up #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso I never thought there would be so many valuable personal finance lessons in it. Business advice, tips, and motivation were my expectations, but what I received was a well rounded, personal account of someone who did the unexpected in her own way. Read More

Is Social Media Endangering Your Budget?

Love it or hate it, social media has changed our lives. It has become a part or our daily routines and conversations. Everyday millions of people take to social media to post their latest accomplishments and acquisitions, in some cases driving unsaid competition between otherwise complete strangers.

I was recently taped by the Reuters for a much needed piece that explores the impact social media can have on finances.

Check the piece out HERE.

7 Inexpensive Self-Care Tips When Dealing With Stressful Finances

Financial stresses not only affect your well-being, but also they can negatively affect relationships, job performance and pretty much rule your life – if you let them. When coupled with the demands of everyday life, it can feel like there are innumerable obstacles standing in the way of your financial goals.

Although critical, it can be difficult to maintain a positive outlook. A healthy financial journey doesn’t consist of deprivation just like a healthy diet doesn’t consist of starvation. It’s extremely important to practice self-care when working towards your financial goals.

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9 Insanely Simple Steps to Fix Your Finances This Year

We are a little over a week into 2015 y’all?! How are you doing?

Me personally? I’m freezing. They haven’t gotten the heat right in my apartment yet so my fingers are freezing as I type this lol.

Thank you for tagging me in you FabLane Goal sheet photos. How’d you make it through? I finally did mine last night and boy, it was intense!

I want to share a great article I contributed to over at Buzzfeed. They ask me what simple steps people could take to improve their finances this year and I proved 9 tips.

You can check the article out by clicking the image below.

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3 Holiday Looks for Less by Christina of Just Missed The Runway

My body is well aware that holiday party season is in full-swing. I’m exhausted, I can’t party like I used to.

But you may not be old like me and still have some party left in you so I wanted to share a few lovely holiday looks courtesy of my good friend and soon to be stylist (crossing my fingers) Christina A. of JustMissedTheRunway. I met this sassy, fierce Ghanaian bombshell at this past Blogging While Brown and it was love at first sight. we’ve since created a supportive friendship. She’s definitely one of my favorite people of 2014.Read More

Over 10 DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

In case you didn’t notice, the holiday season is upon us. Clutch your wallet and your budget because holiday cheer and guilt are coming for it. Or not.

I spend the entire year pinning budget friendly DIY’s and I realized that some of these are pretty awesome gift-ideas. I also polled my dynamic Instagram family and received wonderful feedback regarding the best inexpensive gift they ever received.

My goal is to get you thinking about alternative and cost saving fit ideas, so that at the end of the holiday season you will feel accomplished and ready for

This list has a wide range of gift ideas that range from the novice DIY’er to a professional. So without further adieu, let’s get those creative wheels churning.

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I Found My Wedding Dress for Under $500!!

The budget wedding planning Is In full swing y’all. If the ring wasn’t enough, its official, we have a wedding on our hands.

I’ve been dropping tidbits about the #ForeverFlashy wedding on social media over the past few months, including our decision to switch up our wedding plans just a few weeks after we put our deposit down on an elaborate Maryland wedding factory (not really a factor, but they crank weddings out like one). More on this decision later when the wedding segment of the site is up and running but I will say we are aiming to pull off a wedding in Brooklyn, New York for $7,000.

But let’s talk about what you came here for because I took a giant leap towards our impending nuptials this past weekend and purchased my dress!

Upon the urging of my girl Latisha Styles over at Young Finances I checked out Brides Against Cancer.

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