The Envelope System Saves $$$

SMC on The Envelope System

Someone pinned this picture on Pinterest of them dividing their money into different envelops as suggested by financial expert, Dave Ramsey. His explanation of the envelope system was simple and made cents/sense, so I thought I’d share it. My thoughts are in PINK, of course. … Continue reading

{Donating to My Alma Mater} Why I Give Even When I’m Saving

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One reason that I have over $20,000 in student loans is because I chose to attend Spelman College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges and #1 ranked HBCU. I was offered full music and academic scholarships during my … Continue reading

{Week 14 Update} 52 Week Money Challenge

Financial Freedom

It’s Friday already and time for your 52 Week Money Challenge reminder.  For those of you, like me, who began on January 3, 2014, we are 14 weeks in for this year!  Today, I crossed off $25.00 from the SMC bingo … Continue reading

{Business Cents} Don’t Give A Damn If They Like You

Business Woman

“ The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude. ” — Arnold Glasow They Like Me, They Really Like Me Some of the best career advice I ever received came from a magazine. … Continue reading

{Wise Words} Don’t Forget to Live

Wise Words- Create Happiness Photo Credit: Raw of Beauty {dot}com

This is a lesson that I learned the hard way in my early twenties. I was so busy working to meet a certain status and lifestyle that I was too busy working to enjoy it; thus missing out on that limbo period where crazy “in my twenties” stories are made.  Since then I have learned that time is one of the most valuable “things” to have.  Time is a currency that no one can really buy more of.  When I get to the end of my life, I want to know that I have actually LIVED instead of simply existing.

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{Starbucks Deal} Get 10% Off Today!

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Update: This deal has been extended until April 30, 2014! Last month, I signed up for a service called Tuition Bites that claims to help people pay off student loans by combining e-commerce and crowd-funding. Meaning, I was set up … Continue reading

{Week 13} 52 Week Money Challenge Bingo Style

SMC- 52 Week Money Challenge

Someone recently asked me “what was the point of doing a money challenge, it’s not like you are saving a substantial amount?”  My reply was simple, “every little bit helps me get one step closer to my goals”.  I am … Continue reading

{Business Cents} Preview to Like A Girl Series

Women in the Workplace

Last week I posed the question to my female readers, are we [women] losing the corporate game because we are playing “like a girl”? This very question inspired our new Like a Girl series. What does it mean to do … Continue reading