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Why You Need to Be a Good Money Mentor for Your Children

Why You Need to Be a Money Role Model For Your Children

In Faith, Finance

As a new mom, I knew that my twins would depend on me to meet their physical and emotional needs. However, I didn’t know just how much they would study, observe, and mimic me, even this early. Thus, I am very careful to model the behavior and attitude that I want to see in my children. I believe that parents understand intuitively that they need to watch what they say and how they act around their children. Think about it: When you teach your children how to eat solid foods for the first time, do you show them how you…

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PUSH Money Matters Detroit

Free Event: You Should Attend the Rainbow Push Coalition Money Matters Event

In Finance

Think about the answer to this question: What would I do if I couldn’t fail? Once you think about what you would do, I want you to imagine what your life would be like. What emotions would you feel? How would your children feel? Picture yourself and your family smiling and covered with the joy of your family’s ideal life. Now, I want you to open your eyes. Can you realistically get there given your current circumstances? Ouch. I know that you are thinking, “Aisha, that’s tough.” That may be tough, but I say it with love. I want you…

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How Single Moms Can Build Their Support Network

It Takes a Village: How Single Moms Can Build A Support Network

In Phenomenal Living

  Building your support network as a single mom is critical. No one can do it all, and as single moms, we feel like we are expected to do everything. A friend told me that this generation of parents is really the first generation that believes that we have to do everything. We work, take care of the home, take our kids to activities, review and help with homework, and everything in between without asking for help. As a matter of fact, another friend posted on social media about how her mom was coming over to help her with her…

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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Alana Flowers

In FNPhenomenal MOM, Phenomenal Living

FNPhenomenal Mom is a series that I am doing to highlight Single Moms who are amazing moms and who are also rocking it out personally in their careers, entrepreneurship, or in the community.  I think that it is important to show other single moms that it is possible to raise amazing children without sacrificing who you are as a woman.  These interviews are motivational, but also include practical advice on how to structure your life for success, financial management tips, and techniques to teach your children about finances.  We are all in this journey together.  My hope is to highlight other…

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why self-care matters with personal finances

How A Mini Health Scare Taught Me Why Self Care Is Linked To Financial Wellness

In Faith, Phenomenal Living

I was running around trying to pack and get organized for a road trip and then all of a sudden I felt dizzy, light headed, and shaky. It felt like my blood sugar had dropped and I had to rush to get something to eat to feel better. It wasn’t the first time this had happened and earlier that day a friend of mine admonished me to take better care of myself. She praised everything that I was doing for the twins (cloth diapering, breastfeeding, and making my own baby food), but she cautioned me that everything that I was…

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