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2020 doesn't have to be a bad year 10 lessons I learned in 2020

What I Learned From 2020 Part 1

In Inspiration, Phenomenal

When I look at the news, social media, memes, and email I feel bombarded with all of the headlines and messages about how terrible 2020 was. Yes, the pandemic ravaged the entire world and upended our lives. Yes, the economy did tank (but it is also rebounding). Yes, this was a uniquely challenging year globally. However, we don’t have to view 2020 as a terrible, bad, or ugly year. I suggest we take a step back from focusing on the bad, pain, and devastation to find the good and the gratitude. I think this is important as we move forward…

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One Thing You Need To Know About Unemployment Benefits. How moms may be impacted by COVID-19 and unemployment.

One Thing You Need To Know About Unemployment Benefits

In Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit millions of Americans and upended life around the world.  But there is one group that has been hit very hard – moms.  Unexpected job losses, decisions to exit the workforce due to the increasing demands at home to be a homeschool teacher, or increased demands at work while maintaining the home have disproportionately impacted moms.  Unemployment has become a lifeline for many during these turbulent times.  But did you know that this lifeline now has the potential to be a major headache during tax time?   The reason is that unemployment benefits are considered income, similar…

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Wish you had more money in your paycheck? In this post, you will learn how to increase your monthly income by changing your tax withholdings.

Give Yourself A Monthly Raise With This Simple Tip

In Finance

I have a couple of friends who loathe the idea of receiving a refund.  I thought they were crazy when I heard them talk about their desire to structure their taxes in a way where they wouldn’t receive a tax refund.  They believed that a tax refund was a big waste and meant they failed in properly setting up their taxes at the beginning of the year. To them, a tax refund wasn’t something to be excited about, but rather a signal to do something different the following year.  This was totally different than my approach. Unlike my friends, I…

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10 Smart and Quick Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

In Finance

We are in the middle of tax refund season and for many of us, this provides an opportunity to catch up on goals, catch up on bills, or to do something a little special for us or our children. But where to get started and how do you decide what to work on? In this post, I’m going to share 10 Smart and Quick Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely. These tips will help you have more peace and move you closer to your goals. If you receive a refund, think about how you will allocate your refund before…

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One day as I was as reflecting back on the lessons I learned from Booker T. Washington, I realized just how many of those lessons I can apply to my single motherhood journey. In this post, I share the 6 biggest lessons that I learned.

6 Life Lessons I Learned From Booker T. Washington

In Faith

Have I ever told you that I love to read?  In fact, Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington is one of my favorite books.  I first read it a number of years ago. I love the book so much that I’ve read it twice (both times pre-pregnancy and pre-motherhood) at different stages of my life. As background, Booker T. Washington was born a slave, yet he was the first leader of the Tuskegee Institute and under his leadership built the school. He also was an advisor to United States presidents and was an influential leader in the black community….

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