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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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We can become more secure around investing. In the post, "The Biggest Investing Mistake Women Make," we will discuss the biggest money mistakes women make.

The Biggest Investing Mistake Women Make

In Finance

I’m excited to partner with Ellevest to start this conversation about women and money. I may receive compensation if you become an Ellevest client.   Today’s post is Part 2 of the 2-Part series on Investing. In Part 1 of the Investing series, we talked about how you can fund your investment account. However, there is another step that has to happen. Once you identify where the money to fund your investment account will come from, you will also need to take the next step of opening an investment account and then funding it. Sometimes it is easier to come…

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In this podcast episode, Erica Blocker joins the Phenomenal Moms Podcast with Aisha Taylor to discuss How to Avoid Burnout As A Single Mom

How to Avoid Burnout As A Single Mom

In Phenomenal Living

Are you a single mom who feels exhausted and stretched thin? Are you wondering how to keep up with everything that you are doing? Are you afraid that with everything that you have going on, something is going to fall or get missed? Do feel like you need coffee just to survive and make it through the day? If so, you are not alone. Single mom burnout is real, and the challenge with it is that if you burnout then how will you effectively take care of your children? In this podcast, Erica Blocker of the Moms With Dreams Podcast…

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The government shutdown lasted 35 days. The pain of the furloughed workers was real. In this post, I’m going to share 6 money management lessons we can learn from the government shutdown that will help you to make adjustments now to better protect your financial security going forward.

6 Money Management Lessons From The Government Shutdown

In Finance

The government shutdown lasted 35 days.  The pain of the furloughed workers was real.  I heard stories about people who were unable to go to work because they couldn’t afford childcare.  However, there were stories of beauty within the midst of that storm as everyday Americans and businesses stepped up to help their fellow citizens weather the storm through food drives, free meals, and other assistance.  I was even encouraged to see banks stepping up to provide relief for customers who were impacted by the shutdown. That type of concern for others was encouraging. As I thought about the impact…

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Learn 7 Ways To Start Funding Your Investment Account Even If You Don't Think You Make Enough. This is an amazing way for single moms to build an investment account and still pay their bills.

7 Ways To Start Funding Your Investment Account Even If You Don’t Think You Make Enough

In Finance

I’m excited to work with Ellevest to start this conversation about women and money. I will receive compensation if you become an Ellevest client.   Investing is a common financial goal for the New Year.  However, between paying bills and just trying to keep everything together, where is the additional money going to come from?  The good news is once you know where to get the money, you can invest with a site like Ellevest which has the mission of making investing simpler and more in line with the needs of women.  But where does the money come from? Although…

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