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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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How to Spend Less Money, Have More Fun, and Have Less Stress This Holiday Season As A Single Mom

How to Spend Less Money, Have More Fun, and Have Less Stress This Holiday Season

In Finance

Do you struggle with the holidays (financially, emotionally, spiritually, etc.)? Are you wondering how you can make Christmas phenomenal for your children but are wondering how to do it financially? Are you hoping to navigate the holidays without the stress?   The holiday time can be stressful, sad and lonely for many people.  There can be so much pressure to find the perfect gift or create the perfect memory that the desire to make the holidays perfect can lead to stress. At one point I really struggled with the single mom guilt that impacted how I viewed the holiday (and truthfully…

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On the Phenomenal Mom's with Aisha Taylor Podcast we discuss how single moms can buy a home

The Single Mom’s Guide to Buying A Home

In Finance

Are you a single mom who wants to become a homeowner? Homeownership has amazing benefits and it is a dream of many people.  One of the most common questions that I get over in the Phenomenal Moms Group is, “How can I become a homeowner?”  Therefore, Ernestine Mitchell, who is a real estate agent and single mom, joins me on the Phenomenal Moms Podcast with Aisha Taylor to discuss: How single moms can get started on their homeownership search What single moms need to do to position themselves financially to buy a home What single moms should consider in order to…

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In this episode of the Phenomenal Moms with Aisha Taylor Podcast Aisha shares 7 Ways To Save For College as a Single Mom

7 Ways To Save For College as a Single Mom

In Finance

As a single mom, I understand the challenges of being able to contribute to my twin’s college savings account while also paying for my children’s clothes, food, activities, etc.   With the need to take care of the household finances, working towards your financial goals, and staying on track with your money it may even feel impossible to put aside money for your children’s college education. However, there is hope.   In this podcast episode, I share 7 practical and assessable tips to help single moms start to save for their children’s college education.  These tips will help you to…

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