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Why Becoming A Single Mom Can Be Great Financially

In Finance

Are you terrified that becoming a single mom could mean financial ruin? When you think about finances, do the feelings of fear and worry start to creep up? If the answers to these questions were “yes”, then you are not alone.   I will never forget the doctor telling me that I was pregnant with twins. The first thing that came to my mind was, “What am I going to do now?”  I was afraid, and I felt the panic creeping into my body.  I felt fear, worry, and pressure because I asked myself,  “Now what?” and had no response. It took me…

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How to Travel As A Single Mom

In Phenomenal Living

Are you a single mom who: Wants to travel more or start taking vacations? Wishes you could afford to travel? Wants to be able to travel with your children and make great memories? Learn how to make travel a part of your lifestyle? Single motherhood is not a poverty wish nor is it a wish to live a life void of phenomenal experiences.  On this episode, Aisha is joined by Aja Rutledge, a single mom who is a travel blogger, lives internationally with her son, and owns a travel agency. We discuss how single moms can travel, have amazing experiences,…

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What the Toys R Us Closing Taught Me About Shopping Local

What the Toys R Us Closing Taught Me About Shopping Local

In Finance

The Toys R Us liquidation has been very upsetting to me and a little hard to process.  I think that I may be in denial about the entire thing and I find myself heading there more often now that I know that it is closing.  Literally, my Toys R Us nostalgia is so high and I find myself buying more toys and spending way too much money in there. I think that the Toys R Us liquidation is hard because I was a Toys R Us kid and about 70% of the stuff (excluding clothing) for my twins have come…

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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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