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Success After Divorce: How She Did It

It is said that all is fair in love and war.  When it comes to matters of the heart I may tend to agree, but when it comes to our money the rules aren’t so clear.  We always hear horror stories about women who are left with nothing after a divorce, or even worse women who are left with nothing …

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Join The Fem-Pow!er Movement: Meet Me In DC!

What’s a Fem-Pow!er Movement Event Like? You + Knowledge + Fun = Fem-Pow!er First, you’ll sit your awesome self down and have a nice continental breakfast while you listen to the CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) introduce you to Fem-Pow!er and your speakers for the day.   Alex Elle, Author & Entrepreneur: Alexandra L. Smith, more frequently known as Alex Elle, …

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Fill Her Up: DC Gets A Dose Of #FinancialFuel with Glinda Bridgforth

Nicole James lives paycheck to paycheck which means she spends exactly what she earns until the next payday.  With no money saved for emergencies, in the event of a lay off or unexpected large expense, she runs the risk of losing everything she’s worked hard to achieve since moving to DC 4 years ago. “It seems like no matter how …

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Toyota’s #FinancialFuel – Interview with Glinda Bridgforth

Toyota Financial Services is hosting Financial Fuel here in Washington DC on June 12, 2013, featuring guest speaker Glinda Bridgforth.  I interviewed Glinda to get a sneak peak about what she plans to share with us as well as how she made it from financial crisis to financial dynamo.  Take a look at our chat below:   What To Expect …

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Carnival of Personal Finance #383 – Capitol City Fall Edition!

Welcome to the 383rd edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance -Capitol city Fall Edition!  Like many of you, DC is experiencing the lovely turn in weather as Fall approaches.  The parks and trails have an even better feel to them now because the weather cooler and many residents get into the spirit of Halloween by decorating their homes with …

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Personal Finance Blog Conference Recap: The Importance of Relationship

You’re probably sick of all of the #FINCON12 recap blog posts but here I am with another one! If you saw #FINCON12 trending this weekend on Twitter then you know that a bunch of nerdy personal finance bloggers got together for what some have called the Woodstock of personal finance.  We came,  we saw, strategized, partied and of course many …

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21 Days to Rock Your Finances: Day 14 – Roth IRA vs Traditional 401k vs Roth 401k vs 403B vs SEP IRA

Once you’ve tackled debt and saved enough towards at least 3-6 months of living expenses in an emergency fund, then you can start thinking about investing in long term goals. This can include retirement, college education, owning a home or anything that warrants a longer term investment of time and money.  One thing to note which goes against Dave Ramsey’s …

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21 Days to Rock Your Finances: Day 14 – Single Women Money Tips

These tips really apply to anyone but since we’re focused on women’s money issues we’ll go with “single woman money tips” today. Believe it or not your personal finance goals are very different when single.  If you’re planning on getting married in the future, now is the time to lay the foundation.  It’s OK to make mistakes now because you’ll …

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Avon Regional Sales Executive Interview: Maria Sutej

Maria Sutej A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Maria Sutej- Regional Vice President, Sales with Avon Products, Inc. Maria Sutej is a Regional Vice President in Sales at Avon Products, Inc.   Maria leads a team of professionals with cross-functional skills and experience focused on defining short and long term measures related to achieving annual sales …

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21 Days To Rock Your Finances: Day 13: Creating An Emergency Fund

  Creating an emergency fund is critical in being able to maintain financial stability.   We often hear and read that creating an emergency fund is important but what’s hardly discussed is how to go about doing so.  Let’s look at a few ways to create your emergency fund. Now if you’re thinking to yourself, how on earth will I do …

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21 Days to Rock Your Finances: Day 12 -Contact Your Creditors

Today’s post in the Rock Your Finances series addresses taking yet another baby step around setting up your debts on paper or on a spreadsheet.  The rationale for this is to to prepare yourself for the call to your creditors after you’ve devised a plan to get current and get out of debt. By listing your debts, you gain concrete …

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21 Days to Rock Your Finances: Day 10- Dispute Credit Report Errors

  Once you’ve obtained a copy of your report and reviewed for errors, highlight each error and get ready to contact each bureau in order to dispute the information.  Some of he errors may include listing a credit account twice, reporting an account as late or delinquent when in fact it is up to date, reporting an account as having …

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21 Days to Rock Your Finances: Day 9 -Review Your Credit Report

(photo: essence.com) Today we tackle that holy grail we call credit.  Depending on who you talk to, we have to live with it but must learn to do without it.  Until you get to a point in your financial life where you can live on a No Credit Needed basis then you’ll need to pay special attention in this area.  …

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21 Days to Rock Your Finances: Day 8- Trim The Fat From Your Budget

I know, you’re thinking didn’t I just create a budget in Day 7?  Yes, you did and congratulations because that is the first step to making this process hands on! But today, we’re going to tweak things, just a bit.  You may have just listed all of your expenses and income without real consideration for where you can tweak your …

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A Day In Life Of An Avon Rising Star: Linda Montavon

I think Avon is one of the best products, high quality.  I love everything about Avon.  I love that Avon transforms lives.  It brings you connections.  Carol started out as a customer many years ago, and even though she is still a customer, we are true friends.  I appreciate that Avon gave me this opportunity. Today’s Avon interview is with …

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