2019: A Year of Just Being

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Fortee-Toooo (aka 42)

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My Summer Bucket List 🏖️

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[podcast interview] building your brand strategy w. businessese

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giving the people what they want

This morning I was in church with Hubby and got out my phone to take some notes (after all, Pastor Anderson is fiyah!), and saw a text come in from my 14yo. It said: "Mom. Can you make Sunday Dinner today? Thanks." And it was accompanied by 2 photos - obviously from Instagram - of other people's Sunday Dinner plates. I chuckled and had to admit that the bbq chicken, mac and cheese, yams, and cornbread looked good. So I replied back: "Sure!" And started plotting my spread. Fast forward 6 hours … ...

solo travel: apparently i’ve been missing out

Over the holiday break I met my friend Monica for brunch to catch up. Somehow our conversation turned to trips and travel and my dirty little secret came to light: I've never taken a solo vacation! Monica was truly surprised and told me that it was a MUST, and she challenged me to add this to my goal list for 2019. I mean, I've been on solo trips, don't get me wrong. Like, traveling to a conference or a business meeting and that kind of thing. But as far as me accompanying myself to a resort … ...

Budgeting, Staying Within Limits, and Financial Life Lessons

This post was created in partnership with American Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve taken to calling 2018 as our Year of Adulting. Here’s why: for the last several months, Hubby and I have been getting our financial house all the way in order. The other day we were asked what our monthly budget looks like. I chuckled because this topic has been an ongoing debate between Hubby and I for years. He doesn’t “believe” in budgeting - he calls it “living within your means.” On … ...

What I Wish I Had Learned About Credit Cards, Before, During, and After College

This post was created in partnership with American Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own. So there I was a college freshman setting foot on a ginormous, gorgeous campus of an SEC school, and feeling like the sky was the limit. I was both super nervous and insanely excited for this experience to begin. Having grown up in Montreal, Canada, I had dreamt of attending an American university and there I was, living the dream! Who knew that The Dream would include racking up crazy amounts of … ...

Helping Your Child Develop Financially Responsible Habits Through The Use of American Express Additional Card Membership

This post was created in partnership with American Express. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Given that money and finances are such a crucial part of life, it's baffling that more lessons on financial responsibility aren't taught in schools. All that means is that it's up to us parents to pick up the slack. At the end of the day, what we teach our children about money will largely depend on our own experiences with finances. Confession time: I've never been fantastic at budgeting or … ...