Money Tips from My Haitian Mommy

Money Tips from My Haitian Mommy

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Growing Pains

To begin with, growing up my family did not have it great, but we did have it good. This blog post is devoted to money tips form my Haitian mommy.  Seems like,  my mother is what I like to call, the epitome of sacrifice.  While in Vegas this past week, I joked around with my boyfriend.  We laughed at some money tips my mom taught my siblings and I. Unfortunately, I realized I did not add these tips to my newly released book “My Money Matters.” Therefore, on a bright note, I have decided to make a dedication.  This week’s blog post is all about money  lessons my Haitian mommy taught me.

A Mother’s Sacrifice

In addition to the happy memories, I can remember my mother making less than $10 an hour.  She provided for a family of five without complaining.  There were priorities, therefore there were no lavish vacations or expensive outings.   Church, home, work, and repeat was mom’s weekly routine.  However, we made the best of our life.  Almost every month we went to Miami and visited family down south.  Life was pretty much okay.  

Blessed

I thank God for blessing me with the talent of braiding hair at a young age.  I starting making my own money at age thirteen by braiding hair. By fifteen I had my first car.  That felt great.  Along with being able to buy lots of McDonald’s Big Mac’s and 7 Eleven slushies, I had to pay bills.  “You are running up my light bill. I need $60 per month if you are going to be doing all this hair.” Aww man.  I felt like my mom hated me.  What felt like the biggest burden, has turned into a blessing. Pay bills before spending on wants.  

Haitian Mommy Money Lessons

  • Save, save, and save some more.
  • Say you don’t have money for yourself ( I don’t do this)
  • Help a brother or sister in need.
  • Pay your tithes and God will take care of you.
  • Save and invest safely (I take some moderate risk)
  • Eating out on holidays,  birthdays, and graduations only.
  • Prepare and plan for big purchases.
  • Save to buy a home.
  • Buy cheap cereal (corn flakes) it lasted longer
  • Go to school and get a good education,
  • Become a nurse or laywer ( I did this eight years after high school)
  • Whatever you want, go for it

 Consequently, I realized early on I wanted more. These lessons serve as a great foundation.  I have formed my own philosophies.  My life has to be more meaningful.  I want to spend my time working on my passions. Where is the freedom of the American dream? I know I was born to do more than pay bills and die broke.  What do you think?  

Reflection

Here are some pics from my Vegas trip.  This trip gave me a new outlook on life.
I want to be able to live a happy life of abundance and help others to do the same.


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4 Ways to Let Go: Getting Over that Ex

4 Ways to Let Go [ REALationships]

Getting Over that Ex. [ Special Bonus at the End]

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To begin with, I know the REALationship game is not fun.  Sometimes you must let go. Finding a mate and making it work is a process.  While, it is relatively hard to get into a relationship it is harder to let go. While being single isn’t easy, marriage life is not always fun either.  It is really about your perspective on where you are in life.  I am all about setting goals and taking action.  We want to get ahead in life and we can’t always do it alone.  We have  to know how to work with others.  Success is important in life, seems like liberation ranks a little higher on the pole.

Recently I had a friend who was feeling a disconnect with her mate.  Now some break ups are a  quick and shocking.  While another break up can be slow and futhermore dragged out.  Consequently, the process ends up being a big waste of  valuable time. I gathered data, like the good nurse that I am, and came up with some tips for her.   I was happy she was comfortable enough to open up to me and share her situation.  The information to let go and move is now being shared with you.

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How to Blast Excuses and Reach Your Goals

Blast Excuses

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Hi. Become an excuse blaster and accomplish your dreams.  Sounds a little confusing? Read on.

Do you have goals you wish to accomplish and are doing absolutely nothing about reaching?  Please do not wait for success to fall out of the sky like a flying saucer.  Most likely your dreams will not come true like that.

I had a conversation with a woman recently that inspired this post.  Marie is a divorcee with two children, ages thirteen and fifteen.  She desires to go to nursing school.  There are several valid reasons Marie believes will effect her ability to concentrate on studying.

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Power to Choose

What is Going On?

Wow, July is here already and this year is half-way through. Six months from now we will be in 2017.   Amazing things happen each day. Then there is the news right? There are situations  (some might call tragedies) that occur in the world each day. The focus in America right now is in Orlando, Florida.  

This is the happy blog, I will spare you the details. Head over to cnn.com or thehuffingtonpost.com for the latest updates.  I choose to keep reading my Bible, repeating my daily affirmations, and faithfully drinking my delicious montavida coffee.

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Liberate Your Life Overview

I would stop watching other people living and I would start living my own life.

Here is the deal.

There is so much going on in the world around us.  If we pay attention to the news, the grumpy co-workers, and our misery-  where will that leave us?

Liberate Your Life

The key to a successful life is to “Liberate your Life.”  When you are free you can do amazing things.  In 2012, I had everything I thought I needed to be happy.

In 2014, I watched everything that I thought I needed crumble away.  As I watched those happy people on Facebook and Instagram it made me upset.

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