Friday, December 25, 2015

Are you ready to get your Finances in order?

It's time to give youself a better gift for Christmas this year.  Don't you agree that the gift of financial wealth is better than the gift of debt?  Every year we tell ourselves that we will get our finances and credit in order. Yet, we start out on a good note excited about making a budget, tracking our spending, and creating a savings plan. However, there is one problem with this plan.  That problem is sometimes we don't stick with it for more than 3 or 6 months to truly reap the benefits or see the true results. 
Sometimes we get distracted because we are not focused and our mindset about debt, money, or savings is not on the same page.  Instead, we make excuses that continue to put ourselves in the red or lack of financial plan instead of a wealth mentality mindset.   You can change your mind set about money, budgeting, retirement, savings, and debt by visiting Patrice Washington's website on Real Money Answers, "You Deserve Better Finances in 2016".  It's not too late to get started.

You cannot make steps toward progress if you have not changed the way you view, think, and handle your finances. You cannot get out of debt using the same mindset about spending. If you have the mindset "I got to buy it" then you’re defeating the purpose of getting your finances in order.

How many money & finance seminars have you attended? How many books have you read that you actually gained valuable information that added value to your life?  If your answer is only a few or maybe none then you should pick up Patrice Washington's Real Money Answers.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Don't allow anyone to spend the holidays alone.

Every year the holidays toward the end of the year can be overwhelming when you have lost loved ones.  How do you deal with feeling alone? How do you cope with missing loved ones that have gone home to heaven?  It's going to be important that you don't spend the holidays alone.  This is the time of the year that friends and family should be reaching out to one another to spend time together.  This will help eliminate the feeling of loneliness and being depressed and lost because someone close to you is no longer with you.

Around this time of the year, it's important to help those who experience suicidal thoughts, and fall into a depressed state of mind.  The holidays can be hard if you are spending it alone. Surround yourself with positive friends and family that will aid in you smiling, laughing, and enjoying the holidays.

Do you know someone who will be spending the holidays alone this year?  If so, reach out to him or her and invite them to spend the holidays with you. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Did you watch The Wiz Live?

Last night was truly a family night as we all sat back with our children to watch The Wiz Live on NBC. It had 11 million views last night which was great.

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To see a new version and cast was amazing. The star studded cast with Queen Latifah as the Wiz, Mary J. Blige as evil witch of the west, Uzo Aduba as the good witch of the South was amazing.  Then introducing Shanice Williams as Dorothy was just beautiful. It was nice to see Stephanie Mills , David Alan Grier, Neo, and Common.  It was an amazing cast that did an outstanding job in their performance.  Let me say, Shanice Williams did an outstanding job and I am sure we will see more of this talented young lady.  The music was great and I like the variation of the storyline with a little humor for today's generation. 

The best part about last night was the children today got to see and hear a show many of us 70's babies got to see when the original with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. It was awesome to see the performance with new faces. For those of who is saw the ordinal, what are your thoughts? 

If you missed it, you can still watch it on demand.