Posts tagged money
5 Things to do before ballin out with tax money

Americans everywhere patiently waited as the clock hit 12 and it was officially January 2017.  While some were waiting to begin their New Year’s Resolutions; some of us were excited about another event. 

The arrival of the W-2s. 

Poor little post men began to be annoyed more than when a little kid ask “are we there yet?” for the 100th time in 5 minutes. 

The quicker the W-2s dropped the sooner we all can run to our closest tax preparation place to get all of the bands that the government was going to run us (which reminds me, if you REALLY enjoy The Fear Hurdler, let me claim a couple of your kids…Thanks in advance)

And of course memes flood the internet like...

Which reminds me how I wish I would’ve learned this lesson a lot earlier in life.  As soon as my deposit would hit, I would run to the mall and buy the latest Jordan, Coogi, Roc A Wear and Black Label outfits, and then go out to eat EVERY single night.  Now as I look at my closet full of outdated clothes and a nearly empty bank account, I think to myself…DAMN I SHOULDN’T HAVE SPENT ALL MY TAX MONEY!

I’m not telling you what you should do because it is yours at the end of the day; just HIGHLY suggesting some things you should do with your tax money before you make it rain.

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5 Reasons you shouldn’t go see Beyonce

This weekend was a big one and not just because of Super Bowl Sunday but out of nowhere Queen Bey dropped her new single and video for “Formation.”  As soon as the first post hit the internet everyone ran to Beyonce.com and the best gossip sites to take a look as this video.  Before you knew it social media sites were filled with memes of Red Lobster and celebrating your inner Country Bama roots.  After the Super Bowl performance the BeyHive were at the edge of their seat to find out her next move of attack…

 Was she going to release an album with no type of warning in the wee hours of the night….AGAIN? 

Just like that she made the announcement she was going on TOUR!

In a matter of two seconds, millions of people had already made the terrible decision to go.  Here are the reasons you need to stay at the house …..ABORT MISSION…..

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I just want the money! 3 reasons why you will always hate your job

In the wise words of Lil’ Wayne “Money is the motive.

It plays a huge part in the decisions that we make in life.  Majors are chosen solely on the ability to secure a job that pays bank.  The job that we seek after, has little to do with what we like, but it pays a lot of money.  A lame will get play not because of his personality, but because he has money (seriously please explain why people think Bird Man is sexy…….I’ll wait).  It’s true that we make decisions and chase after many things because of money. 

What would you think if I told you that we had it all wrong?

As Adele says …..should I keep on chasing pavements even though it leads nowhere?”

Let’s put this into a situation. You meet this fine guy at the club one night (I mean Omari Hardwick coming out of the pool after fixing Mary Jane’s light bulb fine *fans self*).

You give him your number, and the both of you decide to get up for dinner the next day.  At dinner, you discover that he has absolutely nothing going for himself but his looks; let’s go ahead and label him a scrub.  But because he is sofine you don't cut him off.

You don't see yourself marrying him, but the relationship becomes comfortable so instead of leaving you continue to stay.  Only to wake up to see that four years have passed by (wasted away) with him and one day you realize that there must be more to life and decide to leave him. 

Chasing a job for money is the same.  One day we chose a position because it pays well, only to notice that years have went by and you absolutely hate what you are doing. 

I Hate My Job

Think about all of the people that you know (even point the finger at yourself) that hate their job.  If I was paid a dollar for every person I saw on FB or having Snap Chat rants, on how much they dread walking into those doors every day; I would be as rich as Oprah. 

 

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Tired of being broke: how to have more money without making more

Is it just me, or is anyone else tired of being broke? 

Paydays are just a myth, because after I take care of bills, it is like it NEVER happened....

 

When my paycheck was chump change (more like minimum wage); my first thought was that I needed more money in order to have more.  But then I started a position that doubled my previous salary, in addition to working a part time job,and my pockets still carried lint in them. Of course me being the millennial that I am, I did what we all do…..start to look at other positions that paid more.   

It was in that moment that I stopped myself and asked a valuable question “Why am I always broke?” It wasn’t as if I was out here wearing Red Bottoms and Gucci belts, in reality it didn’t feel that I was spending money on much.  And how could I dare think about building a savings account, if I didn't have any money to put in it?  

I had to figure it out, because clearly making more money wasn’t going to fix this problem until I got to the root of it.

Change Of Mindset

Have you ever talked so much that everyone stopped listening? (I talk A LOT so this just may be my testimony.....).  The hour and thirty minute story that you just told about that one time in band camp, went in one ear and out the other......

Well, when we talk to ourselves believe it or not our subconscious keeps an attentive ear.  It soaks up everything that you say about yourself “I can’t save,”  “I never have any money,” “I’m always going to be broke.”  Though these sayings don’t seem as if they mean much, but in reality our subconscious takes heed and plays out on everything we just said. 

In January I added financial books to my reading routine.  I just knew that by adding this it would give me a blueprint on how to start making it rain. 

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