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10 TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF FINCON (FROM A FIRST TIMER) Sep 19, 2019

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FinCon 2019 was one word, AMAZING! Okay, that's the end of this article. I will see you next time. Just kidding! A FinCon Experience would not be complete without an accompanying blog post. It is like a wright of passage! There were so many things going on that I couldn't get to them all. But, I...

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EPISODE 10 - MAKING TRAVEL A FINANCIAL PRIORITY WITH DANIELLE DESIR budgeting debt podcast saving money travel Sep 19, 2019

Join me as I have a money talk with Danielle Desir, affordable travel extraordinaire.  We discuss everything from paying off debt while traveling around the world to treating your goals like a bill (non-negotiable) in your budget!  

About Our Guest
Danielle Desir is an author, speaker,...

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BENCHMARK PORTFOLIO Sep 18, 2019

Definition

A benchmark portfolio is a portfolio in which the asset mix attempts to duplicate the investment performance of a broadly diversified index (i.e. S&P 500). They are only meant to match the performance of the corresponding index, not beat it.

Why It's Important

When you were in school,...

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EPISODE 9 - ASSIGNING VALUE TO YOURSELF WITH AMELIA ROBERTS making money podcast psychology Sep 12, 2019

I've always struggled with how to price my services as an entrepreneur.  Our guest, Amelia Roberts, breaks down how she helps people discover their value.  We discussed being in the market as African-American females and making sure you create circles of influence to reach your...

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CONSUMER DEBT Sep 11, 2019

Definition

Consumer debt is any debt used to purchase goods that are consumable and do not appreciate in value.

Why It's Important

This type of debt includes credit cards, payday loans, and the like. They generally have higher interest rates than secured debt (i.e. home loan or car loan) because it...

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EPISODE 8 - MINI TALK: THE BABY EMERGENCY FUND budgeting podcast saving money Sep 05, 2019

Enjoy this mini-episode about the baby emergency fund while Tiffany attends FinCon 2019!  Emergency funds are so important to protect you from a detrimental financial crisis.  Tiffany uses Ally Savings to house her emergency fund to take advantage of their higher-than-average...

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TERM LIFE INSURANCE Sep 04, 2019

Definition

Term life insurance provides coverage for a certain amount of time, typically between 5 and 30 years (Not your whole Life as the name states) . If you die within the term, the life insurance will pay out the death benefit.

Why It's Important

I love term life insurance because it is...

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BEING IN THE MOMENT Sep 03, 2019

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FinCon starts tomorrow, but this post has nothing to do with money! Yesterday, I spent the day cherishing my loved ones, especially my son, because I know I am going to be away for a little bit. I only had one son yesterday, so it gave me time to provide one on one attention and affection. I am...

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EPISODE 7 - PAYING OFF CREDIT CARD DEBT WITH RITA BAUTISTA debt podcast Aug 29, 2019

Join Tiffany as she has a money talk with Rita Bautista, host and creator of the Empowerment & All That podcast!  We discuss how she was able to pay off $15,000 in credit card debt in less than a year!  She drops some real gems so definitely take a listen.


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INVERTED YIELD CURVE Aug 28, 2019

Definition

An inverted yield curve (negative yield curve) will slope down to the right to show that the yield is higher for short-term maturities than for longer maturities.

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Why It's Important?

You may have heard all of the talk about the inverted yield curve and an upcoming recession. An inverted...

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THE MANY LESSONS OF SUMMER 2019 Aug 27, 2019

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As the kids go back to school this week, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the many lessons I learned this summer. It was both challenging and cleansing. The message that I write my story and control my surroundings has never been more apparent! Here is what happened:

 

The Lowlights

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EPISODE 6 - LISTENER REQUEST: WHAT IS INCOME TAX AND HOW DOES IT WORK? podcast taxes Aug 22, 2019

Do you know why taxes are coming out of your check every pay period?  How do they calculate it?  What is it used for?  Join Tiffany as she answers these questions and more!  This episode was a listener request!  To submit a question: join our Facebook group...

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