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Coupons Anyone? Celebrity Couples Who Live Surprisingly Modest Lives

July 23rd, 2014 - By Julia Austin
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The saying “live below your means” doesn’t only apply to “normal” people—even celebrities do it from time to time. Here are 15 celebrity couples who live surprisingly modest for their bank accounts.

8 Tips For Mothers Who Want Side Hustles

April 21st, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From Latina Madre 

Every woman should have some type of income that is hers and hers alone. Sure you can share it with your family (who wouldn’t) but heaven forbid things take a turn for the worst. There should be a financial cushion to keep things going.

Whether you are working a 9 to 5 job or are a stay at home mother, there are tons of ways to make money on the side. 

Read more about financial tips at LatinaMadre.com 

C.R.E.A.M: 7 Financial Rules Every Woman Should Know

April 15th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From Latina Madre

When it comes to personal finances, many women tend to let their husbands take care of all of it, including mortgage payments, investments and retirement funds. However, with many women now being the breadwinners or raising children alone, it’s time mujeres become knowledgeable in handling money too. While you don’t necessarily need to become the next wolf of Wall Street, it pays to be knowledgeable.

Read more finance news at LatinaMadre.com 

Celebrities Who Think Paying Child Support, Taxes, And Other Bills Is Optional

March 24th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Lawsuits, taxes, divorce settlements, mortgages, whatever reason for the owed funds, these famous folks weren’t hearing it. Check out this list of stingy celebrities who wouldn’t pay up for nothing.

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Kordell knows he could have given Porsha something.

5 Ways Your Financial Frenemy Will Keep You In Debt

March 6th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From HelloBeautiful 

When you decide to pull-up your big girl panties and take charge of your finances like a grown woman, you may begin to realize that everyone will not be happy with your new frugal lifestyle. Your shopaholic friends will become your new financial frenemies and say things to keep you chained to the door of revolving credit, conspicuous consumption and living beyond your means. But they will never outwardly admit that they want what’s financially worse for you. They are like wolves in sheep’s clothing–they will sugar coat what they have to say the way a true financial enemy would do—with flattery and platitudes.

Discerning between you financial frenemy and financial friend is a cornerstone to developing a healthy financial backbone. But be strong and of good courage when you come across the forked tongue of your financial frenemy. Your wallet and your financial future depend on it.

Here are five things that financial frenemies love to say to appeal to keep your financial situation in critical condition:

1. “You only live once (YOLO)”: It’s true; you only live once, but here is something else to remember: each of your credit card bills, mortgage payments and car notes has their own life cycle OAM (once a month.)

2. “But it is on sale…” If you are desperately trying to adhere to a budget, a financial frenemy will gladly try to throw you off your course to debt-free living by saying, “but it’s on sale” to justify something that is not scheduled in your budget. What your financial frenemy fails to understand is that buying unnecessary items whether for a little or a lot is wasted money if it is not a need.

3. “You work hard, you deserve it.” This statement really kills me. When your financial frenemy starts whispering this yadda-yadda, ask them to be more specific about what “it” really means. Because when it comes to spending money that you do not have on things that you already own, “it” really means the following: less money, more debt, more crap, and more clutter. I doubt that that is something that you work hard for or deserve.

Read more about finances at HelloBeautiful.com 

Mo’ Money Mo’ Problems? The Dos And Don’ts When Your Pay Increases

February 14th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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There’s nothing that will make a person do the two-step quite like receiving a bump in their pay. Big or small, extra money in your check is something you can always use – just make sure you don’t blow it all. Believe it or not you can set yourself back and even into debt if you aren’t too careful. Here are the dos and don’ts to consider when your pay increases.

Mariah Carey Under Fire For Performing In Angola For Dictator & Red Cross

December 21st, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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Mariah Carey is being criticized by the Human Rights Foundation (HFR) for a recent performance in Angola. HRF has dubbed the nation’s president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, a “notoriously corrupt” dictator. He is said to have been responsible for the deaths of politicians, journalists and activists who oppose him. 

The two-hour concert was a part of a gala for the Angolan Red Cross and was sponsored by mobile phone company Unitel. Dos Santos’s daughter Isabel owns Unitel and is the president of the Angolan Red Cross.

The HRF president, Thor Halvorssen, expressed his opinion in a statement:

“Mariah Carey can’t seem to get enough dictator cash, reportedly more than $1 million this time,” Halvorssen said. “Just five years ago she performed for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Now, she goes from private performances to public displays of support and credibility for one of Africa’s chief human rights violators and most corrupt tyrants. It is the sad spectacle of an international artist purchased by the ruthless police state to entertain and whitewash the father-daughter kleptocracy that has amassed billions in ill-gotten wealth while the majority of Angola lives on less than $2 a day.”

EEK. You can read the rest over on ESSENCE.com where they also mention other celebs who’ve gotten caught up in similar situations.

Do you think celebrities need to be more mindful of the gigs they accept?

Clean Up Your Financial House: What To Do With Your Money Before 2014

December 5th, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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It’s almost the end of the year — time to start anew for 2014. Maybe you’re getting a new look or planning a makeover of your home, but it is also the perfect time to reorganize your finances. By addressing your finances and financial problems now you will be able to start of 2014 financially fit. Here are 11 tips on what to do with your money before the end of the year.

7 Ways To Be Financially Savvy In Your Long Distance Relationship

November 22nd, 2013 - By Rochelle Burnley
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Long distance relationships can be a drag. They aren’t the ideal, but what’s a person to do when they’re in love? When you take into account all that has to be done to keep the relationship strong, it can be pretty overwhelming emotionally and mentally. But no one ever really considers how much of a financial drain a long distance relationship can be. Here are some ways to make your dollar stretch for every mile that you have to travel to reach your loved one.

Achieve Financial Peace Of Mind In Your 30′s! Here’s How…

November 21st, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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Your 20s were the time to splurge on the latest handbags, mess up your credit, rebuild your credit and establish patterns of financial success for your future. Now in your 30′s with kids, a mortgage, a significant other and a better career (or just a little wisdom and a desire to get it together), it’s time to get secure and at-peace with your finances.

Here are a few ways to achieve financial peace of mind in your 30′s.