Simone's Blog: Money Magnet

Who I listen to Part 1


My mother, one of the smartest and most successful women I know, reads voraciously and raised me to do the same. As a result, I'm constantly learning and growing via books, podcasts, articles and even television shows.

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Healing from a broken heart when money is involved


I typically don't focus on celebrities' personal lives, but sometimes it's really hard! Recently, one of my favorite celeb couples broke up, and, I hate to say it, but I felt as bad as if they were my close friends.

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The feminization of money


Traditionally, men have been considered "better" with money, which has caused many married women to turn over the household financial decisions to their husbands and single women to seek partners who make more, wait to make major financial decisions until they're married, or generally not trust themselves when it comes to money. Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Did You Read The Contract?


Last week I got to return to my childhood through BET’s New Edition mini-series. It was awesome! One of the major highlights was how these superstars, with songs that were sometimes more popular than Michael Jackson’s (this was in the early 1980’s so there was no one bigger than MJ), were still living in the projects. They were coerced into signing contracts that would pay their handlers millions, yet all they received was $500, a scooter and a royalty check for $1.87.

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Increasing your savings is (literally) a phone call away


It seems like there's always more to do than there is money left to do it with. While you may think it’s impossible to save cash without making huge sacrifices, here are some ways that you can save money on your monthly expenses by making a simple phone call.

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