Recent Articles from Christine

Eat Out or Stay in Debt?

Fact: Americans spend 10 percent of their disposable income on fast food every year. (Wall Street Journal, 2005) Thought to Ponder:  Think about that...if your disposable income is $500 per week (on the low side), and you are like the average American, $50 could be...

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Single Mother Pays Cash for Her Car!

Rachel is a 21 year old single mother who works in a local department store and lives on a modest income.  I overheard the end of a conversation when she said that making payments above $400 for a car payment was not a wise choice.  When I ask her view on making car...

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What Should I Keep? What Should I Toss?

February 3, 2014 Have you ever found yourself pondering over a pile of papers that could contain personal tax documents such as pay stubs, bank statements, brokerage statements or utility bills?  Perhaps you are well organized.  CNN Money (2013) suggests the...

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Affordable Care Act – “The Right Plan for Me”

January 27, 2014 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Portsmouth Alumnae Chapter, Educating and Empowering the Community! “Affordable Care Act” The contents of this article are not a representation of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.  However, I felt that this organization...

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“A Millionaire’s Mindset at 18 years of Age”

January 16, 2014 A Millionaire's Mindset at 18 yrs. old "Alize" Young in age, but wise in years! Alize is an 18 year old who was raised predominately by a single mother that was nearly drowning in debt stemming from a double income household.  Eventually the two...

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“Mind, Money, Marriage”

January 12, 2014 Money Matters! (Part 2) “Mind, Money Marriage” Do you have an “Emergency Fund”?  This question became a part of the conversation in the couples session.  An emergency fund guards against unforeseeable emergencies, such as a flat tire, train or airfare...

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Creating a Culture of Debt Free Living!

Jan 2, 2014 Creating a Culture of "Debt Free Living"! This week my goal is to talk to people that I meet while I am out and about regarding their Christmas shopping experiences and their views on spending. Today I met Gail in a local department store and she shared...

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“Good Deeds in the Spirit of Christmas”

December 22, 2013 Peace on Earth, Goodwill toward Men! Three days before Christmas! Year after year we spend an excessive amount of money on Christmas gifts and that is ok if you can afford it.  I would implore you to continue to shop for Christmas deals as well as...

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