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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! I might be a few days too late for the greeting, but who cares? It doesn't take away from the fact that it is a new year and we should be happy to be bring it in. :)  So, to clear the elephant in the room, yes, I did leave this blog hanging at the end of the summer of 2016. Since this is a new year, I am going to take us into a slightly different path and then come back to my original content. I have found that I really care about the individual and in order to suggest a solution to a nation wide problem, I need to start small.

A new year represents a new beginning for many (if not all) people - perfect opportunity to put to practice the changes we believe we need and want to see. We have created financial goals and resolutions to end the year better than we ended 2016 with the hope we can keep up with this new lifestyle. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce a series of topics that I believe could get you on your way to being financially satisfied for years to come. There is a wealth of information circulating the world about personal finance techniques, methods, etc. that you could choose from. However, there is very little info about your mental health and money (I searched) and that is what I honestly believe needs to be addressed. I am not an authority on this topic, but I've done some extensive research (in my absence) and will continue to do so because it is extremely important. I have also been blessed with an opportunity to facilitate financial literacy to many adults since 2014 at a non-profit organization in NYC that has a program for eviction prevention. Through this experience (and its ongoing), I've seen lightbulbs turn on in these men and women's mindsets about truly taking care of their financial health. 

This series of topics are meant to be taken as a journey, and not a quick fix for your money woes.They aren't an exact science so you can feel free to take what you want and leave what you don't want. By the way, we are taking this journey together. I don't have it all together, but I have definitely come a (very) long way and thank God that I can be relaxed about my financial well being. I will also be sharing my story in future posts. There is still room to grow. 

I pray that during these next couple of weeks, what I share can help someone out there start and maintain a healthy financial future. You can expect these posts to pop up every Friday starting next Friday, January 20, 2017.  

All right, everyone...lets get ready to make changes!

Respectfully,
Gwen

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