Hey girl, hey!
It's been a while, so I officially want to say happy 2020 to you all. Today, I have another excellent guest post for you from the lovely Justine Chan, founder of Live With Plum, the home buying guide for the modern women. Justine started Live With Plum after going through her real estate journey and seeing how little resources there were for home-buyers, especially first-time homeowners. And as a millennial woman of color, there aren't many familiar stories to reference, even though minorities are a substantial and growing segment of homeowners in America.
We've received a lot of questions from women about home ownership and reasons why women aren't receiving the same returns on their homes as their male counterparts, so without further ado, please give a warm 'hey girl, hey' to Justine.
It’s Friday and for many… it’s also payday (Wooo-hooo)! And in most of our minds, that’s definitely something to celebrate.
So you convince yourself that it’s okay to “treat yo’self” because after all… you did just go through two weeks (a month for some) of pure workweek stress (sometimes the only thing I really wanna to make hangout plans with is...my bed).
But your friends and co-workers are all ready to hit the happy hour scene annnnd… why not?!
The presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has certainly been nothing less than entertaining. But while it’s somewhat comical that our nation’s election has become something like a three ring circus, we have to quickly face the serious reality that one of these two candidates will ultimately be our next Commander in Chief.
Hey girl, hey!
So many people have asked, "Elle, why did you name the blog "Girlfriend's", Budget!? What about the fellas?" Look... when I first thought of blogging, I knew immediately that I wanted to market my posts towards women. In my humble opinion, women are some of the most remarkable beings walking planet earth. We work, cook, do laundry, make time for our significant others, take care of the kids, do the dishes, give advice to our girlfriends, go to school, handle household crisis, pay bills and so much more… all while still maintaining our fly.
However, as remarkable as we are… many of us still struggle financially to make ends meet, pay down our debts, and build up our savings accounts. In most cases, it’s definitely not due to lack of work ethic, but more so a lack of discipline and financial education. A survey done by Financial Finesse shows the eye-opening stats on how women perform with money versus men.
Let’s touch on a few of them... shall we?
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