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?!
Hey girl, hey!
How many times have you been ready to turn up for the weekend, but after looking at your account balance your “turn down for what” mood quickly changes into “turn down for real”?
Listen… we’ve all been there and I can speak from personal experience. But just because your funds are low doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun weekend… it just takes a little creativity.
Hey girl, hey!
When you think of the word “sexy”, what exactly comes to mind? Most people automatically think about a physical attraction, but girlfriend it’s waaay more than that! True sexiness comes from within and after three decades of being alive, I finally learned what being sexy is all about… so today I’d like to share with you how I maintain my sexy and how you can do the same. Let’s chat!
Hey, girl hey…
So you’ve been seeing this guy or girl for the past few months…(I’d say 3 months minimum). You don’t want to be asking these questions on the first date and having a potential partner thinking you might be a little cray. But after several dates, and the feeling that things may be really starting to heat up, you might want to begin digging a little deeper… financially! Because although this person may be super dreamy and have the ability to say and do all the right things, their answers may actually determine how much further your relationship will go…(I’m just saying). I mean, why date without a purpose, right? So today, let’s discuss some questions you need to ask your honey buns on the next date:
Hey Girl, Hey!
The end of the year is quickly approaching and many already have their New Years Resolutions locked, loaded and ready for January, while others may still pondering on how this "New Year, New Me" thing is going to actually play out for them. Either way.... let's not forget some key financial resolutions we should all be making and keeping for the upcoming year.
Let's chat, girlfriend!
In just 48 short hours, I will be walking into my 30's like... BAM!
I'm ready... I'm really, really ready!
I'm excited because I feel like 30 is that age when you start to come into your true womanhood and begin to feel comfortable in your own skin. It's the time in your life where you've pretty much gotten over the people-pleasing phase and realize life is about living... truly living! And who wants to live life worried about money, hunty?
So just for my girlfriends, I want to share the key financial life lessons I've learned up until now... just because I love ya'll that much.
Well… hate is a strong word, so let’s say strongly dislike…
So there you are… driving to work… listening to your music and you haven’t had your morning pick-me-up just yet. You’re praying, “Lord… please let this be a good day… and please don’t let me have to go off on… [fill in the blank]”.
Girlfriends, you know there’s always that one co-worker… but I digress. (LOL)
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.
Often times I hear people comparing their finances to what they think someone else’s financial situation looks like. Yet, the craziest thing is… none of us really even know the true financial situation other people are in! Society trains you to make assumptions about other people’s finances based on what you see and hear (especially on social media)… but don’t fall for it, girlfriends! Getting ourselves trapped in a financial rat race to keep up with other people is truly for the birds, because the truth of the matter is… anyone with that mentality is actually losing in the long run and here’s why:
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: