What Would Michelle Obama Wear?

On LadiLike, I sometimes play the role of stylist and showcase celebrity-inspired outfits based on my interpretation of their style. Today's post is inspired by the fashionable First Lady Michelle Obama!...more

How Your Mindset Hurts Your Finances: 3 Examples

“I work hard to make this money, so I’m going to enjoy it!” ...more

What About Your Friends?

 "If every player in your clique is rich your clique is ruggedNobody will fall cause everyone would be each others crutches" -Jay-Z...more

Journey to Fitness: Finances and Beyond

For the past month, I have been working on creating a more healthy lifestyle.  Keeping track of my budget has become pretty routine for me, but working on fitness, nutrition, and finances at the same time is tough!   Whenever I'm faced with a challenge or feel a bit overwhelmed, I try to simplify things as much as possible by making connections between seemingly unrelated things. In doing that I find that I get a better understanding of each individual task, and can come up with ways to tackle them both at the same time....more

I want it all...and I want it now

Maybe it’s the new Smartphone, or the fierce stilettos in the boutique window. Maybe it’s the new Madden for the Xbox. At some point, we have all seen an item that we had to have at all costs. There’s no feeling like getting something as soon as it hits the shelves; and when the object of your desire is right in front of you, it takes a strong person to fight the impulse to buy, buy, BUY! ...more

What "The Apprentice" Taught Me About Money Management

This week I finally caught the premiere episode of the new season of The Apprentice.  The show was an absolute thrill ride! I think I'm going to try to watch this season regularly...I especially like how this season is focusing on second chances for people who have been struggling due to the economy.   From hearing the personal stories of the contestants and watching the struggles of the team challenge, I found some life lessons and inspiration for my financial journey.  Here's what I learned:  All good things may come to an end.  ...more

Transferable Skills and Your Money

School was not just about learning facts and memorizing vocabulary.   It was about developing knowledge and skills that you can use to be successful in various areas of your life.  The most obvious place to use these skills is in your work, but these transferable skills can also apply to managing your finances.   I believe that the same skills that you use to impress an employer in a job interview can also bring you closer to financial freedom:   Initiative You’re a “go-getter.”  You volunteer to spearhead the n...more