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Family Financial Flexing: How to Make Your Household Income Stretch

June 8, 2017

Growing up, anytime I inquired about the family finances my mom would utter four words—none of your business! I had no choice but to accept this. However, as the resident financial fanatic it would have been good to understand the...

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Money Mondays Ep59 – Changing the Game: The New Rules of Credit

June 5, 2017

Does your credit score need a boost? Well your prayers may have been answered! On this episode of Money Mondays with Ash Cash, Ash gives you the new rules of credit and how your score can be affected after July...

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Have Your Financial Cake… AND Eat It Too!!

May 23, 2017

I’ve always been confused by the term “Have your cake and eat it too.” What’s so wrong about that? Isn’t that why cakes are made… for you to eat? So why does it seem as if this term is implying...

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Getting Your (Business) Feet Wet: How to Jump-start Your Side-hustle!

May 9, 2017

As you go through life, part of your journey should be striving to be better than you were yesterday. That’s why we encourage you to be the best you yet! The goal should be to maximize YOUR full potential and...

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Mind Your Own Business: How to Start a Business While Juggling Other Priorities

May 2, 2017

The late, great Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” One way you can effectively serve others (and be the best you yet) is to start your own business....

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The New Year Do Over

March 14, 2017

The New Year is a time of renewal; the time when we reflect on what went right, but also a time to reflect on what we could have done differently. But if we take a minute to be truly honest...

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Ready for the Best You Yet?

March 1, 2017

The one thing we all have in common is that we all have dreams and aspirations. However, the truth is that life is never easy for those who dream! Those who want to live their best life will have many...

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5 Ways to Work Out Without Paying for a Gym Membership

January 5, 2017

Are you like me: concerned about my health, paying a monthly fee to a gym that I never go to (but mean to!)? Then this article is for you! Every year gyms make millions of dollars on dormant gym fees...

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4 Security Tips for Savvy Mobile App Users

December 28, 2016

Once upon a time and not so long ago, mobile phones were used to only make phone calls and send text messages. Somewhere along the line as technology grew, phones became the one-stop shop for anything and everything. Now millions...

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6 Tips for Getting Your Adult Financial Life Together

October 26, 2016

Now that you’ve graduated college and entered what most will call “the real world,” it’s time to start working on your adult financial life. For many, this is a big step and can be very overwhelming, but it doesn’t have...

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Financial Empowerment Letter to Incoming College Freshmen

August 12, 2016

Blog post written by Christy Abuyan, BankMobilist and college student at Virginia Commonwealth University. To Incoming College Freshmen, I know it’s a busy time for you right now. I’ve been there. Between buying stuff for your dorm and getting yourself...

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Money Mondays Ep. 22 – Find College Scholarships Pokémon GO-Style

August 1, 2016

On this episode of Money Mondays w/ Ash Cash, we discuss how to find college scholarships Pokémon GO-style. Gotta find ’em all! Tune in as Ash Discusses: What are the steps one should take when looking for scholarships? How can...

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My Summer Savecation Savings Trick (Entry 3)

June 2, 2016

Blog post written by Eric Patrick, founder and chief educator at Black Market Exchange, LLC. Summer Money Goal: $500 Week 3 Goal: $33 Money Saved in Week 3: $119.50 Money Saved to Date: $336.90 “Cause I got a really big...

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Exceeding Summer Savecation Goals (Entry 2)

May 25, 2016

Blog post written by Eric Patrick, founder and chief educator at Black Market Exchange, LLC. Summer Money Goal: $500 Week 2 Goal: $33 Money Saved in Week 2: $109.21 Money Saved to Date: $217.40 “Chris Breezy with the dance moves.”...

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How I’m Saving this #Summer16 (Entry 1)

May 14, 2016

Blog post written by Eric Patrick, founder and chief educator at Black Market Exchange, LLC. Summer Money Goal: $500 Week 1 Goal: $33 Money Saved in Week 1: $54.44 Hi! My name is Eric Patrick and I’m on my Summer...

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How Starting a Family Ruined My Finances

May 11, 2016

Wait… Wait… I know what you’re thinking. How can this guy be writing an article about something as precious as his family, but sound so insensitive in the title? What does he mean that starting a family ruined his finances?...

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FreeLife Fridays Ep. 7 – Lessons From Greatness w/ Roy Firestone

April 15, 2016

“Forget the limo” and listen in to this week’s #FreeLifeFridays episode as we speak to Roy Firestone, a seven-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, performer, and inspirational speaker. Roy has interviewed more than 5,000 athletes and high-performing individuals in his career, and shares his...

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FreeLife Fridays Ep. 5 – Work + Life Integration w/ Stevie Benanty of ‘a conversation’ (@aconversationxo)

April 1, 2016

We’ve got another great #FreeLifeFridays episode ready for listening in our BMpowered Podcast series! In this episode, we speak to Stevie Benanty, owner and curator at a conversation, a global community that showcases the lifestyles and tastes of creatives and professionals...

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Lessons on Banking Inspired by Empire

March 30, 2016

Blog post written by Eric Patrick, founder and chief educator at Black Market Exchange, LLC. One of primetime’s favorite shows is back and the Lyon family couldn’t be happier. Yes, I’m talking about infamous Empire. With all the glitz and...

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6 Money Saving Challenges to Boost Your Bank Account This Year

March 16, 2016

Blog post written by Eric Patrick, founder and chief educator at Black Market Exchange, LLC. 1. 365 Day Money Saving Challenge Requirements: Pennies How to Do It: Save one penny on day 1, two pennies on day 2, three pennies...

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