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The Five Categories of Personal Finance

The Five Categories of Personal Finance

By: Charlestien Harris In last week’s article, I addressed teaching financial principles to your kids, and today we’ll discuss a few important principles to remember as adults. We’re discussing the five categories that attribute to personal finance, which are income,...

Fair Housing Issue: Discriminatory Advertising

Fair Housing Issue: Discriminatory Advertising

By Charlestien Harris: We’re all familiar with advertising. It’s essentially an invitation to buy, sell, or use a product or service. Yet in a world where advertising is everywhere, surprisingly few people know it is illegal to advertise in a discriminatory manner...

Are You a Victim of Unfair Housing?

Are You a Victim of Unfair Housing?

By Charlestien Harris: The Fair Housing Act was passed on April 11, 1968 and was designed to protect Americans from discrimination in selling or buying houses. The Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender,...

­­March Money Madness: The Importance of the W4

­­March Money Madness: The Importance of the W4

By: Charlestien Harris  If you are a sports fan, then you know what March Madness is all about. The month of March is a great time to look at your finances ahead of tax season, and I’m here to help you through the madness! This week, I want to help make sure your...

Creating Good Financial Habits

Creating Good Financial Habits

By: Charlestien Harris When it comes to making or breaking habits, the experts are varied in their advice. One study says it can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days to form a new habit. Another study promotes the 21 /90 rule, which says that one must commit to a...

Healing the Heartbreak of Bad Credit

Healing the Heartbreak of Bad Credit

By: Charlestien Harris All month long I’ve been talking about financial love, and we all know that "Love Don't Come Easy." There is always chance of heartbreak. The final piece of my financial love advice touches on why building or rebuilding your credit profile is...

Financial Freedom Is Loving Debt Elimination

Financial Freedom Is Loving Debt Elimination

By: Charlestien Harris How is your relationship with money coming along so far? It can be pretty scary at first and a somewhat challenging commitment, but it is all very possible. One of the most important traits to consider when trying to reach your goal of financial...

Falling in Love with Financial Freedom

Falling in Love with Financial Freedom

By: Charlestien Harris When most people think of falling in love, they usually think of it as another person. In this case, during February, let yourself fall in love with your money all over again. We often miss the opportunity to fall in love with our money. The...