Welcome to the inaugural post of The Lady in the Black’s Lady’s Room series dedicated to personal finances for women. While the conversations are not inherently feminine, they are decidedly female perspectives on matters of money, motherhood, matrimony, and other “m” words I can’t think right now. And in The Lady’s usual style, all questions are phrased within the context of “classy” and “sassy” to keep things really interesting.
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To set the tone and solidify the theme of this monthly series, all the entries are from females with “Lady” in their blog name or Twitter handle. Future posts will be open to any female, regardless of name. I encourage you to contact me here if you are interested in participating.Also, consider joining The Lady’s Room page on Facebook.
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1. What is the classiest thing you can imagine doing with your money?
2. What is the sassiest piece of advice you could offer to other ladies struggling with personal finances?
By day, she’s a freelance marketing copywriter and divorced mom. By night, she’s a classy and sassy personal finance blogger. She blends personal growth with personal finances all in pursuit of what she calls a profitable life. Beyond The Lady’s Room series, she also has a series called Kids Talk which is dedicated to helping parents improve their children’s financial literacy.
If I was ever in a position to have an obscene amount of money, I would create a foundation to establish wildlife preserves and “forever wild” environmental sanctuaries on each continent. I was born and raised in the Adirondack Park, the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous U.S. Once I left the area, it became (and continues to be) emotionally difficult to witness the continued disregard to protect open spaces. Humans should be stewards of nature, not it’s executioner. Even without a bazallion dollars, I still do what I can to reuse, recycle, and live gently on this planet. I volunteer at my daughter’s science lab each week to help promote the beauty of science and nature to the younger generation.
The sassiest piece of advice I could offer anyone struggling with their personal finances: pull up your big-girl panties and own your shit. Forgive yourself and work toward your dreams. No one is going to come along and save you. Money won’t fall from the sky. Your financial success is your responsibility. Put the past behind you, appreciate today, and make baby steps toward your goals. There is a power in confidence. There is empowerment in the effort. And as RuPaul loves to say “you better work it girl.”
As a member of the Bloggers Association of Kenya, The Lady On A Budget is helping Millennials understand money management, have a good life and still be money smart. She’s grateful to share her opinions and experiences about various issues and hopes to inspire others.