Saying the word “money” can cause all sorts of mixed emotions.  Feelings of euphoria? Dread? Fear? Curiosity?  Unfortunately, the subject of money and personal finance can bring up a lot of negative money talk. This is especially true if you find yourself in a financially tough space, or if you start reflecting back on some…

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One of my great inspirations is the story of my grandmother, a woman with grade school education who fled a war–torn country with her four children. She found a life here in the United States, raising them alone on the edge of Harlem in New York City. She worked night shifts at a hospital while…

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