Tag: lifestyle


What Can you do with $1,400 a Month?

I don’t know about you, but for me, not much. But according to the Social Security Administration, that is approximately the average monthly benefits that retired seniors were receiving as of December of 2016. This highlights the importance of having limited reliance on Social Security income later in life. It is no longer enough to have ...


Screen, Screen, Screen: The Real Estate Professional’s Protection Against Scammers & Time Wasters

Disclaimer: Any resemblance to actual luxury wives, persons living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental. Location, location, location? If you’re a buyer yes. If you’re a real estate agent, due diligence might be your mantra. There have been stories in the news for decades about real estate agents setting up their final appointments ...


Solar Update – April 2017

My favorite time of year has come! The days are longer, the snow seems to be gone for good, and birds are chirping on my way to work. Spring is upon us. I’ve always loved spring and summer, but now I have even more reasons to embrace the seasons. No, not just because the kids are ...


No One Tells You How They Do It

They will only tell you that they did it. We all have that secretive side. We grow up valuing privacy & learning not to tip our hand. We are also raised to be ashamed of our mistakes and failures. Letting them define us, damage our self esteem, and allowing people, who were too gutless to ...


Know what you don’t know

It takes a while to figure out the things you don’t know. If we’re lucky, we learn them by observing other people and go into our first experience well prepared. If we are not very lucky, we learn the hard way by making stupid costly mistakes. But those mistakes don’t need to be repeated. We ...


Gentrification: If You can’t Beat ’em, Join ’em

As a woman of color who grew up in an unmistakable “hood” in Boston (one of the fast-becoming least affordable cities in this country), friends and family who live in the inner city are part of my circle of friends. As developers big and small start noticing under valued neighborhood due to rising costs and ...


Marriage is a Business

“When a man loves a woman…” Did I get your attention? Good. That’s kind of what I was going for. Now that you’re here, I can get something off my chest that I’ve been carrying around for a few weeks, maybe months. Nothing makes my ass itch like when I see someone, usually on social ...