Personal Finance Love

Loving personal finance is probably the last thing on your mind, especially if your finances are in a shamble. I'm here to tell you there was a time when I didn't love my financial situation. When I worked through my obstacles, I developed a love of saving, budgeting, and investing. In this article, I tell you just how you can develop a love of personal finance too.

We have made it to the big “Love” month. The most notable holiday this month is, of course, Valentine’s Day. This is also Black History Month, where we celebrate and observe the most notable African Americans and moments in history. Finally, the last week of this month is America Saves Week.

I know you are probably wondering why I am talking about Black History Month in a personal finance blog. Well, just flow with me, because all of this ties together. From Black History Month all the way to America Saves Week. As an African American, I am troubled by the financial state of my people. That is part of why I blog. There are not a lot of people who look like me, that don’t have the financial knowledge I do. I want to do my part to close the wealth gap in my community. This month, I will feature other African Americans who are doing their part to close this gap as well. We are part of what will one day be history, and it is important to me that I share these resources not only with my African American readers but to all of my readers.

Later on this month, I will write a post dedicated to the wealth gap and giving my ideas on how we can close that gap. See, I told you Black History Month has to do with personal finance.

In all communities, talking about personal finance is taboo. No one wants to have those conversations, but they are much needed. This month, I want us all to begin to love personal finance. I love everything about personal finance and I want my readers to begin to have a love for it too. Let’s create that dialogue.

With Valentine’s Day being this month, why not develop a love of saving, budgeting, and investing. See how I tied all that into this one month? A while back, my husband told me that I never include him in my “lil” blog (his words not mine). This month, he agreed to sit down with me and write a post about couples and money. We are still working on it and I don’t want to give any of it away but know that it will be great.

Finally, America Saves Week is February 26 – March 3. By now, you should know that I love to save in every area that I can. From groceries to utility bills, I always find ways to save.

America Saves, seeks to motivate, encourage, and support low- to moderate-income households to save money, reduce debt, and build wealth. The research-based campaign uses the principles of behavioral economics and social marketing to change behavior. America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

So, as you can see everything involved with this month has to do with personal finance. Let the love flow and begin loving your personal finance.

*Part of Financially Savvy Saturdays on brokeGIRLrich.*

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  1. Na Fus
    February 5, 2018 at 6:11 pm (8 months ago)

    I am a man and must cost enire of my life and family. But I can see woman can manage finance better than a man especially when it about household. I said this because I am an Asian man.

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm (8 months ago)

      As a woman, I must agree Na Fus! Personal finance is nothing to be played with. Since I am better with numbers, my husband allows me to take the lead in our finances. Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Reply
  2. Thomas
    February 5, 2018 at 9:31 pm (8 months ago)

    Wonderful post and continue writing we all need financial literacy and learn how to make money, sometimes I also face the same problem that moment you sit with a say guys how do we make money and silence drop like a curtain

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 6:11 pm (8 months ago)

      Keep asking the question Thomas, even if no one has an answer. Dialogue is very important when it comes to finance and entrepreneurship. Especially in our community. Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Reply
  3. Melinda Dorsey
    February 5, 2018 at 11:02 pm (8 months ago)

    Every month should be a month for “a love of saving, budgeting, and investing”. Thank you for sharing this imporatant topic.

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 6:08 pm (8 months ago)

      I agree Melina! Personal finance and the love of same should be important every month. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  4. Neely Moldovan
    February 6, 2018 at 9:20 am (8 months ago)

    I think knowing more about our finances, and how we spend and save is so important. We track all of our spending.

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 6:06 pm (8 months ago)

      That is very important Neely! My husband and I still track our spending as well. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  5. Mary Jingjing Mortos Lopez
    February 6, 2018 at 1:25 pm (8 months ago)

    From one occasion to another sometimes saving is a little bit hard to accomplish but its a must for sure. Its possible, you just have to be on top of your finances and keep track of everything.

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 6:01 pm (8 months ago)

      I can understand, saving can be hard Mary. It used to be for us too. By staying on top of our finances and setting some major short and long-term goals, it became easier. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  6. valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    February 6, 2018 at 3:22 pm (8 months ago)

    It is important to know your budget and finances and things that impact them. I don’t love it however, they are simply an occasionally painful reality for us.

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 5:59 pm (8 months ago)

      I didn’t love my personal finance situation at first. Once I was able to get my finances under control, I began loving every aspect of personal finance. Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Reply
  7. christine
    February 6, 2018 at 8:32 pm (8 months ago)

    lots to look forward to this month from you. I love that your husband is taking part in the blog too.

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 5:58 pm (8 months ago)

      Yes, Christine. I am excited about this month and it has been fun doing the article with my husband. I can’t wait until it is released. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  8. Carrie | The Lavender Hytta
    February 7, 2018 at 2:57 am (8 months ago)

    Loving your Personal Finance situation is loving yourself. Without taking control of your personal financial situation you will never live a healthy and well-balanced life.

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 5:56 pm (8 months ago)

      You are right Carrie! And living a healthy well-balanced life certainly will add years to your life. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  9. CourtneyLynne
    February 7, 2018 at 11:57 am (8 months ago)

    We are pretty good about keeping track of our spending. You almost have no choice when you have kiddos to provide for

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    • tracie45
      February 7, 2018 at 5:49 pm (8 months ago)

      That was our main step when we first started our personal finance journey. Keeping track of our spending has helped us eliminate all of our frivolous spending. Thank you for reading and commenting Courtney!

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  10. Tami
    February 7, 2018 at 9:12 pm (8 months ago)

    I haven’t been the wisest steward of money. Developing a love of saving, budgeting, and investing is definitely on my wishlist.

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    • tracie45
      February 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm (8 months ago)

      It is definitely an acquired love Tami. Thank you for reading and commenting!

      Reply
  11. Alicia Vanatta
    February 9, 2018 at 7:46 am (8 months ago)

    I’m not the best at saving money, so my husband is the one who gets all but the internet bill paid on time as I pay the internet. This is a very helpful post.

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    • tracie45
      February 11, 2018 at 1:50 pm (8 months ago)

      I’m so glad you found value in my post Alicia! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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    • tracie45
      February 11, 2018 at 1:48 pm (8 months ago)

      Thank you Femme! And thank you for reading and commenting!

      Reply

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