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Trust Issues? We all have some…But don’t let that stop you!

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Disclaimer: This track doesn’t belong to me nor is it my voice. My daughter can claim that. 🙂

When you start to think and act differently, from your friends who keep doing things the same old way; watch how small your circle gets. Be good with that (small circle of true friends) and keep on improving yourself- they will support you. Elevate higher (grow your knowledge) and stay focused on the prize (building wealth). What’s more important? Having a bunch of fake friends with drama in your life or peace of mind?

Step up and out of that rut of negative energy and build your legacy, one stock, bond, REIT at a time. Surround yourself with like-minded people; find your tribe, go to meetings instead of to the club (unless you’re promoting your brand through your music or work there). Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay to go out to a live concert and maybe even hang out with some friends once in a while, but never let that be the thing to do just to do it. Put some discipline in your decisions. Live your life and set the example of what energy you will allow. When you start loving yourself unconditionally, you build the confidence that attracts more of the same and those “fake friends” causing trust issues, will disappear!”


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A lot of people don’t trust the stock market, but there are others who have been making millions off it, and if you learn a few things about the markets, it a great option to grow wealth. Yes, I know that you can lose it too; but every bear market has recovered more often than not. So, do some research and read, read, read about the company before investing in it. Disclaimer: I am not an advisor, I just trust my gut feelings and use my research skills to put my money in investments that meet my goals and investment style.

Or, you can let Acorns help you by investing the small change from your everyday purchases and watch your earnings grow. Just don’t get all emotional because you saw your portfolio drop a few percentage points- stay in it for the long haul. I looked at my overall performance and saw one day that there was zero dollars and the next it was back up! “Set it and forget it” has been my motto and it’s been working so far. I just peek at it once in a while.

Snapshot from earlier today.

Bottom line- we all have trust issues. Face them and move forward. I hope you enjoyed the little song clip by IAmLayla and the words written here today! That’s all folks.


Peace, love and prosperity!

ENTowner

Your Financial Literacy Advocate

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End of Year

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Greetings fellow readers and bloggers. I hope your year thus far,  has been a prosperous journey. If you’ve experienced valleys and mountains along the way, then you’re growing and hopefully learning valuable lessons. I’m certain there’s some that you will definitely want to share with friends, family and acquaintances, as I share with you.

The end of year is fast approaching so I’m dedicating this post to “seeing the big picture” of our personal finances and the importance of knowing this information helps in managing/reaching other goals without sacrificing the things we enjoy (vacations, funerals, medical emergencies, unexpected bills, etc.).

A few months ago, a friend walked up to me after a meeting we both attended on personal finance, we hadn’t seen each other in years and decided to have lunch to catch up on things. We exchanged numbers, hugged and went our separate ways with a promise to chat later. Jane Doe seemed happy and successful, I watched her walk away escorted by her driver to her limo and thought with a smile ‘it must be nice’.

It had been a month since our meeting. I honestly didn’t think I would get a call from her so I was pleasantly surprised to hear her voice on the other end of my phone. Jane sounded distraught and told me her husband passed and she could really use some help with her books. It took me a moment to grasp exactly what she meant about her books, I was sure she had an accountant to handle those things for her I mean she had a driver and a limo! When I asked her did she need some editing done she began laughing and said “no”. Read the rest of this entry »

LIVING THE LAW OF EXCHANGE

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Greetings fellow readers and followers,

It’s been a few months since I last posted here. As I look back over the topics I’ve discussed, I realized- there’s a whole lot of information on this blog. I’ve been writing for myself instead of writing for my guests. So here’s a throwback to ponder and drool over. Ok may not drool…eww. Happy reading.

I hope everyone is doing well and living in their greatest version of self. I’m Living the Law of Exchange. What do I mean by this statement. Well the other day, I went to the corner store to get change for a Benjamin. I had to spend at least $10 dollars. So I walked around the store to see what they had to offer in my neighborhood that was worth my ten dollars. To my surprise they had a good variety of healthy snacks. I purchased a few and picked up a few personal favorites like Dove body wash, an herbal drink, and some GoodSense snacks (nuts with dried fruit). I took my items to the register and said, “is this ten dollars worth?” The guy at the register said it was close enough. So, he gave me change that consisted of a Grant, two Jacksons, and a Washington.

money is energy

By now, another customer had picked up a case of beer and brought it to the counter as well. So, I’m taking my change and ask the guy next to me in line-

Me: “Who’s on the $50 dollar bill?”

I begin counting down like we’re on ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’

Me: “3, 2, 1…” waiting for his response- he’s thinking really hard. But I could tell he really just wanted to pay for his merchandise and go.

Guy: “I can’t even remember, cause I don’t ever have that kind of cash in my pocket”-

Me: “Grant! Grant is on the Fifty.”

I walk out the store, analyzing the interaction, because I believe there is a lesson in every situation and thought I’d share this with you.

I too didn’t know who was on the fifty dollar bill until I looked at one in my hand. Since the above encounter, I’ve had two more Grants and each time I give one away, I receive another. That’s what I mean by “Living the Law of Exchange”. I also have a Jefferson that I hardly ever get and it’s because I am holding on to that Jefferson like I won’t get it again. In order to receive, you have to give- law of exchange. Money is another form of “energy” exchange. What you give away freely without hoarding, comes back to you ten-fold. Just remember that, and if you don’t believe me, try it.

So, here is a list of former presidents [or not] appearing on currency you may carry around in your wallet or wish you did:

U.S. Paper Currency And Presidents (Faces) On Bills

(Note: Some Of Faces On Dollar Bills Were Not Presidents)

Pictures Of Bills

 

President on $1 one dollar bill: George Washington

George Washington is also on quarter dollar coin.

$1 bill

Picture of $1 dollar bill

President on $2 two dollar bill: Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is also on nickel coin

$2 bill

Picture of $2 dollar bill

President on $5 five dollar bill: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is also on penny one cent

$5

Picture of $5 dollar bill

Face on $10 ten dollar bill: Alexander Hamilton.

He was not a President.

$10

Picture of $10 dollar bill

President on $20 twenty dollar bill: Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson is also on one dollar coin

$20

Picture of $20 dollar bill

President on $50 fifty dollar bill: Ulysses S. Grant

Grant is on fifty cent coin

$50

Picture of $50 dollar bill

Face on $100 one hundred dollar bill: Benjamin Franklin. He was not a President.

Benjamin Franklin was on half dollar coin from 1948-1963.

$100

Picture of $100 dollar bill

President on $500 five hundred dollar bill: William McKinley

William McKinley is on gold dollar coin

$500

Picture of $500 dollar bill

President on $1,000 one thousand dollar bill: Grover Cleveland

Most expensive $1,000 bill: Grand Watermelon – sold at over $2.2 million at auction!

$1,000

Picture of $1,000 dollar bill

President on $5,000 five thousand dollar bill: James Madison

James Madison is on one dollar coin

$5,000

Picture of $5,000 dollar bill

Face on $10,000 ten thousand dollar bill: Salmon P. Chase.

He was not a President.

$10,000

Picture of $10,000 dollar bill

President on $100,000 one hundred thousand dollar bill: Woodrow Wilson

$100,000

Picture of $100,000 dollar bill

$1,000,000 dollar bill – does not exist – only promotional bills

[Photo credit: http://www.marshu.com/articles/presidents-on-us-united-states-paper-bills-currency.php]
$1,000,000

Picture of a promotional $1,000,000 dollar bill

 

 

Thanks for reading, remember to like, share, and/or comment. Until next time…

Wishing you peace and prosperity,

ET