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His & Hers Edition: 5 Lessons Learned in 5 years of Marriage

It has been 5 years since my husband, Rich, and I have said “I do” and “I will” respectively (lol). Even though we’ve been together for 12 years now reaching this milestone seems a bit surreal. Like WOW, here we are 5 years deep in this thang! God is good because it is only by his grace and mercy that…
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Why I Hired a Financial Advisor and Why You Should Too

It all started 5 years ago, when I was chillin’ at my mom’s house reading an Essence magazine article (similar to this one) on why you need a financial advisor. After reading the headlines, (You’d never try to play doctor and diagnose yourself when you’re feeling ill. So why wouldn’t you take the same approach and lean on experts when…
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Coronavirus is destroying my skin! 5 beauty products to incorporate in the COVID-19 …

Washing my hands every 5 seconds (as if I wasn’t already a germophobe…le sigh) and wearing surgical masks daily has left my hands and face looking as dry as the Sahara Desert (don’t laugh!). If you know me personally, you know I’m Positive Patty all day every day. I always look at the glass as half full, so when it…
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How I Paid off 25K in Student Loan Debt in 11 months

Sacrifice: the destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else; something given up or lost Sacrifice is the word that comes to mind when I think about how I paid off 25K in just 11 months. What did I actually have to sacrifice to meet such a goal, you may wonder? I had to sacrifice my time,…
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Meet Melisa Nicole…The Rebrand

It was 8 years ago, when I decided to finally join Instagram to see what all the hype was about. I joined with the name Choc_Empress. Choc because I’m often described as chocolate, or dark skinned, due to my complexion, and Empress because I view myself as a Queen (you dun know!). Having been on IG for the past 8…
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