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Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leap fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it’s destination, full of hope. Maya Angelou

Money Management 101

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Dear Michael D. Gatson, I enjoyed reading your blog on Love & Finances, but I am a single professional and I need some advice on getting my finances in order. How do I save when I only have one source of income? Can’t I just save after I pay my bills and have some fun? Too many professionals find themselves with sparkling new big ticket items, living paycheck to paycheck, with no money for groceries, and worse no emergency fund in case they become the latest victim of the revolving… Read More »Money Management 101

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If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground,they want rain without thunder and lightning. Frederick Douglas

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There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one your capable of living. Nelson Mandela

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You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it. Bill Cosby

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One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. Michael D. Gatson

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When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future. Bernard Meltzer Inability to forgive causes problems. It not only causes us to be unhappy, but can strain or ruin relationships, distract us from work and family and other important things, make us reluctant to open up to new things and people.We get trapped in a cycle of anger and hurt, and miss out on the beauty of life as it happens. We need to learn to let go. We need to be… Read More »Daily Inspiration

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Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification  of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.

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We can’t move ahead if we’re looking backward and holding on. 

Love & Finances

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if money really did grow on trees? Money is a common source of friction in relationships, particularly in today’s difficult financial times. When left untreated, money problems may damage the trust and understanding necessary to maintain a healthy relationship. In some cases, financial disagreements may even lead to separation or divorce. Some examples of money matters that can cause a couple to fight: When there is a financial crisis and you do not agree on which bills are priorities over other bills. How money should be… Read More »Love & Finances