Curious Reads

Curious Roundup

Highly recommended reads from around the web and social media. I hope you find something good for yourself. Make sure you share with a friend because sharing is caring.

For my Curly girls out there: This is Why Your Curls Won’t Stay

Ladies who Travel: Lady Bloggers who will inspire you to go and travel the world

*My favorite Travel Lady from the list: Brown Girls Fly

15 Kitchen Skills you Should Master in your 20’s

Because Productivity Matters: 44 Ways to Be More Productive Each Day—at Least One Will Work for You

For your Reading List

The Power of the Other: The startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-and what to do about it– by Dr. Henry Cloud

 

 

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Curious Reads

5 Things I Learned from Mika Brzezinski

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In a world where women are being paid significantly lower than men, women are starting to push back and get the pay they deserve. But how do you do it? Great question. Mika Brzezinski discusses this in great detail in her book Knowing Your Value. She discusses her own personal story on how she struggled to get paid what she was worth at MSNBC and she interview other prominent women throughout the book on the subject as well. This was a great read and an easy one too. So if you are woman who is looking to increase your pay and don’t know how, do yourself a favor and read this book. Below are some takeaways I got from the book. Enjoy!

  1. At some point in your life, you’ve got to know your value and it’s your job to feel it and communicate it effectively
  2. A strong sense of self-worth will serve you well
  3. Your desire to be liked must not outweigh your wish to be valued
  4. Compliments don’t pay the bills
  5. Fear of failure comes when you haven’t properly prepared

 

 

Curious Reads

A Curious Roundup

Here are my recent highly recommended reads from around the web and social media, I hope you find something good for yourself. Make sure you share with a friend because sharing is caring.

On Being Organized, because we all need to be-http://theglitterguide.com/2016/05/19/10-habits-of-highly-organized-people/

Equal Pay for Women-http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/19/arts/television/how-robin-wright-negotiated-equal-pay-on-house-of-cards.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&_r=0

Bonus! Hear Robin Wright discuss the challenges with being paid fairly as a woman https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FHuffPostWomen%2Fposts%2F1057552610979458&width=500.

Push Through-https://www.themuse.com/advice/this-sciencebacked-brainstorming-method-proves-you-always-have-more-ideas-than-you-think

Outdoor Reading Nooks-I’m in Love!!http://bookriot.com/2016/05/20/10-gorgeous-outdoor-reading-nooks/

Goo Ru Style– I just love her style and you will too. Much to my delight I discovered that WeTV gave her a web series that is exclusively on Youtube.com

For your reading list-My to be read list is never ending I promise you. Check out these awesome book titles I discovered on this week

 The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly 

Capture Your Style: How to Transform Your Instagram Images, Showcase Your Life, and Build the Ultimate Platform by Aimee Song

 

Curious Life

6 Money Books to Help you Slay Your Finances

April is Financial Literacy Month so in honor of this special month, I took the time to compile some serious reads that will help you out. These awesome reads will not only help you shape up your budget but help you improve your money mindset and put you on a path to growing your money. So go on and slay boo slay.

  1. Girl, Get Your Money Straight by Glinda Bridgforth

Ya’ll remember Oprah’s Debt Diet? That was some years back but Ms. Glinda was one of the financial gurus featured on the show. Her book will help you get your financial life together. With real-life examples throughout the book Glinda shows how you can go from a hurting money situation to a hopeful one. I liked this one particularly because it gives you a whole list of ideas on ways you can increase your income.

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2. On My Own Two Feet by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar

A quick and resourceful read that is rich in information. What I like about this book is that it teaches women financial independence and really how to “own your money.” In the back of the book there is an entire appendix section that deals with the budgeting process, investing, and real-life scenarios that include solutions.

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3. Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money by Lois P. Frankel

“You mean I can’t be nice about getting this money?” Well not according to Frankel. You definitely have to step up your money game on the road to wealth. There are so many money habits that we’ve carried on with for most of our lives that are poison to wealth building and financial independence. Run and get this book and start breaking those habits today.

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4. You’re Broke Because You Want to Be by Larry Winget

What a bold statement to make. But it’s true. I hear you, I hear you. I hear your excuses as you’re reading this. Whatever your excuse, Larry debunks it in this in your face read. After you’re done reading this book, you won’t have an excuse.

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5. Secrets of Six-Figure Women by Barbara Stanny

Where my six-figure ladies at? Apparently everywhere. Stanny wanted to improve her own financial situation and began speaking to other six-figure earners on how they got there and is sharing what she learned with us. Get the book and learn the secrets for yourself.

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6. Get a Financial Life Personal Finance in your Twenties and Thirties by Beth Kobliner

Now this book right here, should be in everyone’s library that is in their Twenties and Thirties. I personally think it is a great reference book to have. You don’t have to read this cover to cover. Each chapter includes a summary or a crib sheet of sorts, so if you’re in a hurry you can still get the information you need.

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What are some other financial reads that you have found helpful? Increasing your financial knowledge is the best thing you can do for yourself. To learn more about financial literacy, check out http://www.financialliteracymonth.com/. The site features an awesome 30 steps program that gets you on the road to better financial health.

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