Travel

Visiting New Orleans: Things to See, Do, & Eat

For this year’s anniversary, aka my 33rd birthday, the family and I had just about enough with the quarantining. Determined not to spend my birthday and the end of summer vacation at home, we looked for (in our opinion) some “social distance” friendly places to visit. We figured if we picked somewhere within a reasonably …

Live

Stepping Back in Time: A Trip to Whitney Plantation

I heard about the Whitney Plantation the first time the family and I visited New Orleans, NOLA – A Family Guide . We wanted to see and do everything when we arrived, but if you’ve ever been, you know that’s impossible. So unfortunately, we didn’t get to make it. I promised myself though, the next …

Dream, Finances

How Debt was Destroying “My American Dream”

The “American Dream” defined is the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved. Have you thought about your own lately? Despite what the world may want you to believe it’s achievable, whatever that Dream may be. I realized this a couple of …

Finance, Live

“Stocked w/ Essentials” – Lessons for New Investors

In 2018, my husband and I visited Amsterdam for Operation 31 Euro (My 31st Anniversary aka Bday). While waiting on our hotel room, we met a guy from Tennessee, who ironically gave us a small lesson in the stock market. This conversation turned out to be a game changer.  I can remember returning home, immediately …