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Malika Daniels

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D is for Dollars
General Finance
Getting out of debt, saving money, making extra money, budgeting, financial freedom, investing
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Acworth, Georgia, United States
African American
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Stay at home mom
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Thank you so much to Sunday Morning with Sandy for nominating D is for Dollars for the Blogger Recognition Award!  In Sunday Morning with Sandy, she blogs about her own life experiences with the hope of reaching and helping others.  Be sure to check out her blog for some inspiration.  Blogging is filled with long […] The post Blogger Recognition Award appeared first on D is for Dollars. ...
Posted: Nov 05 2018 @ 4:22 PM
Many people often ask how I learned about managing money.   Financial responsibility wasn’t something I was taught as a child.  I had to learn about money management the hard way by making a huge money mistake as a college student. My childhood: I was raised by a single mother in the suburbs of Chicago.  We […] The post The Money Mistake that Drastically Altered My Relationship with Money appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 31 2018 @ 2:49 PM
It is so important to spend quality time with your significant other, especially once kids are thrown in the mix.  Date night can be costly, but they don’t have to be. Here you will find our 7 fun and affordable date night ideas. Stay home and cook a meal together – You don’t necessarily need […] The post 7 Simple and Affordable Date Night Ideas appeared first on D is for ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 11:31 AM
When you are in the dating scene and meet someone special you spend hours talking.  You may even start to feel like you know everything about this person.  You can ramble off their favorite color, favorite movie, foods they love to eat and favorite vacation spots.  One topic that couples often don’t get to while […] The post Relationships and Money: 7 Tips You Don’t Want to Overlook appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 09 2018 @ 2:27 PM
I always prided myself on being a loyal customer and staying with various companies for years and years.  I don’t know if I thought there was some type of prize for who can stay with a company the longest, or if I just wasn’t a big fan of change.  But I liked being able to […] The post Stop Losing Money by Being the Loyal Customer appeared first on D is ...
Posted: Sep 11 2018 @ 12:46 PM
One of my sisters is always complaining about papers taking over her life.  She has papers piled in corners and on dressers throughout the house and is overwhelmed just thinking about organizing them all.  She complains of papers that the kids bring home from school, mail, bills, medical documents, insurance documents, receipts, bank statements, coupons, […] The post 9 Easy to Follow Tips for Organizing and Conquering Papers appeared first on ...
Posted: Sep 04 2018 @ 1:49 PM
I’m going to throw it out there that I didn’t grow up with pets and never really had the desire to have one.  I know that for some people their pets are truly members of the family.  I want to be clear that this article is not about telling people to get rid of their […] The post Should I get a pet: 6 financial topics to consider appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 27 2018 @ 2:50 PM
Mr. D and I were both born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and I moved to the city after college.  When we met and began dating in our late 20’s, Mr. D moved into my condo in Chicago since I owned and he was renting.  At this time we knew that once we […] The post How relocating to another state saved us over $150,000! appeared first on D ...
Posted: Aug 20 2018 @ 10:35 AM
It was never in my master plan to become a stay at home mom.  I was always very career driven, I went to college, started teaching at 21, got my master’s degree a few years later, and continued to work my way up in the education field. When I got married, I would joke with […] The post Can you afford to be a stay at home mom? appeared first on ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 2:11 PM
There are brief moments in time when Mr. D and I look at each other and say, “Man we are doing really good right now with our financial goals.”  Sadly, those moments are often short-lived because financial setbacks seem to hit us every time we think we have it figured out. The past few months […] The post How to recover from financial setbacks without going insane appeared first on D ...
Posted: Aug 06 2018 @ 11:24 AM


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