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Mental Illness Awareness Week
In this blog, we’ve compiled the various blogs and vlogs that can provide valuable information to help you or someone you love.
How to Keep a Man Healthy
Learn about several important health screenings for men according to Dr. George Crawford, founder and lead surgeon at The Crawford Clinic.
What to Look for in a Culturally Supportive Therapist
Are you looking for a culturally supportive therapist? Here are some key things to keep in mind to help you find the right one for you.
Celebrate National Homeownership Month!
Learn about National Homeownership Month and why it’s important, and discover five facts about homeownership you may not know!
Tips for Healthier Cooking During the Holidays
Holiday season is upon us! Here are some useful (and delicious) food swaps to promote healthier meals for you and your family.
What are Your Financial Goals for 2022?
If you ever find yourself looking for a way to balance your needs, wants, and savings, consider trying out this 50-30-20 rule!
3 Tips for Scholarship Prep
Want to go to college? Before you start what feels like an insurmountable task of locating the best scholarships, take a moment to prepare.
Managing Stress and Anxiety
We define what anxiety is, explain the difference between anxiety and stress, and discuss coping skills and ways to locate resources and support.
Tips for Managing Holiday Spending
How does one approach holiday expenses and not accrue the national debt so to speak? Here’s how to build a solid financial plan to do so.
Self-Care with Intention
Monica Akerele, MSW, LMSW shares are a few self-care ideas that you can consider adding to your self-care toolbox!
Frugal Chef Recipes By Chef Rachel Ramsey
In August, we had the privilege of partnering with Chef Rachel Ramsey and the KSU Cares program to provide our Frugal Chef workshop for their incoming freshman. We hope you will enjoy these recipes as much as the students did. Bon Appetit!
Applying for a Mortgage: What You Need To Know!
Read about mortgages, the steps a buyer must take to secure a home loan, and words of advice to help a potential buyer navigate the home buying process!
Tips for Planting Your Soil for the Spring Planting Season
Learn how you can have nutrient rich soil that can feed your plants and potentially boost the return on your investment in the spring.
How To Plan A Budget Friendly Family Vacation
Here are some tips to help you get started on planning your next budget friendly vacation. If done right, you can still have a ton of fun and not spend all of your savings trying to make it happen!
Tips for Accessing Mental Health Therapy in Communities of Color
Dr. Halcyon Francis shares helpful tips on how to address some of the challenges in accessing mental health therapy in communities of color.
“Mise En Place” For Homebuying
In cooking, “mise en place” describes having all your ingredients measured, cut, peeled, sliced, grated, as well as bowls, utensils and pans ready to use before you begin cooking. The advantage is to inventory the ingredients and recognize if you have everything you need. You are less likely to leave out an ingredient or step because it is “set up” and ready to use.The same technique works well in the homebuying process, especially in today’s highly competitive environment where multiple offers are normal and bidding wars are commonplace.
Checking in with Hearts for Community Service Scholarship Recipient Oshuna-Williams
We were able to catch up with one of our 2020-2021 Hearts for Community Service recipients and learn how her school year went!
Prepare for Retirement the ‘SMART’ Way
Here is a financial manager’s advice on how to plan for retirement using the SMART method.
The Challenges of Accessing Mental Health Therapy in the Black Community
In this article, Dr. Halcyon Francis highlights some of the barriers to mental health access experienced by marginalized communities.
The Emotional Impact of the Pandemic on Children and Helping Parents Provide Support
Learn about how parents can provide support for children who are experiencing lingering pain from the pandemic.
A Case for Increased Access to Financial Literacy for Children and Teens
How access to educational resources around financial literacy can create better outcomes for youth.
Budgeting and How It Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Learn about several important terms like budgeting, 50/30/20, wants vs. needs, and paying yourself first; all important concepts that can empower you to take control over your finances.
Spring Clean Your Way to a Healthy, Stress-Free Home
Did you know cleaning your home is a great way to help improve your overall health?
Understanding Your Credit Score
As you embark on the home buying journey, there are a few components of your finances that you must understand!
#OurHearts Matter Today, and Every Day!
The better we take care of our hearts, the more our hearts can love and care for those around us. Here are some ways you can do so!
The Benefits of Adding Mindfulness to Your Self-Care Routine
Mindfulness is a valuable self-care strategy that can be adopted with daily practice. Here’s how to practice it and what it helps with.
How Debt-to-Income Ratio Affects Your Approval and Interest Rates
Your Debt-to-Income ratio is a tool that lenders use to qualify buyers for a mortgage and is an important factor in determining loan approval.
Plan Ahead for the Holidays – Managing Spending for the Holidays
You may have heard that people who listen to holiday music and put up Christmas decorations early are happier. The same may be true for those who plan ahead for the holidays.
Cutting Your Housing Costs in Half
In this post, we discuss how some home renters could easily lower their monthly housing costs by half or more by purchasing a home.
Dealing with Isolation During a Pandemic
Dealing with isolation due to the pandemic is not the easiest thing to do. Here are some great ways to handle it.
Emotional Wellness During the Pandemic
The pandemic has taken an enormous psychological toll on the world. Here’s how emotional wellness can be achieved during the pandemic.
Managing Feelings of Inadequacy
How do we conquer that nagging feeling of inadequacy and regaining autonomy over our own destinies? Here are some ideas.
Seeking a Mental Health Professional
Learn more about when it might be time to seek a mental health professional and what steps you can take to find the right therapist for you.
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