Financial Management

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“Weh yuh mean teacha?” “So weh yuh go a Georgetown fah?”

I attempt to survive this intense, pointed questioning from my dad.

The trigger?

My not so lucrative post-graduate career choice.

May 2000. Bachelor’s Degree. Georgetown University.

Elementary School Teacher. (How could I?)

Dad’s voice again.

“Weh yuh mean teacha?”…


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My friends say that their parents didn’t talk about money when they were growing up. That’s funny. I don’t know if my parents knew how not to. It may be a Jamaican thing. I don’t know.

Hi there, simple and reasonable childish request!
Care to meet, ridiculous adult, money-related rebuttal?


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Prepare Everyday Like Your Life Depends On It

What does it look like to prepare every day like your life depends on it? Allow me to share, for I have lived it. And I have learned from the Greats before me, including my mom. Let’s start there.

Mom, do you really need all those kerosine lamps in 2020?


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You’re Fat, You’re Ugly and Nobody Likes You!

Complete and total destruction. Paper everywhere. Chairs turned upside down. And standing on top of the table in the middle of his kindergarten classroom is the perpetrator; none other than the great Michael Mulligan.

Michael Mulligen, the student most likely to force his teachers and all of his classmates to…


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On my worst day, with the worst tenants and the biggest possible headaches, Real Estate will still and always be one of the best things that has ever happened to me financially.

Wait. Let me correct myself on two points.

Point 1: Real estate didn’t happen to me. I chased…


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Oh To Be A Flight Attendant

For a brief moment around the age of 10, I wanted to be a flight attendant. I’m not 100% sure why. I had never even been on an airplane before. It may have been because you had to be really “pretty” to be a flight attendant. …

Nicole Bryan

CEO and Founder of Growth MindED Consulting, Executive Coach & Real Estate Investor. Personal Development & Mindset Writer. Email:

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