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Patrice C. Washington
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Patrice C. Washington is the author of 'Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man.' She provides practical advice on personal finance and entrepreneurship. Follow her on Twitter @SeekWisdomPCW.

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Why Broke People Stay Broke

(9) Comments | Posted December 4, 2015 | 4:10 PM

I wish I had a $1 for every time I received an email asking, "How can I afford personal development if I'm broke?" I'd likely take more online classes than I do now. What else would a self-proclaimed self-help junky do with such a windfall?

My response is typically the...

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5 Ways to Survive Stress in the Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 1:39 PM

From high blood pressure and heart disease to chronic headaches, internalizing stress may be causing more than you've bargained for. Next time someone in the office pushes you to the limit, take the following steps to stop short-term workplace drama from potentially creating detrimental long-lasting impact on your life.

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Start Small This America Saves Week

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 11:53 AM

We all know the importance of saving, and while it's ideal to save six months of income for a rainy day, I know first-hand how intimidating that can be for most of us. So, instead of looking at lofty savings or financial goals, I challenge you to take micro steps...

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Who Says Financial Abuse Has to Be Romantic? 10 Signs You're in a Financially-Abusive Relationship With Friends and Family

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2014 | 5:54 PM

We've learned that domestic violence victims typically stay in abusive relationships for two reasons: fear and finances. And before most suffer physical abuse, they'll find themselves suffering from financial abuse without even realizing it.

In a romantic relationship, financial abuse might look like the abuser telling you what you can...

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So, Your Parents Didn't Teach You About Money, Eh? Here's What To Do Now

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 1:22 PM

ANSWER #1: Accept your "Welcome to the club" badge like the rest of us.

ANSWER #2: Move on.

I know these probably seem like cruel answers, but the bottom line is everyone has something they can legitimately blame their parents for doing, or not doing, that negatively impacted their life....

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4 Reasons You're Being Overlooked for the Job You Want

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 4:54 PM

Have you been busting your butt doing good work, but still don't understand why you're getting passed over for promotions you're clearly qualified for?

Well, here are four reasons you might be getting overlooked and what you can begin doing immediately to get noticed.

1. You're not really clear...

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Why You Have to Say No to Loved Ones

(1) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 9:51 AM

It's amazing that no -- only two letters -- seems to be the hardest word for many of us, especially women, to say out loud. Strangely, it seems easier to say, "Of course, I can!" or "No problem!" or "I'll be glad to!" Even as you agree, you know you...

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The Great Debate: Who Should Handle the Money? Men vs. Women

(36) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 8:24 PM

There is no shortage of gender generalizations around money management and who should handle household finances. While one study will say that a woman's patience makes her a much better investor, another study will come in and praise men for their aggressiveness.

But, the mere fact that this is a...

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