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TWSM Book Review ‘The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich’

 

If you would like to read a book about finances written by a single mom who has “been there”, then The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich: Take Control of Your Finances and Your Future by Honorèe Corpron Corder is for you. Corpron Corder’s common sense advice and empathetic tone can help you whether your financial concerns are big or small.

Corpron Corder is one of my favorite authors. She has written a series of Successful Single Mom books which are filled with hope, humor, and down to earth action steps. The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich is no exception. Corpron Corder is not a financial advisor. She is a player-coach, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and mentor to professionals around the world.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich:

“One of the reasons I wrote this book is because I believe that regardless of where you start out, anything is possible for you. I want you to start to believe it, and eventually know it.” (Chapter One)

“If you are saddled with debt or don’t have an emergency fund, those are your first areas of focus. Every single aspect of your financial life must be uncovered and known. Very simply, you can’t get where you want to go (Point B), if you don’t know where you are today (Point A).” (Chapter Two)

“The good news is, and there’s always good news, you get to change your now, your future, and your children’s futures.” (Chapter Nine)

My only problem with The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich is in one of the single mom examples that is shared in the book. In the name of being prepared to move forward, there is an example of a single mom named Tracey who endured “on-going physical and emotional abuse from her husband” while financially getting ready to leave the marriage (Chapter One). Staying in a situation that could be dangerous for her or her children strikes me as dead wrong regardless of finances. Perhaps Tracey’s definition of “abuse” is very different from mine? I hope so. With this exception (which is reflected in my rating of the book), the examples shared and action steps suggested are helpful and uplifting.

If your finances can benefit from a review (or perhaps a complete makeover), The Successful Single Mom Gets Rich is a good place to start. Corpron Corder’s dedication to staring reality straight in the face while embracing prosperity principles and new habits can help you get to the abundant life that you want for yourself and your children.

Rating 3 ½ Stars out of 5 

Liz is a technical writer by day and a humor writer by night. She lives in Minnesota with her younger daughter and their two cats. When Liz is not reading, writing, or searching for new books to review, she can be found practicing yoga or enjoying time with friends and family. She is savoring the time that she has left before her younger daughter flies from the nest, yet she is also secretly looking forward to a time when she can travel more and not worry about anyone borrowing her socks.

Start-NOW!

Start—NOW

Ok kids, first Biz Blog for The Office Owl section in eons…the goal is now one a week…Kim (who manages the blog for me is saying to herself right now “God I HOPE so”) LOL.  So, it is the start of another New Year and it is time to ask ourselves what we want to create.  I know that a lot of you are concerned about finances and your mind wants to immediately go to the place of saying that you have to see what expenses you can cut or how you can save money.  Being trained as a Prosperity Teacher, my mind goes to HOW CAN YOU GENERATE MORE INCOME???

That is an entirely different conversation and one of creation instead of one based in a poverty consciousness.  Let’s first talk quickly about you changing your thinking when it comes to your work and your finances, let’s have you start declaring that, “every day in every way things are getting better and better for me now” and start thinking about what IS possible for you and your income situation.

Currently there are about a 1,000 or more ways for you to earn extra income, many of them can be done right from your phone.  In my career I have helped so many people to start small entrepreneurial adventures…it can be done, it can be done on a shoe string, it can be done as a side hustle, it is possible — however, like with everything else that I teach you, it requires WORK….and you have to be willing to do the WORK.  It also takes you believing in yourself and simply deciding to START NOW, right where you are with whatever you have.  

There is no shortage of ideas for ways to make extra money…you can do small services for other people, you can becomes involved with a network marketing company, you can clean houses on the side, babysit, cook for people, knit, sew, sell things on ebay, make things and sell them on etsy, start a website for something, a blog that you get sponsors for, pick up a side job…the list goes on and on.  The important thing is that you stop telling yourself that you will “do it when….”— there is NEVER a perfect time, there is NEVER a perfect way, things won’t align on a particular day and fall on your head—you have to START…NOW…where you are with what you have— DO something to move that idea forward.

Every, single person that now has a successful business or side hustle STARTED, they did something, they made that phone call, recorded that video, investigated that link— they DID something.

So stop WAITING— I am declaring 2020 the year of DOING.  If you have a question or need help thinking through an idea, feel free to email me and I will help if I can.  

XO, Noelle

Chicken In A Can

Was I paying it forward out of love for my fellow man or out of fear from my past?  Whichever it was, it made me smile.  Made him smile.  And caused another to take notice.  I was grateful that I could help.

I must have made a decision when I was a young girl, to never be without money.  Never to be in a position of NOT affording life.  Life as I had been living in.  Life as a young girl in a safe, warm, loving home had at her fingertips.  Life was good.  Until I was introduced to chicken from a can, powdered milk and big jars of peanut butter. I don’t really remember why and I’m sure my mom explained it to me…. but as a young girl… I did not like that one bit.  And That…. I think is the reason I promised to NOT be without money.

I was in the grocery line the other day and the man in front of me didn’t have enough on his food stamp card to pay for his groceries, so he started to take things out of the bags.  As I stood there….it came from deep down in my belly right out of my mouth…. “oh NO, that is NOT happening”.  “Oh no.  Uh uh.  Put those groceries back in your bag.”  And I paid for them.  No thinking, no contemplating, no wondering, just BOOM ***  “Pay for it.” Is all I heard in my head.  It must have been surmountable to him because he couldn’t say thank you enough.

I was grateful I could help, grateful he got to keep the food he needed to eat, grateful for God’s good and wonderful ways.  And so so so grateful for the cans of chicken, powdered milk and big jars of peanut butter from childhood.

 

Your God Girl,

Tracy