Life

Health is Wealth

Self-care is many things. It’s the whole-wheat toasted bagel with jalapeno cream cheese I had the other day. It’s calling my best friends, it’s drinking water. It’s sleeping. It’s me actually paying attention to my body.... What I’m saying is, take a minute to listen to your body. Paying attention to your body is a form of self-care that encompasses being cognizant of what you eat, being active daily and generally caring for yourself. This gives you the tools needed to know when to get help, and of course, actually seeking it.

By Afua Laast, ago
Life

Say my name , Say my name!

Every person with a difficult name knows the mental strain of introducing yourself. Hi, My name is Ayy-Fwa. Hey Ah-fu-wa My mind (the first time) – “That’s not my name. But you know what. I’ll give you a pass.” Hello, remind me of your name. It’s Ayy-Fwa. Yes yes Af-wa My Read more…

By Afua Laast, ago
Life

I Eat, We Eat

Through middle and high school I often was either handing over my homework for people to copy or copying theirs. I really disliked the people who put up folders or used their arm to cover their work or didn’t share their h.w, CALM DOWN. I’m not advocating cheating- I’m advocating Read more…

By Afua Laast, ago
Finances

Reading Credit Card Summary

You got a credit card, and there is no APR for 12-18 months –Yass live your best life with no repercussions…Wrong. Credit cards are great especially when you get bonuses for signing up and don’t have to pay interest for a whole year. There is a downside though -plummeting credit Read more…

By Afua Laast, ago
Finances

To Credit or Not to Credit

Bad Credit, high-interest rates, and late fees. Scary, right? I get it… So why use a credit card? Credit cards are revolving credit, meaning there is a maximum limit on your card, set by the bank that you can use and pay off on a daily basis. In theory, the Read more…

By Afua Laast, ago
Finances

Loans

I paid off some of my loans in December of 2017. I was 6 months out of grad school and COULD NOT believe how much I was supposed to pay back in interest alone to these people if I followed the recommended payment plan. This was mainly because of Capitalism, Read more…

By Afua Laast, ago