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The Secret To Mastering Your Wealth In Two Easy Steps

October 3rd, 2016 by Christen

There’s a saying, “When you know better, you do better.” In that case, after attending the Rainbow Push Coalition Money Matters workshop – not once, but TWICE; I’ve learned the secret to mastering your wealth, and it was surprisingly easier than what I thought.

 

Rainbow Push Money Matters Workshop
During the workshop, speakers like Dominique Broadway shared her insight on her journey to becoming a leading financial speaker and advisor. She also shared tips on how to start a budget, stick to a budget and overcome specific budgeting goals.  What stood out among today’s talk on wealth management?  During today’s workshop, Dominique shared the secret to mastering your wealth in two easy steps and once you catch this gem, you’ll never look at your finances the same way again.

 

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Mastering your wealth comes down to two major factors.  Income and Expenses.

According to Dominique Broadway, it’s important that your income outweighs your expenses.  Sure you could focus on making more money, but if you’re constantly spending then you’re not fully maximizing your budgeting potential.  You can achieve balance in your budget by finding creative ways to decrease expenses like cutting your cable bill or packing a brown bag lunch.

Extra Tip:  Automate your savings to consistently build wealth.

  1. Set a goal amount.
  2. Break down the amount.
  3. Automate your savings.

Dominique shared a necessary strategy that could have you save $10,000 by year’s end.  Let’s say you have $2,500 that you want to grow into $10,000 and you have 10 months to do it.  If you automate your savings account to save $275 every two weeks, you could possibly save $5,500 by year’s end.  If you save an additional $2,000 from an annual bonus or tax returns, you’ll have $10,000 before you know it.

 

Rainbow Push Money Matters Workshop

 

Rainbow PUSH Money Matters sponsored by Chevrolet is a workshop designed to help demystify the complexities of college financing, understanding credit, and offer helpful insights on entrepreneurship. The interactive curriculum for the Money Matters series, taught by some of the nation’s leading public and private sector financial experts, is geared to help you – no matter of your financial literacy. The Money Matters workshop and brunch will allow you to learn from the best in financing, wealth and credit management. Plus it gives audiences a chance for one-on-one coaching and custom solutions that’ll solve your specific financial missteps. Learn more at rainbowpush.org

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevy. The opinions and text are all mine.

I Finally Got It! My Money Matters Moment With Rainbow Push Coalition & Chevrolet

September 26th, 2016 by Christen

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevrolet. The opinions and experiences shared are all mine.

 

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Have you ever had that “A HA” moment and then questioned why didn’t it happen sooner? Everyone learns differently, some faster that others and some a whole lot slower than others too.  When it came down to financial and credit management, it took me a very long time for the light bulb to come on and have my A HA moment about handling finances properly.  Since I was a teenager, I’ve always held down multiple jobs and was pretty good about keeping money in my pocket.  I wasn’t the best at saving money, but because I always had a paycheck coming you would think that I had all my finances and business affairs in order.  Boy was I WRONG!

 

Recently, I got the chance to experience Rainbow Push Money Matters workshop presented by Chevrolet in NYC.  During the all day workshop financial thought leaders like Dominique Broadway and Bill Cheeks taught real world strategies and applicable tips on  how to build wealth using the income you have right now. It was at that moment I had my financial A HA moment that has changed my life forever.

 

Discovering a plan that’ll automatically save money for me was the first part, however doing the actual savings daily, weekly and monthly was the easy part! Using this money flow chart, I’ve simplified my finances while creating a nest egg of savings for future market and startup investments. Check out an example of how I’ve simplified my finances below.

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Rainbow PUSH Money Matters sponsored by Chevrolet is a workshop designed to help demystify the complexities of college financing, understanding credit, and offer helpful insights on entrepreneurship. The interactive curriculum for the Money Matters series, taught by some of the nation’s leading public and private sector financial experts, is geared to help you – no matter of your financial literacy. The Money Matters workshop and brunch will allow you to learn from the best in financing, wealth and credit management.  Plus it gives audiences a chance for one-on-one coaching and custom solutions that’ll solve your specific financial missteps. (Did I mention there’s a free brunch too?)

 

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Don’t wait until it’s too late to have your A HA moment about building wealth, register for the next Rainbow Push Money Matters workshop presented by Chevrolet Saturday, October 1st in Detroit! RSVP Today!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevy. The opinions and text are all mine.

#PushMoneyMatters – Budgeting Basics, Understanding Credit & Investment Tips Every Adult Must Know

September 14th, 2016 by Christen

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevrolet. The opinions and experiences shared are all mine.
 

What do you know about budgeting, credit and proper investments? Honestly. Truly. The fact is there are hundreds of thousands of people just like you who may not have solid education on how to properly budget, manage credit or consider investments. The Rainbow PUSH Coalition with support from Chevrolet recently held a Money Matters Financial Empowerment Workshop in Harlem to help inform and inspire young adults about the possibilities of financial literacy and financial health. Because when you know better, you do better. Right? These educational sessions demystified the complexities of college financing, credit as well as the benefits of investing, budgeting basics and was just what I needed to jumpstart my new budget-making goals.
 

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POP QUIZ!

Do you know why you need credit history?

What about the importance of good credit?

Did you know: Payday loans can be very expensive form of credit?

What’s the major difference between saving and investing?

If you attended the Money Matters Financial Empowerment Workshop in Harlem, you should score an A+ on these financial quiz questions and have a deeper understanding and actionable steps on making your money work smarter and harder for you.
 

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During the workshop, speakers like Dominique Broadway shared her insight on her journey to becoming a leading financial speaker and advisor. She also shared tips on how to start a budget, stick to a budget and overcome budgeting goals. A financial tip that I now use? The My Money Goals card is a great way to remind yourself of your budgeting goals. You simply write your goals on the card and stick it inside your wallet for safe keeping. It’s a gentile, yet hard-enough reminder to detour you from frivolously swiping your debit card or spending cash unnecessarily. If it isn’t going towards my money goals, it’s not THAT important.
 

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Mr. Bill Cheeks is a veteran when it comes down to understanding and teaching the importance of good credit. He has a perfect credit score! A PERFECT CREDIT SCORE! I used to think having a perfect credit score was as mythical and mystical as a unicorn. Mr. Cheeks shared valuable tips including:
 

  1. Pay your bills on time.
  2. Have a small amount of total debt.
  3. Only use a small amount of your total available credit.

 
There were also insights that completely changed the way I look at credit. During the event, I personally learned how to avoid and/or report identity theft and how to use credit responsibly. There were sessions available for any and everyone that’s serious about their financial health. If you need to make a change to improve your financial health and want to make your money work harder and smarter for you, check out the instant replay of the Money Matters workshop in NYC. You’ll gain valuable insight on your financial health and get excited about getting started on making the right financial moves for you and your future.

 

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The Money Matters Workshop is hitting the road and coming to a city near you. To register for the Money Matters workshop in Detroit (October 1st) and discover other Money Matters workshop stops throughout the country, visit www.rainbowpush.org.
 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevy . The opinions and text are all mine.

The Stars And Styles Aligned At The 3rd Annual Essence Street Style Block Party #EssenceStyle #ad

September 13th, 2016 by Christen
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ESSENCE Magazine & ESSENCE Street Style Block Party. The opinions and experiences expressed below are all mine.

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It’s been three years since ESSENCE Magazine has disrupted what street style means to everyday people in NYC.  Throughout the course of three short years, celebrity style icons, stylists, fierce fashionistas and beyond descend upon DUMBO in Brooklyn for the fashion and style party of the year.  New York Fashion Week is known for the style cascading down the runways, but those that are in the know, knows the real creativity and fierce fashion takes place on the streets of NYC.

 

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ESSENCE Magazine’s Julee Wilson and Kelly Rowland.

In addition to celebrating real women with real style, the ESSENCE Street Style Block Party transformed the DUMBO Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn into a summer street festival for all things fierce, fashionable and FUN!

ESSENCE’S 2016 Street Style Awards honored stylish bloggers, designers, stylists and celebrity trendsetters.  This year’s stylish honorees included:

Kelly Rowland – ESSENCE Street Style Closet Crush Award

Khadija Shari – ESSENCE Street Style Curator of Cool

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Zendaya and ESSENCE Street Style Disruptor honoree Law Roach.

 

Law Roach – ESSENCE Street Style Style Disruptor Award presented by Zendaya

Blake Von D – ESSENCE Street Style Chevy Street Style Maven

Romeo Hunte – ESSENCE Street Style Designer To Watch Award

 

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The ESSENCE Street Style Block Party driven by partners SheaMoisture and Chevrolet was the epicenter of stylish inspiration.  Chevy kept the block party rocking with a silent disco and included a chance to get to know and get inspired by creatives who are fueling their passions in art, fashion and music.

 

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Chevy’s Fuel Your Hustle Silent Disco

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Artist Jade 1911 will create original artwork inspired by the Chevy Cruze

 

The SheaMoisture team was all about the preserving the beauty and style, as stylists tamed tresses, refreshed curls and supplied plenty of tips & tricks for preserving natural hair care and beyond.

 

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The runway show showcasing the best of street style hosted by Naturi Naughton was great inspiration for on site shopping and ESSENCE made it easy with local vendors and designers selling exclusive accessories, fashions and more via the Street Style Shops.

 

Essence Street Style

 

Essence Street Style

 

Of course no block party is complete without great foods and drinks and the Essence Eats curated local food truck experience and custom Caribbean-inspired pineapple drinks made the ESSENCE Street Style Block Party the perfect celebration  of sights, sounds and styles and tastes of a unique New York Fashion Week experience and beyond.

 

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For more information check out all the super stylish pics on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram using #EssenceStyle.  You can also visit Essence.com/streetstyle or pick up ESSENCE’s upcoming fashion issue for a full recap of New York Fashion Week’s most stylish event of the season.

.@Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row Is Bringing Fall Fashion Fun to a city near you! #MacysFrontRow #ad

September 11th, 2016 by Christen

DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

The unofficial start of Fall fashion is now here! Fashion week is by far one of my favorite moments of the season! You get a sneak peek at fashion’s hottest trends, celebrity sightings & the inspiration is out of this world! Since most of us don’t have the front row clout of Vogue Editor Ana Wintour and travel the world for Fashion Week shows in New York, London or Paris — Macy’s is bringing the fierce fashion and fun this season and Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row events are coming to a city near you!
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All month long Macy’s locations across the country will be hosting special Fall Fashion events giving you front row access to all the style you can handle this season. Discover which fall fashion trends are making a comeback and which trends are soooo last season with Macy’s Fashion Front Row! Get a taste of fashion from the front row with Macy’s! Join me on Saturday, September 17th at Somerset in Troy for a fun Fall fashion event you won’t forget! RSVP

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Macy’s Somerset – Troy

Saturday, September 17th

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Working the new trends and adjusting your wardrobe for the new season can be hard work, why not allow the team at Macy’s to make revamping your closet easy with Macy’s Fashion’s Front Row.  Join the fun featuring the hottest looks from your favorite designers. Rock out to beats by a live DJ, enjoy refreshments, snap a photo at the Be Your Own Blogger wall and get style advice from leading style experts on site. It’s the biggest shopping party of the season- you won’t want to miss out!  RSVP Today!

Make Your Money Work Smarter For You With Rainbow PUSH & Chevrolet

August 31st, 2016 by Christen

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevrolet. The opinions and experiences shared are all mine.

 

How much do you know about mastering your financial health? I’m talking serious financial literacy! Did you know that many Americans aren’t as educated as they’d like to be about properly financing college education, understanding credit or long-term money management? As a teen, I wasn’t taught much about money management and knew nothing about establishing good credit until I reached college. By that time, it was too late! The resources I needed may have came along later in life, but lucky for you – there’s financial experts waiting to help you today! Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Chevrolet have teamed up to host a series of workshops aimed to educate African American consumers on financial literacy and assist you in developing concrete steps toward financial security, health and financial freedom!

 

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Rainbow PUSH Money Matters sponsored by Chevrolet is a workshop designed to help demystify the complexities of college financing, understanding credit, and offer helpful insights on entrepreneurship. The interactive curriculum for the Money Matters series, taught by some of the nation’s leading public and private sector financial experts, is geared to help you – no matter of your financial literacy. Participants can expect to walk away from the sessions with tools and resources to develop best practices that will help support stronger financial health.

 

Some of the educational workshops include:

Budgeting Basics – i.e. how to create and manage a personal budget, pay off debt, and help protect yourself from fraud.

Understanding Credit – i.e. understanding how to apply for credit, the meaning of credit scores, cleaning up credit history, and understanding debt.

College Financing – i.e. overview of financial options to consider when planning for college, including Financial Aid Programs.

Investing 101 – i.e. how to find multiple sources of income, stocks vs. other investments, creating a simple portfolio.

Entrepreneurship – i.e. how to establish your personal brand and get your idea off the ground.

 

Money Matters

Rainbow PUSH Money Matters sponsored by Chevrolet

Harlem Commonwealth Council

361 West 125th Street

New York, NY 10027

10am – 2pm

There are workshops available for any and everyone you know that’s serious about their financial health. If you seriously need to make a change to improve your financial health and want to make your money work harder and smarter for you, you need to meet me at the Money Matters workshop on Saturday, September 10th in NYC. To register for the Money Matters workshop in NYC and discover other Money Matters workshops in your area, visit www.rainbowpush.org.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chevrolet. The opinions and experiences shared are all mine.

Lincoln Black Label Ushers In Festive Summer Fun At Fash Bash 2016

August 25th, 2016 by Christen

Hundreds of Metro Detroit’s best dressed socialites, entrepreneurs and business tycoons alike enjoyed fierce fashions and a fun night out with Founders Junior CouncilLincoln Motor Company and The Detroit Institute of Arts.

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

Fash Bash is an annual summer celebration of fashion and art, is one of the DIA’s signature fundraisers and one of metropolitan Detroit’s premiere, exhilarating social events that is an annual sell-out event.

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

Since the inception of Fash Bash, the Founders Junior Council has raised more than $4 million for the DIA, not including their recent $1 million gift commitment announced earlier this year. Guests in fashionably chic attire enjoyed a VIP cocktail reception prior to the Neiman Marcus Art of Fashion runway show featuring the latest designer fashions in the DIA’s Great Hall.

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

 

Afterward, the Lincoln Black Label late night party kicked off with drinks, dancing, and delicious bites all night long.  The Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln Continental were the belles of the ball adding premium Black Label style and flare to the biggest style party in Detroit!

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

Experience An Exclusive Musical Celebration Through Technology With Ne-Yo, Lincoln And More

 

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

 

2016 Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Junior Council (FJC) Fash Bash

 

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For more information on the Detroit Institute of Arts or Lincoln Motor Company visit Dia.org and Lincoln.com

Ford’s Escape New York Experience Made Me Change The Way I View NYC

August 5th, 2016 by Christen

 

There’s an epidemic going on, and yet no one has recognized and addressed the elephant in the room.  There’s a mass exodus of New Yorkers fleeing the city that never sleeps in search of a better quality of life.  Just as quickly as transplants are finding their way to the city that claims “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” There’s a subset of New Yorkers in search of their “anywhere” outside of the five borough vicinity of New York City.  People are escaping NYC for something new and it’s a common epidemic that no one seems to talk about, until now.

 

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The irony that I recently participated in Ford’s unique pop-up event in the heart of Manhattan, doesn’t go unnoticed.  The Ford Escape NYC experience was a 1-day activation inviting journalists and consumers the chance at problem solving highlighting the new features and benefits of 2017 Ford Escape.

 

2017 Ford Escape

 

Based on the ever-popular “Escape The Room” event concept, teams of four were challenged to learn about the 2017 Ford Escape and utilize features and benefits absorbed to solve puzzles, riddles and problems in order to escape to the next level of the game. Check out the recap video here.

 

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It’s funny how a simple game can have you analyzing career decisions you’ve made in life.  While this may be news to some (if we’re Facebook friends or you follow my shenanigans on Snapchat, you’re already well aware) – I’ve recently taken a career shift and have graduated into the next phase of my multimedia career by accepting an integrated marketing role in network television.

 

While this amazing experience has afforded me the opportunity to utilize my 10+ year broadcast marketing expertise on a largely valuable scale, it’s also afforded me the moment I’ve waited two years for, an escape from New York.  Don’t get me wrong. My 6-year New York experience was an eye-opening and life-altering chapter in which I was forced to grow and become the woman I am today.  I’ve traveled the world, made genuine life-long friendships and learned that you never want to intentionally eat a street hot dog.  I’ve also learned that while New York offers world-class food and entertainment, it was lacking the quality of life experiences that I was now ready to live out for the remainder of my days.

 

Early morning commutes with hundreds of people on the subway was one of the leading factors behind my escape from New York.  I’m all for building up communities, however my tolerance for roommates, shower sharing, NYC rats and roaches really made me question if I knew there was a better quality of life out there, why am I allowing myself to suffer?  For the sake of saying I live in NYC? I don’t think so.

 

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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. LESSONS LEARNED.

 

So as the Escape The Room concept goes…you identify the problem and use what you’ve learned to find the solution.  Once I realized that I my time in NYC was winding down, I made the decision to make the leap into a new career, happier commute and escape the city I called home for years.

 

Since my escape, I continue to stay connected to my NYC friends and family as well as visit on a monthly basis (for business – and as a friendly reminder as to why I left in the first place.)  So what did Ford’s Escape New York experience mean for me?  Other than a super cool activation experience / game affording me the opportunity to reconnect with friends, it’s also opened my eyes to the possibilities of stepping outside your comfort zone in order to grow into new levels and new possibilities.

 

Now that I’ve ‘leveled up” let’s see just where exactly this escape leads me six years from now.  It’ll undoubtedly lead to new challenges that require problem-solving skills that I’ve learned throughout my journey, but I’ve never been more excited to use lessons learned to solve puzzles and problems in order to escape to the next level of this game called life.

 

 

 

Essence Beauty & Style Expo Uncovers the Secrets Of Black Beauty With Olay

July 7th, 2016 by Christen

Disclosure:  I am a spokesperson for OLAY participating in the ESSENCE Festival Style & Beauty chat, while the talent appearance has been compensated all views expressed below are my own.

 

During Essence Festival in New Orleans, My Black is Beautiful celebrated 10 years of inspiring women of all ages to cultivate and celebrate our Black Girl Magic from the inside out.  Utilizing beauty consultations, intimate conversations breaking beauty myths, I teamed up with Essence beauty editor Nykia Spradley and Dr. Thompson from OLAY to share tips, tricks and the science behind achieving naturally glowing skin for the summer.

 

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For more than 60 years OLAY has delivered phenomenal products to celebrate and enhance generational beauty passed down from our grandmothers, mothers and now for us.  Cultivating quality ingredients and formulas that enhance our skin and empower the idea that ‘Black Don’t Crack”.  In addition to vitamins like B3, retinol and SPF, there’s a complex blueprint behind the science of creating beautiful skin and OLAY has cracked the code.

 

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Everyone wants beautiful, healthy, radiant skin and it all starts from the inside out. Clean eating with emphasis on fresh fruits, vegetables and plenty of water is the key to unlocking younger looking skin. If you’re not a huge fan of drinking water, grab a water bottle infuser and add fresh strawberries, cucumbers or lemons for a refreshing splash of taste.

 

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If you’re ready to upgrade your skin from the inside out, try pairing OLAY Regenerist Luminous Collection because its properties and ingredients really do enhance my skin by fading dark spots and giving me a beautiful, healthy looking glow. The Luminous Collection uses a Skin Brightening Complex which penetrates 10 layers deep into the skin’s surface to fade the appearance of dark spots. That’s some deep tissue moisturizing right there!

 

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Olay’s #1 selling face cream – Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream – is enhanced with vitamins and skin firming properties to keep you looking ageless with the added bonus of SPF 30.  Since Olay is committed to helping women make smart beauty decisions, it includes SPF in its facial moisturizers and body lotions for convenience.

 

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I know we’re busy women with careers and children, but you must also wash your face daily (especially before bed), and moisturize. Don’t go to sleep with make up on! If you’re really on the run, Olay has made it easy to remove make up and wash your face with convenient micro-exfoliating wet cleansing cloths.

 

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We all know the mantra  “Black Don’t Crack” but now we can make sure we have flawless and ageless looking skin with a few changes in our diet and adding OLAY to your daily beauty routine for an easy skin fix.  How do you keep your skin glowing all summer long?  Share your thoughts below!

Ford Drives Family Reunion Fun At 2016 Essence Fest in New Orleans

July 5th, 2016 by Christen

Disclaimer:  I have partnered with Ford Motor Company and have been compensated to share my Ford Fusion and Essence Festival experience.  All opinions are my own.

 

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Must Read: Get Ready To Ride Shotgun On The Road To Essence Fest With Ford Fusion!

 

The 2016 Essence Festival has come to a close in New Orleans, ushering with it a vibrant trail of excitement to rival festivals of years past. There was no shortage of amazing performances, celebrity sightings and more.  From Oprah, TD Jakes, Puff Daddy, Maxwell, Kenny Lattimore, the cast of “Power” and more – the Big Easy was filled with big fun all weekend long. Fueled by Ford Motor Company, this year makes my fifth Essence Festival Experience and like a fine wine, it only gets better with time.

 

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Kenny Lattimore serenades the Ford fans during Sirius XM interview with Heart & Soul.

Ford Conversations

 

Ford Essence Festival

 

In celebration of and pushing entrepreneurs to “Go Further” in business and finances, Ford hosted panel discussions featuring need to know tips from new media trailblazers.  I partnered with Tiffany Aliche of The Budgetnista to tackle the conversation of “Financial Preparedness” and getting your money right for business and beyond.

 

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Christen of DivasandDorks, Tiffany Aliche of The Budgetnista and Comedienne Loni Love.

Moderated by Loni Love (The Real), we discussed tips on how to budget for the entrepreneurial leap and the importance of owning your credit blueprint.  The forum was not only insightful and informative for guests, I learned applicable tips first hand from The Budgetnista and even shared super easy hacks to jumpstart and automate your money saving dreams starting today. (#AutoMakeThatMoney – more details coming soon.)

 

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For most, Essence Festival is an annual family reunion and the Ford experience is the epicenter of games, giveaways and family fun. It’s a great place for celebrity sightings and entertainment.  Ford fans got a special surprise when renown relationship life coach and Ford Spokesperson Tony Gaskins explored the latest Ford vehicles on display. He posed for selfies and answered questions from fans and even checked out the all new 2017 Ford Fusion display. (Are you unstoppable? Check out an interview with Tony Gaskins here.)

 

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Relationship expert Tony Gaskins poses with fans at Ford Essence Festival experience.

 

My Ford family kept the family reunion fun kept it moving all weekend long.  Whether you’re running into old friends from high school or hometowns or getting reacquainted with new friends, the Ford booth was the epicenter and the Essence Festival experience.  It was the perfect spot to reconviene after performances or meeting point to gather before heading out for New Orleans fun.  Personally, it was a great chance for me to catch up with my dad and show him what this year’s Ford/Essence Festival partnership entailed. (Plus reconnecting in a city that defines our family name is always a huge WIN). Of course, it was only right that we chronicled the moment with plenty of selfies and entered for a chance to win cool prizes like Fitbit fitness trackers, HD cameras and more. (Did I forget to mention that I won this cool HD sticky cam?)

 

 

Ford Essence Festival

 

One of the many things I appreciate about Ford is that they fuse a variety of experiences that empower guests of all ages and backgrounds at Essence Fest. From entrepreneurs to retirees and everyone in between aren’t only entertained, but they’re empowered with tools that can impact their families, communities, businesses and more. In addition to Ford’s Warriors in Pink initiative raising money and awareness for cancer research, Ford awarded lucky Essence Fest fans a chance to win the all new 2017 Ford Fusion!

 

Must Read: The 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium Has Set The Bar For Style And Sustainability

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From celebrity guests to community empowerment, Ford is committed to representing for Essence Fest fans and once again I’m proud to be apart of this unforgettable experience.  Did you check out Ford at this year’s Essence Festival? What did you think?  Share your comments or tweets us at @DivasandDorks using the hashtag #MyFordFam

 

Want to learn more about my spectacular drive in the 2017 Ford Fusion? Discover what drives the festival fun on the Road To Essence Fest!  Looking for pricing? Or details on how to schedule a 2017 Ford Fusion test drive of your own?  Discover the all new 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium edition online at Ford.com and get social on FacebookTwitter and Instagram today!

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