What is Financial Independence?
Jun28

What is Financial Independence?

 I am glad to be collaborating by writing this blog sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) whose purpose is to help you secure your future and protect the ones you love. Independence Day is around the corner, so it makes sense to apply this powerful word of independence into the structure of our financial reality. Although this blog is sponsored by MassMutual all opinions are my own. Financial independence for me as an entrepreneur means creating my own opportunities to prosper, working passionately doing what I love. I create content from a positive point of view and share on the blog webcitygirls.com as well as on our favorite social media networks Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube and Facebook. Before becoming an influencer/blogger I was a successful producer owner of an international production company in Miami and Mexico. Reinvention into the digital space meant a transition to a new career which came with challenges. The first time I got a compensated opportunity was a memorable moment to be grateful and celebrate. Now on my way to steady growth of economic success, I firmly believe that planning correctly through saving for retirement and making wise financial decisions is key to financial independence. This is where MassMutual can help!!! When you are right out of college you want financial independence and you should work towards your goals, just keep in mind that it takes time and planning. Through different periods in my life, I have had ups and downs as an entrepreneur, but I stayed focused. Honestly, nothing gets in my way of creating prosperity and the financial independence I need for retirement. Seven TIPS to keep on track (click on the links for further and great advise): Avoid consumer debt. Try not to carry credit card balance. Buy what you can afford and use credit cards for things you can afford to pay back. Stop accumulating stuff. Buy what you really need. Spend much less than you earn by keeping track of your expenses. Get a good life insurance policy to help protect your family. Upon your death, the proceeds of a life insurance policy can help provide for your loved ones when you are not there to help pay expenses such as Mortgage Payments, College Tuition, Outstanding Debt and Monthly income. Prioritize saving ahead of everything else. Work hard to increase your income. Always keep your career or business moving forward. Diversify how you can make money. Please join me and MassMutual in learning all about Financial Independence this July. Follow along and share your own story, so we can all learn from each other in our life journey towards financial independence. MassMutual will help you get...

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J Balvin esta Fiesta es un #Safari = #Energia
Jun24

J Balvin esta Fiesta es un #Safari = #Energia

 Al ritmo del tema SAFARI una colaboración entre J. Balvin y Pharrell comenzó la presentación a la prensa de Miami de su nuevo álbum ENERGÍA. Balvin se ha convertido en el artista mas importante del momento por atreverse a fusionar nuevos tipos de sonido pero sobretodo por defender el género del reggaetón en el mundo entero. Fue el evento mas COOL que he asistido este año. Me sonreí todo el tiempo escuchando a Balvin contando todas las historias detrás del nuevo álbum. Nos enteramos hoy que el sencillo del nuevo álbum titulado “Bobo” alcanza la posición #1 del listado “Hot Latin Songs” de Billboard. La colaboración con Pharrell nace en el set del Today Show donde J. Balvin hace su presentación y Pharrell invitado también decide quedarse a escucharlo. Una vez termina Balvin conversa con Pharell, y le dice que aunque no entiende la letra le encantaba el sonido de su música. Se hacen amigos y surge la colaboración con la canción Safari, mi favorita!!! Las voces de BIA y SKY añaden muchísimo al sonido innovador y sexy de Safari. El álbum de Energia cuenta con grandes del reggaetón como Daddy Yankee, Yandel y Justin Quiles. Hay una canción dedicada a las redes sociales que se llama “Snapchat” inspirada en las chicas fans que le envían fotos y videos. Otra colaboración espectacular es con Juanes en una canción bien romántica ❤ Le preguntamos a J. Balvin como se mantenía enfocado y humilde. Mira su increíble y honesta respuesta en el video: Recibimos un regalito y el álbum de J. Balvin que atesoraremos!!! !FELICIDADES! Todo indica que siguen las bendiciones y éxitos en el mundo entero para Balvin…Amen! Te queremos y deseamos mucha alegría presente en tu vida siempre, mi parce bello. Mi Gente cuando escuchen ENERGIA por favor compartan sus comentarios aquí en el blog okis! Gracias!!!  ...

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Your Small Business Program: #SuNegocio
Jun23

Your Small Business Program: #SuNegocio

 We continue to share valuable information for our community through the blog and social media. One of the reasons why we are excited to be collaborating with MassMutual Financial Group is to help get the word out to our girlfriends in Chicago about some great resources available to them, that will ensure a successful future for their small business. We encourage our girlfriends to invite their friends and family from Chicago to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Please RESERVE Tuesday, July 12 from 7:00 am to 10:0am for motivation, education and networking.  Get your business cards ready and meet Hispanic National Bar Association and MassMutual at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The valet parking and workshops are complimentary. Ladies can I ask you to please click HERE to REGISTER for the event. I am confident that if you attend, you will be inspired and full of valuable information to achieve prosperity with Your Business.!!! One last thing, since we all hangout on Facebook, if you would please click on the event page so we can respond to your comments or questions directly. For more information visit: massmutual.com , Twitter @massmutual and Facebook MassMutual     Continuamos compartiendo información valiosa para nuestra comunidad a través del blog y las redes sociales. Por esta razón estamos felices colaborando con MassMutual Financial Group para informarle a nuestras amigas de Chicago como tener acceso a recursos necesarios que pueden asegurar un futuro exitoso para su pequeño negocio. Exhortamos a las amigas invitar a sus amigas y familia a esta oportunidad única en Chicago. Chicas por favor reserven el Martes 12 de Julio de 7:00am a 10:am para unos talleres educacionales libre de costos, que les facilitarán información necesaria para el crecimiento de su pequeño negocio. Traigan sus tarjetas de presentación al Hard Rock Hotel Chicago y en confianza vayan directo al valet parking que nuestros amigos de Hispanic National Bar Association y MassMutual con gusto cubrirán este gasto también. Les solicito que por favor se REGISTREN haciendo click AQUÍ.  Estoy segura que si van al evento saldrán inspiradas llenas de información invaluable para lograr prosperidad en Su Negocio! Y como todas estamos en Facebook vamos a comunicarnos para saber quiénes van y responderles a sus comentarios o preguntas en la página del evento. Para la página en Facebook del evento por favor dale CLICK AQUÍ okis! Para mas información visiten massmutual.com/latino Twitter @massmutual and Facebook MassMutual Thank you!!! Gracias!!!! Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group (MassMutual) . All opinons are my own....

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Let us be our Humanity, NOT a Number! #BeNumberless -Rosario Dawson
Jun20

Let us be our Humanity, NOT a Number! #BeNumberless -Rosario Dawson

 Originally published on The Huffington Post Blog.  Be Numberless was created to change society’s perception of and focus on what an age number means. It is NOT based on hiding your age. Rather, it encourages us to be proud of the years we have lived in this world and of all of our accomplishments. Sadly, though, society does not view age in a kind manner. I can list tons of examples of how women of age are being cruelly treated and are being forced to hide their age because they are afraid of being discarded like a broken object. Many are not getting jobs and they are constantly being criticized for how they act and dress. What I find detrimental to our evolution and growth as professionals is that society does not compliment or encourage women—young or old—who fight for their dreams. Instead, so many obstacles are created that women become scared of reaching for their dreams, defaulting to whatever age timeline society has determined they follow. Since its launch, the #BeNumberless Movement is resounding with women across the globe. I am grateful to those extraordinarily kind and remarkable women who are supporting it, such as Arianna Huffington. She not only invited me to share my voice on The Huffington Post blog, but she sent out a tweet to be viewed by her 2.34MM followers. From @ponderful: do not let a number define your life #BeNumberlesshttps://t.co/l7RNnkrK89 — Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) May 2, 2016 I am also extremely proud to share the support of beloved actress, singer and activist Rosario Dawson, who echoes the movement with powerful and beautiful eloquence. “Let us be our humanity, NOT a number” quote Rosario Dawson. As the Rising Star of Social Media Honoree of 2015 National Puerto Rican Day NYC Parade, I had the privilege to attend this year as a volunteer and meet Rosario, who was named 2016 Queen! Last but not least, I have been receiving compelling stories of people like you and me who identify with the movement because they have been subject to society’s cruelty regarding their age. You wouldn’t think that women who are in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are facing this discrimination, but they are. Everyday!!! For example, entrepreneur Violet Alexandre, who connected with me and the#BeNumberless Movement through the power of social media, dealt with age-related adversity when she was a teenager. Now in her 30s, she entered college when she was just 16 years old and was forced to hide her young age in order to fit in. While professors and adults praised her age, her peers judged her for it. Moving into a male dominated...

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Lo Nuevo de Kany Garcia: #Limonada
May21

Lo Nuevo de Kany Garcia: #Limonada

 Kany García regresa con Limonada, una refrescante producción que devuelve a la artista a un sitial de preferencia entre sus fanáticos y cualquier amante de la buena música. Tuve la oportunidad de hacerle una entrevista bien divertida en Sony Music via webcitygirls Facebook LIVE y aunque la publicista me dio cinco minutitos creo que aprovechamos el tiempo al máximo, hasta canto algo del tema bello “Como Decirle”. Como saben, Kany es de Puerto Rico y le lleve un regalo de Sangria Los Hermanos por cierto ganador del Producto Excelencia de Calidad 2016 por la Asociación de Productos Hechos en PR. Espero que disfruten la entrevista con Kany García tanto como lo disfrute YO!!!...

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