5 Reasons Why I Strength Train

Four years ago, I wouldn’t have been caught dead in a weight lifting room with the guys in any gym. Cardio was the only activity I did to maintain or lose weight. I was too embarrassed to try to lift weights alone because I felt like everyone was watching me,…

A Review of the Second Home I Bought

  In 2007, we received a significant raise! I thought I was on top of the world so it was time to purchase another house to keep up with the Joneses. My savings account was on “fleek” as millennials used to say. I was still maintaining a healthy lifestyle, I…

Why Do I Run

  It’s 4:40 a.m. and the alarm is ringing way too loud! I hit the snooze button, roll over as I cover my head with a pillow, and I try to take my ass back to sleep. This is how my morning starts when it’s raining, snowing, extremely hot, extremely…

My First Big Decision!

Remember when the Internet led you to my blog and I told you that I purchased my first home when I was 22 years old? It’s time for us to take a trip down memory lane to discuss why I made that decision, what I didn’t know, and what I…

Mentally Overweight

Due to being part of the teen pregnancy epidemic, I had a lot on my plate at a young age. Health was not my priority at the time, but I loved food.  Food and I were having an illicit love affair! Plus, I used pregnancy as an excuse to eat…

We Moved! (1998)

  But wait! We moved from one crummy apartment to another crummy apartment! We moved into a two bedroom apartment on the east side of Baltimore City. The roaches packed their bags and joined us. We didn’t ask them to come. We still had one car but we lived within…

The Beginning of the Financial Shenanigans

Why Did I Move Out Before Saving? Although I didn’t have to go, I moved out of my parents’ home at 18, with my son. We moved into his father’s one bedroom apartment.  I had an empty savings account and a bus pass. Both our salaries were barely above minimum…

Introduction to MoeTips Blog

Who Am I? My name is Mo and I am literally starting my life over personally, professionally, and financially. Yes, that’s a lot! I have a background in management, policy writing, nutrition, and fitness. Why I Decided to Blog The purpose of this blog is to create a space for…