Be Intentional with Your Raises

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In this NYC episode, Ms. Black discusses the raises that principals and managers received and the importance of being intentional about how you allocate your increased income. Consider your options, increase your retirement savings and investments, and/or increase debt repayment, among many other things. Be wary of lifestyle creep.

Ms. Black, the host of Staying in the Black, is a single mom, homeowner, and public school educator in NYC. She owns two properties and is one mortgage away from being totally debt-free. She loves traveling the world with her family and has over $1M in her retirement accounts beyond her pension.

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