Monday, March 30, 2015

Thrifty Thinking: Taxes and Personal Finance

Personal finance columnist and best-selling author Patrice C. Washington built her fortune, lost it all in the recession and then reinvented herself to gain it all back once again. 

I had a chance to interview Patrice about tax and personal finance questions.

As April 15th slowly approaches, it becomes that dreaded time of year again. That time where American’s across the country scramble to get their taxes in order. This year, tax season doesn’t have to be the death of your finances. Instead it can be a time to evaluate your spending habits and also find out whether you and your family are eligible for free tax services.

Patrice C. Washington has been making money educational yet fun since 2003 as a nationally recognized best-selling author of the Real Money Answers financial series, featured columnist, television commentator, transformational speaker, spokesperson, radio host and leading authority on personal finance, entrepreneurship and success for women and youth.  A licensed real estate professional by her sophomore year in college and a real estate and mortgage broker at 21 years old, Patrice took her boutique brokerage from the dining room of her 700 square foot condo to a 7-figure real estate empire by 25. After losing her fortune in the Great Recession, she dedicated her life to not just rebuilding and reinventing her own life, but helping the masses move from debt management to money mastery. Today, Patrice’s wisdom on money matters has been featured as a recurring voice by national brands such as Bloomberg TV, CNN Money, NBC, Black Enterprise, The Huffington Post, Upscale Magazine and most recently as the personal finance voice of the top-rated and nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Radio Show where she hosts her own weekly segment, Real Money Answers with Patrice Washington. Each year, she electrifies tens of thousands as a sought after speaker from colleges to churches and conferences nationally and is currently sharing the stage on tour with renowned speakers Tony Robbins, John Maxwell, Lisa Nichols and Steve Harvey.

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