Yo Money Yo Problems

by Shawanda Greene

Video can be fun. I’m trying it out just to see how it goes over. If you watch the video – and I hope you do- let me know your thoughts, opinions, questions, complaints, and concerns regarding the subject matter. Here’s the description of the video I posted on YouTube:

Not a whole lot to say here. Just accept responsibility for your personal financial problems. And anything else that impacts you. You really can’t control anyone, but yourself. It’s better to accept that than waste time blaming someone else for problems they have no interest and no sense of obligation of helping you out of.

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J. Money November 21, 2009 at 5:37 AM

I love this! You look so natural there on the camera – nice to see your smiling face my friend :) Have a great weekend


Moneymonk November 21, 2009 at 4:40 AM

Yes, personal responsibility is something you accept. However, it is sooooo easy to blame other people/factors. Therefore, people take the easy way out.

Everyone wants pity.

Control your money, before money controls you.

Btw, I like your blog


TheyCallMeCheap November 21, 2009 at 4:01 PM

@Moneymonk – Thanks! It does seem easy to blame external factors for your problems. Doesn't get you anywhere, but it sure is easy.

@J. Money – Well, thank ya.


FABULOUSLYBROKE.COM November 21, 2009 at 8:57 PM

I love this! :) Being able to see you move and talk, is really awesome

(And you're so natural at it!)


Single Ma November 22, 2009 at 1:17 AM

Love the video and agree with you wholeheartedly. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. I've had lots of sh*tty things happen in my life, made some poor decisions too, but I am always determined to overcome any obstacle. Same holds true for my personal finances, which I think is more psychological than dollars and cents.

By the way, I also volunteer to conduct finance and budgeting classes. But I couldn't imagine doing it for 6 hours straight. Lawd, bless you!


Carla November 22, 2009 at 1:28 AM

Great video! Keep up the good work and I agree with the message. I'm in a situation where the medical bills are starting to pile up and yes, I guess I feel justified to blame the system, but the thing is, placing blame is not going to change my situation and its not going to change the way the country is run. Its up to me to take an active role in the change that needs to be made.

(PS – You are very pretty!)


Bucksome Boomer November 22, 2009 at 1:11 PM

You made good points about personal responsibility. Good point on getting past things you can't control and focus on those you can.

P.S. You were a natural on the video. Love the earrings!


TheyCallMeCheap November 23, 2009 at 3:10 AM

@FabulouslyBroke – Thanks! I feel like I need props or something.

@Single Ma – I 'preciate you stopping by. Speaking of overcoming obstacles, have you ever seen that No Excuse video on YouTube? Here's the link just in case you haven't: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdd31Q9PqA. I like to think of it when I feel like having an excusefest.

@Carla – Thank you! I got a little teary eyed last night when I heard the new health care bill got enough Senate votes to be debated. Debated!!!

When you say "Its up to me to take an active role in the change that needs to be made," what are you referring to? I've allowed the e-mails from MoveOn.org to go to my spam folder. Wait. I just signed a petition since you (perhaps inadvertently) reminded me.

It's easy to get comfortable when all is well with our money and our health, but we never know what tomorrow holds.

Actually, I don't feel like I've done a thing to help increase health care access to my uninsured and underinsured fellow Americans. Suggestions?

@Bucksome Boomer – Thanks! It's weird talking to a camera. I'll have to try envisioning a sea of avatars so it actually feels like people are listening while I'm recording. :)


Carla November 23, 2009 at 3:44 AM

There are several grassroots organization that is working to fight for health care reform. I could volunteer, write letters, etc. Also its figuring out what I need to do to live the life I want to live (not in medical debt).


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