Thursday, May 3, 2012

Guest Blogger: You Can Be A Million Dollar Diva by Tristi Pinkston

Finally—the woman’s answer to growing rich safely! Women today face more money challenges than ever before, from managing careers and families to finances—the demands on their time and resources are increasing. Bad financial advice abounds, and it can be hard to know what to do. Award-winning author Tristi Pinkston teams up with bestselling authors Brett Kitchen and Ethan Kap to bring you Million Dollar Diva. Experience Tristi’s real-life transformation from struggling in debt to million-dollar retirement!

In This Book, You’ll Discover:

- The 5-step, simple, safe, and predictable process to change living paycheck-to-paycheck to enjoying wealth and security.

- How to give yourself a $400 per month raise without asking the boss or working a minute of overtime.

- “Spend Like a Diva.” How to have anything you want—nice vacations, eating out, trips to the mall. It’s all part of the plan!

- The secret formula of how to completely eliminate your debt in 1/3 the time and save tens of thousands on interest costs in the process. You’ll see why all the TV gurus are wrong!

- 5 Million-Dollar-Diva investing strategies that will grow your money safely and predictably every year, without the guesswork.

- Plus! Discover the key to stop fighting and quarreling with your spouse about money forever!

Imagine yourself living debt-free and building a million-dollar retirement safely and securely, so you can have total confidence in yourself and your future.

You can be a Million Dollar Diva!

Getting financially fit is hard.  It might even be harder than getting physically fit.  I’ve had experience with both over the last year, and one thing I’ve learned—it’s much easier to make huge life changes when you have someone by your side who knows what they’re doing. My doctor is helping me lose weight (88 pounds so far) and my financial advisors are helping me get out of debt. It’s a process, definitely, but I know it’s working and I know I’m moving toward a brighter future.

I think the hardest part of getting financially fit is putting aside the feelings of deprivation we all go through when we can’t buy something we want. I grew up kind of on the poor side, and I did feel deprived. There were other family issues involved that led to that—not every poor family feels picked on, and some create really wonderful childhoods for their kids—but for me, it definitely was emotional. I’ve learned by talking with other people that money is absolutely emotional, and that’s why it’s so hard to change our spending patterns.

When I run out of food in the kitchen, it goes right to my security center and I start to panic. Then I wonder if the world is crashing in around me. And I get snappy, and snarly, and I lose my ability to cope.  This sounds a little melodramatic, and I agree—it is. But it’s my instinctive reaction to the situation because of how I grew up. Now I’m working on saying to myself, “Yes, you’re running low on food, but you get paid tomorrow, and you can go shopping then. You still have enough to make dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow, and that’s really all you need.” I’m learning to let my calm, reasonable self have more of a voice in my head.

Money is hard because it’s one area in which we don’t always have the control we would like. But I’m learning how to increase my income and how to spend less in other areas of my life. I do have control—I just need to learn how to exercise it. And as I exercise it, I’ll become stronger in using it, just like with any muscle.

I wrote the book Million Dollar Diva for two reasons—so I could learn and understand the process of getting out of debt, and so I could show others that they’re not alone, and how they can make changes in their lives. I think the most impacting part of the process is the blog I’m writing for the site——where I’m outlining my monthly efforts and showing everyone how I’m progressing. It has been an amazing journey for me, one I’ll be taking for a long time, but it’s one I want to share because so many of us are going through financial hardship right now, and we all need coping skills. The stronger we become financially, the better we can weather the storms.  That’s what I want. That’s my wish for me, for you, for anyone who feels overwhelmed.

Visit the Million Dollar Diva website here:

Or visit Tristi here:  http:/

Tristi Pinkston is the author of eleven published books - "Nothing to Regret," "Strength to Endure," "Season of Sacrifice," "Agent in Old Lace," "Secret Sisters," "Dearly Departed," "Bless Your Heart," "Hang 'Em High," "Targets in Ties," "Women of Strength," and "Million Dollar Diva." She also works as a freelance editor and online writing instructor. When she's not writing, editing, or homeschooling her children, she enjoys reading, watching good movies, and taking really long naps.

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