Nafeesah Allen

Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D. is a migration scholar and editorial strategist who mainstreams marginalized experiences and sources into everyday stories about finance, business, real estate, parenting, travel, and more.

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The Best Books to Teach Kids About Money
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How Parents Can Teach Kids Financial Literacy While Learning It Ourselves
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Families Feel the Effects of Inflation as a Recession Nears
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Hassle-Free Travel Hair Care Tips for Kids With Kinks and Curls
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7 Children's Books by Black Authors That Show the Beauty of Black Families
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Black Parents Raising Bilingual Kids Can Find Support With These 6 Tips
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How To Raise Kids Who Are Healthy Eaters with Culturally Inclusive Foods
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5 Tips for Raising Black Children Abroad
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4 Trends That Help Parents Save on Back-to-School Expenses
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A Beginner's Guide to Hiring a Tutor
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Is Driving School Worth the Cost? Here Is How Parents Can Decide
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How to Price Kids' Stuff, Toys, and Clothes at a Garage Sale
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How Much Do Piano Lessons Cost?
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4 Ways to Stretch Your Homeschooling Budget
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Borrowing and Loaning Money With Family Members: How to Make Intrafamily Loans Work for a Mortgage
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Have You Budgeted Enough for Your Kids' Mental Health Needs? If Not, Here's How to Start
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An Easy-to-Follow Multifamily Home Buying Guide
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Is Rent-To-Own An Affordable Way to Buy a Family Home?
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5 Parents Share the Unwritten Rules of Allowances
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Scholarships, Grants and Other Funding for Indigenous, Hawai'ian Native, and Alaskan Native Students
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These 10 Scholarships, Grants, and Funding Opportunities Are Open to Latinx Students Today
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9 Scholarships, Grants, and Other Funding Opportunities for Black Students
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How to Cut Tuition Costs Thanks to This Community College Hack
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Durable Kid-Friendly Decor That Will Save Parents Money in the Long Run