Nafeesah Allen
Nafeesah Allen

Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D.

Nafeesah Allen, Ph.D. has over 15 years of editorial and communications expertise, as well as over a decade of experience as a serial ex-pat and international real estate investor. She has been published in top-tier publications across a number of verticals and topics, including culture, DEI, personal finance, third culture parenting, real estate investing, and design.
Tidy up your budgets, savings, and insurance coverage for a neater financial picture.
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The pay disparities between men and women can seem insurmountable, but there are steps we can take to resolve them.
Though it can be easy to mix them up, each plays a different role in financing your new home. Here’s a simple way to differentiate between the three.
Check your existing policy for these exclusions before assuming your current insurance company has you covered.
A matchmaking service can sound great—and can have a price tag that makes you do a double take.
Funerals can easily cost upwards of $7K—but an expensive burial isn't the only option. Here's what you and your family need to know.
Buying your first house is exciting—until you realize how cumbersome the mortgage pre-approval process can be. A mortgage broker can help, but ask these five questions first.
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Here are five ways to get unstuck if you realize you're in a vicious cycle of financial dead ends.
Acts and laws promise many things, but it can be hard to decipher what they plan to deliver. Here's a breakdown of what the "No Surprises Act" proposes and why it is poised to save your family money.
Buying your first house is exciting—until you realize how cumbersome the mortgage pre-approval process can be. A mortgage broker can help, but ask these five questions first.
Here are five ways to get unstuck if you realize you're in a vicious cycle of financial dead ends.
Acts and laws promise many things, but it can be hard to decipher what they plan to deliver. Here's a breakdown of what the "No Surprises Act" proposes and why it is poised to save your family money.
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Aspiring home buyers should start today to improve debt-to-income ratio, increase savings, shop around for mortgages, and more must-dos, according to real estate experts.
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Car prices have skyrocketed, making it nearly impossible to find a good deal. But if you have no choice but to purchase a new car this year, there are still a few ways to save.
Start where you are with what you have.
Financial issues can strain even the most well-paired second marriage—but pre-wedding planning can make sure that your happily ever after isn't ruined by old money problems.
This African-inspired celebration offers practical money tips to guide personal finance success for individuals, their families, and their larger communities.
Before assuming you've got to move abroad to buy an island home in your modest budget, consider these six U.S. islands that currently have properties for sale under $150,000. 
Buying a vacation home allows a homeowner the opportunity to enjoy a new city and become a seasoned real estate investor at the same time. Here's why and how to get started.
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Don't wait to creatively spend down any available balance in your 2021 flex spending account.
In the U.S., 32 states do not apply death taxes—either inheritance or estate taxes—but there are reasons you still might get hit with a bill.  
Get a head start on 2022 by setting high-impact and achievable money goals. These five simple resolutions are accessible—and financially beneficial for any and everyone. 
Use these four easy tips to take pride in saving valuable time and money by regifting this holiday season.
No matter what kind of business you have, adding a new team member is virtually guaranteed to save you cash in the long run.
Finance experts say there are four things to avoid if you'd like to salvage your financial future after a divorce.
There's more than one type of millionaire—and you just might be one of them.