| June 26 2024

Run Clubs are the New Dating Apps

Navigating the dating scene in bustling DC can be a bit of a maze, especially with its dense population of young, single professionals. The usual go-to’s like Hinge and Bumble often feel like a fruitless journey of endless swiping without finding someone who genuinely sparks your interest. The dynam

| June 22 2024

Understanding the Cost of Bottle Service

Let’s say you have a reason to celebrate, and you’re considering getting bottle service at one of your favorite venues in the city. Many people experience sticker shock when they see the prices on the bottle menu. The most common question is, “Why does a $50 bottle from the liquor store cost $400 in

| May 3 2024

Embrace the Glow with Black-Owned Skincare Brands at Sephora This Summer

Summer’s rolling in, and you know what that means—it’s time to level up the skincare routine as the sun starts flexing a little harder. And while we’re at it, let’s talk real for a minute. According to McKinsey & Company, only 4–7% of beauty brands in our usual shopping spots are Black-owned, and th

| March 20 2024

Save with Our Season Pass

This past weekend, the weather offered a spring preview, infusing the city with vibrant energy. With plans to embrace outside throughout spring and summer, it’s important to remember that adventures under the sun can quickly add up financially. Following up on our recent tip about Empower, a more ec

| March 1 2024

Empower and Uplift: Celebrating Black Women’s Brilliance This Women’s History Month

As we step into Women’s History Month, the spotlight intensifies on the magnificent tapestry of Black womanhood—its resilience, achievements, and the indomitable spirit that has historically been the backbone of both community and innovation. MVEMNT has always championed the celebration of Black wom

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| February 23 2024

“Who TF Did I Marry?” The Red Flags & Lessons Learned

The Cautionary Tale of ReesaTeesa and the Red Flags to Watch ForIn a gripping 50-part TikTok series, ReesaTeesa shared a deeply personal narrative that captivated millions. Her story, titled “Who TF Did I Marry,” unfolds the harrowing details of her marriage to a man she describes as a “pathological

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| February 13 2024

Why Usher Did The Super Bowl For FREE

If you’re anything like me and countless other Americans, you found yourself irresistibly dancing through the entirety of Usher’s electrifying halftime show yesterday. In the aftermath, the natural next step was to scour the internet for tickets to Usher’s eagerly anticipated tour set to kick off th

Jamaal BennerJamaal Benner
| January 29 2024

The Great Debate: Renting or Buying, Who Wins in the End?

The Power of Real Estate: A 24-Year Journey from 2000 to 2024The debate between buying a house and renting an apartment is as old as time. However, the long-term financial implications of this decision are often understated. To illustrate this, let’s explore the financial journeys of two hypothetica

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| December 6 2023

NACA: The Path to Homeownership Without Downpayments or Credit Checks

Homeownership stands as a beacon of stability and financial prosperity in the quest for the American Dream. However, this dream has often been out of reach for many, particularly African Americans, due to systemic and historical barriers. Enter the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NAC

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| December 1 2023

December Financial Checklist: 10 Smart Moves to Make Before the Year Ends

As we wind down another year, the festive cheer of December brings with it the crucial task of financial housekeeping. For those looking to enter the new year with robust financial health, this month offers a golden opportunity to make some wise financial decisions. Here’s a rundown of the top 10 fi

| November 8 2023

Why “Spinning the Block” with an Ex Ain’t Always a Bad Move

Alright, listen up folks — it seems like everywhere you turn these days, someone’s got a hot take on “spinning the block,” which is just a fancy way of saying you’re thinking about giving an old flame another shot. Back in the day, this might’ve had you side-eyed at Sunday brunch, with your friends

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| October 18 2023

6 Mistakes Millennials Make With Money

Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, are a generation heralded for navigating the digital evolution and establishing forward-thinking societal norms. However, when it comes to financial management, numerous studies point towards a spectrum of missteps that could undermine their economic stabilit

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| August 16 2023

The Modern American Dream: Why Two Incomes Are Imperative

Splitting The Bills is The Only Way to Achieve The Modern American DreamFor decades, the American Dream has been painted as a picturesque home, 2.5 kids, and a comfortable lifestyle attainable by the hardworking middle class. The 1990s saw the last gasp of the single-breadwinner model, where familie

| July 7 2023

How to Soft Launch Bae

Hey Y’all! It’s Michelle here, and today I’m gonna spill some tea on how to soft launch your new bae. Now, we all know that introducing your new love interest to the world can be a little nerve-wracking, but fear not because I got your back! So, grab your pen and paper and get ready to take some not

Jamaal BennerJamaal Benner
| May 31 2023

Wealth Building Moves Everyone in Their 30s Should Make

Strategies to Secure a Strong Financial Future and Foster Long-Term GrowthSo, there are these financial advisors on social media, going around giving crazy advice like LLC this, LLC that. Honestly, 90% of what they say on “LLC Twitter land” is totally far-fetched and sounds like a load of baloney. B

| May 15 2023

7 Fabulous Black-Owned Swimsuit Brands You Need to Know

In celebration of diversity and empowerment, we present a list of 7 incredible black-owned swimsuit brands that deserve recognition. These brands not only create stunning swimwear pieces but also contribute to the promotion of inclusivity within the fashion industry. From vibrant designs to inclusiv

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| March 31 2023

If You Don’t Do This, You’re Probably Tipping 40%… Yikes

To be honest, if you don’t request an itemized receipt when dining out or having drinks at your favorite bar, chances are high that you’re paying more than what you should be, by at least 20%. Some establishments include an automatic gratuity on the bill, and servers may give you a non-itemized rece

| March 8 2023

20 DMV Black Women Igniting The Culture

Ready to be wowed? We’ve got a phenomenal lineup of dynamic female leaders from the DMV area making major waves in their respective fields. Entrepreneurial mavens to rising stars – you name it! So join us and celebrate these incredible women who are taking charge, inspiring others, and igniting the

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| February 17 2023

Invest in these ETFs for the Best Long-term Returns

This is not investment advice. Investors should always consult a financial advisor before making investment decisions.Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are investment vehicles that allow investors to buy a basket of securities that track a particular index or sector. ETFs are a popular option for long-te

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| February 12 2023

Delete Credit Karma and Get This

When it comes to managing and monitoring your credit, there are many options available to consumers, but two of the most popular are Credit Karma and MyFICO. Both services offer credit scores and credit reports, but there are key differences between the two that make MyFICO the better choice for tho

| February 3 2023

Planning Valentine’s Day Early: Tips & Tricks

Valentine’s Day is a day of love and appreciation for the special people in our lives, and planning ahead for it can be the key to a successful holiday. Here are some tips and tricks for getting ready early and making sure everything goes according to plan:Start Shopping Early – Instead of waiting u

| January 10 2023

Meet Keem Hughley, Owner of Bronze on H ST

DC’s vibrant culinary scene is getting an exciting upgrade with the opening of Bronze, a brand new Black-owned restaurant that puts quality fare at its center. Introducing us to this elevated dining experience is Keem Hughley, DC native, and mastermind behind this Creative Afro fare. We caught up wi

| January 6 2023

The Best Books Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Read in 2023

Starting a business can be a daunting task, but there are many resources available to help aspiring entrepreneurs get started. One of the most valuable sources of information is a good book. Here are five books that aspiring entrepreneurs should consider reading in 2023:“The Lean Startup” by Eric Ri

| January 2 2023

Superfoods That Will Boost You in 2023

It’s time to think outside the box when it comes to your health and wellness this year. Working out is great, but don’t forget about what you’re putting into your body! A healthy lifestyle starts with a balanced diet full of superfoods that will boost you in 2023.First, we have Kale: the superfood t