Laid Off With A Baby On The Way: How I Turned My Setback Into A Power Play

This week, I thought I’d switch it up a bit.

I didn’t publish my normal money articles this week, as my week was consumed by my little guy, Ya’ir, who is about to turn 4 months old, family events and appointments. I was totally exhausted and my body couldn’t find enough time to rest.

Nevertheless, all these emotions took me down memory lane, and I began to contemplate when my life completely changed. Some of you may or may not know, just what happened to me, over the past 2 years, but let me tell you, I am no stranger to transition, to say the least.

Further, I have been blessed to share my story in more than one way, to serve as inspiration and motivation for others who may be up against, what seems like an impossible situation. However, let my truth be an example to you, that every and anything is possible.

I am a woman of God and truly rely on my faith to direct my path. Irrespective to what or who you believe in, I encourage you to rely on your faith as well, that in the end, you will come out on top.

I want you to watch and read about my truths. Let them motivate you to take the next step in whatever you’re challenged by. You will not be defeated if you stay steadfast. Interestingly enough, my truth played a huge role in my financial life, and still does today. So, while I am not directly sharing ways to manage your money, I am providing perspective about how your money and personal financial situation could play a role in YOUR truth.

Have a comment about what you read or watch? Leave a comment, I want to know your thoughts. I’ll be back to my regular blog topics next week, but for now, I just want to inspire and motivate. For more motivation, strategies and money-related info, join our community of wealth builders.

Oh, and one more thing, this is the 35th week of the savings challenge!! How are you doing? Are you saving consistently? Having some challenges? Share your progress, you never know who you might inspire ;)

P.S. “Take a Question Tuesday” went well, we got a few questions via email. Don’t forget to submit any money-related question you may have. I am thinking about creating a video response or live stream response. Email ( me or tweet me your question and I will choose one question to answer.

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Dr. Dominique' N. Reese
Dr. Dominique’ Reese, owner of Reese Financial Services and creator of Master My Money, is a personal finance expert, coach & strategist, speaker, educator, author, blogger, and consultant with 10+ years experience in the financial services industry.