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Raya Reaves is the Founder and Finance Coach of City Girl Savings, LLC. She teaches women how to create and stick to realistic budget plans to reach their financial goals. Raya resides in Austin, Texas, with her boyfriend and two Yorkie dogs.

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  1. Wow, what a great perspective to have in the midst of a transition. Loving the new book mentality vs new chapter because some things did have to die for me in 2023. My condolences for the loss of your mom. I’m sure she’s smiling at you for the way you expressed the lesson learned in this piece. Thank you for sharing, it resonates well and so on time that I was moved to tears.

  2. Raya Reaves, I appreciate this piece. Your response to not completing goals “…giving myself grace…” spoke to me. It has helped me to be gentle with myself for not completing goals I set for 2023 and motivated me to pick up where I left off. THANK YOU.

  3. Thank you for sharing…I extend my compassion to you, as your mother has passed away. This past year I’ve learned that I’m really made of God’s love, which is what moves me through and beyond life’s painful moments…I also learned fortifying true self love is essential to create and share the most full life journey…I’m destined for greatness and will reach each destined moment.

  4. This is a beautiful & healthy perspective. It’s obvious what you went through allowed you to come to this point of clarity. I appreciate your transparency especially on the goal setting. My condolences in the loss of your Mom. I hope you do actually write a book one day and share the wisdom you have gain from her and all you’ve been through.

  5. Thanks for sharing your wisdom. I have experienced the loss of both parents. The new book view is a perspective I haven’t thought of but will now be sharing.

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