Who is M.E.O?

importance of financial literacy for mothers

I am a daughter, a big sister, a little sister, and best of all, I am a mom.

Born and raised in South Carolina, I’m a country girl who’s passionate about making a difference in the world. I’m an obsessive learner who spends time reading, creating, and selling online educational programs for mothers.

I never planned on being a single mom. Instead, I dreamt of living the fairy tale life according to what society deems “acceptable”. Like many women, I imagined that I would meet a man, we’d get married, and then decide to start our family together as husband and wife. But that’s not what happened. Because of decisions I’ve made, my life has turned out to be everything other than what I originally envisioned.

How Many Of You Can Relate To That?

Although my life turned out differently than the way I pictured it, I would not change any of my decisions since they have all influenced who I am today. Everything that has happened to me has resulted in me receiving two of my biggest blessings to date: my sons Jaden, eleven, and Jayce, six.

Statistics show that 25% of U.S. households are headed by a single parent and of those, 80% are headed by a mother. I truly feel that becoming a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me. And becoming a single mom has helped me learn just how strong I am.

You May Be Wondering How I Got Started In All This?

Not to be morbid, but we all have an expiration date. No one knows if that expiration date is days, months, or years from our date of birth. My eight month old nephew passed away in 2016 and the last time I saw him alive was just a few weeks prior at my baby’s first birthday. With his passing I realized that only one thing is guaranteed for each of us: we’re all headed to the same destination.

Even though that destination is predetermined for all of us, many of us still waste our most valuable asset—time. We make excuses for why we can’t improve our circumstances. Because of this we end up going through life settling for mediocre.

That’s exactly where I was in 2017; ready to settle for a life with a man based on a foundation of broken promises. I always considered myself a strong woman, but this man broke me down over time. He was controlling, jealous, paranoid, and worst of all abusive. While he never abused my children, he violently abused me on more than one occasion.

Despite that, I stayed with him. Despite that, I was still ready to settle. I grew up feeling that a woman with multiple children by multiple men wouldn’t be able to find a decent guy. Growing up, my mother had four children by three different men and could never seem to find a decent man. Without even realizing it, I was playing out the same story as my mother. I was settling for this life because I didn’t realize that I am worth more than that.

So when I found myself in the middle of the street, begging for help from anyone willing to help me, beaten, half-naked, my hair cut completely from my head with a pair of scissors while having a kitchen knife held to my neck, I realized that if I didn’t get out now, I might not make it out alive. I barely escaped his attack, brought on by a fit of jealousy, and that near death experience changed everything for me. I realized that if something happened to me, my children would be motherless.

Who would raise my children if not me?

What would their lives be like without me?

Thinking these thoughts was terrifying. But more terrifying was imagining staying in that abusive relationship.

After the police got involved, I felt that the safest thing for me to do was leave everything behind. I relocated with my two sons and rebuilt our life. During that time I was aligned with a mentor who helped me understand the importance of valuing myself and my time, and the significance of setting higher standards for my family than what I had come to settle for.

What If Something Were To Happen To You Today?

What would your children’s lives look like without you? Who would raise them? Would they instill in them the importance of understanding how to manage their money? Would your children find themselves struggling all their lives, working for their next paycheck? Or would they learn how to have their money work for them? What lessons have you already imparted on them?

After the last time that he abused me, I made the conscious decision to take charge of my life, knowing that my sons and I deserve more. Through online training programs, I’ve learned how to take back control of my life by pursuing financial freedom and teaching my children along the way.

This brings me to you. I’m not only committed to improving my family’s standard of living but yours as well. You are the matriarch of your family no matter it’s structure. Therefore you must be more creative than any generation before you when it comes to providing for your family. Especially with all the unknowns and shifts that we are experiencing in our economy.

Expanding with Asha, LLC was built to serve you and others like you by showing you what’s possible. Now it’s your job to learn how to take back control of your life, pursue your financial freedom, and be the one to determine your family’s standard of living.

Whether you’re currently working a nine to five job or looking for an additional way to support your family. If you're just starting your own business or wanting to take your current business to the next level, you will find the knowledge to assist you with your financial goals here.

Through our free content, online training programs, and any other support we may offer—we’re in this to make a difference in your family’s life.

I don’t have all the answers. I still make mistakes, have difficult days and thoughts of fear and self-doubt, just like the rest of you. So please don’t expect perfection from me at all times. But I do promise to bring you the best of what I’m living and learning. I’m committed to helping you achieve your greatest financial potential for your family.

My question to you is:

Are You Willing To Do What It Takes To Be Successful?

Because you are the only person that can change your family’s situation.

Your children’s future is in your hands.

Do you have the courage to make a change, for their sake?

Why not start Today! Why not start Now!

No matter the time of day, you can commit right now, to doing whatever is necessary to change your family’s standard of living.

I can tell you that you will not be able to transition to that next level in life until you’re tired of where you currently are and are willing to step outside of your comfort zone.

There is more out there for each and every one of us. You just have to be open to receiving it by changing from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

**If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, please reach out for more support. You are not alone.

My goal is to spend as much time offline as humanly possible. I have two little guys that demand my attention outside of work and am aware that you have little ones that are just as demanding as mine are. If we're not connected on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube or Twitter, be sure to find me there. I'm always down to connect and answer any questions, feel free to reach out to me and my team at support@expandingwithasha.com!


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Hi! I'm Asha.

Born and raised in South Carolina, I’m a country girl who’s passionate about making a difference in the world. I’m an obsessive learner who spends time reading, creating, and selling online educational programs for mothers.

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