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A law abiding non-conformist. A lawyer by profession, a mom by nature. Her hobby is to challenge the norm. Reach her at: missoliviamarlene@gmail.com

And this is what happened

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I’m feeling stuck these past weeks. Work begins to feel routinary, easier but lifeless. The reimposed quarantine feels suffocating. I was left choosing between staring at my cellphone screen or to the blank walls of our house.

As to money matters, there has been the same money coming in every…


About me: Part 2

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I'm not Olivia Marlene but I love the name
So please continue to call me Olivia Marlene, my friends
Marlene loved me first, Olivia came to love me just the same
They were both my moms, one by blood, one through paper

I have planned to call my mini-me Olivia…


Lessons learned

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Saturday, October 2, 2021, I was so tired but I’m not stressed. I spent some time preparing for a 2-hour class but all the efforts have paid off when my students interacted with with me with their best energy. …


I was so happy, I didn’t expect it at all

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This calls for a celebration! It’s only the 20th of September and I’m already on my very first $100 earning. I know this is a small amount compared to what others are raking in every month on this platform but it’s a milestone for me. …


Afraid to die but prepared to die

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I know this is a bit morbid, but it’s just the non-conformist me. I’m afraid to die, but I have prepared everything in case I die. The fear has been my motivation to live well, work hard and build wealth. I was able to prepare for the best because I…


I finally tested a hack that worked

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I cooked dinner last night and I chopped onions without crying, again. This has been going on for a month and I’m in awe. Why not share it on Medium, I said.

I searched Medium for a story on this and I didn’t find any. Maybe no one has written…


For your reference

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If you are considering joining the Medium Partner Program to earn, yes, you will earn. I’m sure you have seen loads of stories telling you that they earn $1000 up. Those writers exist. They are really good and you can be like them. …


Here’s how much I earned. Will it make you laugh or frown?

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I don’t know how to tell jokes. This story is not a joke but it can be considered a joke as I know it will make you laugh.

My story below landed on the first page of Google because Medium has a high domain authority. Since the story is about…


People expect that you can do everything and forget that you are also a human

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When you are strong, cheerful, and successful, people think that the world is on your side or worst, that you own the world. They run to you, they ask for advice, money, and time. With your natural kindness, you accommodate all, you patiently listen and absorb some of their pains…


Debt is a tool: the greatest financial lesson I learned from my mom

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When you don’t have money, use debt to get by. It seems not a bit of sound financial advice, but that is the greatest financial lesson that my mom taught me. When you have nothing, use debt to survive; when you have something, use debt to thrive.

Growing up, my…

Olivia Marlene

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