D’Andra Simmons’ Net Worth

D'Andra Simmons' net worth
Reality television has brought many people into the spotlight that may have never been noticed before. Think about it, people like Snookie and the Westbrooks wouldn’t even be on the radar if it weren’t for reality TV. What many people don’t know is that these stars are making millions of dollars form their shows and the endorsements that follow.

So, what about the latest addition to the “Real Housewives of Dallas,” D’Andra Simmons? What is she worth and where has all her wealth come from?

About D’Andra Simmons

D’Andra Simmons was born in March 1969 in Dallas, Texas. Many would argue that D’Andra was set up for success because her family consisted of a group of self-made millionaires. She was always a driven young woman who figured out what she wanted and got it.

In 2008 she launched her own skincare line, Hard Night Good Morning. The young entrepreneur launched the skin care line under her mother’s company Ultimate Living, which D’Andra is the President of.

After some time, the line branched out into its own business. Made for the modern woman, the line is vegan, organic and cruelty-free. Her business has been extremely successful and D’Andra has been able to make her status, as well as the status of her family, work to her advantage. She is also very charitable and makes sure that she gives back to the community when she can.

Her business has been extremely profitable but D’Andra’s real money maker is yet to come. So, what is D’Andra Simmons’ net worth and how will her upcoming ventures impact her wealth?

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D’Andra Simmons’ Net Worth

D'Andra Simmons' net worthIn July 2017, it was announced that Simmons would be appearing in the second season of “Real Housewives of Dallas.” Although there is no doubt that appearing on the show will impact her wealth, it has not yet begun to impact D’Andra Simmons’ net worth of $3 million.

The bulk of her current net worth stems from her own business, Hard Night Good Morning, as well as her work with her mother’s company, Ultimate Living. D’Andra prides herself on being hands-on with her business. She’s also said that the quality is what helps her business continue to thrive. The companies she puts her name on provide high-quality, consistent products, which has definitely helped boost her net worth over the years.

It should also be noted that D’Andra is married to Jeremy Lock, a veteran and military photographer. The pair, along with their son, live in a rather expensive neighborhood in the Dallas area. The home, undoubtedly, contributes greatly to her overall net worth.

With additional sources of income, like social media channels and a Youtube channel, it seems like D’Andra is making a move to be in the spotlight. It is probable that her net worth will multiply once she appears on “Real Housewives” and becomes more active on social media. D’Andra has already brought her own flair to the scene. The second season of “Real Housewives of Dallas” aired August 14, 2017, and comes on Bravo weekly on Mondays at 10 p.m. EST.

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Would You Spend $1,000 on a Smartphone?

Would You Spend $1,000 on a Smartphone?
Have you ever stopped to think how much you would spend on a cell phone? A couple hundred? Maybe even $1,000?

Both Apple and Samsung are raising the sales prices on their upcoming releases to $1,000. The companies have said that they can justify the price increase because there are so many new features on the phones but it looks like millennials may not be buying it.

According to a recent survey polled by Coupon Follow, millennial smartphone users aren’t going to pay that. They took a look at more than 1,000 individuals between the ages of 20 and 35 in order to discover the generation’s purchasing habits. What they found may surprise you!

Smartphone Prices

If you have a smartphone it probably feels like an extension of your arm. Most people rarely go anywhere without theirs and, oftentimes, are looking at their phone pretty frequently. Millennials were around for the creation of the smartphone and have seen how far they’ve come (or haven’t).

As you may know, millennials have been singled out as a generation making some pretty good financial decisions (saving at young ages, investing early, etc.). When it comes to making decisions about a purchase, it seems like millennials are still trying to stick to a budget. Sixty-eight percent of individuals who replied to the survey said that they planned to spend $500 or less for their next phone.

If you look at Samsung users alone, 52 percent said they anticipated they would spend $300 or less on their next device. Only 14 percent of millennials said they would spend more than $700 on a smartphone. In addition to not wanting to pay more, most millennials would prefer to wait for additional discounts to purchase a new phone. About 57 percent responded saying that they would wait for discounts from the brand and 21 percent said they planned to wait on an incentive (free merchandise, etc.).

Brand Loyalty

Aside from the fact that millennials don’t really want to spend $1,000 on a smartphone, the survey found that brand loyalty amongst millennials was off the charts. Eight-nine percent of those who responded to the survey planned to purchase their next phone from their current brand (i.e. Apple, Samsung, etc.).

They won’t be willing to pay a high price for it though. Both of the largest phone companies out there (Samsung and Apple) are slating a $1,000 sale price for their upcoming devices. However, they’ll likely need to add some heavy incentives to get people 20 to 35 to even consider buying their products.

All in all, this could be a real moment of reckoning for millennials and cell phone makers. Millennials may be forced to choose between brand and budget, while Apple and Samsung may look to giving away free merchandise and discounts to get more people begin the new phones.

Personally, I wouldn’t spend $1,000 on a phone unless it was virtually indestructible. Think about it, you could make your first stock investment, start an emergency savings and even make a pretty substantial purchase for your home with $1,000. Why throw it away on a cell phone?

Would you spend $1K on a cell phone?

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Conor McGregor’s Net Worth

Conor McGregor's net worth
If you’re like me you are eagerly awaiting the boxing match Saturday between undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Both parties have the opportunity to make a pretty penny from the event but how much?

McGregor has been boasting about it for months that this single fight has given him the opportunity to double his net worth (or more) overnight. Is that true? What is Conor McGregor’s net worth and how much does he stand to gain from the upcoming fight?

About Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is one of the most famous UFC fighters out there right now. That is because of two things: McGregor is a great fighter and he’s got an attitude to match.

McGregor was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1988. His Irish heritage has been a huge part of his career and something he’s never been ashamed of. He and his long-time girlfriend, Dee Devlin, are huge celebrities in Ireland as well. In fact, there is even a mural of them on O’Connell Street.

In 2007 McGregor got his start as an amateur fighter. Within a year he was fighting in the pro league and within another six he signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Since signing with UFC, his career has exploded!

The 29-year-old fighting champion has headlined four of the six highest-earning pay-per-view fights in UFC history. In fact, his fight with Nate Diaz has been recorded as the highest-earning PPV fight ever.

Now he’s gearing up for the biggest fight of his career (and arguably the biggest fight in sporting history). On Saturday he’ll go head-to-head with Floyd “Money” Mayweather in a 12-round boxing match. It will be his highest paying gig yet. So, how will it impact Conor McGregor’s net worth?

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What is Conor McGregor’s Net Worth?

Conor McGregor's net worth Celebrity Net Worth estimates Conor McGregor’s net worth to be about $35 million (though some sources estimate it to be much higher). He earns tens of millions of dollars per fight and approximately $30 million per year.

As previously stated, McGregor has been boasting about the amount of money he’s going to make for the Mayweather fight. In fact, he stands to double his net worth in one night. Sources say that he’ll make around $75 million (and up to $150 million) if he’s able to beat the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. Either way, McGregor will be making serious cash Saturday night and he’ll be able to line up bigger endorsement deals in the future (if he wins).

No matter what the outcome is, Saturday’s fight is one of the most anticipated sporting events in history and McGregor will be remembered forever for it.

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Investing in Stocks With Little Money: You Can Do It!

investing in stocks with little money
Investing is something that has always interested me. From the time I was three years old I watched the stock market go up and down with my grandfather on television, over the phone and eventually on the internet. Watching your money work for you: what could be better than that?

Of course, investing is never a sure thing. In fact, most of my college savings were dried up in the small stock market crash in the 2000s. There are ways you can start investing in stocks with little money (and minimal risk).

Investing in Stocks With Little Money 

Before you think you have to have a ton of money to invest, think again. You can invest with as little as $20. Once you have some emergency savings put away and all of your high-interest debt paid off, you should think about investing, even if it is just a little bit. Here’s how:

How to Invest $20  

If you’re thinking that investing $20 is a waste of money, it’s not. If after you’ve paid off your debt, have money saved and paid your bills you only have $20 left over the best possible thing you could do with it is invest. Thousands of major corporations offer DRIPs Dividend Reinvestment Plans, which allow you to make an initial invest as little as $20 or $30. Making this small investment now could lead to big returns in the future.

How to Invest $100 

What if you have a bit more than $20 but not quite $1000? Well, if there’s a way to invest $20, there are always ways to invest $100 to $999 as well. One of the best ways to invest a couple hundred is an index fund. Some index funds (if they track the S&P 500 index) can lead to a 10% return each year! Your $100 could be making you hundreds in no time.

How to Invest $1000 

Have an extra $1000 or more to invest? You have a ton of options! The most obvious option is to open a discount brokerage account. If you are able to contribute to the account regularly, you’ll be able to stack up a sizable amount of cash. Keep in mind, however, that the more valuable your account is, the more fees you’ll encounter. Invest in a way that minimizes your fees.

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Other Investments You Can Make With Little Money 

You don’t necessarily need to turn to the stock market to invest your money either. There are other ways to invest with smaller amounts of money. If I was looking to invest a smaller amount of money, here’s where I would start:

  • Savings – Start a new high-yield savings account. If you’re able to find a bank account or credit union with higher interest on their savings account, apply and open one. Some of these accounts will require a higher opening account balance but most simply require $25. It is a great way to start earning interest on your cash.
  • 401K/IRA – Does your employer have a 401K? If so, have you thought about opening a 401K for yourself? Beginning investments for 401Ks are usually pretty low and you contribute out of every paycheck or as you see fit. It is a great way to prepare for retirement, invest and save all in one. Not all employers have this, however, so if you’d still like to invest in a similar platform, ask your financial advisor about ROTH IRAs. You will need more money to invest in an IRA but it will definitely pay off in the long run.
  • Acorns – Last but not least, Acorns is an app I discovered about two years ago. It allows you to invest your spare change. Similar to bank programs like “Keep the Change,” Acorns rounds your transaction up to the nearest dollar and invests your change in a diversified portfolio. The best part about Acorns is that you can tailor it to your personal needs. So, if you want to put in a recurring deposit, you can. If you want to only invest change, you can. If you’d prefer a more aggressive approach to a less risky investing style, you can tailor that as well.

Whatever you do, don’t avoid investing because you don’t have enough money. Your $20 or $30 could be making you even more cash right now so don’t wait!

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