Is your shoe game better than your score?

Many of us care about what we are wearing versus ensuring if the bank account is increasing….

Is your shoe game better than your score?

Announcement: Buying expensive shoes will not increase your credit score!

Many ladies rely on a “shoe game” when checking out their credit scores and this means that many ladies seem to think that spending an arm and a leg on something like an expensive pair of Jimmy Choo heels is the best way to increase their scores.

It turns out that it is harder to raise your score by playing this kind of "shoe game" with your credit score. Making one time, frivolous purchases can potentially do nothing to help your score. If you're stuck with a terrible interest rate, you may only be making payments that do nothing to benefit you in the long run. Think about it this way – if you were a lender, would you rather give your money to someone who made smart purchases or those who only wallowed in lingering debt due to a silly purchase? There are many tactics that you can use to raise your credit score.

One example is to have a recurring payment come out of your credit cards. This, might be for an example a phone bill, a utility or other payment of that nature. If you are using your credit and paying off your balance as much as possible, this can also affect your score for the positive. Leaving a lingering balance based on a purchase at a shoe store will not help your score. Also, many people use their credit for important purchases, such as for your house or vehicle, which look much better to lenders than your last purchase from Macy's.  

If you have any questions about credit and finances, look no further than AskTani. With her expert methodologies, you will soon be on the path to living debt free and actually look forward to crunching the numbers of your finances. Playing the credit game may seem like tough work, but she promises to make it effortless and you can wear that score on your sleeve (and have your Jimmy Choo shoes, too!).

How to Turn Your Credit Score Around?

How to Turn Your Credit Score Around?

In modern world it is said that money is everything – and in MANY cases, it can be true. Having an easy access to money is worth a lot. Most of us live a well-balanced life and take care of our health, happiness and people around us. We also take a note on our financial situation and do our best to handle on it. However, even though everything looks to be working out pretty well, there are unpredictable events that can put our lives off-balance.

The Naked Credit System

The Naked Credit System

Have you ever had a credit mistake that kept you STUCK, frustrated and embarrassed Because OF THE SCORES? Discover how to bring excitement, freedom and profits into your CREDIT LIFE with a simple yet powerful STRATEGY.


The Fastest Way to Fix Errors

The Fastest Way to Fix Errors

By: Philip Tirone with 720 CreditScores.

Some studies say that approximately 80 percent of people have errors on their credit reports. A recent exposé by the television show 60 Minutes had the figure at 40 million people.One way or another, a lot of people are being seriously harmed by errors on their credit reports.

A New Tani

A New Tani

It’s been a long time coming and I’m happy to announce the new Tani! I’ve committed to becoming a fit and healthy Tani and made the decision to be serious about my weight loss. I figured it was the one thing that I could control, as the rest of my life seemed to have fallen apart at the seams. Concentrating on my weight loss would provide some much needed balance that I couldn't find anywhere else.

Pursuing Your Dreams Despite Challenges

Pursuing Your Dreams Despite Challenges

Approximately FOUR months ago I was extremely confused, and severely stuck… BUT God…

Life isn’t always easy, but lately it has been extremely difficult. I’ve been through some challenging conditions that have taken its toll on my business endeavors. These difficulties have really placed a roadblock in my life, and it wasn’t exactly easy to overcome. But like all things in life, you learn from it all, and during these challenging past few weeks, I’ve learned a lot.

4 Mid-Year Money Strategies

4 Mid-Year Money Strategies

Here you will find 4 simply Mid-Year Strategies you can implement immediately that can have a profound affect on your finances and IMPACT your credit scores. 1. Save at least 10% ten percent of your income. If you don't pay yourself first, there won't be any left over at the end of the month to save.

AskTani Entry Level Program

AskTani Entry Level Program

Many people took a hit when the economy tanked a few years back. Some people took a good bit more than a hit. However, now that the economy is heading into recovery, it's time to start fixing those dinged credit reports. Most people are more than a little overwhelmed by the thought. Maybe you don't know where to start. Maybe you've tried to repair your credit by yourself a few times, but stalled out when creditors weren't responsive to your efforts.

Debt Free: A Love Story

Debt Free: A Love Story

It appears that no one wants to be in a relationship with debt. Many of the respondents in the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFFC) monthly poll, of which Apprisen is a member, indicated that they have reservations in regards to taking on debt of their loved ones. The reservations are to the point of ending the relationship. The NFFC poll results below show the participants view regarding taking on debt of loved ones.

Learn credit TIPS that will enhance your scores.

Are you dating your money? Are you dating your credit report? Are you setting aside time to develop your financial future?

In today's AskTaniTV, you will learn TIPS you can apply to enhance your scores.

It's important that you date yourself and date your money, setting time aside to understand your credit will make a world of a difference.

I would love to hear from you. What strategies have you tried to increase your credit score? Comment and share your thoughts below.

Did you like this video? If yes, SHARE with your amazing friends.

Remember, passion and empowerment becomes fun and exciting when you take actions in fulfilling your goals and your dreams.

Thank you for watching!

With LOTS of LOVE,




housedebt_2560The foreclosure facts are this: Just like bankruptcy,foreclosure has a severe negative impact on your credit score. But just as in bankruptcy, taking the right steps to repair your bad credit after a foreclosure makes a world of difference.

Foreclosure Facts #1

If you learn how to fix credit, your credit score can increase to 700 in just two years after a foreclosure!

Foreclosure Facts #2

Remember that you have options. Have you considered a short sale? A loan modification? If you have already entered into the foreclosure process, think about the ways you can stop the foreclosure from happening. And be sure you know how foreclosure works so you can take steps to minimize the damage.

Foreclosure Facts #3

Unfortunately, foreclosure is sometimes an inevitable reality. But just like restoring credit after a bankruptcy, you can take steps to minimize the damage.

The PROCESS can be overwhelming.

Call Tani for more details. Let'sTalk2

Attack Debt by Cutting Cost...

The easiest way to get +$100 every month... What if I told you you can earn more than $100 per month just by being smart with your money? The great thing is that the whole household can be included in the game that will at the end of the month result in you having $100 more in your pocket to spend on things that actually matter to you.

In order to have more money, you do not need to earn more – you just need to play it smart with the existing income and save bit by bit. We’ll teach you how to start the game by introducing the simplest principle called 10/10 that will get you started on saving more than $100 per month. In such a way, you will have the opportunity to learn how to spend your money on things that enrich your LIFE and how to CUT costs on the things that are not essentially needed. Introducing 10/10 principle in the video you will see how simple it is to attack your debt by cutting costs.

In today’s episode Ask Tani TV brings you all the basics behind the 10/10 principle and gets you up to speed in household cost reduction. You can start with saving $10 per purchase and see how it goes – even better, you can invite all your family to the challenge of saving money. This is a great way to teach your children about how to wisely organize and spend your funds. On the other hand, you and your children will also benefit from the money being saved – because you will be able to spend it on the things that matter most to you.

After you watch the video, LEAVE a comment on how this video has helped you. Also share it with your amazing friends so they can be empowered towards saving money. You also want to subscribe to my email list so you don’t miss out on more financial tools and resources. Take control of your debt and don’t let it take control of you.

Snip away your Financial DEBT with "Plastic Surgery"...

We've received more questions on "DEBT"...

In today's episode of AskTani TV, AskTani tackles some of the hard facts about debt and the impact it has on your financial present and future. Be open to face the financial hardships that you are facing or trying to escape. There is a way out of the debt that you have created. Learn some strategies to eliminate the debt that you have accumulated beginning with "plastic surgery."

Check the video out to find out what "plastic surgery" is and how it is a major factor in your DEBT recovery.

After you check out the video, I would love to hear from YOU.

What debt issues do you feel like I may not have given as much light to as necessary?

What are the worlds worst debt situations in your opinion?



Top 10 Wealth Building Tools

Have you always dreamed about having money to do the things that you love to do. Imagine traveling the world, starting that business that you have dreamed about, or buying the house that has always been a goal of yours.

You can achieve your goals in life plus more with a plan of action. Financial wealth building starts with a PLAN. In order, to accumulate wealth you must create a financial blueprint. There are tools and resources that you need in order to build a financial legacy.

In today's episode, I will break down the “Top 10 Wealth Building Tools.” These tools are critical to building your financial destiny. Don't try to do this alone. You need the right resources and support to manifest your vision.

These tools will empower you and have you equipped to master wealth accumulation. Check the video out and be amazed at what wealthy people do to grow their money.

After you watch the video, leave a comment in regards to how this video has helped you.



Most asked question... How to attack DEBT?


Have you ever laid awake at night overwhelmed by the debt that you have. It seems like it never goes away. You toss and turn thinking about how you can make it all go away. You don’t know where to start or how to attack the pile of debt that keeps building.

Great news, there are some simple strategies that you can use to eliminate debt. It doesn’t take a lot of hard work or energy to get your finances back in order. Imagine what your life would be like debt free. No longer will you have to go into hiding when the creditors call or go into panic mode when the bills arrive in the mail.

On today’s episode learn some effective strategies to get your finances back on track. With a solid plan and direction, you can eliminate debt and begin creating wealth. You can’t change things until you face it. These simple strategies will make a big difference in your finances.

4 Money Beliefs that Limit YOU.

The Importance of Developing a Healthy Relationship with MONEY...

By LaSheik Calhoun 


Money is a tool that is sought after to achieve one’s dreams. Money is viewed positively and negatively depending on someone’s perception. I have heard that money is the root of all evil. In my opinion, poverty is the root of all evil. When you have a poverty mindset, you allow money to control your actions and emotions. You will do whatever in order to have money. The key is to align your attitude in order to receive blessings. What you value first will determine your financial outcome.

I viewed an amazing video by Marie Forleo of MarieTV. She was interviewing Kate Northrup, author of Money: A Love Story. The topic was “4 Money Beliefs that Limit your Wealth Inside and Out”. I have seen and witnessed the negative implications of not having enough money or believing in my mind that I didn’t have enough money.

It is possible to have a healthy relationship towards money. We have to make room to receive the blessings in our lives. You have  to understand the truth about Godly prosperity, by putting His Kingdom first, every step of the way.

It starts with you and how you view your money. Kate Northrup shared these four money beliefs that limit you from living a prosperous life.

1. Someone else should be doing this for me: You should not place your obligations in someone else’s hands. You are capable of developing good money habits.

2. I’m not good with money: This way of thinking is self sabotage. You are programming your subconscious mind to make money decisions based on a negative perception.

3. People with money are greedy or it’s not spiritual to have money: What I have found is the lack of money stems greed because the lack of money is allowing you to make selfish decisions that may not be good for you.

4. I’m not ________enough: This could be, I’m not smart enough or talented enough to live abundantly. We were not born with certain skills. Some things were learned behaviors based on our environment. Any new habit or skill can be learned with a plan.

I’m on a journey to develop a positive relationship with money. I love how Kate shared that we should check in with our bank account daily. Also we should share three areas where we are abundant. I’m going to start a journal where I write down daily, three things that I value about myself. Also how I added value to someone else’s life.

You should also try these tips to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and money. Join me on this road to abundant living.

Watch the video and let us know your thoughts!


Money and Spirituality, it matters...

Money and spirituality

Many have asked “How do I get back on my feet after financial devastation?”

In order to begin the process of getting your life and finances in order, you must make a mental mindset shift. You have to desire things to change. This allows a turning point to take place once you make the decision. The whispers of your dreams must be greater than the cries of your fears.

Reflect on your “why” and allow it to push you towards a better financial future. Fear provides you with clues on what desires lay trapped in your heart. When you remove fear, you are able to see clearly what you want to do with your life.

Fear can sometimes allow you to settle for what you think is your best. When you are birthing your purpose, it is uncomfortable. Anything worth having isn't easy but it will be worth it.

Remind yourself daily that you are a precious child of the Most High God. Your destiny will be blessed if you have faith.

Seek God for guidance by praying. Regardless of what your current situation is, you can become more. Begin by taking your finances back to the basics. Reflect on where you are today. Then imagine where you desire to be. Even if it is making an extra $50 per month, analyze how you are spending your money. Cut out what is not necessary to make room for what your heart desires.

Daily affirmations are important during this journey. What you say to yourself daily is what is going to help you transform your life.  The following are great affirmations that I say to myself daily:

• I am victorious

• I deserve everything God has for me

• I am valuable

• I am making the mental transformation needed for me, my family and legacy.

• My mind is made up and with God everything is possible.

While evaluating your finances, start with the basics. Review current and outstanding bills. Place them in order from smallest to largest. Contact every creditor you owe and explain that your goal is to get your life back in order. Inform them that you will have a payment as soon as possible. This may mean one or two months. The most important part of this process is to have a plan of action. Remember: You cannot fix it until you deal with it. Sometimes we are forced to choose which payment to make with limited FUNDS ON HAND.

Results is a key motivating factor in striving to change your financial destiny. When you come to grips with your financial reality, develop a plan to change your financial condition. Stay the course until you see change, even if at first, you do not see results. The process requires discipline and execution on your part.

Allow yourself a minimum of 21 days to understand what your current cash flow conditions are. Trust your instincts and start moving forward to a better financial position. Every 21 days, take this process to another level. The next level may be to purchase books on how to manage your finances, or cutting your expenses by $25 per month. 9055e6a6831b11e28a5c22000a1f8acf_7

Wherever you are in life, maximize each situation. You create prosperity by accepting where you are and moving towards the desires of your heart. You are worthy of all that your heart desires.

Dreams are achieved through vision and faith. Many of us have faced obstacles that allowed us to become overwhelmed by the current conditions vs. thinking about ways to get out and move forward. Create the ideal future that you can imagine and as you create an image in your mind of what you want, your mind will create a working plan on how to obtain it. The most powerful thing in the world is an idea ready to form! Have a designated time and place to think, reflect, analyze and develop a plan you can execute. Expect great things. In time they will eventually come! Discover what stimulates your thoughts (it could be reading a book, podcast or seminar) and when you are most creative. Protect and utilize daily this time to effectively harvest and stretch ideas into something meaningful. Understand that a different level of thinking is required to solve today's problems. This level of thinking is different from the thought processes that created the problems. Walking into your financial destiny requires you to participate in this process daily. Don’t be afraid to start where you are. It is never too late.

This letter is written by someone who came from poverty both mentally and physically. She rose to the top on her own terms, lost it, and now she is getting it back God’s way. I believe in you. You can do it.

Make your mind up to start the journey.

I want to leave you with this powerful message from God’s word – I am praying for each of you and your destiny! God hath need of you – 1 Corinthians 2:9 states, “However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” things God has prepared for those who love him.” 


All God’s best,

Tanisha Layne

2013 What an Amazing Year...

This has been an amazing year filled with ups and downs 

When I think about how much God is doing for, I am amazed by a Mighty God. It’s definitely true—“God will do exceedingly above what we ask or imagine according to the power that is working within us” (Ephesians 3:20). This has been an amazing year filled with ups and downs. It has been filled with events that have propelled me to the next level. I would like to highlight three aspects that greatly impacted me in the areas of business, personal and spiritual growth.

I would like to start with Business Foundation & Development training from VinceonBusiness, specifically in the areas of Passion and Purpose. In his book “Making the Shift” he states:

Your passion is that “thing, cause, or calling” you have embraced and are willing to sacrifice life and all your resources to obtain or accomplish. It’s the thing that keeps you motivated, excited and enthusiastic about life, even when things are terrible. Your passion speaks to you daily. When you are ready to throw in the towel, you won’t because of your passion. Your passion will not allow you to settle for average or where you presently are. Instead it calls you to fulfill the greatness that’s erupting inside of you. Your passion helps you become more than what you are right now.

Through his mentorship program he helped me think through processes, ideas, situations, circumstances and other aspects of how we conduct business. His strategies allowed me to see the worth of our services and revamped our pricing structure. Through his coaching, I was able to gain insight into how I would be able to better connect my passion with my client’s needs therefore, giving them the attention they needed to prosper. His team played an integral role in launching AskTani TV which was a great success. I received clarity regarding being consistent with ideas and not becoming overwhelmed by different ideas. God gives us different ideas and we have to learn how to evaluate which idea is connected to our purpose. I believe that connecting with VinceonBusiness helped me understand which ideas served my purpose and benefited the company. VinceonBusiness is definitely the person you need to connect with. If you have an idea, he will help you execute it.

This Needs To Be Said gave me a platform to share my passion for money and credit. I was able to share my gifts to a diverse audience through radio. I also learned from Carolina Christian Toastmasters. I learned not to allow fear to stop me from speaking. Carolina Christian Toastmasters served as a team of encouragers. They also gave me tools to effectively communicate my passion for money and credit.

AskTani Community Service: Countless sponsors and volunteers assisted with The Thanksgiving Food Drive. Year End Post Food Drive

The food drive was phenomenal and the food drive allowed exposure to my community serving side. The food drive was successful and rewarding on so many levels. This brings me to another individual that I would like to thank. Alana V. Allen with I Am A Queen, assisted me with the Thanksgiving Food Drive. She also gave me an opportunity to speak to the youth at the I AM A Queen Teen conference. The conference was remarkable.

Year End Post Jada DrewJada Drew owner of Social Designs and Director of Multicultural Department at Guildford College is another powerful individual. She allowed me to teach “Business Concepts” to the Africana Change Jr. program at Dudley High School. I spoke to the students about business. We created business plans and I provided them with insight into business ideas & money. What an amazing experience.

I can’t forget Mrs. Catherine Newsome, Chief Executive Lady of 5-Star Lady Corporation.  It was an honor to be the financial speaker for her  Healthy vs. Toxic Relationship Workshop. I spoke at this workshop in the beginning of 2013. The topic was “The Relationship of Money & Credit". The ladies were ready to learn. I personally came back from the conference fired up. It was amazing.Year End Post 5Star

Spiritual Lesson: Spiritual growth is uncomfortable when you are trying to achieve the impossible. Bill Johnson in “Manifesto for a Normal Christian Life” says if you are not reaching the impossible, then you are not growing spiritually.” There is a pleasant discomfort with greater reward.

I also learned to rest whenever I found myself overworked or overwhelmed. I rested in God’s promise. I realized that rest did not equal inactivity. It became the peace or calm in the center of a storm. I learned a valuable lesson in business. If you feel stressed or overwhelmed, go to Jesus and he will give you rest and guidance therefore, God will exceeds your expectations each time.

Let’s finish the year out strong and set up 2014 to be a truly exceptional year. The best is yet to come. You must believe this for your business and personal life. Join AskTani in making 2014 the best year of our life...

Gracias (Thank you) to each of you that contributed to our growth. Most importantly thank you, to my clients that believed in me and are growing with me.

 Year End Post 12-19-2013


Ask Tani and I Am A Queen have partnered together to join an amazing cause led by Professionals Divas to feed 1,000 families for Thanksgiving. Through this special initiative, Professional Divas has selected cities in the U.S. to join together to impact their communities during this holiday season. Our area of focus for this cause is our beloved city of Greensboro with a goal to feed 100 families.

On November 23, 2013, we will host our Thanksgiving Food Giveaway at the Windsor Recreation Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where we intend to have raised enough monies and collected enough food to feed 100 families. We will open the doors at this event for families to come in to pick up boxes of frozen turkeys and nonperishable items to prepare their holiday dinner.

We are looking for the following donations to fill over 100 boxes to give to families:

  • Frozen Turkeys
  • Cans of Green Beans and Corn
  • Cans of Sweet Potatoes/Yams
  • Packets of Gravy Mix
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Mash Potatoes Mix
  • Macaroni & Cheese

We are grateful to our amazing sponsors: Black Barbie Hair Salon, Triad Old School and Author VB Still.

Partnering Nonprofits and Businesses:

  • Footsteps to Follow
  • Beyond the Block
  • Angele' N. Simpson Foundation of Love
  • Destined 4 Greatness Event Planning
  • Live Life Foundation
  • I Will Live
  • Restoration World Outreach Center
  • Shield Mentor
  • HDL Ministries

Donate Botton

 Non-Perishable Donations can be dropped off until

Friday, November 22 (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Chandlar's Florist and Coffee Shop(Freezer Available)709 E Market St #200AGreensboro, NC


Royal Expressions of Dance1220-E Battleground Ave.Greensboro NC  Black Barbie Hair Salon1600 East Market St.Greensboro, NC  Beyond Beauty Salon137 N. Beaumont Ave.Burlington, NC 
Comfort Inn1103 Lanada Rd,Greensboro, NC  Bennett CollegePublic Safety Building900 East Washington StGreensboro, NC


Reality Barbershop2007 Randleman RdGreensboro, NC Godly Love Missionary Baptist Church1423 Corregidor St.Greensboro, NC 
New Era Barbershop2100-B Phillips Ave.Greensboro, NC

If you are getting ready for a mortgage payment...

Calls Lenders take your credit score and a few other pieces of your information into consideration, such as age and salary, and make a decision about how your loan will play out. In short, a high score will be less risk, therefore a lower APR and less overall cost to the borrower.

Here’s a chart comparing APRs and total cost for a 30-year fixed mortgage on a $500,000 house: Credit Score APR Including interest, your house will cost…

  • 760-850 4.01% $860,760
  • 700-759 4.24% $884,160
  • 680-699 4.41% $902,880
  • 660-679 4.63% $925,560
  • 640-659 5.06% $974,880
  • 620-639 5.60% $1,003,560


What I get from this is that by keeping a good solid line of credit from NOW until the purchase date of YOUR home (whenever that may be), I will lower my monthly mortgage payment almost $500 a month and end up saving myself near $150,000 in the long run.