Seven Practical Financial Tips From Trina Lyrics
Trina has basically become the Suze Orman of the rap game.
"Da Baddest Bitch" broke onto the scene on a Trick Daddy track, detailing what she would do to "five or six best friends," but the Miami rapper has since traded in her porno-grade lyrics for a new obsession: money. To wit, she recently released her latest single, "Money Ain't a Problem." Sure, she mostly likes to rap about how she spends that money, but her discography is peppered with practical financial tips and advice that even bitches who aren't the baddest can use.
See also: Trina: Hip-Hop's Diamond Diva
Always Make Sure You Save to Buy Property
"I got game for young hoes / Don't grow to be a dumb ho, that's a no-no / See if you off the chains / Stay ahead of the game / Save up, buy a condo" -- "Da Baddest Bitch"
Spending all your cash on smaller purchases that provide instant gratification is foolish. Trina knows that even young hoes need to save money and think about their long-term financial health, with an ultimate eye on buying property. After all, it is better to own than rent.
Use Apps and Technology to Manage Your Money
"Walkin' through the airport / Like I'm in a parade / On my hologram / Loggin' on to E-Trade" -- "5 Star Chick (Remix)"
While most of us don't have access to portable hologram machines that have internet access, we do have smartphones. Which means that even when you're busy -- say, traveling around the world -- you still have time to log in and check your stocks and bank accounts. However, as a warning, managing your own stocks can be a tricky proposition for those of us without Trina's business acumen. But there are several apps available that can help you manage your money.