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Are Business Expenses Hurting Your Marriage?

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Are Business Expenses Hurting Your Marriage?

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

The charges you put on the company card can feel pretty innocuous. A new desk chair, a weekly lunch with colleagues, an upgraded office space; it all falls harmlessly within bounds for any business owner. If it’s not eating away at anyone’s income, what’s the problem with the occasional swipe of the company credit card?

There’s nothing intrinsically wrong with business expenses, and no one is suggesting that entrepreneurs stop spending money. Unfortunately, the need to spend often gives way to spending that’s not so harmless or innocent. The opportunity to make purchases at work that you wouldn’t make on a Sunday with your family is exactly how so many business owners end up deep in the throes of financial infidelity.

Unlike traditional infidelity, the financial sort can be twisted and manipulated and ignored, even when it happens in broad daylight. Still, the fallout of deceptive business spending can damage trust and relationships beyond repair.

Being honest with your spouse

It’s not a terrible idea to separate your work life from your home life. After all, no one wants to bring their work troubles home to spread out on the kitchen table.

That mindset, while healthy in one regard, can turn little white lies into catastrophic financial troubles. When the company hits a rough patch, the proud entrepreneur chooses to keep that information under wraps. In an attempt to fix the problem quickly and quietly, he or she decides to leverage the family home and get a little cash flow. The plan was never to steal from their spouse, but that’s exactly what’s happened. If the company goes belly up, the family is on the hook for spending they never knew about.

Year after year, finance is one of the leading causes of divorce. It’s natural for couples to have disagreements about saving and spending, but it’s a big problem when those disagreements are coupled with dishonesty. When undisclosed business debt plays a role in that conflict, things get really sticky.

If company costs are piling up, and you feel inclined to keep that information from your spouse, you would do well to be forthcoming. Even if you keep separate bank accounts, your financial lives are very much intertwined.

Related: 5 Rules for Going Into Personal Debt as an Entrepreneur

Being honest with yourself

Financial infidelity thrives on people’s best intentions. More often than not, the secrecy comes from a place of concern.

  • A wife with a startup doesn’t want to worry her husband, so she gets a small loan on the side without his knowledge.

  • A husband is trying to court a new client with fancy dinners, but feels guilty about the spending and keeps the credit card statement hidden.

These events, especially when isolated, seem innocent enough. In some cases, they’re dealt with and never really come to light. The majority of the time, however, one hidden expense turns into a dozen. Before too long, you’re spending to cover up the spending. By the time you come clean, the debt is out of control and has invaded your personal finances.

Most problematic behavior, from compulsive spending to gambling to substance abuse, is made worse by the constant lying that comes as a byproduct. To lie, in most cases, is a means of self-preservation. You don’t want to talk about questionable spending at your company, because it shows you in a less-than-flattering light. Instead, it’s easy to hide the problem and continue the habits while hoping the situation will miraculously solve itself.

As the one in charge of the purse strings, you have to see when business spending might soon bleed into your personal life. You have to be truthful with yourself when considering how company expenses might affect your spouse. If you choose the path of secrecy, it’s a slippery slope that goes down a long, long way.

Related: You Suck at Money, So Never Mingle Business and Personal Expenses

Setting boundaries

The amount invested back into your company isn’t always something you can control. Inventory, staff, transportation — some costs are simply unavoidable.

That said, you can still create a spending philosophy that allows for prioritization. You can budget in a way that makes sense and, more importantly, allows you to be honest and transparent with your loved ones. To start, you can make a list of your necessary and discretionary expenses. If you aren’t sure what category a certain expense belongs in, assume it’s discretionary.

A budget will not only help you spend sensibly, it will combat the “all business spending is good spending” mindset. Too many CEOs get caught up using the company card as a display of wealth and success, and that behavior is pretty much textbook financial infidelity. When it’s easier to spend money on a new standing desk at work than taking your kids to see a movie, your priorities need a realignment.

Establish limits. Put safeguards in place. Don’t succumb to wishful thinking when it’s obviously not working, especially if you know you’re predisposed to spending more than saving.

It’s very rare you’ll hear someone in the twilight of their life wishing they’d spent less time with family and more time ordering lunch at the office. Work might feel all-encompassing right now, but you have a commitment to your family and your future. Be honest with yourself, be honest with your spouse, and don’t lose sight of the things in your life that make you truly wealthy.

Related: 9 Business Expenses You Can Reduce or Eliminate to Save Thousands

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What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

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What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?

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Entrepreneurs come in all different shapes and sizes, backgrounds and talents. Recent media portrayals may have you convinced otherwise.

Thrust to the small screen just this year are the founding stories of Uber, WeWork and the infamous Theranos, showcasing the extravagance and boldness of building a (sometimes fake) unicorn. The founders display extreme characteristics of genius, arrogance and everything in-between.

While this may represent entrepreneurship at its highest stakes, it also creates an unrealistic idea of what entrepreneurship is and isn’t. Entrepreneurs are not a monolithic bunch — neither in skillset, nor personality. 

“There are a lot of paths people can take to being an entrepreneur. It looks different for everybody and what works for one might not work for another,” says James Camp, TechStars mentor and the founder of Nanoflips. Let’s explore a few types of entrepreneurs.

The accidental entrepreneur

The pandemic brought us many horrible things but also opened the door to many “accidental entrepreneurs” — people who either became entrepreneurs out of necessity or were simply bored and found something interesting to work on.

Take Connie Cen, who was working as a waitress pre-pandemic. Like most people in the service industry, she lost her job due to the shutdowns. For weeks, Connie logged onto her computer at 5:00 a.m. looking to file for unemployment benefits. As the virtual lines were so long, it wasn’t guaranteed Connie would receive benefits.

“One morning I just cried my eyes out,” she remembers. “I knew I couldn’t rely on employers or the government to make a living or be happy.” Bound with frustration, Connie googled “how to make money online.”

Within weeks, she had earned her first dollar. It only grew from there, until she sold her six-figure ecommerce business to an Inc. 5000 company. Now she runs Rocketeer Media, an email marketing and SMS agency. “I wanted to be a therapist; in no way did I think I would be in business. I fell into entrepreneurship.” Such is the case with many successful entrepreneurs.

Related: 5 Lessons I Learned as an Accidental Entrepreneur

The obsessive entrepreneur

Obsession is one of the more common traits I see among entrepreneurs. Many people eat, sleep and breathe their business. To those without the entrepreneur bug, these people seem insane.

But their obsession is also the thing that moves the business forward. Like sports, business is competitive. The more reps you get in, the better equipped you are to edge out your competition. While others are sleeping, partying or resting, the obsessive entrepreneur is focused on bringing their vision to life and is willing to sacrifice a “normal” life for something they believe in.

The specialist

Certain skills are so powerful, they can be the sole engine of a business. Such is the case with a friend of mine who runs a media business. Their superpower is just about the only skill they use daily — the rest is hiring or outsourcing menial tasks that bog them down or take time away from the one thing they do that drives the business.

Related: Understand Your Entrepreneurial DNA Before You Start Up

The generalist

Generalists prefer the world of entrepreneurship. Smaller and more flexible teams allow them to get their hands dirty in multiple categories. They see business as an orchestra, each instrument and note impacting the whole.

In some circles, being labeled a generalist isn’t always a compliment. “I always wince a little when people ask me if I’m a generalist, because the term has been popularized to mean “someone who knows a little of everything.” But actually, it’s “someone who knows a lot about a lot of things and can execute on that knowledge in ways that rival that of a specialist,” says entrepreneur Neil Deramchi. Generalists know enough to be dangerous in many areas that help grow a business.

Visionary

The allure to be a Jobs-ian entrepreneur is prevalent in tech circles, but few truly possess the ability to see and even shape the future.

While it’s a lofty label to put on anyone, I find that my friend Maddy Sukoru has the traits of a visionary. I asked him to explain how he considers his gift: “Visionary is just an artist. It comes from a place of creativity, one in which you’re constantly questioning why things are done a certain way,” says Sukoru, the founder of the social commerce platform Groupshop.

The most accomplished visionaries do not simply rely on their big ideas, but utilize a pragmatic approach to bring their dreams to life.

The #2

After about 10 years of starting businesses, I’ve realized I may be more suited to support a great founder or be an operator. Most successful entrepreneurs have people who help them bring their vision to life. For those not wanting to be entrepreneurs or who are burnt out, that’s okay. There’s a role for you where you don’t need to be the face of the company, but can still build from the ground floor.

You may find yourself identifying with one type more than the other, but that doesn’t preclude you from having traits from any other category. Entrepreneurs are a robust class, the backbone of our economy. And while the media tends to portray entrepreneurs in a single way, know that the street vendor selling tacos is no less an entrepreneur than the startup CEO.

Related: The 5 Types of Entrepreneurs

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How to Sell Your Business and Actually Make a Profit

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How to Sell Your Business and Actually Make a Profit

According to M&A Source, 80 % of businesses on the market will never sell. This should be a huge wakeup call for all business owners, as this statistic means you have less than a 20% chance of success when you go to sell your company.

One of the chief reasons businesses don’t sell is that owners don’t think about selling until a catastrophic event occurs. This could be an internal factor–partner disputes, divorce, health issue or even death–or an external one, like the Covid pandemic, or fires, hurricane, tornadoes, government shutdowns, etc. Selling your business during a catastrophe could be detrimental in most cases if businesses’ financials are trending down. Most buyers do not like fire sales. They prefer to purchase a healthy company.

Recently, I had a frantic lady call me from Texas; she said her husband dropped dead from a heart attack at the age of 40 and left her with a mountain of debt! She asked me if I could sell his construction company. I did some probing and found out that he had no employees, just subcontractors and no processes in place. All the data was in his head when he died the business died. I felt terrible as I was not able to help her. This is why it’s so imperative to build your business to sell. This is how you set your loved ones up for success.

As Steven Covey states, “start with the end in mind!”  All entrepreneurs should buy or start their business based upon the GPS Exit Model.

If you want to drive somewhere, what do you do? You pull out your phone and go to Google maps or some other app and plug in your destination. If the GPS does not know your destination, then you will end up lost or driving around in circles. Bottom line: you’ll end up nowhere! That is what happens to business owners if they do not plan their end game. Business owners do not plan to fail, they fail to plan, drifting up and down the financial hills to end up more broke, selling for pennies on the dollar, and/or closing their business.

This GPS EXIT Model was designed for businesses to Exit Rich, not poor. Business owners should determine the following in the below example:

  • Their Destination (Desired Business Sales Price) $20 million
  • Current Location (another words current evaluation) $5 million

Most business owners never get their business evaluated until they think about selling. Owners should get an annual evaluation checkup. There are events that increase valuations and events that decrease valuations and you should always know what your business is worth.

  • Time Frame: (duration that you want to sell you company) 5 years
  • Determine Who Your Buyers Are: (there are 5 types of buyers) First time buyers, Turn Around Specialist, Pegs, Strategics/competitors, and serial bearers.
  • Know the Evacuation Gap: identify where your numbers (gross rev, cogs, operating expense and EBITDA) need to land for a $20 million evaluation.
  • Buyers Criteria: identify the proprietary assets/synergies that will inspire a buyer to pay move for your company than the valuated price?
  • Why: the last step in the GPS Exit Model, is WHY do you want to sell for $20 million? If it were easy everyone would do it. Therefore, your WHY must be powerful enough to keep you in the game, keep you motivated to weather all the financial storms and catastrophic events that might occur.

Following the GPS Exit Models will make the difference between selling for huge profits and selling for pennies on the dollar. This plan will keep you focused on your end game and help to prevent landing in the 80 % of business that do not sell.

In addition, businesses are typically not worth what the seller needs to exit as many owners have debt they need to pay off and after paying it off, they are left with very little to retire on.  Most sellers think of their business as their baby. They think it’s the best and worth a lot. In my experience, most of my clients always overvalue rather than undervalue their businesses. I had a client that told me he wanted to sell for $15 million and his EBITDA was $150,000. I asked him how he came up with that price, and he said that’s what I need to retire on. Many owners base their value on what they need to enter the next phase of their life which has nothing to do with the true value of their company. Buyers don’t care about what you need, they only care about the value your business will bring them. So, if you want to sell for $15 million, then utilize the GPS Exit Model to build the 15 million dollar company of your dreams.

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Progressive Insurance Giving $25,000 in Small Business Grants to Hispanic Entrepreneurs

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Progressive Insurance Giving $25,000 in Small Business Grants to Hispanic Entrepreneurs

Progressive Insurance is supporting Hispanic entrepreneurs through a new grant program in partnership with online business platform Hello Alice. The Driving Small Business Forward grant program will provide ten grants of $25,000 to eligible small businesses.

Funding can be used toward the purchase of a commercial vehicle.



Progressive Insurance Supporting Hispanic Entrepreneurs with $25K Small Business Grants

A 2021 study by McKinsey & Company found that Hispanic entrepreneurs start more businesses per capita than other groups. Specifically, Latino-owned employer firms has grown by 12.5 percent annually over the past five years. White-owned employer firms have only grown by 5.3 percent per year in that same time period. However, Hispanic entrepreneurs see more barriers when it comes to financing their business. They’re both less likely to apply for outside funding and less likely to receive the funds they do apply for, even when compared to White business owners with similar credit ratings. This leaves many entrepreneurs in this group scrambling to bootstrap their own ventures or relying on funds from family and friends. Programs like Driving Small Business Forward aim to close these gaps for entrepreneurs that need funding but don’t always have access to equitable resources.

The Importance of Commercial Vehicles

Vehicles have become an increasingly important yet expensive commodity for both individuals and businesses. A huge array of companies, from home service providers like plumbers to shuttle companies, rely on quality vehicles to serve customers and support their daily operations. However, purchasing new commercial or fleet vehicles isn’t as attainable a goal as it was even just a few years ago. Elizabeth Gore, Co-Founder and President of Hello Alice said in a statement about the new grant program, “When we asked small business owners on our platform to rank their biggest challenge in 2022, they selected inflation. Now, more than ever, it’s important that small business owners get the resources they need to address these challenges. We commend Progressive for their ongoing support of the small businesses that contribute to a thriving and vibrant economy.”

Driving Small Business Forward Grant Program

To qualify for Driving Small Business Forward grants, businesses must be at least 51 percent owned and operated by Hispanic-identifying entrepreneurs. Other qualifications include having ten or fewer employees, less than $5 million in annual gross revenue, and the need for a commercial vehicle. Applications for the Driving Small Business Forward grant program are available now on Hello Alice’s website. You can also find a full list of eligibility criteria, restrictions, and terms. Eligible businesses have until June 17 at 6 p.m. ET to submit an application. Then, a committee will review applications and notify the ten winners by mid-August. Image: Depositphotos

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China’s Lockdowns Prompt a Rethinking of Life Plans Among the Young

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China’s Lockdowns Prompt a Rethinking of Life Plans Among the Young

For many Chinese who saw Shanghai as a magical place to pursue their dreams, the city’s two-month-long Covid-19 lockdown has been a wake-up call.

It wasn’t just the isolation and living under the threat of being hauled to a quarantine center. Many describe how a forced switch to survival mode created a deep sense of insecurity. Now, some are outlining drastically altered life plans.

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Business lobby sees 2% hit on Italy’s GDP if Russia stops gas

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Business lobby sees 2% hit on Italy’s GDP if Russia stops gas

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Business lobby sees 2% hit on Italy's GDP if Russia stops gas
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MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s business lobby Confindustria forecasts an almost 2% hit on the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) on average per year in 2022 and 2023 in case of a stop of imports from Russia in June, it said in a research note.

“A halt of gas imports from Russia could have a very strong effect on the already weakened Italian economy,” Confindustria said, adding the negative consequences would come from a major shortage of gas volumes for industry and services and an additional increase in energy costs.

Last year Russia was Italy’s biggest supplier of natural gas, providing 29 billion cubic metres or 40% of total gas imported by the country.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Italian government has been seeking alternative energy suppliers and its ministers have travelled to Africa and the Middle East to secure new contracts.

As part of this effort, Italy’s energy group Eni and Algeria’s Sonatrach on Thursday signed a deal to accelerate the development of gas fields in Algeria and of green hydrogen.

This move is expected to boost the North African country’s gas exports to Italy by some 3 billion cubic meters (bcm) per year.

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Decarbonizing Would Add $43 Trillion To Global GDP; Plus: How Coors Is Making Clean Fuel

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Decarbonizing Would Add $43 Trillion To Global GDP; Plus: How Coors Is Making Clean Fuel

This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability. Sign up to get it in your inbox every week.

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A new report from consulting firm Deloitte suggests that failure to act on climate change could cost the global economy over $178 trillion over the next 50 years. That’s a nearly 8% drop in global GDP caused by factors like heat stress, sea-level rise, damage to infrastructure from wildfires and extreme weather, health impacts, agricultural losses and more. “Translated into human terms,” the report says. “Crops would fail. Health care spending would rise. People would stop traveling.”

But hope is not lost: the report also focused on what happens if countries and companies make a firm commitment to get to net zero carbon emissions by mid-century. The bottom line? $43 trillion added to the global economy. The report emphasizes that many of the technologies and business models to rapidly decarbonize exist: they just have to be implemented. “Such a transformation,” the report says. “Could reduce the economic harm of continued warming and bring new jobs, industries, innovations and opportunities in a decarbonized global economy.”


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Get Ready For $8-A-Gallon Gas

The pandemic killed demand for oil and gas, leaving the world vulnerable to Vladimir Putin’s supply-side punch. The upside? Widespread shortages and sky-high prices will finally force meaningful investments in alternatives and even pariahs like nuclear and wood. Read more here.


Discoveries And Innovations

Traditionally, the wildfire season in California runs from late summer through fall, but it seems like it’s already started this year. So far, over 9,000 acres have already burned across the state and in May alone there have been 10 incidents.

According to a recently published study, if extreme temperatures continue in the Kalahari Desert, the southern yellow-billed hornbill will become extinct in the hottest parts of its range by 2027.

According to a new report from NOAA, greenhouse gas pollution trapped 49% more heat in the atmosphere in 2021 than it did 30 years ago.


Sustainability Deals Of The Week

Alameda County, CA-based East Bay Community Energy announced this week that it will work with energy company Fervo to add geothermal power to its grid, enough for over 44,000 homes. The project is expected to be complete in 2026.

On Thursday, NatureMetrics raised a $15 million venture funding round, led by investor 2150. The financing will enable it to expand its technology platform, which uses DNA to monitor biodiversity to help its customers meet regulatory disclosure requirements.

Vertical agriculture company Bowery Farming opened up a new commercial smart farm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The company says the farm is powered by 100% renewable energy and will be able to bring fresh produce to retailers serving 50 million people in the region.


On The Horizon

China aims to create 450 GW of solar and wind capacity in its desert regions. Which means lots of manufacturing of turbines at a time when U.S. manufacturing is dwindling. That could put pressure on the U.S.’s own plans to build out renewable capacity.


What Else We’re Reading This Week

A Hot, Deadly Summer Is Coming With Frequent Blackouts (Bloomberg)

AI can help fight climate change—but it can also make it worse (Popular Science)

Corporations Pledge to Buy ‘Green’ at Davos Gathering (New York Times)



Green Transportation Update

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Everything’s going electric, but not every EV will be battery-powered. In the years to come big heavy things like semi-trucks, trains, ships and other types of vehicles ill-suited for giant battery packs are going to get electric propulsion power from hydrogen. The universe’s most abundant element has been an elusive clean fuel option for decades, bedeviled by the difficulties of generating the energy-packed element in an efficient, low-cost method and without carbon emissions. CoorsTek, a low-key giant in the world of engineered ceramics and led by the Coors brewing family, says it has a highly efficient new method to make hydrogen fuel that works with existing energy infrastructure.


The Big Transportation Story

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EV Charging Costs From $0.15 Per Mile Down To Free; How Should They Price It?

What should EV charging cost? That turns out to be a tricky question. Current prices are all over the map, ranging from free to “more than gasoline” and they include billing by the minute, by the kilowatt-hour or both, and adding session fees, flat fees or idle fees after the car is done. Some networks have a monthly fee which gives a kWh discount. All of these approaches have reasons behind them, and on one hand they are confusing and on the other hand a lot of EV drivers barely care at all. It’s a very different world from the fairly simple, and relatively uniform pricing of gasoline sold by the gallon. Read more here.



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Master P Shares That His Daughter Passed Away In Emotional Instagram Post—“We Will Get Through This”

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Master P Shares That His Daughter Passed Away In Emotional Instagram Post—“We Will Get Through This”
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In a touching Instagram post, Master P shared the sad news that his daughter, Tytyana Miller, 29, has passed away. Without sharing the exact cause of her death, Master P captioned his post by including Tytyana’s struggles with substance abuse and mental illness.

Master P wrote the following message accompanied by a photo of angel wings:

“Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my daughter Tytyana. We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve. We appreciate all of the prayers love and support. Mental illness & substance abuse is a real issue that we can’t be afraid to talk about. With God, we will get through this. #MyAngel.”

Master P wasn’t the only person in the Miller family to post about Tytyana’s passing, as her brother Romeo Miller also shared a message:

“Our family is dealing with an overwhelming grief for the loss of my little sister Tytana. We respectfully request some privacy so that our family can grieve. We appreciate all of the prayers, love, and support, and although this is sad times, I’m forever grateful for the memories I did have with my amazing sister. Love on your loved ones, life is short. The silver lining, I know she’s in a way better place and finally at peace. God Bless.”

Fans of reality TV may recall that Tytyana Miller opened up about her ongoing battle with drug addiction back in 2016 on the WE TV series ‘Growing Up Hip-Hop.” During the show, she also noted that her mother, Sonya Miller, who is now legally separated from Master P following his recent request to a judge, also battled with addiction.

We want to send Master P and his family our prayers and condolences as they deal with this tragic loss.

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The Boston Celtics Will Face The Golden State Warriors In The NBA Finals Following Eastern Conference Win

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The Boston Celtics Will Face The Golden State Warriors In The NBA Finals Following Eastern Conference Win
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It’s official Roommates! The Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals with a score of 100-96. This means that the Boston Celtics will go head-to-head against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals beginning next month.

For the first time in 12 years, the Boston Celtics are heading back to the NBA Finals after defeating the Miami Heat in the seventh game of the Eastern Conference Finals courtesy of a final score of 100-96. The game was highlighted by star player Jayson Tatum, who led the game with 26 points, and he (along with his teammates) will face off against the Golden State Warriors for the 2022 NBA Finals, beginning with Game 1 June 2nd in San Francisco.

It was a close game from the very start, as the Boston Celtics were ready every time the Miami Heat headed for the basket. This was the third game in a row where the Celtics beat the Heat on the road.

There’s also a historical element to tonight’s win, as Ime Udoka becomes the first rookie head coach in NBA history to win multiple Game 7s—dating back to when the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 109-81 in Game 7 earlier in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.

This NBA Finals match-up is sure to have basketball fans glued to every moment, as two of the league’s best teams face-off in a series that many have been waiting for.

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Video released of ‘Flash’ star Ezra Miller’s arrest outside of Hawaii bar in March

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Louisiana mother crashes during police chase, killing 5-week-old baby, after stealing from Walmart: reports

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A 5-week-old infant died after her mother crashed her car while fleeing Louisiana police officers after she stole baby items from a Walmart, according to reports…
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Kyrie Irving’s absence from Nets ‘was difficult for us to manage,’ ex-assistant coach says

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Kyrie Irving’s absence from Nets ‘was difficult for us to manage,’ ex-assistant coach says

Former Brooklyn Nets coach Amar’e Stoudemire appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” Thursday and detailed just how much Irving’s absence hurt the Nets during the 2021-22 season…
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Mo’Nique Calls Out D.L. Hughley After An Alleged Contract Dispute

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Mo’Nique Calls Out D.L. Hughley After An Alleged Contract Dispute

Looks like Mo’Nique had a few things to get off of her chest during her set for The Comedy Explosion at the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan! Mo took aim at D.L. Hughley over an alleged contract dispute regarding Mo’Nique headlining the show.

“That’s what the motherf***ing contract says, Mo’Nique is to be the last motherf***ing person on the Godd**n stage. She is the headliner. That’s what I signed the contract for,” Mo’Nique expressed to the audience.

In different clips that have surfaced online, Mo can be heard calling D.L. a “coon” and a “b***h n***a.” She even appears to make a comment on his sexuality saying, “Your name is D.L. what the f**k it stand for? How far you bending over…” 

Mo’Nique concluded her rant by making it clear that “he messed with the wrong one.” D.L. has since responded to Mo’s comments with an instagram post.

“All you have to do is check the order of names on the ticket stub from last night and you’ll see who’s confused,”  D.L. stated. “Against my better judgment, over the objections of my team and 4 other occasions where I said NO, I decided to take a chance and work with Monique. Oprah was the problem, Tyler Perry was the problem, Charlamagne was the problem, Steve Harvey was the problem, Lee Daniels was the problem, Netflix was the problem… Now it’s MY turn. At some point it can’t be everyone else, IT’S YOU!! Lesson learned. I didn’t have anything personal against Monique… People paid a lot of money to laugh, not here about your contract. Apparently, the role you played in PRECIOUS turned out to be an autobiography. I wonder who’s next…”

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