Cast Blog: #SHAHS

Asa's Money Matters

Asa offers some clarity about her financial situation.

Hey Everyone!

It seems to me that there is some confusion regarding my involvement in my parents' financial state.

The fact is that my life is and has always been dedicated to making my parents' life easier, particularly my Mom's life. I have actually financially supported my parents since I was in my early 20s, with regular payments every month. You didn't see me talk about this before because I don't want to put my father on blast about having lost his business, etc. I also like to take them on a vacation when I can, seven out of the last ten years I have taken my family on a family vacation. We've been to Hawaii a few times, Belize, and Jamaica. We are a very very close knit family and I definitely don't see this as "my" money or "their" money. All money is OUR money. And if there is no money, you better believe that I am laser focused on getting it. Since my father lost his business a few years ago, it got more serious and I more than ever realized that I want and need to make a lot of money and really take care of them. My father doesn't have a retirement plan or anything like that. While taking care of them had always been a priority to the point of obsession for me at that point the sense of urgency exploded in my mind.

I bought my property in 2003, and it has more than tripled in value!

My property is in the best part of Venice Beach where property value is higher than Beverly Hills. I have a couple of tenants who are my main source of steady income. I have worked very hard to get my property to be where it is at and I am so very blessed that this investment has paid off as it has, however, stakes got so much higher when my parents' situation shifted not too long ago.

Consequently, my "uber hussle" started urgently (as I state in Episode 2). That segment with my Mom and I captured some of the sentiment, but you have no idea how critical the whole issue is to me.

I don't mess around when it comes to my family's well being. This is why I couldn't believe some of the comments in the forms of tweets that were coming my way. Some of you wrongly thinking that somehow my Mom is "working herself to the ground while I don't care and I have gold coins underneath my house." This couldn't be further from the truth. . . as I said above: I have financially supported my parents since the age of 22! I have made many sacrifices in my life to be able to continue helping them. In fact, my aunts and uncles are always telling me that one of the things they love about me is that when I get money, everybody around me rises with me. I've always been that way. My family first and my inner circle next.

As far as the gold coins are concerned, as you know when you are building/buying real estate you have big chunks of money (in the form of a loan in my case) that you are dealing with and at the time I considered blessing the foundation of my home AS important as every other piece of the house that was being built. The foundation, physically, symbolically, and energetically is the most important thing in building anything. There is no better place to invest.

I'm still in the midst of my uber hussle and the future is looking bright on a couple of these major projects I am working on!!! I will be making a big announcement soon. Wish me luck and pray for me.

Thank you!

Asa

Asifa: MJ Can Be a Dangerous Person

Asifa Mirza is still trying to figure MJ out. 

Bravotv.com: Were you a fan of the leggings MJ picked?
Asifa Mirza: They were tolerable. MJ and I have very different taste when it comes to fashion...

Bravotv.com: Did you think MJ was instigating things with Asa?
AM: Yes, very much so. Asa and I walked into the leggings shop with positive vibes and pure excitement. Sadly MJ was clearly not feeling the same vibes. She was in a very defensive and mean mood that Asa and I were simply not feeling or accepting. Once she noticed that we weren't going to tolerate her Debbie Downer attitude, she immediately went into "Attack Asa" mode. Asa was actually defending me, because MJ kept taunting both me and Asa, assuming all we cared about was looking good and that we were not interested in getting into the dodge ball spirit. I feel like she was projecting her real feelings onto us, so that it wouldn't make her look bad. Maybe something happened to her prior to leggings shopping that put her in that nasty mood. Regardless, it's not becoming of her to be rude to us, and it's not OK for her to state that "Asa needs to get laid" when she knows how private Asa is about her relationship. MJ can be a very dangerous person -- one minute you think she is your friend, and the next she does something a friend would never do (something super hurtful). I am still trying to understand her and her motives...


Bravotv.com: Did you enjoy dodge ball?
AM: Yes, I love anything related to sports, working out, and breaking a sweat.

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