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Episode 003: Getting Your Perfect Personal Style Without Breaking the Bank

In Live Phenomenal Podcast

Episode Description In today’s episode Ebony Rutherford of Trish’s Garage joins the Live Phenomenal Podcast to talk about why having a personal style is important for any FNPhenomenal Woman, and how to get this style for any body type, and budget.  She’s here to show you that looking and feeling great doesn’t have to break the bank! Listen in iTunes Listen in Stitcher [more…] Ebony Rutherford’s Bio The  founder, creator, creative mastermind, visionary and head seamstress behind Trish’s Garage is Ebony Rutherford. Her love for sewing, handmade goods, fashion and t-shirts (she love loves them) have melded together to form one of Detroit’s…

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Before You Say Yes, Think About the Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

In Frugal, Phenomenal

According to a 2011 Mint.com study, the average total cost of being a bridesmaid was $1,695.  This is a lot of money. Elite Daily breaks the costs down into the following categories: – $150 – $400 for the dress; – $50 for alterations – $200 for engagement, bridal shower, and wedding gifts – $1,000 for Bachelorette party with flights, dinners and decorations – $100 for shoes, hair, makeup and accessories; and – $50 for hotel and transportation fees = $1,500 – $1,800 cost of a bridesmaid per wedding The cost of attending a wedding isn’t just hard for the bridal…

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How to Create a Side Hustle to Generate Additional Income

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I run into many people who tell me that they would like to get ahead financially or stop the stress of living paycheck-to-paycheck but their biggest barrier to accomplishing that goal is that they don’t make enough money.  I believe that if you want to get ahead, you definitely have to identify places where you can cut, but you can only cut so much.  You can’t cut your way to financial freedom.  Eventually you will have to make more money.  This is where the side hustle comes in. [more…] When I was in the process of repaying my credit card…

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How to Spend Your Tax Refund This Year

In Frugal, Phenomenal

It’s tax time and according to CNN Money nearly 8 in 10 US tax filers will receive a refund this year. If you are one of these people, you may be wondering, “How should I use my refund?”  I have heard so many stories of people who had been delaying a repair or the purchase of a need during the year, but when they get their tax money they splurge on a want.   When that happens that major repair or need doesn’t get addressed. I know others who have no savings or high credit card debt, but instead of…

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[Live Workshop] 5 Steps to Overcome the Post Holiday Pinch

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Did you overspend over the holiday season?  Are you already feeling the impact that it has had on your 2015? If so then you are not alone.  The average person was expected to spend $861 on gifts this season and in the United States during the 2014 holiday season.  For some people, this resulted in an over extended budget, use of credit cards, and ultimately starting off in a financial hole before 2015 even starts. [more…] The good news is that, you can bounce back.  This workshop is designed to teach you 5 strategies to help you to bounce back…

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