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How to Respond to the Dreaded Weakness Interview Question

In Phenomenal

As we approach the New Year it is time to reflect on what went well and what needs to be improved. According to a study conducted by Fidelity Investments, 37% of Americans polled are considering making a New Year’s Resolution related to their finances. If you are in this category, there are two things that you need to do to free up cash to move towards your financial goals: earn more money and spend less money. There are many ways to earn more money, but I want to focus on two today – earning more by changing jobs or getting…

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There Are No Excuses

In Frugal, Phenomenal

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.” – Richard Branson  When you want something you just have to go out and get it.  You have to be open to new opportunities and not let the fear of the unknown stop you. I was recently offered an amazing opportunity to develop a course for Essence Magazine.  When we started the project I was 8 months pregnant with twins.  The thing about pregnancy is once you get past 35 or 36 weeks, your…

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Episode 015: Get Uncomfortable & Live a Life That Is Authentic To You

In Live Phenomenal Podcast

Episode Description Gwen Jimmere is a single mom who owns an international business that she started from her kitchen.  In this podcast she shares how she overcame divorce and getting laid off during her divorce to growing an international company.  Her tips are practical for anyone interested in pursuing entrepreneurship as well as anyone who wants to build a career in Corporate America.  One of the things that really stuck out to me in this interview was she said that because she chased her dreams and defined her own phenomenal, that she doesn’t have to tell her son that he…

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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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Is Your Social Life and Spending Patterns Killing Your Budget?

In Frugal, Phenomenal

How many of you get paid on a Friday and within a week you are wondering where all of your money went?  You look back over the past week and you know that you had a great time, but you’re not quite sure of where the money went.  I definitely know the feeling. Recently I had a conversation with a good friend of mine and we were reminiscing about life a few years ago.  Of course, she blamed me for why she never had money and I blamed her!  Regardless of who the enabler was in this scenario, (honestly we…

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