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Why Tax Time Is A Great Time For Single Moms To Catch Up On Their Financial Goals

In Finance

Did you know that about 8 out of 10 tax filers will receive a refund with the average refund being $2,800 (CNN Money)? If you are a person who expects to receive or has received a refund this year, then now is a great time to use your tax refund to catch up on your financial goals and priorities. If you take the time now, you will reduce your stress and have more money to do things later in the year. For example, there was a story that went viral about a single mom making minimum wage who used her…






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Is Your Single Mom Guilt Affecting Your Kids? Your Money? Your Life?

In Faith, Finance, Phenomenal Living

Sometimes the thought of being a single mom, especially an unexpected single mom, is enough to shut down emotionally. I know because I have been there.   I am a single mom of twins and I was left during pregnancy, so I understand the deep emotional strain of becoming a surprise single mom. However, it is important to not just avoid shutting down but also not to establish bad emotional and financial habits that will impact your children. The first thing to do is to recognize that even if you feel alone, you are not.   According to the Census, 10 million…






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An Open Letter to Breastfeeding Moms

In Phenomenal Living

Hi Moms, I wrote this post about a month ago when I was engaging in quiet reflection and I was trying to process my first year of motherhood.  I decided to share this with you because I’m hoping that it can provide a source of encouragement for a new or pregnant mom.  I hope that you enjoy. Aisha ————- It’s been a good ride, but now it looks like my breastfeeding journey is coming to an end. What I thought would be happiness and glee because I finally have my body back is actually sadness. I feel sad because I can…






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Rainbow Push Money Matters Event Recap + Key Knowledge Nuggets

In Finance

I had the pleasure of attending the Rainbow Push Money Matters event in Detroit, MI this weekend. For background, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Chevrolet have teamed up to host a series of FREE workshops to educate African American consumers on financial literacy and assist participants in developing concrete steps toward financial security. This event was phenomenal. Although I teach personal finance and mentor women, there were so many words of wisdom that I was able to obtain from this event especially since I’m going through a transition to restructure my finances and create new goals since becoming a single…






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7 Ways Moms Can Find More Balance

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

One thing that I struggle with is balance. Sometimes I feel like I’m serving everyone else and that I put myself on the back burner. I accomplish this by skipping meals, running without stopping or reducing the number of hours that I sleep. I’m either with my children and when I’m not directly interacting with them or caring for them, I’m generally doing things to prepare to take care of my children like washing bottles and doing laundry. In the time that is leftover, I’m usually working because I’m self-employed. I also try to help out my family as much as possible….






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