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Critical reasons why single moms need a will, trust, and full estate plan

Why Single Moms Need A Solid Estate Plan

In Finance

When I initially thought of estate planning, I thought that was something that wealthy people did who have a ton of money. I didn’t quite understand the importance of an estate plan for everyday people – especially single moms. However, I learned that estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy. It is a way to protect your assets to ensure that they are distributed according to your desires. Even if you think that you don’t have much in assets or even insurance, an estate plan is critical if you have minor children. This is critical for 7 reasons that I describe in…

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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight interview Contessa Louise

FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Contessa Louise

In FNPhenomenal MOM, Frugal, Phenomenal

FNPhenomenal Mom is a series that I am doing to highlight Single Moms who are amazing moms and who are also rocking it out personally in their careers, entrepreneurship, or in the community.  I think that it is important to show other single moms that it is possible to raise amazing children without sacrificing who you are as a woman.  These interviews are motivational, but also include practical advice on how to structure your life for success, financial management tips, and techniques to teach your children about finances.  We are all in this journey together.  My hope is to highlight other…

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The critical things that breastfeeding moms need to know if they need to pump and they are not at home

How to Pump In Public Without Feeling Weird

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Last week I shared a post that I wrote on Facebook about my journey. I think that sharing these posts are important, because when you look at me you may think that I’m strong and that I’ve always been this way. What you don’t see is the time that I am on my knees crying out to God asking for Him to give me this strength, power, and grace to keep going. As I mentioned in a previous post, breastfeeding has not been easy for me. I internalized it, suffered a lot in silence, and wanted to quit so many…

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You are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase.

You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be In Life

In Frugal, Phenomenal

It’s easy to complain that you aren’t where you want to be, however, in reality, you are exactly where you need to be.  I know that sounds harsh.  You may be thinking, “What’s she talking about?  I don’t like what’s happening in my life right now.”  I say that you are where you need to be because there are lessons that you have to learn and life tests that you need to pass before you can graduate to that next phase. Unfortunately, the place that you need to be right now may be uncomfortable.  However, progress begins at the end…

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10 Things I Wish I Understood as a First Time Mom

In Frugal, Phenomenal

As an expecting mom, you can do all of this research to figure out what to do to provide the best care for your children. However, it’s one thing to research and prepare, but it’s another thing to actually be responsible for a new life. You still need to understand the real, unfiltered, unglamorous life of being a new mom. Ultimately you learn this by being in the trenches. However, before you jump into the trenches as a new mom, I want to prepare you as best as possible. Therefore, I’m going to be doing a few series to give…

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