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goals

Determining and Prioritizing What You Want in Life

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Life is about choices and prioritizing what you want. Everyday we make decisions about what we will do and what we wont do. Even when we decide to do nothing we are still making a decision. Therefore, it’s no surprise that our decisions and our actions not only impact our financial well being, it also influences our ability to pursue our dreams, and live life on our own terms. You can’t do everything, but you can live a life without deprivation that brings you happiness by learning how to make decisions and prioritizing your spending and actions based on the…

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Be Frugal With Your Time Just as You Would Be Frugal With Your Bank Account

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Over the past few months I’ve often mentioned managing your time effectively, because time is the one thing that you cannot get back. This has been increasingly important for me because I have a ton of things on my plate and I am kind of Type A so I think that I can do everything. When you look at your time, you have 24 hours in a day. To be healthy you need 7-8 hours of sleep per night.  Many of us work during the day so that is 9-10 hours that your time is accounted for.  So, that leaves…

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What You Need to Consider When Starting a Business

In Entrepreneurship, Frugal, Phenomenal

Recently I embarked on full-time entrepreneurship and the road is harder than I expected but way more fulfilling than I ever could have imagined. Since I started this full-time journey I often get questions about how I started FNPhenomenal.  Therefore, I decided to compile the 4 things that really helped me at the beginning of the journey. 1.  Find what keeps you going. Passion will sustain you during the tough times and when you don’t feel like working. Ask yourself, “What would you do if you had to do it for free?”  The answer to that is probably something that…

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Welcome to Your New Start!

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Every 365 days we have the opportunity to close the door on an old year and start fresh with a new one. Oftentimes we set resolutions that don’t get accomplished and then each New Year begins to look like the old. The only way that we can break that cycle is to get intentional about what we are going to do and accomplish when we start the New Year. Here are 4 steps to help you to create your new start for 2015. Set SMART goals. People who actually set goals are 10 times more likely than those that don’t to…

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Learning How to Turn A Setback into a Comeback

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I was recently talking to my friend, AJ Williams of The Single Black Chick, and she told me that her car broke down.  She spent a lot of time and thought about what she was going to do about transportation in Detroit.  She immediately started to think that she would have to purchase a car 4 months sooner than she planned, and she thought about how she could modify her finances to accommodate the purchase.  As she continued to think this through she realized that: [more…] She lives 1 mile from work and has the opportunity to work from home…

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