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Instant Gratification

5 Emotional Reasons for Spending and How to Overcome It

In Frugal, Phenomenal

How many of you have ever gone shopping, brought the items home, and then thought, “Why did I buy that?”  If so, you may have purchased that item because you were emotionally shopping.  The problem with emotional shopping is that often times we purchase things that we don’t need, and we spend money that we don’t have available for that purchase. Read below to learn 5 reasons why we emotionally shop.  Understanding this will help you to recognize when you are emotionally shopping, and know what to do to stop it. Shop to de-stress.  Sometimes being stressed causes people to…

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Episodes 008 & 009: Why you need to persist in the face of fear and uncertainty.

In Live Phenomenal Podcast

Episode Description This week I had the pleasure of interviewing AJ Williams of the Single Black Chick on the Live Phenomenal Podcast.  She shared some amazing points about why fear is necessary and how you can turn fear into an advantage by praying, persisting, persevering, and developing strength.  Since you can turn fear into your advantage, don’t worry about the things that you are going through right now, because your story will become your transformation and testimony.  To help you along this journey, AJ talks about how you can live in the moment, avoid worry, and develop an attitude of…

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How Making Small Changes Helps to Save Money

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Achieving financial freedom doesn’t mean that you have to be a sacrifice all of the fun and enjoyable things in your life.  “Smart swaps” allow you to make changes with less impact to your life.  For example, I truly enjoy going to Starbucks.  Initially, my drink of choice was a white chocolate mocha.  After purchasing this drink for a period of time, I began to evaluate its value.  Specifically, it was 470 calories and about $4 for the size I desired.  Since I loved Starbucks and didn’t want to deprive myself, I made a smart swap.  I switched to a…

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5 Ways to Combat Instant Gratification

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Picture this… You’re walking through the store, and you see the perfect sweater. Immediately, your mouth starts to water a little, and you get that impulsive, “I gotta have it NOW” feeling. Think about how hard it is to walk away from a situation like that. The difficulty in walking away is even harder if the sweater is on sale. In this situation, you are brave enough to walk out the store without buying. (I’m proud of you.) Picture this other scenario, where your favorite magazine comes in the mail. That familiar feeling starts to come.   Your mouth starts to…

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