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Spending Money

Can You Survive Off of $100 a Week?

In Frugal, Phenomenal

A while ago someone asked me if I could survive off of $100 for one week I initially gasped and thought about how limiting that this would be.  Then I started to think about it and realized that it shouldn’t be that hard.  Since then, I’ve challenged myself a couple of times to get spending as low as possible even under the $100 limit.  Side note, someone recently challenged me to not spending anything for 3 days.  That was hard, but it taught me a lot.  That challenge to you all may come later.  However for now, I want to…

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How Increase Your Savings by Making It Automatic

In Frugal, Phenomenal

If there was one book that totally transformed my approach towards money, it had to be the Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.  This book taught me that if I want to be successful with savings and investing, then you must make it automatic.  The brilliance behind this concept is you can’t spend what you don’t see. The reason why I love this so much is that if the money is taken out of your check before you have to spend it, then you are forced to live on less.  There are a couple of ways to make savings automatic. Change…

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Frugal Yet Phenomenal Bottles of Wine for Less Than $10

In Frugal, Phenomenal

With the summer in full effect, and the social gatherings all around us, I started to wonder which bottles of wine would be great to bring to a friend’s house without getting the side eye.  As professional women, we want to have amazing experiences and have some knowledge about wine, but how do you know which wines to buy without breaking the bank? Since I wanted to know and because I will drink a bottle of Five Oaks ($3/bottle on sale at Rite Aid), but will very rarely bring it to a social gathering unless I know the host drinks…

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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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3 Ways to Save Money on A Wedding Gift and Stay On Budget

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Wedding season is in full force, and if you are trying to be frugal because you don’t have the extra money to spend or you are trying to pay off debt, then this can be a scary time.  Please note, if you are a bridesmaid, then you definitely should read this article about cost saving ideas for bridesmaids. Wedding season doesn’t have to be scary if you plan ahead.  Set a total gift budget and stick to it. Look at your current and upcoming expenses and then identify what you can afford.  Typically weddings have a few events associated with…

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