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For Black Women Challenges Persist for Equal Pay

For Black Women, Challenges Persist for Equal Pay

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

August 23rd is African American Women’s Equal Pay Day. This date represents the approximate day that black women must work to in the current year to make the same amount of money men did in the previous year. In other words, the equal pay calculation means that a woman must have worked all of one year and eight months to be paid what men were paid in one year alone. This underscores the fact that professional challenges still exist for African American Women today. These challenges include: Race-based pay discrimination: According to the National Committee for Pay Equity, Black women only…

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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Alana Flowers

In FNPhenomenal MOM, Phenomenal Living

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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How recovering from being a Starbucks snob saved me money

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

Don’t get me wrong I LOVE a good cup of Starbucks coffee and a delicious Starbucks pastry. It is my own personal slice of happiness.  I love the coffee, the pastry, and the conversations that I have with the baristas when I am there.  One of the baristas even invited me to attend church and I gladly went the following Sunday. To me, Starbucks is an experience that I budgeted and even talk about in my first book and in the workshops that I teach. However, once I had twins, I had to rethink my spending habits. I had to…

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How A Mini Health Scare Taught Me Why Self Care Is Linked To Financial Wellness

In Faith, Phenomenal Living

I was running around trying to pack and get organized for a road trip and then all of a sudden I felt dizzy, light headed, and shaky. It felt like my blood sugar had dropped and I had to rush to get something to eat to feel better. It wasn’t the first time this had happened and earlier that day a friend of mine admonished me to take better care of myself. She praised everything that I was doing for the twins (cloth diapering, breastfeeding, and making my own baby food), but she cautioned me that everything that I was…

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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Patrice Tartt

In FNPhenomenal MOM, Phenomenal Living

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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