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How Understanding Your Role as Mom Will Save You Money and Stress

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As single moms, sometimes we carry a lot of guilt and shame. We carry shame about the fact that our kids don’t have the other parent. Sometimes we think that it is our job to love them times two. I had a conversation with a friend of mine today, and I told her that I just want to love my kids more to make up for the fact that their dad walked out. Trust me, I use the word “dad” loosely. I already take on the parental responsibility of two parents, but I also try to love my children times…

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Why single moms should respect Father's Day

You Are Not The Father: An Open Letter to Single Moms on Father’s Day

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Dear Single Moms, Over the past few years, I have seen an increasing number of messages and even cards that celebrate single moms on Father’s Day. Although I understand why single moms feel this way, I also think that we need to respect the integrity of Father’s Day. Before you get upset with me, let me tell you that I understand where you are coming from. I am a single mom of twins, and I am the only parent because the other parent walked out. Therefore, I know what it is like to feel like the mom and the dad….

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20 Things You Are Wasting Money On

In Finance, Phenomenal Living

Imagine being able to save money without impacting your lifestyle by getting control over the items that you waste money on.  Before you start to slash your budget and cut out the fun, re-evaluate the ways that you spend without thinking.  Here are 20 ways that you waste money and how you can change this spending. Things you are probably wasting money on Overdraft Fees. Overdraft fees can be as high as $35 per transaction, so if you have 3 overdrafts per month then you end up spending $105 in fees.  What could you do with the extra money?  You…

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tiffany-beckford FNPhenomenal Mom

FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Tiffany Beckford

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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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Najah Freeman

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l  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 moms, share best practices, and in turn provide hope, encouragement, and motivation to help you to succeed and to define your own phenomenal. Check out Najah’s interview below. What do you do (entrepreneur, career, etc.) and why is it important? I was recently appointed the role of Counselor with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Can you…

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