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Why i'm Breaking Up With FNPhenomenal

Why I’m Breaking Up With FNPhenomenal and Where to Find Me

In Faith, Phenomenal

When I started FNPhenomenal, it was the end of 2012. I had lost myself in trying to keep up with the Joneses. I was anchoring my self-worth in the things that I could do and buy. I was deep in debt and I knew that in order to transform my spending I needed to work on me and do some things differently.  However, at that time, I still wanted an active social life, that Sex and the City lifestyle, but I wanted it for less, a little more authentically, and on a budget. I wanted to be able to go…

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Get $50 just for investing (Keep reading to learn how). Our friends over at Ellevest are giving FNPhenomenal community members an extra $50 for new investing accounts opened.

Get $50 just for investing? (keep reading to learn how)

In Phenomenal

If I asked you whether you want to start investing, what would your response be? If you said “yes” that you want to start investing, then have you started investing yet? If “no”, do any of these sound familiar? I can’t afford it. I don’t know how to do it. The market is too risky. I may need the money later. If you said “yes” to anything on this list then you are definitely not alone. Unfortunately, if you are like many women in the United States you aren’t investing at all or you aren’t investing enough. I remember when I…

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Helpful Ways To Get Your Children Involved In Community Service

Helpful Ways To Get Your Children Involved In Community Service

In Phenomenal

One of the things that I love to do is community service.  I constantly look for ways and opportunities to give back and to organize groups to serve the community.  I truly believe that engaging in service is critical to living a full and complete life.  Therefore, as my twins get older, I’ve been asking myself: What can I do to start to plant the seeds of community service into the hearts of my children?  How can I begin to talk to them about community service? What is the right age to start to encourage my children to participate in community…

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If you are a breastfeeding or pumping mom then you need these 5 things to make sure that you are successful

5 Things That Every Breastfeeding and Pumping Mom Needs to Successfully Breastfeed

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I’ve been doing a series about the things that I have learned breastfeeding twins. Please check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 where I share the things that I have learned to help me on this breastfeeding journey. In the beginning of breastfeeding, I was very frustrated and I internalized it as a reflection of me as a woman. One of the things that I realized during that time was that I needed to set myself up for success. My plan is to breastfeed my twins for 12 months, and I’m halfway there, however just like in business…

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Here are five ways start up entrepreneurs can save despite having irregular income during lean times

5 Ways Start-Up Entrepreneurs Can Save Effectively and Proactively

In Entrepreneurship, Frugal, Phenomenal

Saving for entrepreneurs can be an afterthought, when you spend most of your time running your business. If you are a start-up entrepreneur, then you may be in for some lean times for the first couple of years as you grow your revenue. This makes saving very difficult. However, saving is extremely important since there is no consistent paycheck to fall back on during lean times. How do you save when your focus is on reinvesting into your business to help it grow? I caught up with personal finance guru and bestselling author, Aisha Taylor, who provided these five tips…

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