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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

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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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FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight interview Contessa Louise

FNPhenomenal Mom Spotlight: Contessa Louise

In FNPhenomenal MOM, Frugal, Phenomenal

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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