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Why Becoming A Single Mom Can Be Great Financially

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Are you terrified that becoming a single mom could mean financial ruin? When you think about finances, do the feelings of fear and worry start to creep up? If the answers to these questions were “yes”, then you are not alone.   I will never forget the doctor telling me that I was pregnant with twins. The first thing that came to my mind was, “What am I going to do now?”  I was afraid, and I felt the panic creeping into my body.  I felt fear, worry, and pressure because I asked myself,  “Now what?” and had no response. It took me…

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What the Toys R Us Closing Taught Me About Shopping Local

What the Toys R Us Closing Taught Me About Shopping Local

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The Toys R Us liquidation has been very upsetting to me and a little hard to process.  I think that I may be in denial about the entire thing and I find myself heading there more often now that I know that it is closing.  Literally, my Toys R Us nostalgia is so high and I find myself buying more toys and spending way too much money in there. I think that the Toys R Us liquidation is hard because I was a Toys R Us kid and about 70% of the stuff (excluding clothing) for my twins have come…

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Is Mom Competition Making You Go Broke

Is Mom Competition Making You Go Broke?

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Do you find yourself measuring your mom skills to what you see on Instagram, Pinterest or what your friends are doing? Are you going into debt trying to keep up with trends or what you see on social media? Do you feel pressure to carry the latest bag, wear certain brands, or dress your children in the latest styles? In this episode, we are going to discuss how you may be consciously or unconsciously engaging in mom competition.  We will examine: How to identify mom competition and recognize what it looks like How mom competition can impact your finances How to stop…

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Ellevest and FNPhenomenal New Year's Resolutions

How to Stick With Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

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Disclosure: I’m excited to be working with Ellevest to start this conversation about women and money. I may receive compensation if you become an Ellevest client. It is the beginning of 2018, which means it is New Year’s Resolution time. This is the time when many people are using the term, “New Year New Me,” but how often does the New Year become a repeat of the years before? According to Biblical numerology, the number 8 means new. Therefore, let’s make this new year truly a new year for you to live the life that you were called to live….

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4 Biblical Principles for Getting Out of Debt

4 Biblical Principles for Getting Out of Debt

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One day, I was at the mall and I could not afford to buy the outfit I desired due to financial decisions committed many, many years ago. As a college student, I would vacation out of the country, purchase expensive clothing, and make a series of other poor financial decisions using my credit card. Thanks to those irrational spending behaviors, I found myself feeling enslaved. Between my current monthly expenses and the $10,000 worth of credit card debt I had acquired in college, it seemed as though the money I worked so hard for was being snatched away from me….

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