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FNPhenomenal Mom

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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Wish you had more money in your paycheck? In this post, you will learn how to increase your monthly income by changing your tax withholdings.

Give Yourself A Monthly Raise With This Simple Tip

In Finance

I have a couple of friends who loathe the idea of receiving a refund.  I thought they were crazy when I heard them talk about their desire to structure their taxes in a way where they wouldn’t receive a tax refund.  They believed that a tax refund was a big waste and meant they failed in properly setting up their taxes at the beginning of the year. To them, a tax refund wasn’t something to be excited about, but rather a signal to do something different the following year.  This was totally different than my approach. Unlike my friends, I…

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10 Smart and Quick Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely

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We are in the middle of tax refund season and for many of us, this provides an opportunity to catch up on goals, catch up on bills, or to do something a little special for us or our children. But where to get started and how do you decide what to work on? In this post, I’m going to share 10 Smart and Quick Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Wisely. These tips will help you have more peace and move you closer to your goals. If you receive a refund, think about how you will allocate your refund before…

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One day as I was as reflecting back on the lessons I learned from Booker T. Washington, I realized just how many of those lessons I can apply to my single motherhood journey. In this post, I share the 6 biggest lessons that I learned.

6 Life Lessons I Learned From Booker T. Washington

In Faith

Have I ever told you that I love to read?  In fact, Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington is one of my favorite books.  I first read it a number of years ago. I love the book so much that I’ve read it twice (both times pre-pregnancy and pre-motherhood) at different stages of my life. As background, Booker T. Washington was born a slave, yet he was the first leader of the Tuskegee Institute and under his leadership built the school. He also was an advisor to United States presidents and was an influential leader in the black community….

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We can become more secure around investing. In the post, "The Biggest Investing Mistake Women Make," we will discuss the biggest money mistakes women make.

The Biggest Investing Mistake Women Make

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I’m excited to partner with Ellevest to start this conversation about women and money. I may receive compensation if you become an Ellevest member. Today’s post is Part 2 of the 2-Part series on Investing. In Part 1 of the Investing series, we talked about how you can fund your investment account. However, there is another step that has to happen. Once you identify where the money to fund your investment account will come from, you will also need to take the next step of opening an investment account and then funding it. Sometimes it is easier to come up…

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