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5 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Lend Money to Someone

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Have you ever been approached by a friend or a family member who requested to borrow money from you?  Sometimes it can be a really uncomfortable situation.  I think that if someone asks to borrow money that you should proceed with caution.  According to a survey done for CouponCabin.com, money ruins 1 in 5 friendships. To help avoid ruining a friendship, one of the things that you should consider is shifting the language of the request.  Think of lending money as a gift and not a loan.  The reason is to avoid the expectation that you will get that money…

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Cupcakes, Coffee, and Conversations

In Frugal, Phenomenal

REAL Women, REAL Life, REAL Talk Join Aisha Taylor of FNPhenomenal and AJ Williams of Single Black Chick We’ll be #CHICKchatting it up over coffee and cupcakes about life, sisterhood, love, finances and soooo much more!!! Join the Conversation!!! Saturday, May 30th 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Motorcity Java & Tea House 17336 Lasher Rd. Detroit, MI Powered by Eventbrite

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Welcome to Your New Start!

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Every 365 days we have the opportunity to close the door on an old year and start fresh with a new one. Oftentimes we set resolutions that don’t get accomplished and then each New Year begins to look like the old. The only way that we can break that cycle is to get intentional about what we are going to do and accomplish when we start the New Year. Here are 4 steps to help you to create your new start for 2015. Set SMART goals. People who actually set goals are 10 times more likely than those that don’t to…

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Is Your Social Life and Spending Patterns Killing Your Budget?

In Frugal, Phenomenal

How many of you get paid on a Friday and within a week you are wondering where all of your money went?  You look back over the past week and you know that you had a great time, but you’re not quite sure of where the money went.  I definitely know the feeling. Recently I had a conversation with a good friend of mine and we were reminiscing about life a few years ago.  Of course, she blamed me for why she never had money and I blamed her!  Regardless of who the enabler was in this scenario, (honestly we…

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FNPhenomenal Woman: Kara Stevens of Frugal Feminista

In FNPhenomenal Woman, Phenomenal

FNPhenomenal Woman is a monthly series where I take the conversations that we have as women that are empowering, informative, and fun and bring them to the world. In the spirit of Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman, I want to showcase how phenomenal we are and that we have something unique and amazing to bring to the world.  These conversations will occur in two forms.  The first form is an interview with the current month’s FNPhenomenal Woman, and then the second part is a Google Hangout! This month I chose Kara Stevens of The Frugal Feminista because I love her spirit…

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