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Learning How to Turn A Setback into a Comeback

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I was recently talking to my friend, AJ Williams of The Single Black Chick, and she told me that her car broke down.  She spent a lot of time and thought about what she was going to do about transportation in Detroit.  She immediately started to think that she would have to purchase a car 4 months sooner than she planned, and she thought about how she could modify her finances to accommodate the purchase.  As she continued to think this through she realized that: [more…] She lives 1 mile from work and has the opportunity to work from home…

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Is Work-Life Balance a Myth?

In Frugal, Phenomenal

There are so many schools of thought regarding work-life balance, which range from possible to impossible. Many people who believe that work-life balance is impossible think that there is no need for work-life balance, work is a part of your life. I actually subscribe to the idea that work-life balance doesn’t exist if you love what you do.   This week I worked Monday – Friday for my fill-time job for about 10 hours per day, then worked on FNPhenomenal during the evenings, and then on Saturday worked my other business. Sunday I flew out to Maryland to attend a wedding!…

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Save Money by Reducing Parking Tickets

In Frugal

Recently a friend told me that the parking tickets in Detroit went up from $20 per infraction for an expired meter ($10 if you paid it within a week) to $45 with no pay by date discount. That really caught my attention. You see, I was that person who conducted a cost benefit of risking the parking ticket versus paying a guaranteed $10-$20. If I had the change, and the meter was working, I would definitely feed the meter, however there are other times when I was running into a place for a few minutes, the meter was broken, I…

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5 Money Saving Tips You Can Start Today

In Phenomenal

One of the largest barriers to creating a financial plan or any lifestyle change is not knowing where to start.  One of my favorite analogies is ‘How do you eat an elephant? You eat it one bite at a time.’  I say this not because I advocate eating elephants, (because I actually think they’re cute!), but because when you start a new journey or decide to tackle a project, you need to break it into bite-sized measurable steps to avoid confusion and feeling overwhelmed. This article gives you 5 easy to implement money saving tips that will put you on…

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What to Do When Your Closet is Overflowing

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Over the weekend I had brunch with two friends who are heavily into fashion. One is a designer and the other one is a stylist. Naturally, we started to talk about fashion, and then the conversation turned into the topic: how much is too much and what do you do with the clothes that you don’t need? I started to think. How many of us have a closet full of clothes and we can’t remember the last time that we wore most of the items?  For some of us, like me, our clothing may get wrinkled while in the closet,…

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