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Critical reasons why single moms need a will, trust, and full estate plan

Why Single Moms Need A Solid Estate Plan

In Finance

When I initially thought of estate planning, I thought that was something that wealthy people did who have a ton of money. I didn’t quite understand the importance of an estate plan for everyday people – especially single moms. However, I learned that estate planning isn’t just for the wealthy. It is a way to protect your assets to ensure that they are distributed according to your desires. Even if you think that you don’t have much in assets or even insurance, an estate plan is critical if you have minor children. This is critical for 7 reasons that I describe in…

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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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Breastfeeding can be challenging but this post helps you to let go of any guilt from breastfeeding and milk supply

Letting Go of the Breastfeeding Guilt

In Frugal, Phenomenal

I wanted to share this post that I wrote on Facebook on December 15, 2015, so you can get a sense of the journey that I have been on. I think that it is important because you see me know after I have become a lot stronger. This post gives you a bit more of the raw emotion and fear that I felt when I first started to share some of the difficulties that I encountered as a new mom. FYI – In an effort to be raw and unfiltered, I’m sharing the post exactly as it appeared on Facebook so…

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What Single Mompreneurs Need to Do to Prepare for Tax Time

In Entrepreneurship, Frugal, Phenomenal

Tax time can be super stressful if you aren’t prepared. Last year I learned the hard way. I had to file an extension for my taxes because my documentation was not organized. Then I spent about 30 hours trying to organize my documentation before I sent it to my tax preparer. Talk about hard work! That was time that I could have been preparing for the arrival of my twins or doing work in my business. During that time, I vowed to make life easier on myself the next time I filed taxes because I would not be able to spend…

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FNPhenomenal Woman: Crystal Cole of Model Mom Inc.

In FNPhenomenal Woman

FNPhenomenal Woman is a series that I am doing to take the conversations that we have that are empowering, informative, and fun and bringing 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. I chose Crystal Cole because I love her message about empowering women, especially moms to be their best selves and be an awesome mom.  Did I mention that she looks fab doing it???  She is absolutely amazing about promoting, uplifting, and congratulating other…

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