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Debunking the Top Stereotypes of a Single Mom

Debunking the Top Stereotypes of a Single Mom

In Phenomenal

Chic Dickson of Socially Chic stops by the Phenomenal Moms Podcast to discuss how she went from crying in the parking lot of the grocery store on her first day of single motherhood unsure of how to grocery shop with 3 little children, her journey as a single mom of 3, and how you don’t have to make the stereotypes of single motherhood your reality. On this podcast episode, we discuss so many topics including: What you can do to avoid the pitfalls of single motherhood How to overcome the feelings of shame as a single mother How temporary financial setbacks don’t have to…

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Are You Working Too Much?

Are You Working Too Much?

In Finance

Do you wish that you could work less, but you can’t because the bills and expenses are too high? Do you feel like you never have enough money, and if you figured out how to earn more money then everything will be ok? In this episode, we will be exploring how overspending causes you to work more, have less time, and miss the things that matter.  Then we will discuss the critical money management practices (including the top question to ask before you spend) that can help you to get more of your time back and to have less stress….

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Ellevest and FNPhenomenal New Year's Resolutions

How to Stick With Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions

In Finance

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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The Single Mom's Guide to Grocery Shopping in Ways that Save Money

The Single Mom’s Guide to Grocery Shopping in Ways that Save Money

In Finance

One of the biggest questions I get and have often wondered myself, is “What is the best way to grocery shop as a single mom?” The reason this is so challenging is eating healthy can be expensive and there may not seem to be enough time in the day to go grocery shopping. Then if you add on cooking the food when you are exhausted, that is another challenge. One of my biggest budget challenges has been the expense of groceries. I would set a grocery budget, but yet I struggled to stay within that budget. The biggest reason why…

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How to stay sane during the summer and not go broke

How Single Moms Can Stay Sane and Not Go Broke During the Summer

In Finance

According to a survey by TODAY Parents, 44% of parents think that summer is more stressful than the rest of the year. There is another study by Seeker that shows that during the summer months stress increases because of pressure to keep children occupied, extended family time, managing busy social calendars, packed weekends, and work piling up after an extended vacation. I believe that summer vacation can be even more stressful for single moms because of the added stress of finding affordable and reliable childcare. There’s also increased financial stress from the pressure to figure out educational, enjoyable, and safe…

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