The Budget and The Bride: 8 Ways To Start A Financially Fluid Marriage

It took two years before I finally walked down the aisle.  I loved my fiancé, but I just wasn’t ready. “Ready” had nothing to do with “cold feet.”  “Ready”, for me, had everything to do with being financial positioned to absorb the cost of a wedding. I had spent the larger part of my twenties

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Single and Saving In the City

They say “love don’t cost a thing”, but we all know that dating sure does. Keeping an active social life while guarding your long-term financial goals such as property ownership, zero debt, advanced study, and a secure retirement don’t have to be mutually exclusive. Incorporate a couple of these “single and saving in the city”

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Get Your Money Mindset Right: 27 Ways To Keep You On Track to Living The ‘Fabulous N’ Frugal’ Lifestyle

I have to admit that I am a self-help buff  freak. :). I love the idea of looking within with the goal of leaving better than when I chartered out…moving some stuff in, throwing some stuff out, collapsing this, expanding that… you get the hint. But, here is the caveat about self-help. It does not

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Meet DreamGirl damali abrams: Video and Performance Artist

damali and I have been friends for over a decade and for as long as I have known her, she has been an artist– fixed on giving her thoughts a voice through various media. She is as fiercely political as she is artistic and the dance that the two do is evident in her work.

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How Getting A Life Kept Me Out of the Mall: Shopping In My Closet Challenge Update Week 3

Good Morning Frugalistas! I am sorry for having not updated my progress and struggle with shopping in my closet–but I have been busy having an active civic and social life– which I think is the main reason why shopping in my closet was so easy this week. As I mentioned last week, I realized that

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Why You Need To Know The ‘Rule of 72’ If You Care About The Value of Your Money.

Our daily financial decisions and long-term financial planning are affected not only our personal values and life situations (i.e. stages in life), they are impacted by larger economic factors one of which is the greasy, mean factor of INFLATION. Inflation, simply stated, is a rise in the general level of prices. In times of inflation,

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Meet Dream Girl: Toyia T. Taylor, Performing Artist & Founder of we.app (act.present.perform.)

Toyia Tynae Taylor is Fabulous N’ Frugal’s DreamGirl of the Week. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Taylor back in 2004 when we were working together at an educational company. I remember the day that she had to leave the company due to a technicality. She called me and told me that it was

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5 Books You Must Read To Stage Your Financial Comeback

Looking to shift your money mindset? Want to understand and internalize the habits of pentamilionaires and decamillionaires? Want some insight into why you spend? I spent close to two years reading nothing but personal finance books when I made the decision to become debt free. I owe a lot of my current financial acumen to

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10 Advisors To Add To Your Financial Glam Squad

1. Accountants 2. Personal Finance Coach 3.Bankers 4. Credit Counselor 5. Insurance Agents 6. Insurance Agents 7. Lawyers 8. Real Estate Agents 9. Tax preparers 10. Investment Brokers If you’re waiting for a sign that it’s time to make a change, consider this it. Money Therapy may be just what you need to break through your financial

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4 Questions to Ask Yourself To Stop Mindless Shopping: Shopping in My Closet Update Week 2

Good Afternoon Frugalistas, Last week, I promised that I would update you on the “Shopping In My Closet Challenge.” This week was definitely easier than last week.    I did not have the urge to shop until Friday. This past Friday, I left work early and found myself wandering the streets of my favorite shopping

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