Is a Financially Fit Man Hard to Find? Let’s Discuss! PART 1

Vanessa from Butterly Noire shares her struggles to find a financially fit man in this insightful series. Check out Part 1 below and join in on the discussion! Sidenote: If you have a financial struggle that you have overcome, email me at kara@thefrugalfeminista.com and I will share it with our Frugal Feminista family .-K  So let me

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Before You Say Yes, Think About the Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

According to a 2011 Mint.com study, the average total cost of being a bridesmaid was $1,695.  This is a lot of money. Elite Daily breaks the costs down into the following categories: – $150 – $400 for the dress; – $50 for alterations – $200 for engagement, bridal shower, and wedding gifts – $1,000 for

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How to Have a Tough Money Talk with Bae Before It Ruins Your Relationship

Last month, I spoke on at Financial Fortitude event for a Delta Sigma Theta chapter in NYC with my girls Tonya of My Fab Finance and Tiffany The Budgetnista Aliche. The room was packed with black women in their 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s wanting tips and inspiration about how to govern their finances. It was

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4 Ways that Black Women Can Keep Family Members from Borrowing Money

One of the unspoken reasons that black women can’t save is because we have unofficially been identified as the family ATM. With all too many of us embracing the “Superwoman to All But Herself” role in many a circle, we are judged by our ability to please others quickly, please others often, and please others

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3 Signs You’re Committing Financial Infidelity in Your Marriage

Financial infidelity can do as much harm to your marriage as a romantic infidelity. Since marriage is part romance and part finance (i.e. running a household, setting common life and financial goals), when you find your spouse engaging in financial behaviors that lack transparency, hide the truth, and/or purposefully obscure the financial realities of your

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3 Easy and Free Ways to Repair Your Marriage Today

Marriage is a journey and along the way, you will have to make repairs. Before you spend money on courses, retreats, and counselors, start with these three basics of a sound marriage. Instead of investing your money, these tips require you to invest your intention and time.   Be on time.  I know that I have

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Is the Man that You’re Dating Your Financial Match?    

Michelle Singletary, columnist at The Washington Post used to have a personal finance intervention show on TVOne back in 2006 called Singletary Says. I used to wake up early Sunday mornings so I wouldn’t miss the show. I did not even care when they showed the reruns. It was that good. One of my favorite

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Should You Keep or Kill That Relationship? Use This Surefire Exercise to Make the Right Decision

by Monique Halley Bottom line, relationships are huge investments. We pour ourselves into them. We need to feel like we’re getting something back. If you’re not, then something needs to change. And you’re the only one who can figure out what that change needs to be. If you are in this situation, I suggest using

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3 Things Every Woman Should Know About Love and Money Before Marriage

Before I got married, I spent nearly half of my life dating. Yes, half! In the sixteen years that I dated and dated and… dated, I learned a lot about the role that money plays in relationships. Even though money is that one thing that no one likes to talk about in a relationship, I

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6 Tips to Save and Be Money Savvy While Visiting Friends and Family

The time for college drop offs and summer vacations is fast approaching. It can be very tempting and seem almost unavoidable to spend a lot of money on the travel, accommodations or eating when visiting a different city or place. However, instead of thinking of it as the last large expense of the summer and

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