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“Keeping It Frugal Since 1979”: How I Became Mrs. Fab and Frugal

Dear Frugalista, I have been blogging for a while and I wanted you to know more about me, as a frugalistas. If we are going to be growing together, it’s important that you know how I became who I am, flaws and all. I hope you enjoy! ūüôā You’re having a…frugalista!¬† I wanted to make

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10 Personal Finance Blogs To Watch: Part II

Earlier this month, I shared  Part I of my 10 Personal Finance Blogs To Watch. Here is the Part II. 5. Young Adult Finances: www.youngadultfinances.comLatisha provides very practical and easy-to-understand tips for those of us trying to make that transition from undergraduate to young adult. She is also  well-travelled and definitely full of life.Here is

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Who Runs The World? Girls!!! 5 Facts That You Need To Know About Women and Wealth

Earlier this month I attended a Morgan Stanley workshop called, ‚ÄúWomen and Wealth‚ÄĚ headed by the Urban Girl Squad to increase my financial acumen and because, as you know, personal finance and empowerment are passions of mine. The workshop covered the basics as it relates to savings, money management, and retirement. Their message, like any

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10 Personal Finance Blogs To Watch: Part I

Hey Frugalistas, If there is one thing that you know about me is that I have built my life around the tenets of mindful spending and juicy living.  I travel.  I go out.  I attend to my spiritual and intellectual needs.  I pursue and (fund) my present-day passions all while being debt free and aggressively

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Don’t Call in Sick, Call in Broke: 5 Things to Do at Home to Improve Your Money Matters

Let’s Make a Vacation Out of It Data from the World Tourism Organization (WTO) find that America ranks amongst the lowest in developed countries in the average annual amount of vacation time their citizens receive. Member-countries of the European Union (EU) like Italy, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom receive, on average, 42 days, 37

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Fabulous N’ Frugal’s Short List of 10 Personal Finance Bloggers To Watch

Hey Frugalistas, My shimmery credentials in Third World Political Economies and street cred as a Fulbright Semi-finalist on the impact  of the International Monetary Fund’s  (IMF) Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) on market women in Trinidad and Ghana have shaped my money philosophy. My research and travel have guided me  to build my life around the tenets

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“A Break-Up and A Breakthrough”: My Financial Journey Part I

Sometimes I feel so lucky! I meet some of the most dynamic women with some of the most powerful, touching, and moving stories. Nancy Bakinde, playwright and blogger, and I met at a Gotham Writing class a couple of years ago. In this post, Nancy shares her personal journey of self-discovery and financial self-care after

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Putting Theory into Practice: 33 Easy Ways to Build A Solid Financial Foundation

Theory¬†Shameory: ¬†Bridging the Disconnect between Money Thoughts and Money Practice¬†I have to admit that I am a self-help buff. 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

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Money CAN Buy Happiness

Can Money Buy You Happiness? We live in an extreme society. A society where we can find the morbidly obese and the fatally thin, both by personal choice and volition. A society where there are those that work eighty hours a week while there are those that refuse to work any. A society of ultraconservatives

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Five Oprah ‚ÄúAahaa‚ÄĚ Lessons I Picked Up: Shopping In My Closet Update Weeks 4 and 5

January is officially over and the Shopping In My Closet Challenge has been 95% successful. On January 31st, I spent $20 on a couple of tops to replace the ones that I had to throw out because they were getting shabby. Despite that trip, I feel completely renewed and I believe that my relationship with

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