Why Cutting The Cable Will Save My Marriage (and Us Money)

Before I got married, I used to hear women talk about how hard it was to keep the passion going and the juices flowing in a marriage.  I never understood what they meant, though. Not that I believed that the love in their marriages wasn’t real, I just (naively) thought the passion that my husband and

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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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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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8 Secrets to Decorating Your Home The Fabulous N’ Frugal Way

You’ve been finding ways to save on everything else, but decorating your home in the way you like seems like a more daunting challenge. If so, this may be for you:  1. Start with a vision. What do you want your home to look, feel & smell like? What mood do you want it to

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Four Things To Give Instead of Gifts For Christmas

Are you still racking your brains for last-minute gift ideas?  With only a few days before Christmas, finding and buying the perfect gift can be stressful.  Not only that, but you run the risk of buying something that your loved ones might not use or like. So why stress yourself out? Opt for giving any of

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The Budget and The Bride: 8 Ways to Start Your Marriage Financially Fluid

I just got married!!!! But it was touch-and-go for a minute. I had been engaged for a year and living with my then-fiance for seven months before making it to the altar. My mama was scared. My brother was skeptical. There were rumors and concerns up and through Antigua and Tobago about if/when I was

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The Squeaky Wheel Gets a New Car: 3 Ways to Flex Your Consumer Power

The Squeaky Wheel… One of the first things that people notice about me when they first meet me is that I have a squeaky, high-pitched voice like Michel’le from back in the 90s. lol. And for a curvy black woman with long locs, it can be a bit of a head-trip for many strangers. Some

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