3 Ways to Save Money on A Wedding Gift and Stay On Budget

Wedding season is in full force, and if you are trying to be frugal because you don’t have the extra money to spend or you are trying to pay off debt, then this can be a scary time.  Please note, if you are a bridesmaid, then you definitely should read this article about cost saving

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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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5 Tips To Protect Your Purse and Your Purchases While Holiday Shopping

The holiday season is not only a time for giving; it’s also a time for taking.  Yes, it’s sad but true.  While you may be thinking of ways to spread holiday cheer, there are those among us plotting and scheming of ways to separate you from your money and all of your holiday purchases. But

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Going the Long Distance: The Keys to Love & Money that Last

It started like scene from a romance novel. I sat across a conference table from my soon to be sweetheart…eyes sparkling, heart fluttering. A business meeting that turned personal. After several emails and texts, we began the formal courting process. I knew he traveled a lot but didn’t make much of it. Over the phone

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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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4 Reasons Why You Are Still Broke

You have worked too hard— getting your (numerous) degrees, navigating Cubicle America, and building your brand to be broke. “Being broke”, though, seems to a recurring theme among black women, who, for all intents and purposes, with the exception of their financial lives, embody intelligence, progressive thinking, resourcefulness, and discipline. But in order to live

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5 Ways to Find The Perfect Birthday Gift

Showing the people that we love how much we appreciate them is extremely important.  Although you do not have to limit yourself to major events, I wanted to write a post about FNPhenomenal Ways to give the perfect birthday gift. Please note that you don’t have to spend a lot of money, or even buy

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Edit Your Closet: Love It or Lose It!

By T. Espinoza If you’re anything like me, editing your wardrobe is a task that sounds easy in theory but the execution of it? Not so much. When it comes to my wardrobe, there’s always a thing or two that I just cannot let go of, so I find myself having to edit more often.

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How to Increase Your Savings by Making It Automatic

If there was one book that totally transformed my approach towards money, it had to be the Automatic Millionaire by David Bach.  This book taught me that if I want to be successful with savings and investing, then you must make it automatic.  The brilliance behind this concept is you can’t spend what you don’t

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3 Reasons Your Competitive Nature is Holding You Back From Career Success

Hey Feministas! Today’s post was written by Taylor Gordon who is a talented finance writer who talks about making and saving money over at Tay Talks Money. Check out her tips below on how to handle your competitiveness in ways that aren’t detrimental to your career. I can admit it. My competitive spirit nearly caused

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