relationships and money – The Frugal Feminista | Kara Stevens

9 Free Ways to Encourage Self-love & Confidence in Our Children

“All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.” ~Asa Don Brown TIME recently ran a story about the increase in suicides among Black children.  A study revealed that the suicide rate among black children increased from 2.54 per one million to 1.36 per million.

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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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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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Is a Financially Fit Man Hard to Find? Let’s Discuss! Part III

Happy Wednesday Frugal Feministas! Today we have the final installment of the Is a Financially Fit Man Hard to find? Let’s Discuss! Was Vanessa able to find a man on a good financial wavelength? Keep reading to find out! So, I’ve met someone new who caused me to notice he was different from my previous

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Is a Financially Fit Man Hard to Find? Let’s Discuss! Part II

Vanessa is dropping some serious love and money science with this post and the previous one. Keep reading to find out what she learned about love and money…the hard way.    Now, I love designer items just like the next girl, but I had a man who loved designer items more than I did.  

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Does Being Married Affect Your Credit Score?

Many married couples think that certain activities affect their credit score. I have seen this time and time again in which married couples are afraid to make certain financial moves because of a few misconceptions. Let’s go over a few of them.  1. Do Accounts Merge Together When You Get Married? Not at all. Account

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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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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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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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