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Are you determined to find a new job in the new year? If so, you’re not alone. On average, 10% of Americans include a job search on their list of resolutions — that’s a whopping 31,890,000 people! Finding a new job is the fourth most common new year’s resolution, behind only weight loss, improving finances, […]

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After a couple of very lean years for many businesses, the holiday bonus (as well as the company party) is back! According to a CareerBuilder study, 45% of employers gave out bonuses in 2013, up from 33% in 2010. What a treat to get some extra dough at the end of the year. Now, there is […]

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Feeling bad because you haven’t done any gift shopping? Considering running out and buying everyone Starbuck’s gift cards? You aren’t alone. One out of every seven Americans received a Starbuck’s gift card last Christmas — which was an increase from one in eight the year before. That’s a lot of coffee and decorative mugs. But […]

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Five Ways to Make a Coffee Chat Count

by Susan Weil and Terri Wein December 21, 2015

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Picture this. You reach out to a contact because you might be interested in working at his/her company. You set up a “coffee chat”.  What exactly is a coffee chat and how can you prepare for it? A coffee chat isn’t just a cup of coffee. It’s a “pre-interview interview” and it’s evaluative. That’s good […]

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Seven Financial Questions to Ask Yourself in the New Year

by Katharine Paljug December 16, 2015

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Will you make financial resolutions for the new year? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study done by Fidelity Investments, financial resolutions are the most popular kind of new year self-improvement. Not only that, but they’re also the most successful, with 29% of people surveyed reaching their financial goals and 74% getting halfway […]

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Eight Fun Ways To Save Money This Holiday Season

by Meredith Lepore December 14, 2015

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Tis the season for a whole lot of spending. After all, the average person is expected to spend about $805 this holiday season. It is not an easy time to save money but there are a few ways to try. And you may even have a little bit of holly jolly time working to keep […]

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Three Tips for Making Extra Cash From Your Closet This Holiday

by Heather Hunter December 11, 2015

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Looking for a way to earn some extra cash to fund your holiday shopping (and a side hustle isn’t really your thing)? Try looking in your closet – and we don’t mean for loose change. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out that most of us are only wearing about 20% of […]

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A Funny Take on the Not-So-Funny Gender Pay Gap

by Heather Hunter December 10, 2015

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It’s the not-so-funny reality of being a working woman: you’re taking home less pay for doing the same job as your male colleagues. And in the video below, courtesy of SheKnows.com, some clever ad execs take a tongue-in-cheek approach to bringing some much needed attention to the matter.

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One Black Dress, Five Ways

by Sarah Chang December 10, 2015

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The season of holiday parties is upon us. As always, it promises loads of fun — but doesn’t come cheap. Who has the money (or the time) to come up with a different ensemble for each event this December? The good news is you don’t have to. We spoke with Tracy DiNunzio, CEO and Founder […]

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Your Financial Guide to Life

by Cheryl Lock December 9, 2015

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When it comes to all the ‘grown up’ documents and paperwork we need in life (disability insurance, life insurance, wills and retirement plans, for example), it can sometimes be hard to determine at what point in life these specific things are actually necessary. “Planning for the future should start today,” says Bellaria Jimenez, CFP®, managing […]

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Party On: How to Network Your Way to 2016

by Elana Konstant December 8, 2015

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Ah December, a magical month when people are filled with optimism and good will, aided by the flowing supply of baked goods and alcohol. Take advantage of the holiday cheer and the constant stream of parties in the last few weeks of the year to step up your networking efforts. If you are looking for […]

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Join Us for Our #FinancialMustDos Chat!

by Jessica Jones December 8, 2015

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Not sure what you should be doing with your finances at the end of the year? Want some tips to help you start 2016 off on the right financial foot? Join us and expert MaryBeth Storjohann this Wednesday at 8pmET for our #FinancialMustDos chat. Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP® is the Founder of Workable Wealth, an author, speaker, […]

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Six Gifts to Give Yourself Before Year End

by Ashley Feinstein December 8, 2015

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During the holiday season we tend to spend a lot of time and money on gifts for others. Here are six gifts you should commit to gifting to yourself before year-end — and they’ll even benefit those you love and care for as well. The Gift of Wealth While you don’t need to be spending […]

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Five Big Holiday Stressors For Women (and How To Deal With Them)

by Meredith Lepore December 7, 2015

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The holidays can be wonderful, but also incredibly stressful with family demands, travel plans and money worries. According to a survey from the American Psychological Association, nearly half of all women in the United States experience heightened anxiety during the holidays, at great risk to the health of their minds and bodies. To further emphasize […]

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Three Signs You’re (Financially) Ready to Shack Up

by Heather Hunter December 3, 2015

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Even the best of relationships can get a little tricky when you decide to merge households. And the finances of co-habitating can be the trickiest of all. So, how do you know if you’re ready to take the leap? In the video below, Yahoo Finance’s Mandi Woodruff lays it out in three easy to spot […]

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Five (Plus!) Ways to Manage a Flexible Work Schedule

by Cheryl Lock December 2, 2015

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According to a new survey co-sponsored by Flex+Strategy Group/Work+Life Fit Inc. and Citrix, nine out of 10 full-time U.S. employees believe their bosses trust them to get their job done regardless of where and when they do their work. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why telecommuting has become so popular lately. The truth […]

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The Broke Woman’s Guide To Philanthropy: How to Give Back Without Breaking the Bank

by Mary Beth Storjohann December 1, 2015

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With the holidays upon us and the year coming to a close, it’s no-doubt that the topic of year-end giving and serving others is on the mind of many.  However, this may also be the time when you’re feeling the most pressed for cash. So how can you make an impact or change with a cause […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Totally Dominating on Cyber Monday

by Meredith Lepore November 27, 2015

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Thanksgiving — AKA Black Friday Eve — is almost here. That means Cyber Monday is just around the corner. If you’re looking to get a killer deal (in the comfort of your pajamas) we have the guide for you. We spoke to Kendal Perez, Savings Expert for CouponSherpa.com, and Nick Chachula, the founder of iCustomLabel.com, for […]

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