Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

When my primary care doctor gave me a referral for a specialist, the first thing I did once I was assured she accepted my health insurance was Google her name. I read her bio and took note of where she went to school and when she graduated. I checked out the links to the articles […]

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As August approaches and the harsh reality of no more summer Fridays sets in, many people begin to think about what’s next professionally.  Luckily, after the beginning of the year, the fall is the best time to get hired.  Across most industries, the summer is a downtime, especially the last few weeks, before getting back […]

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Have you joined one of the over 30 million workers who now work from home? Whether you’re telecommuting or starting your own business you’ve probably realized you need a great space to actually get things done. You may not have a dedicated home office, but little tweaks in your work space can make a big […]

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Got a Minute? Spend 60 Seconds a Day Improving Your Finances

by Heather Hunter August 27, 2015

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One minute. Sixty seconds. One half of a commercial break in your favorite guilty pleasure show. We all know how to let the day’s minutes slip by doing nothing in particular (hello, social media), but did you know that if you spend just one minute a day mindfully, you can improve your finances? The video […]

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Five Things You Should Know Before Taking a New Job

by Melanie Lockert August 26, 2015

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Have you been offered a new job? Congratulations! Starting a new job can be one of the most exciting times in your life. It’s an opportunity to take on new, challenging responsibilities with a clean slate. But your job is so much more than just a title and a salary. As an employee, you want […]

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Five Savings Challenges to Try This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 25, 2015

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Overspent this summer? You’re not alone. Summer can be expensive! Between vacations, road trips, barbecues, and beach outings it’s possible you lost track of your budget somewhere along the line. Now that fall’s on the horizon, it’s time to rein in your spending. Commit to getting financially fit this fall by participating in a savings […]

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The Seven Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk August 24, 2015

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There are a few ideas that serve as the foundation of good money management habits. Spend less than you earn. Try your best to save more than you spend. Develop these routines and you’ll be on your way to building wealth. If this is true, though, why do so many people fail to achieve financial […]

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Seven Productivity Hacks That Will Change the Way You Work

by Meredith Lepore August 21, 2015

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It’s pretty easy it is to slack off during the summer. The weather is incredible, everyone seems to be taking a vacation, and it’s hard not to yearn for those days when we all had seven weeks off. Fall is almost here, but we’re guessing you’re still trying to enjoy those last glorious moments of […]

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Join Our #TechSideHustle Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones August 20, 2015

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Thinking about starting a side hustle to make a little extra money? Wish you had the tech skills to start a tech side hustle? Thinking about learning to code? If you answered yes to any of these questions join us 8:30pmET Thursday August 27 for our #TechSideHustle Twitter Chat with Skillcrush. Skillcrush is an interactive […]

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Get out of Debt and Watch the Scales Tip in Your Favor

by Heather Hunter August 20, 2015

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The stress of student loan debt can be overwhelming and just thinking about what you owe may cause a familiar and unwelcome knot to form in your stomach. But when you’re ready to get serious about paying it off, a constant reminder may actually be a positive thing. The video below, from GoBankingRates, shows a […]

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Five Networking Fails and How To Avoid Them

by Katharine Paljug August 19, 2015

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No matter where you are in your career, there’s no way to avoid networking. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, it becomes even more important. More than 50% of new jobs are found through networking — some statistics even say as many as 80% of employees find work via networking rather […]

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A Month-By-Month Guide to Making More Money This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 18, 2015

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For many of us, September marks the end of summer relaxation and a return to the hustle and bustle of the fall season. There are back-to-school festivities and the holidays are quickly approaching. All of that, coupled with summer expenses you may still be paying for (like vacation and travel) can leave you feeling a […]

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Overspent This Summer? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

by Melanie Lockert August 17, 2015

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Summer is coming to a close and it’s been a blast. You’ve had fun in the sun, enjoyed quality time with friends and family, and feel relaxed and refreshed. Your budget on the other hand? Not so much. The Summer months are an easy time to overspend. From vacations to barbecues and more, it’s easy […]

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How To Land a Promotion This Fall

by Kali Hawlk August 17, 2015

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September’s just around the corner. What would you like to change in your life? F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” — and it’s not hard to understand why. As the heat of summer gives way to clear air, it feels like we can get a […]

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Five Female TV Characters and How They Budget

by Meredith Lepore August 14, 2015

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We know television isn’t usually realistic, particularly when it comes to clothes and real estate. On the small screen, a Soho loft means boho and cheap, when in truth this type of space could go for upwards of $30,000 a month. Dressing trendy and urban (in Madewell or Anthropologie) makes you poetic and thrifty on […]

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How To Prepare for a Spending Diet

by Melanie Lockert August 13, 2015

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For the past eight years I’ve been paying off the $81,000 in student loan debt I accumulated while in school. It’s been a long journey filled with periods of intense motivation and at other times, debt fatigue. I’ve been unemployed, underemployed and self-employed in that time. After all of these years, I am so ready […]

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Five Ways to Bounce Back From a Bad Day at Work

by Kali Hawlk August 12, 2015

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No matter how positive of a person you are, or how much you love your job, bad days happen to the best of us. When you’re having one of those days where it seems nothing goes right and life is just harder than it usually is, it can be tough to pull yourself out of […]

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Learn How to Set Up an Automatic IRA in Less Than Two Minutes

by Tanya Edwards August 11, 2015

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Did you know you can set up an IRA to be funded from your paycheck just like an employer sponsored 401k? It’s true. You just have to know how to set this up, and it’s so easy, as the video below shows. You probably have direct deposit set up, but you can actually set up […]

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