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Elizabeth Falke

Part Two: How to financially prepare for maternity leave

by Elizabeth Falke April 19, 2013

children and money

Last week, we covered how to financially prepare for maternity leave even before you’re pregnant and how to start preparing your budget for a baby. We want to continue to explore more options that will help you prepare for maternity leave. The Family Medical Leave Act I announced my pregnancy at work 15 weeks in, […]

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Babies and Money: How to Financially Prepare for Maternity Leave

by Elizabeth Falke April 8, 2013

maternity leave

Listen up, ladies. Here’s what you need to know about how to financially prepare for maternity leave. It’s a sad but true fact of motherhood in America: although dozens of other industrialized nations around the globe have government-sponsored paid maternity leave, here in the U.S., women are left to their own devices to ensure financial […]

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Starting a Charity while Fighting Cancer: How Gloria Borges started The Wunder Project

by Elizabeth Falke February 27, 2013

Gloria Borges

Gloria Borges is a woman on a mission. By day, she’s a rising star in the legal field, a promising attorney who works in business trial and litigation for O’Melveny & Myers, one of the biggest law firms in the world. But it’s at night, when she dons her superhero cape, that you’ll see her […]

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Working Mom: How to Achieve Balance Between Work and Family

by Elizabeth Falke January 9, 2013

Professional woman sitting on the ground with toddler and agenda, dialing cell phone

It’s 3am and, despite what the Matchbox 20 song may suggest, I am not lonely. Rather, I’m burning the midnight oil, working on several projects for work. It’s not because I’m behind or facing an 8am deadline; I simply had an “a-ha!” moment in the middle of the night, and decided to put pen to […]

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Why Friends and Money Don’t Mix

by Elizabeth Falke December 19, 2012

girls shopping

It’s been said time and time again: friends and money don’t mix. GGF contributor Elizabeth Falke shares her personal story about how money and disagreements about money can ruin a friendship. Her name was Laura; she was my boss; she was also my best friend – emphasis on the word was. The arch of our […]

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Working Mom: How Not to Piss Off Your Co-Workers

by Elizabeth Falke November 14, 2012


You’ve seen the headlines: “Are You Mom Enough?”, mocked the antagonizing cover of Time Magazine’s May 21 issue, highlighting what the Huffington Post suggested was the media myth of a cultural divide between working and stay-at-home moms. (Sub)Urban legend or not, there is a war going on out there, but it isn’t between moms who […]

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Marriage and Money: When is the right time to combine finances?

by Elizabeth Falke October 17, 2012


“We’re buying a house!” my old college roommate announced to the world on Facebook last week. My first instinct wasn’t to wish her congratulations, though. You may think I was jealous or angry – but I wasn’t. I was simply concerned. Why? Because the “we” my friend Pam was referring to wasn’t her and her […]

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