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Meet a Financial Planner: Eleanor Blayney – Changing The Face of Financial Planning

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014

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Eleanor Blayney is a pioneer of the financial planning profession. During a career that spans almost twenty-five years (she earned her CFP qualification in 1990) Eleanor has co-founded a firm, authored two books – “Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence” and “The Home Budget Workbook” – and, co-founded a second firm, “Directions for Women”. Eleanor […]

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How I Manage a Business as a Stay at Home Mom

by Catherine Alford August 21, 2014

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Before I had my twins in March of this year, I thought I had it all figured out. After several months of working so hard my hands ached when I typed, I took the scary step to become completely self-employed as a blogger and freelance writer. As a planner, I did not make the decision […]

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How I Survive as a Single Mom

by Alexa Mason August 18, 2014

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It was the summer of 2012 when my life changed. I went from living the married life, having help not only with my two daughters but also financially, to living the single life. And even though I’ve made it through for the better, saying it was an easy transition would be a complete lie. I’ve […]

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7 Female Self-Made Millionaires (and a Few Billionaires) We Love

by Meredith Lepore August 17, 2014

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It’s easy to sit around envying people with amazing career success stories and enormous fortunes (as a result of their success). But what we should really do is learn from them. We came up with a list of our favorite self-made millionaires (and a few billionaires) who worked their asses off (often starting with nothing […]

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How to Take Charge of Your Career and Land the Promotion You Didn’t Even Know About

by Mindy Crary August 15, 2014

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If you’re too valuable to your boss, you may be missing out on opportunities for advancement that you don’t even know about. That’s exactly what happened to me, early on in my career. How I Missed Out on a Promotion I was working for a national planning firm and, at the time, I was helping […]

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How I Told My Boss I Quit (5 Tips)

by Carrie Smith August 12, 2014

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All of my consulting clients dream of quitting their day jobs and starting their own businesses. I mean, who doesn’t want to quit working for the man, to have more freedom and control over their time? However, the biggest hurdle to overcome is actually giving notice and telling your boss that you’re quitting. It’s a […]

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Why Asking for a Raise Is Your Best Investment

by Kali Hawlk August 11, 2014

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When you think about what it means to make good investments, your mind probably turns to things like the stock market, retirement portfolios, and financial advisors. But there’s a key idea (that doesn’t require any money from you!) that you’ve probably overlooked, and it can have a profound effect on your financial future: Asking for […]

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2 Big Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is the New Normal

by Kali Hawlk August 7, 2014

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For the last few years, entrepreneurship around the world has been steadily rising. Members of Generation Y in particular seem to be more wired for making the leap and forging their own career and business paths. The economy is changing, and older business models are slowly dying out as more and more people leave corporate […]

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How I Started Freelancing After I Was Laid Off

by Tonya Stumphauzer August 6, 2014

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One thing I get to witness as a personal finance blogger is seeing someone on occasion decide to quit the full time 9-5 rat race and dive head first into the uncertain waters of freelancing. I silently bless them as they make that bold move, because it isn’t easy, but then again, I learned the hard […]

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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Quitting My Job?

by Carrie Smith August 4, 2014

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Most experts say you should have at least 3-6 months worth of your monthly expenses saved in the bank. But that’s generally based on the fact that you still have a consistent paycheck coming in each month. Are you confused when you think, “How much money should I save before quitting my job to branch pursue other […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Michelle Cortes-Harkins – The Lifelong Learner

by Rebecca Jackson August 1, 2014

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Michelle Cortes-Harkins is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®). But, prior to achieving these impressive finance qualifications she was working outside of the industry in social work and teaching. Finances weren’t part of the dinner table conversation when she was growing up and she admits that money was […]

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Financial Wellness: Build a Healthy Business to Access Low-Cost Loans

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 24, 2014

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We all know the importance of health and wellness when it comes to our bodies and our minds. We take daily, monthly, and annual steps to prevent major health issues and maintain a good quality of life – from regular physician check-ups, to regular exercise, to taking vitamins, to getting rest and eating healthily. And, […]

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How to Negotiate a Raise with Your Boss

by Kali Hawlk July 23, 2014

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Think income inequality for women is a thing of the past? Think again: Millennial men still make more than women. According to the 2014 edition of an annual survey conducted by Wells Fargo, Gen Y women make about $20,000 per year less than men of the same age. As a result, we struggle to save […]

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How I Told My Boss I Was Pregnant

by Catherine MacLean July 22, 2014

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Finding out I was pregnant was a big surprise, even though we were technically trying. I didn’t actually believe I was pregnant. We had only decided the month before that we would “pull the goalie,” so to speak, so I really didn’t think it would happen that fast. I had no nausea but instead I […]

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Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 18, 2014

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This is part two of a two-part series by Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO of FundWell. In our last post, we talked about strategies for running a successful crowdfunding campaign, as told by Nikhil Arora of Back to the Roots. Back to the Roots is a sustainable foods business in the Bay Area that in 2012 raised […]

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How to Quit Your Job With Class

by Kali Hawlk July 16, 2014

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We all experience changes throughout our personal and professional lives. Change is a good thing — it indicates we’re off on the next big adventure. But changes can negatively affect those we leave behind. When it comes to your career and it’s time to leave one job for the next, you need to avoid burning […]

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5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 12, 2014

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We’re Pinterest fanatics – and you should be too. Whether you’re looking to make money, save money (or both!) Pinterest has some of the most inspiring and innovative ideas on the web. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From side hustle to DIY, here’s the best of Pinterest this […]

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Crowdfunding Part I: Strategies for Success

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 11, 2014

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This is part one of a two-part series by Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO of FundWell. Be sure to check out part two, Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits. Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits What is Crowdfunding? Over the past few years, crowdfunding has emerged as a popular tool for individuals to raise financing for social causes and […]

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