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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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How I’m Saving for Retirement in My 20s

by Alice S July 8, 2014

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The last thing many of us are ready to think about when we’re in our twenties is retirement planning. We are busy growing our careers, juggling monthly payments, paying off student loans and other debts, and in our spare time we’re probably searching for that special someone to grow old with. What twenty-year-old has time […]

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Why I Chose Not to Go to Graduate School

by Kara Stevens July 7, 2014

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For years, I dreamed of going to graduate school. During my lunch break and—let’s be honest—during the time that I should have been working, I spent a lot of time researching doctoral programs in Women’s Studies, Sociology, African-American Studies, and Creative Writing. After secretly printing out the schools’ course catalogs and stuffing them quickly into […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Leisa Peterson – Managing Money Mindfully

by Rebecca Jackson July 4, 2014

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Leisa Peterson is a “pioneer in money mindfulness.” Having spent more than 20 years working at some of the biggest financial institutions in the country, Leisa embarked upon an entrepreneurial journey to connect money management with spirituality. Her company, WealthClinic, helps people to unravel their (sometimes limiting) money beliefs in order to take control of […]

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How Blogging is Helping Me Pay Off $100k in Debt

by Catherine MacLean July 3, 2014

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I’ve always been interested in blogging and writing. I’ve had blogs in different niches and an interest in social media but always got bored with it because of lack of interaction. When my daughter was four months old, I started my blog Plunged in Debt out of boredom. It has become a place where I can vent and […]

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10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Tech

by Ruthe Farmer July 1, 2014

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As temperatures rose in the Southeast earlier this month, another tragic story about a child forgotten in a hot car made its way around the news cycle.  In response, 17-year-old Courtney opened her laptop and built Guardian Angel, a mobile app that reminds parents to check the car seat before exiting the vehicle. Courtney is smart […]

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6 Signs You’re Ready to Start a Business

by Kali Hawlk June 27, 2014

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Entrepreneurship is a wonderful thing. It provides us with the ability to make our own opportunities, to control our own careers, and to do work we love while enjoying personal freedom. Many of us dream about starting our own business for these very reasons. Although there are countless benefits to working for yourself and running your […]

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5 Reasons to Quit Your Job

by Taylor Gordon June 25, 2014

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There comes a time in every employee’s life when just the thought of waking up for one more day of your job is just too… paralyzing. Especially if you know your skills can find you better work. You may consider sticking it out, however, you still get this overwhelming pit of dread that starts growing […]

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Working Mom: How I Find a Work-Life Balance

by Catherine MacLean June 22, 2014

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I don’t think there is any job out there that is as demanding as being a mom. It literally consumes every second of my life; your mind never turns off of being a mom. If you haven’t already seen the viral YouTube video about world’s toughest job, check it out. It pretty much sums everything […]

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Work from Home? How to Stick to a Schedule

by Carrie Smith June 19, 2014

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Managing a productive work-from-home schedule is vital if you want to build a lifestyle business — that is, a business you can run from anywhere and on your own timeframe. But doing this successfully takes patience and a little bit of practice to get right. Your business is unique, just like your personal workstyle. Below […]

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When She Makes More – An Interview with Farnoosh Torabi

by Rebecca Jackson June 12, 2014

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In the past five decades the number of households headed by a female breadwinner has increased dramatically. According to research by the Pew Research Center, “40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family.” While this group is […]

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How I Found My Passion & Started My Own Business

by Ashley Feinstein June 11, 2014

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My Dad calls me Mrs. Magoo. I think it is because it may seem that I haphazardly plow through life full speed ahead and great things just happen to me. This may be the case and I know I’m very lucky but there is something to be said for following your passion and doing what […]

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