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Seven Easy Budget Tips for the Self-Employed

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss January 23, 2015

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When you leave the mother ship to work for yourself, there are just a few things you might miss. Along with the bad commute and worse coffee, you leave behind that steady paycheck from which a computer in a far off payroll office automatically deducted money for the things you never had to think too […]

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How to Financially Prepare for an Unexpected Pregnancy

by Catherine Alford January 13, 2015

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If you or anyone you know has ever had an unexpected pregnancy, you know all of the emotions and shock that come with it. It may take a few weeks to get used to the idea of being pregnant. Then you have to tell your family and assess how you will handle this huge change […]

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Five Side Hustles You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

by Erika Torres January 8, 2015

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Side Hustle: It’s the strategy du jour on how to make extra money in addition to your full-time job. Most choose to use this side hustle money to pay down debt, save for an emergency fund, or to achieve some other financial goal, like buying a house. Think of a side hustle as dabbling in […]

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The Secret to Reaching Those Big Goals

by Carrie Smith January 6, 2015

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“Every win makes the next win more likely.” — Vince Lombardi Too many of us get discouraged by the size of our goals. Whether it’s landing a new job, quitting a job, or starting a business, these are life-changing choices that make a big impact and require a large amount of determination to accomplish. Looking […]

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Five Ways to Boost Your Career in 2015

by Kali Hawlk January 5, 2015

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It’s a new year, which for many of us means a fresh start with many aspects of our lives that we’d like to improve. Take advantage of the clean slate and give your career a boost in 2015. Here’s how. Clean Up – and Update – Your Online Presence It’s common knowledge that employers check […]

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Six Things You Should Do With Your Holiday Bonus

by Meredith Lepore December 15, 2014

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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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Use Those Vacation Days Now, Or You Might Be Losing More Than You Think

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss December 10, 2014

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When was the last time you told your boss, “You know, I don’t really need all this money; here’s 1 percent back”? If you didn’t take all of your vacation time for the year, basically you did. Americans handed over 169 million paid days off in 2013 (not counting the ones they could roll over), […]

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Six Ways to Find Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

by Kirsten December 8, 2014

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December has arrived, and while I love this time of year, it always feels chaotic. November through early January are my busiest times of the year. After work, I have tons of things to do – decorating for the holidays, cooking, shopping and gift wrapping. Let’s not even get started on parties! This is one […]

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What’s a Startup Accelerator and How to Join One

by Sue Heilbronner December 8, 2014

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I am asked as often as the next gal about what I do in the world, and now my answer rolls right off my tongue: “My astonishing business partner Elizabeth Kraus and I are launching MergeLane, a startup accelerator focused on women-led companies.” Sometimes when I’m talking to someone who is, say, a sculptor, or […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Chantel Bonneau — Making Dreams a Reality

by Sarah Chang December 1, 2014

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Chantel Bonneau, CFP is a 2010 graduate from the University of California – Los Angeles. Upon graduation from UCLA, she launched her career as a College Unit Director and Financial Representative (FR) with Northwestern Mutual – Los Angeles. She is the company’s top College Unit Director, and a top financial rep for Northwestern Mutual’s Western […]

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The Best Career Mistake You Can Make

by Kelsey Rhea November 24, 2014

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This post was originally published at SharpHeels, click here to see the original. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”  – Sheryl Sandberg According to a joint survey conducted by Citi and LinkedIn, the average woman will have eight (yes, you read that right) different types of jobs over the course of her career. […]

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Five Healthy Financial Habits for the Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug November 20, 2014

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When I started my freelance writing business, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I had to learn as I went: how to find clients, how market my work… even how to keep myself on a schedule while working from home was a challenge! One thing I had going for me, though, was good […]

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Facebook At Work? The Pros And Cons Of A Professional Social Network

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 19, 2014

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Anonymous sources told the Financial Times last week that Facebook has been secretly working on a product called Facebook at Work, and it’s currently in the pilot stage at a few companies. It would allow users to interact with colleagues on group pages, post to newsfeeds, share documents, and participate in online chatrooms, combining elements […]

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How to Turn Your Struggling Business Around in 24 Hours

by Carrie Smith November 18, 2014

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Are you stuck in a business rut? Is your career struggling to stay afloat and you’re not sure why? At the beginning of 2014 I found myself in a phase of business depression. Everything I did seemed like I was just spinning my wheels. I worked day and night but never made any real progress, […]

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Three Ways to Get Off the Freelance Financial Roller Coaster

by Carrie Smith November 11, 2014

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As a freelancer it may seem impossible to stick to a regular monthly savings or debt payoff plan. Some months you’ll have extra money after paying all your bills, and other months you won’t have enough to even buy the necessities. It’s a monthly financial roller coaster when you work for yourself. I speak from […]

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3 Reasons Not to Quit Your Job

by Catherine MacLean November 7, 2014

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I’ve always considered myself a dedicated employee. I’ve never not had a job in the last 15 years and have only had five jobs total (two of which I held concurrently). Though I may not have loved all of my jobs equally, I’ve always made the best of my situation. I can honestly say I gave the […]

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How 4 Women Entrepreneurs Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

by Kali Hawlk November 6, 2014

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Employees and entrepreneurs alike have long struggled with finding success in striking the perfect work-life balance. But in our modern world that is constantly mobile and plugged in, achieving work-life balance becomes significantly more difficult. Gen Y women may have a unique experience in seeking balance, because we’re members of the first demographic to have […]

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Kimora Lee Simmons Sets A Fabulous Example For Us All With $1 Million Scholarship

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 29, 2014

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Kimora Lee Simmons made headlines last week in a way we’re not quite used to for former supermodels-turned-fashion-moguls/reality-TV stars. She announced to a classroom of 30 students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York that she was establishing a $1 million scholarship fund in her name. “I’m from St. Louis, Missouri, for those […]

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