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How To Save Money When Launching a Startup: Advice from Real Entrepreneurs

by Meredith Lepore September 2, 2014

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I can barely imagine being so brave as to venture out on my own and start a business. In addition to the overwhelming amount of work required to create something successful, it can be a risky venture. Still, women are increasingly taking the chance, and making it work. The proof is in the numbers: there […]

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Women in the Workplace: Where We’ve Come From, & Where We’re Going (Infographic)

by Erika Torres September 1, 2014

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Gender equality in the workplace is arguably the best it’s ever been, but there are still many strides women have to take. You’re probably aware that women still only make $0.77 for every $1.00 a man makes, but you may not know that as the number of kids in a family increases, men work more, […]

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Meet A Financial Planner: Rianka Dorsainvil – Lean In, and Dare Greatly

by Rebecca Jackson August 29, 2014

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Rianka Dorsainvil had not planned to become a financial planner. She is proof that exposure to personal finance can generate passion for the subject and lead to a purposeful career. As one of many women we’ve interviewed, Rianka emphasizes the positives of financial planning both for clients and for the women who choose this profession. […]

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4 Women Who Made Their Blog Their Business

by Kali Hawlk August 28, 2014

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For many, blogging is a fun hobby or a creative outlet. You can showcase your photography, art, and, and writing while connecting with likeminded people and readers. It’s another way for us to be social and grow our sense of community. A blog can also be a great way to promote a personal brand for […]

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Personal Branding: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 23, 2014

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Your personal brand is one of the most important things you create. GoGirl Expert Pamela Weinberg says “having a unique, well-defined brand is one of the keys to landing the job you want and having career success at the job you have. A strong personal brand will differentiate you from competitors; ultimately making you more […]

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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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