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How to Land Your First Managerial Role

by Lydia Loizides September 30, 2014

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Becoming a first time manager isn’t about hard work alone. It’s about hard work, preparation, planning and practice. Women are entering the workforce in droves but we are underrepresented in management. A McKinsey and Co. report found 53 percent of entry-level jobs go to women but are failing to climb the ladder in similar fashion. […]

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Why You Shouldn’t Cash in Your 401k

by Carrie Smith September 29, 2014

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Taking cash out of your 401k is all too tempting when you’re trying to fund a business idea as an entrepreneur. It’s probably one of the largest assets you own that can be leveraged to start a business. Still, you have to resist the urge to do so. Cashing out your 401k is dangerous and […]

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10 Unique Side Hustles You Should Consider

by Meredith Lepore September 27, 2014

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The side hustle is everything these days. Even with a steady job that pays the rent, your side hustle can help you chip away at debt (or even just have a little bit of fun!). It may be a passion that will eventually become your career, or it may just be a way to make […]

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Why I Left the City and Stopped Climbing the Corporate Ladder

by Alex London-Gross September 26, 2014

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Growing up in a small town with narrow views of the world felt suffocating at times. I went to a small private school where I saw the same 50 or so faces every day, and the highlights of our weekends were either going to someone’s house to watch a movie or crashing another school’s football […]

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How to Balance Career and Motherhood

by Kirsten September 25, 2014

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I’m a rocket scientist; I have an aerospace engineering degree, with 10 years experience in the field. Over half my career was spent at NASA, supporting space missions and troubleshooting systems orbiting high above earth. I’m a smart gal, with a challenging career. When I first started working at NASA, I had a colleague whom […]

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The Best Jobs For Working Part-Time (and From Your Living Room!)

by Meredith Lepore September 21, 2014

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A lot has been written about the negative aspects of part-time jobs (including lower pay, less benefits, and fewer full-time positions available for job-seekers). These types of jobs are only increasing, though, and not all of them are terrible. In fact, some of them — especially for parents and freelancers — are incredibly appealing. Land one […]

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Student Loans 101: Pay Them Off or Start Investing?

by Jon Stein September 18, 2014

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When I talk to college students (or their parents), a common question often comes up: Is it more important to pay off student loan debt first or get started with investing? As the CEO of automated investing service Betterment, I’m a huge advocate for starting early. Time in the market is one of the biggest […]

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Why Quitting My Job Was the Best Thing For My Career

by Carrie Smith September 17, 2014

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“Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.” — Seth Godin The word “quit” can have such negative connotations. We all know the phrase, “quitters never win, and winners never quit,” after all. I don’t agree with this. From personal experience, I see quitting as having the opposite […]

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The Best Tips for Time Management From Smart Businesswomen

by Kali Hawlk September 15, 2014

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When’s the last time you heard someone say, “I’m just so busy!” or “I wish I had more time in a day”? Probably five minutes ago, right? Whether we’re truly busier today than we ever have been before – or there’s just more to distract us – time management has become a critical skill for […]

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How to Be Happier at Work

by Kali Hawlk September 11, 2014

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It’s rare to find someone who loves their job and what they do today. Data released in 2013 by Gallup revealed that only 13% of workers feel engaged in their positions and emotionally invested in helping their companies grow. Meanwhile, 63% of workers are not engaged and 24% are “actively disengaged” (read: hate their jobs). […]

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3 Tips for Achieving a Work/Life Balance

by Catherine Alford September 10, 2014

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Let’s be honest. It’s not possible to have true work/life balance 100% of the time. It is possible, though, to have a day when you feel like you are balanced — a day when you feel like everyone’s needs are met (including your own). A day when you work, your kids are happy, and things […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Go to Grad School

by Erika Torres September 9, 2014

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A year and a half ago, I did something I told myself I would never do: I started graduate school. Now I’m three classes away from finishing and getting my master’s degree. It was difficult making the decision to go to grad school, but in the end I decided if I was ever going to […]

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Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti Turned Helping Their Fellow Redheads Into a Business

by Meredith Lepore September 5, 2014

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Blondes may have to deal with the ditzy stereotypes, and brunettes get accused of being too serious if they don’t smile, but redheads may actually have it the toughest. That sensitive skin paired with sometimes high-maintenance hair can be quite a lot of work for even the most vivacious of redheads. That’s why sisters Stephanie […]

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How I Avoided Debt as a Single Parent

by Alexa Mason September 3, 2014

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When I became a single parent I knew what I was up against. Even though I struggled to choose which paths I should take my family down, I was certain about one thing: I wasn’t going to go into debt. Two years into single parenthood I’ve succeeded at my goal. The life and finances of […]

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5 Fun Ways to Make More Money This Fall

by Carrie Smith September 3, 2014

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Fall is a time when the seasons change, children head back to school and the holiday season is quickly approaching. So how can you bring in more money during this busy season, or find extra cash for the holidays? Here are five fun ways to make more money this fall — even when you don’t […]

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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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