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Six Ways to Find Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

by Kirsten December 8, 2014

Work Life Balance Holidays

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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Why I Loved Going Back to Work After Baby

by Catherine MacLean June 9, 2014

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One of the most amazing things about being a mom is that it instantly connects you with billions of other women in the world regardless of ethnicity, religion, or demographics. You connect through the same shared experiences and problems. Though we all fall into the same “mom” role, what we choose to do with our […]

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10 More Things You Should Teach Your Kids About Money

by Audrey Henderson May 27, 2014

Kids and Money

Last week, we gave you: “10 Things You Should Teach Your Kids About Money.” Here are 10 more things that I’ve taught my kids about money. 11. Advertising Is Not the Same as News Every day, we are bombarded with commercials and ads, adults and teens alike. In some cases, the ads are entertaining, but […]

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10 Things You Should Teach Your Kids About Money

by Audrey Henderson May 20, 2014

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Back in the old days, people learned to be satisfied with what they had and to save for a rainy day. The ongoing financial crisis is teaching us some of those lessons all over again. However, the world today is not quite the same as it was back in the day. For instance, debt has complicated […]

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How to Slow Down and Save Your Sanity in 3 Steps

by Shawn Fink April 30, 2014

Slow Down

Two summers ago, I was that mom driving all over town. Work was crazy. The kids’ summer camp was clear across town and I was the sole parent all week long. Even vacations that summer were not possible due to work obligations. And, of course, I was trying to do it all mindfully and intentionally […]

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5 Creative Ways to Handle the High Cost of Childcare

by Melissa Batai March 17, 2014

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If you live in an urban area and you’re a parent, you likely know that childcare is expensive  – in particular daycare. Getting your child into a quality daycare can be as competitive as getting them into a good college when they’re older. I live outside the suburbs of Chicago, and at my first choice […]

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How I’m Financially Preparing for My First Baby

by Catherine Alford January 14, 2014

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Being pregnant is a really exciting – and somewhat nerve wracking – time. At least, these are the emotions I’ve felt while preparing for my twins, who will be born in April. As a first time mom, there are so many things to buy and so many mixed messages from friends, families, and magazines about […]

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Here’s What You Missed At Our #WomenandCareer Chat

by Jessica Jones August 13, 2013

Did you miss Thursday’s #WomenandCareer chat? Over the course of an hour we discussed interview tips, finding that work/life balance, and how to put your best foot forward with your resume. #WomenandCareer was sponsored by Rain. Rain creates handmade bath & body products and hand crafted home ware with the utmost attention to detail using natural ingredients […]

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Join Us For Our #WomenandCareer Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones August 6, 2013

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Are you prepared for an unexpected job loss? Have you considered quitting your job and starting out on your own? Are you a mom thinking about re-entering the workforce? Join us as we discuss these topics and more with career planning expert Emily Bennington at our #WomenandCareer chat on August 8 at 8:30pmEST.   Emily […]

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Here’s What You Missed at Our #SavingsAndDebt Twitter Chat

by Jessica Jones May 14, 2013

Did you miss last week’s #SavingsAndDebt chat? We talked about building your savings while paying down debt, as well as how various situations affect your credit score in different ways. #SavingsAndDebt was co-hosted by along with experts Teresa Dentino and Gerri Detweiler.   Teresa Dentino pioneered financial education for women thirty years ago when […]

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Who Are The Forty Women To Watch Over 40?

by Sarah Chang April 15, 2013

Do you know a woman over the age of 40 who is changing the world? Perhaps she’s making a difference in business, tech, media, entrepreneurship, social good, science, academics, creative arts, or politics. Maybe she’s an incredible role model for younger women. Perhaps she’s innovating around work/life issues. Christina Vuleta, founder of 40:20 Vision, has […]

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Here’s What You Missed At Our #workingmommy Twitter Chat

by Sarah Chang November 8, 2012


Did you miss this Monday’s #workingmommy Twitter Chat? It was our busiest chat yet – with more than 85 participants! Over the course of an hour we talked about returning to work after baby, making a part-time schedule work for you, and balancing the demands of professional and family life. Our co-host for the evening […]

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Join Us For Our #workingmommy Twitter Chat – 11/5!

by Sarah Chang October 25, 2012


Whether you’re trying to re-enter the job market, cut down to part time, balance a stressful job with life’s demands, or simply have some work/life advice, we’d love to see you at our next Twitter Chat! The conversation will be lively; the advice helpful. We’ll be featuring Galia Gichon, founder of Down to Earth Finance. […]

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Five Things to Do Before You Work Part-Time After Baby

by Stephanie Christensen October 8, 2012

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Parenthood is full of unknowns, and the challenges of raising a baby when both parents work full time is often one of the most jarring experiences for new working moms. Whether your career plans always included devoting more time to your infant and less to work, or you’re realizing that the work-life balance you want […]

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Red & Black: Tina Pennington and Mandy Williams Are Two Sisters Taking Personal Finance Head-On

by Natalia Quintero August 10, 2012


Sisters Tina Pennington and Mandy Williams (aka “Red and Black”) are the authors of “What I Learned About Life When My Husband Got Fired.” When Tina, “Red,”  found out that her husband had lost his job and that they couldn’t afford the lifestyle they were living, she reached out to her financially-savvy sister Mandy “Black” […]

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Work-Life Balance: A Zero Sum Game?

by Eleanor Blayney July 16, 2012


How do women balance their home life with their work life? Is it achievable or an elusive idea women have been fed through media and self-help gurus? Contributing writer Eleanor Blayney discusses her path toward achieving a work-life balance. It’s Wednesday – my “taking-care-of-Everett” day. I think just about everyone knows by now that Everett […]

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Last Minute Financial Gifts That Keep Giving

by Sarah Dickerson December 19, 2011


Anyone with children knows what an unconditional joy it is to be a parent–but also what an expense it can be! The amount of financial support that children need over the course of their development can seem overwhelming along the way, so here are some great, last minute gift ideas that will help alleviate the […]

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Get Off Your Butt and Do Something…Today

by Guest August 12, 2011

Get Off Your Butt and Do Something

This is a guest post by Danielle Efros. Danielle is entering her senior year at the University of Michigan, concentrating in Communication Studies. Danielle has work experience at Deutsch, Inc., a NYC advertising agency in the Business Development department.   From education and experience,I have learned there is no single definition of the term entrepreneur; however, there can […]

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