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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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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 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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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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4 Things Not to Do When Quitting Your Job

by Kali Hawlk June 4, 2014

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One of the trickiest career milestones to navigate is quitting your job. In many cases, multiple parties can have negative feelings in circumstances where an employee is leaving. Supervisors can be stressed at the thought of replacing a valuable employee, or that employee can be fed up with the job and ready to leave immediately. […]

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Why the Finance Industry Needs to Earn Women’s Trust

by Rebecca Jackson June 3, 2014

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Today, women hold more economic power than ever before. This is an exciting and unprecedented shift. But to fully embrace it and the opportunity it brings, women must become better money managers. Increasing women’s collective financial prowess is crucial to their lives as individuals, as family members and as stewards of wealth for society. The […]

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How to Build Your Personal Brand

by Kali Hawlk May 30, 2014

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It’s wild to think that an entirely new economy has grown from the Internet in the form of digital, web-based businesses and enterprises. An entire system of companies and people with careers that didn’t even exist 25, 15, or even 5 years ago is thriving thanks to our global interconnectivity online. But as more and […]

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4 Laws for Quitting a Job Without Another One

by Taylor Gordon May 28, 2014

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It’s the cardinal rule of the workforce: Never quit a job without having another one lined up. It’s a socially accepted rule for good reason. We all yearn for stability in our lives. Electing to be unemployed is doing the exact opposite—bringing uncertainty to your career and financial future. Yet everyone has considered breaking this rule […]

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Why I Turned Down a Higher Paying Job

by Catherine MacLean May 26, 2014

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Right now, my main focus is to pay off our massive debt load. Since we’re looking to kill this debt as fast as possible, both my husband and I are always on the hunt for opportunities to make as much money as possible. So you would think that when a job was offered to me that offered […]

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These 2 Fashion Startups Are Going To Change The Way You Shop

by Meredith Lepore May 25, 2014


Just when you thought that the fashion industry had reached its technological epitome with the recent success of user-friendly online shopping sites–household names like Rent the Runway or Etsy, just to name a few–here are two more fashion startups who are pushing the limits of fashion and technology even further than before. Chloe + Isabel and Tradesy, each […]

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5 Tips for Creating a LinkedIn Profile that Attracts Employers

by Kali Hawlk May 14, 2014

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LinkedIn may not be the world’s greatest social media platform for sharing with your best friends and family members, but it’s a crucial tool to utilize when it comes to building your personal brand. It’s the go-to place for professionals, and more importantly, one of the first hits that will pop up if anyone does […]

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How to Slow Down and Save Your Sanity in 3 Steps

by Shawn Fink April 30, 2014

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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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14 Affordable, Work-Friendly Flats

by Case Drury April 27, 2014


Thanks to Emma Thompson’s delightfully tipsy discarding of spiked heels at the Golden Globes, there’s been a renewed interest in (and understanding of) flats. We’ve rounded up 14 budget-friendly options to help you break out of basic black and prove there’s no reason that feet-friendly shoes can’t be stylish – and affordable. Darling Flats These […]

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Get – Tips on Negotiating for Yourself

by Nicole Page April 16, 2014

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April 8th was Equal Pay Day – the Internet was buzzing with statistics, tips (and rants!) regarding the gender pay gap. There are so many galvanizing reasons why women need to take the proverbial bull by the horns when it comes to advocating for fair pay however, one that really stands out is that by […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – March 29, 2014

by Sarah Chang March 29, 2014

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Saturday is here and we’re thinking Spring! It’s been a rough winter for so many of us, but this weekend we’re looking forward – and thinking about ways we can get this season started off right. From budgeting, to cooking, to getting your side hustle going, here’s what inspired us this week. Having trouble with […]

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