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Our Top 5 Websites for Budget-Friendly Clothes

by Case Drury August 26, 2014

Cheap and Chic Clothes

​Staying on trend can get pricey. Fortunately, with a little extra information, you can stay stylish without spending a fortune, all from the comfort of your browser. Here are our top five sites for serious fashionistas (with serious budgets to keep). Basics: RoyalApparel.net Royal Apparel offers American-made basic apparel; tees, tank, leggings, etc., great for layering, […]

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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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Is Determination Enough to Achieve the American Dream?

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014

Debbie Artaza

Graduation from college, for many young people, is a profound experience of crossing over from one world to another. Depending on one’s appreciation for the unknown, this is either a time of excitement, or a time of anxiety. Most likely, it’s a time of multiple mixed feelings. For Debbie Artaza, the journey is “bittersweet at […]

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How to Build a Professional Wardrobe

by Case Drury August 20, 2014

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Developing a professional wardrobe doesn’t have to be daunting or expensive. In fact, even with a small budget it’s possible to build a few versatile looks that will make you feel great – and could lead to even more success at work. The Basics Start with a few basic pieces – a print top, a […]

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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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Gearing Up For Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 16, 2014

Gearing Up For Fall

Fall is on the horizon. And although it’s hard to believe (it seems like we just celebrated the first weekend of summer!) there’s no better time to make some positive changes. Whether you’re trying to get organized financially this September, have a child going back to school, or are just looking for something yummy to […]

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Here Are 16 Cities Where Women Are Outearning Men

by Meredith Lepore August 10, 2014

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We know that women are definitely outearning men in some cities, but it’s nice to have a graphic representation of it. Luckily, our friends over at NerdWallet (using data from the U.S. Census Bureau) decided to conduct a survey and create a beautiful infographic. It found that there are 16 cities where this is happening. […]

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Financial Self-Improvement: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 9, 2014

Women making toast at outdoor table

There’s always room for improvement in life – and we believe that’s particularly true when it comes to your finances. It’s always possible to build a better budget, cut out unnecessary expenses, or become better organized. Of course, it takes a little bit of leg work. But luckily there are infinite resources available on the […]

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5 Celebrity Role Models Who Are Financially Savvy (and Give Back!)

by Meredith Lepore August 8, 2014

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Celebrities have everything going for them: money, fame, and access to amazing fashion. This is why it is so refreshing when we see celebrities who are actually business-savvy and smart with their money, but also generous when it comes to the right causes. All in all, they are good role models for the rest of […]

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How We Save on Daycare Costs

by Catherine MacLean August 5, 2014

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Daycare is one of the biggest bills we pay every month. But when I really think about how much we’re actually paying, in comparison to what we’re getting in return, I consider it a steal. You can’t put a price on knowing your child is thriving in a safe, comfortable and happy environment while you […]

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Work Wear For the Curvy Girl: Cheap & Chic Plus Size Clothing

by Case Drury August 3, 2014

Cheap Plus Sized Clothing Stores

Finding business clothing for a plus-sized physique is still an alarmingly difficult task. If it’s not tacky and cheap (Hot Topic, I’m looking at you), then it’s super expensive. And sometimes still tacky. Why do designers insist on putting rhinestones and shoulder slits on every plus sized top they make? Large framed women are not […]

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3 Lessons to Learn from Celebrity Estate Planning

by Ashley Feinstein July 31, 2014

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While we can learn from the mistakes of others when it comes to planning our estate, we can also learn from what others did right. Estate planning is relevant to all of us, regardless of the size of our estate or how much we own. It’s all about reducing stress and confusion at a time […]

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How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

by Sarah Chang July 30, 2014

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Have you ever been sucked into an Extreme Couponing marathon? You’re not alone. I’ve spent hours in awe of the people profiled, who somehow manage to get five carts of food for free. In that time I could have found and clipped my own coupons, of course. But it’s far more fun – and less […]

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How I Prepared for Maternity Leave 

by Catherine MacLean July 29, 2014

Prepare for Maternity Leave

When you’re pregnant, nine months seems like an impossibly long time. But when you start figuring out the logistics of everything that needs to get done in those nine months to prepare for maternity leave, you’re rudely awakened to how little time you actually have. Preparing for maternity leave is not as easy as some […]

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Opinion: Why We Need the Family and Medical Leave Insurance Act

by Valerie Young July 27, 2014

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The United States is usually hailed as a world leader. Which is why it is shocking that of the 188 countries in the world, the United States is one of three that doesn’t offer paid leave, according to AllGov. Papua New Guinea and Oman are the other two. How the Workforce Benefits Men Women have […]

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Saving Money on Groceries: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 26, 2014

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We’re always looking for ways to cut our grocery bill. Couponing can be a huge money saver, of course, but it’s also time consuming (and can be overwhelming). But there’s no reason to throw in the towel; there are plenty of ways to slash your food bill that don’t involve coupons. Here are some great […]

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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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