Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

3 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Negotiation

by Melody Wilding March 27, 2015


You would never buy a car without first researching different models and prices, right? Nowadays it’s unlikely you’d even leave the house without first looking up reviews and directions to wherever you’re going. So why is it that so many of us go into negotiations without a roadmap or any preparation? Why, then, when it […]

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Why You Should Be Saving For Retirement Now

by Sarah Chang March 26, 2015

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Is saving for retirement on your to-do list? You may think you have plenty of time to worry about stocking away cash. But the later you get started on saving the less opportunity you have to take advantage of compound interest (and your money working for you). Check out this infographic by our friends at […]

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Five Ways Women Can Rise To The Top In Their Careers

by Elana Konstant March 25, 2015


When it comes to analyzing the progress of women in the workforce, perspective is key.  Yes, over the past 20 years the number of women worldwide holding national parliamentary positions has doubled.  But, this means that the percentage increased only from 11% to 22%.  Yes, in the 50 or so years since admission was granted […]

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Five Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore March 24, 2015


Ever dreamed of owning your schedule? Dictating when and where you work? Which projects you take on, and which you reject? You’re not alone. More people are freelancing today than ever before. According to a new study called “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” more than one in three workers — 53 […]

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Big New Job? Find Out How One Young Worker Gained Respect

by Connie Mei March 23, 2015

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Gaining respect in the workplace is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re young. When I was 24, an amazing opportunity came for me to work in a much larger role at a different company. I was excited, but also scared. At the time I had less than 3 years of work […]

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Six Professional Wardrobe Basics Worth The Splurge

by Meredith Lepore March 20, 2015


We’ve all seen the those women on television and in the movies. You know the ones we’re talking about — the editorial assistants, chefs, and freelance writers. They’ve got great apartments and fabulous wardrobes. All so clearly out of their price ranges. Perhaps that’s why they call it “fiction.” Unfortunately, we live in the real […]

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Join Us for Our #YouAndMoney Chat!

by Jessica Jones March 19, 2015

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Wish you had a better relationship with money? Find that your relationship with money is affecting other aspects of your life? Join us and expert Sophia Bera, CFP® for our #YouAndMoney chat Thursday 3/19 at 3pmET. Sophia Bera, CFP® is the Founder of Gen Y Planning which provides comprehensive financial planning advice to people in their 20s […]

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Five Things You Should Never Do at The Office

by Chloe Sorvino March 19, 2015

5 Things You Should Never Do At the Office

 Everyone has slip-ups at work, but there are some things you should just never do at the office. These may not be firing offenses, but it’s important to have common courtesy. Remember: You were hired to do a job well — so do it. Leave the bad behavior at the door. Here are five bad […]

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5 Tips for Creating a LinkedIn Profile that Attracts Employers

by Kali Hawlk March 17, 2015

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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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The Four Paragraphs That Make a Killer Cover Letter

by Elana Konstant March 16, 2015

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Ah, writing the dreaded cover letter. The vital piece of the job hunt that almost no one enjoys. How can you possibly convey to an employer the depths of your awesomeness in just one page? Or, more importantly, what can you write to keep the reader engaged for the minute plus it takes to skim […]

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How I Got Over My Fear of Finances (and You Can Too)

by Kathleen Fordyce March 13, 2015


Like many people, I used to get knots in my stomach just thinking about tackling my finances. I didn’t have massive debt, had a decent income and yet would still hate sitting down to think about savings, investing and budgeting. Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to ignore it – just continue […]

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Top 10 Tips for Resume Greatness

by Elana Konstant March 12, 2015


Given all the new school social media outlets and apps for job searching — LinkedIn, Twitter, Jobr, Emjoyment — to name a few, is there even a need for resumes anymore? While the times certainly are a-changin’ with more creative approaches surfacing, we haven’t seen the end of resumes yet. They remain the centerpiece of most job applications. […]

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Four Creative Ways to Network

by Kali Hawlk March 11, 2015


For many of us, “networking” is close to a dirty word. Most people dread showing up to events with the sole purpose of selling themselves to strangers — all of them busy trying to sell themselves, too — in hopes of walking away with new connections that might lead to new positions, experience, and opportunities. […]

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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk March 10, 2015

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Generation Y, or the Millennial generation, has been known for its struggles with a weak job market. Only one out of two Millennials had a full-time job that required at least a Bachelor’s degree in 2012, which meant a full 50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Being underemployed means you […]

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Four Laws for Quitting a Job Without Another One

by Taylor Gordon March 9, 2015

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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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Three Ways a Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

by Carrie Smith March 6, 2015


Maintaining a full-time career while pursuing your passion project on the side offers the best of both worlds: consistent income from a paycheck, and the freedom to express your creativity while earning some extra cash. Even with the 40+ hours you’re putting in every week, and the additional stress from your side hustle, there are […]

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How to Build Your Personal Brand

by Kali Hawlk March 5, 2015

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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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Five Ways To Prepare for Self-Employment

by Sarah March 4, 2015


You want to quit your job, but you know that you can’t just jump in blindly and hope to make it. You’re financially savvy enough to know that you need to prepare for the transition. You want to make sure that you’ve dotted  your i’s, and crossed your t’s before making the jump. Raise your […]

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