Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

Why I’m Not Feeling Hopeless About the Future

by Amanda Steinberg August 18, 2014

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While many report on Americans’ dying optimism for our future, I’m not one of them. I’m ecstatic for the future. Here’s why. In early 2014, former Greek prime minister George Papandreou heard my boyfriend, Jordan Shapiro, give a speech. George was impressed with Jordan’s presentation on education, technology, philosophy and video games. So he approached us, later learning […]

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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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How to Take Charge of Your Career and Land the Promotion You Didn’t Even Know About

by Mindy Crary August 15, 2014

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If you’re too valuable to your boss, you may be missing out on opportunities for advancement that you don’t even know about. That’s exactly what happened to me, early on in my career. How I Missed Out on a Promotion I was working for a national planning firm and, at the time, I was helping […]

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What is Asset Allocation and Why Do You Need to Know?

by Joseph Hogue August 14, 2014

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When it comes to investing– is the stock market the first thing that springs to mind? Investing in stocks of public companies may end up being a small portion of your investment dollars. That’s because there are other asset classes into which you can direct funds with the goal of reducing risk while creating returns, […]

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Use This Complete Financial Checklist to Reach Your Goals

by Carrie Smith August 14, 2014

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You’re busy; you have a lot going on, and with only 24 hours in the day you’re trying stay on top of everything. Your time is valuable, so the best way to successfully manage your day, to get the most out of it, is to be proactive instead of reactive. And this applies to your […]

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How to Create a Savings Plan & Stick With It!

by Erika Torres August 13, 2014

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When my husband and I first got married, we were your stereotypical broke newlyweds. We lived in a guesthouse in someone’s backyard, ate frozen pizza for dinner, and rented a DVD for date nights. But four years later, we’ve paid off $45,000 in debt and are now saving half our income. Before you think that […]

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How I Told My Boss I Quit (5 Tips)

by Carrie Smith August 12, 2014

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All of my consulting clients dream of quitting their day jobs and starting their own businesses. I mean, who doesn’t want to quit working for the man, to have more freedom and control over their time? However, the biggest hurdle to overcome is actually giving notice and telling your boss that you’re quitting. It’s a […]

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Why Asking for a Raise Is Your Best Investment

by Kali Hawlk August 11, 2014

Ask for a Raise

When you think about what it means to make good investments, your mind probably turns to things like the stock market, retirement portfolios, and financial advisors. But there’s a key idea (that doesn’t require any money from you!) that you’ve probably overlooked, and it can have a profound effect on your financial future: Asking for […]

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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

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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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2 Big Reasons Why Entrepreneurship is the New Normal

by Kali Hawlk August 7, 2014

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For the last few years, entrepreneurship around the world has been steadily rising. Members of Generation Y in particular seem to be more wired for making the leap and forging their own career and business paths. The economy is changing, and older business models are slowly dying out as more and more people leave corporate […]

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How I Started Freelancing After I Was Laid Off

by Tonya Stumphauzer August 6, 2014

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One thing I get to witness as a personal finance blogger is seeing someone on occasion decide to quit the full time 9-5 rat race and dive head first into the uncertain waters of freelancing. I silently bless them as they make that bold move, because it isn’t easy, but then again, I learned the hard […]

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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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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Quitting My Job?

by Carrie Smith August 4, 2014

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Most experts say you should have at least 3-6 months worth of your monthly expenses saved in the bank. But that’s generally based on the fact that you still have a consistent paycheck coming in each month. Are you confused when you think, “How much money should I save before quitting my job to branch pursue other […]

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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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