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6 Celebrity Couples Who Are Financially Savvy

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2014

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We often think of celebrities as never having to worry about money (since they make so much of it). While that’s true, many of them are as concerned with saving and cutting corners as we are. That’s right — celebrities, they’re just like us! (Well, almost.) On that note, here are a few surprisingly frugal […]

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Taking Advantage of Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang October 4, 2014

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Although we’ve been craving crisp breezes, sweaters, and pumpkins for a while now – fall’s only officially begun. To kick things off, we’ve got some great money-saving tips and tricks that will make your October fab. From recipes to decorating, here’s the best of what Pinterest has to offer this week. Searching for some healthy […]

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How I Quit My Job at 30 and Started a Business

by Julie DenOuden October 3, 2014

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When I was four, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. As my peers changed their mind on a weekly basis about their intended profession, I held steadfast. I was going to be a teacher. I received lesson planning books and various other teaching supplies for birthday and holiday gifts. My siblings were designated […]

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Get Dirty and Help Raise Money for Breast Cancer

by Meredith Lepore October 2, 2014

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October marks the start of Breast Cancer Month. Though there are countless ways to give money and time to help fight this disease that impacts so many women, we’ve got one of the coolest. If you don’t mind a little mud. Mud runs — which began in the 1980s – have been growing in popularity […]

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12 Ways to Save for the Holidays in 12 Weeks

by Kate Wilson October 2, 2014

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Believe it or not, the holiday season is only about 12 weeks away. While that may seem like a distant dream, it’s closer than you think. Thanksgiving can usher in an expensive time of year — meaning you need to start making financial preparations now. If you don’t know where to begin, here are 12 […]

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How to Manage Your Money Like a Weight-Loss Expert

by Miranda Reiter October 1, 2014

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Have you ever tried to lose weight? Back in high school, I was that kid who was so skinny that I got talked about. And not in a good way. I even tried to gain weight but without success. I stayed this way all throughout my 20s, but in my 30s, weight-gain finally came knocking on my […]

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore October 1, 2014

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In case you haven’t heard, 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 million Americans — are now freelancing.  “Freelancing is the new normal — and this survey shows that America’s new […]

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How to Land Your First Managerial Role

by Lydia Loizides September 30, 2014

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Becoming a first time manager isn’t about hard work alone. It’s about hard work, preparation, planning and practice. Women are entering the workforce in droves but we are underrepresented in management. A McKinsey and Co. report found 53 percent of entry-level jobs go to women but are failing to climb the ladder in similar fashion. […]

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4 Pieces of Clothing that Are Worth the Investment  

by Nell Casey September 30, 2014

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In my younger years, I used to buy all the monthly magazines. Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and the rest promised me happiness, confidence and an amazing life simply by filling my wardrobe with (admittedly gorgeous) clothing. But it wasn’t just clothing – no, these were investment pieces. Features promised that “the hot pink pleather jacket is the investment piece of […]

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Why You Shouldn’t Cash in Your 401k

by Carrie Smith September 29, 2014

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Taking cash out of your 401k is all too tempting when you’re trying to fund a business idea as an entrepreneur. It’s probably one of the largest assets you own that can be leveraged to start a business. Still, you have to resist the urge to do so. Cashing out your 401k is dangerous and […]

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Are Women Getting Better At Car Negotiations?

by Meredith Lepore September 28, 2014

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There are so many stereotypes out when it comes to women purchasing cars. “Women should never buy cars alone because they’ll get taken advantage of,” and “women are bad at car negotiations” are just a few. It turns out these clichés could be incredibly wrong. Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, gathered information measuring the […]

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10 Unique Side Hustles You Should Consider

by Meredith Lepore September 27, 2014

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The side hustle is everything these days. Even with a steady job that pays the rent, your side hustle can help you chip away at debt (or even just have a little bit of fun!). It may be a passion that will eventually become your career, or it may just be a way to make […]

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Why I Left the City and Stopped Climbing the Corporate Ladder

by Alex London-Gross September 26, 2014

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Growing up in a small town with narrow views of the world felt suffocating at times. I went to a small private school where I saw the same 50 or so faces every day, and the highlights of our weekends were either going to someone’s house to watch a movie or crashing another school’s football […]

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How to Balance Career and Motherhood

by Kirsten September 25, 2014

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I’m a rocket scientist; I have an aerospace engineering degree, with 10 years experience in the field. Over half my career was spent at NASA, supporting space missions and troubleshooting systems orbiting high above earth. I’m a smart gal, with a challenging career. When I first started working at NASA, I had a colleague whom […]

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What to Do if Your Boss Is a Bully

by Kali Hawlk September 24, 2014

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Have you ever left work feeling miserable because of the behavior of another person in your office? Has another individual been cruel, exploitative, or demeaning? You may be a victim of workplace bullying. If so, you’re not alone. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their […]

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How to Throw a Dinner Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang September 23, 2014

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I make a point of getting together with my girlfriends at least once a month. It’s something I look forward to — and is even better over a great bottle of wine and some fabulous food. Meeting at a restaurant is easy, of course, but can get expensive — particularly for those of us hoping […]

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The 7 Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk September 22, 2014

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There are a few ideas that serve as the foundation of good money management habits. Spend less than you earn. Try your best to save more than you spend. Develop these routines and you’ll be on your way to building wealth. If this is true, though, why do so many people fail to achieve financial […]

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The Best Jobs For Working Part-Time (and From Your Living Room!)

by Meredith Lepore September 21, 2014

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A lot has been written about the negative aspects of part-time jobs (including lower pay, less benefits, and fewer full-time positions available for job-seekers). These types of jobs are only increasing, though, and not all of them are terrible. In fact, some of them — especially for parents and freelancers — are incredibly appealing. Land one […]

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