Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

Three Ways a Side Hustle Can Advance Your Career

by Carrie Smith March 6, 2015

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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

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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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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore March 3, 2015

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Even though you may have had a friend or family member experience a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s probably still hard to imagine it happening to you. But one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the […]

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Five Steps to Finding Happiness at Work

by Elana Konstant March 2, 2015

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I know what you’re thinking…they call it work for a reason, right? Just because someone pays you to do something does not mean you can’t enjoy it or at least use the experience to help you get a job that you will enjoy. Given that most of us spend more waking time working than we […]

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Start Saving For Your Summer Vacation Today

by Sarah Chang February 27, 2015

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When you hear the phrase “get bikini ready,” do you cringe and think of endless crunches? Don’t! We’ve got a beach challenge for you, and it doesn’t involve working up a sweat. It’s time to start planning your summer vacation. Yes, now. Don’t think you can afford to get away this summer? There’s still lots […]

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3 Steps Freelancers Can Take to Prevent a Big Tax Bill

by Carrie Smith February 26, 2015

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Experiencing your first tax season as a self-employed freelancer can be scary. You probably expect to owe a bunch of money to the IRS. The fear of the unknown, along with a completely new tax situation, can leave you worried and stressed. But it’s not quite as bad you might think. After quitting my job […]

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You Got Laid Off, Now What?

by Kali Hawlk February 25, 2015

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One week, you’re gainfully employed. The next, you learn you got laid off. What are you supposed to do now? There’s no way to sugarcoat it and nothing fun about receiving the news. But it’s a reality many people deal with at some point. It’s important that you understand how to handle your changing job […]

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How to Stay Motivated While You Pay Off Debt

by Melanie Lockert February 24, 2015

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Being in debt doesn’t feel good – and I should know. I’ve been paying off debt for almost 7 years, and have at least another 3 years to go. It’s easy to get frustrated, and lose steam when it feels like you are never going to get out of it. But if you stay focused […]

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How to Have Those Difficult Conversations About Money

by Ashley Feinstein February 23, 2015

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Whether it’s asking your roommate to pay more in rent, sharing your financial situation with your significant other or negotiating with your boss for a raise, money conversations can seem pretty precarious and daunting. It makes sense – money typically evokes a lot of emotions! Here are a few ways to approach money discussions in […]

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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

by Meredith Lepore February 20, 2015

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In the past, it used to be a given that newlyweds would unconditionally apply the “What’s mine is yours; yours, mine” mentality to everything, including their finances. Most of us probably recall our parents pooling all of their money into a joint bank account. In contrast, many of my newlywed friends have told me that […]

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Join Us for Our #MoreMoneyChat!

by Jessica Jones February 19, 2015

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Want to make more in 2015? Not sure how to ask for that raise? Join us and expert Melody Wilding for our #MoreMoneyChat on Thursday February 19, 2015 at 8:30pmET. Melody Wilding, LMSW is licensed therapist, coach, and behavior change expert who helps women overcome the emotional challenges that come along with having a successful […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Split Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug February 19, 2015

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Where do you and your spouse put your money? It seems like a straightforward question, but for many new couples it’s a minefield. Should you combine everything into joint checking and savings accounts? Have individual accounts and put a portion of your income into common accounts? If you keep some of your money separate, does […]

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The Best Free Online Tax Filing Options for 2015

by Carrie Smith February 18, 2015

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Filing your taxes is never a fun thing to do, but it’s something that has to be done every year. You can take your tax information to a CPA but unless your situation is overly complicated, you may be paying too much for their expert advice. Then again, DIYing your taxes may feel a bit […]

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Four Ways to Diversify Your Income This Year

by Kali Hawlk February 17, 2015

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Frugal by nature, I’ve always believed in the power of saving money. I felt like I was very much in control of how much I spent. But for a long time, I didn’t feel the same about how much I earned. It took me a few years — and launching my own business — to […]

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Five Ways to Upgrade Your Honeymoon for Free

by Katharine Paljug February 16, 2015

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When I was in the middle of wedding planning, the only thing that kept me going (aside for wanting to marry the love of my love of my life) was looking forward to our honeymoon. Sure, I was spending my evenings staring at a seating chart, wondering where to put the ten relatives that were […]

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Should You Check Your Partner’s Credit?

by Meredith Lepore February 13, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and you’re probably thinking about all the romantic activities that go along with it. Talking about your partner’s credit score probably doesn’t make the list. Indeed, there are about 100 other things that are more romantic than this. But checking your partner’s credit — especially if you are about […]

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How to Stop Fighting About Money

by Kali Hawlk February 11, 2015

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One of the biggest trouble spots that many couples face when trying to work together to create a fulfilling life: figuring out finances. In fact, the results of a Kansas State University study show “arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce.” According to the study, it takes couples longer to recover […]

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