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Prince Charming

Are You Suffering From Prince Charming Syndrome?

About five years ago, I had a powerful revelation that I call the Prince Charming Syndrome. Here’s what happened: I vividly recall walking the halls of Western Michigan’s business school, thinking to myself, “...

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Financial Archetypes: Are You A Pleasure Seeker?

One of my favorite financial books is Brent Kessel’s gem It’s Not About the Money, which helps readers identify which of his eight financial archetypes they fall into. Mr. Kessel recognizes that most people’s financial si...

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Your Paycheck is Going to Decrease

I have to be a Debbie Downer for a minute and tell you that the pending tax changes, being called the “fiscal cliff,” are going to affect you. They’ll affect everyone. The mostly likely way they’ll affec...


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Mulligans and Recyclers — What I REALLY Want for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: That time when we all give thanks for what we already have, then storm the malls for 30-ish days to buy more stuff. We’re constantly asked what we want for Christmas, then t...

moneyintrash

Are You Passing Up Free Money?

Before you check the “same as last year” box during this year’s benefits open enrollment, take a minute to make sure you’re taking full advantage of what’s available to you. One area where many peo...

financial security

3 Steps to Financial Security

It’s near the top of just about every Career Girl’s list of goals: I want to be financially secure. But what does that really mean? It seems like the needle is always moving on how much or what conditions. I like to say tha...


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Margaret Stender’s 4 Tips for Career Success

I loved meeting Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky WNBA team, and learning her steps to building something that lasts. Margaret’s career history is impressive and her accomplishments many. Yet she has a ca...

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Build Something That Lasts

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky WNBA team. A true champion for women, Margaret inspired us all when she shared her six essential steps to building somethin...

Rewards

How to Use a Rewards Credit Card Without Risking Debt

When I shared my Financial Ground Rule about putting away credit cards until you’re out of debt, a Facebook discussion ensued about using rewards cards as long as you pay the total balance off each month. It totally works as ...


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3 Financial Ground Rules

I’m so excited to begin my tenure as the Career Girl Network financial contributor. It is truly my passion to help people remove money as a barrier to living their best life, and this is the perfect platform for me to share m...