Financial Fitness
no-money

8 Real Women Who Paid Off Debt

According to a nationwide survey conducted by LearnVest and Chase Blueprint, almost one-third of men and women surveyed said credit card debt keeps them from reaching their financial goals. What’s more, in the study, the aver...

Seasonal_jobs_cover

Getting a Seasonal Side Job: Pros, Cons, and How-Tos

Halloween is almost here, and soon, too, will be the Holiday season. Wreaths will be raised, Santas will ring bells, and snow will start to fall. And with the Holiday season comes…the shopping season. And with the shoppin...

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 ...


five-dollar-bill

Spend the Money! Make Your Life Easier

When we talk about financial fitness, we sometimes talk about budgeting, keeping your expenses low, avoiding unnecessary expenses. But there’s something that’s not often said: Spend the money! When? When it makes yo...

money-three-dollars2

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...

singlewomanmoney

A Single Gal’s Guide to Money

The words “it’s all on you” are never so poignant as they are for a single gal when it comes to money. There’s no option to rely on your spouse for your rent payment or credit cards. You have to make eno...


retirement-nest-egg

That Freakin’ Scary Retirement Estimate

Whether you are 22 or 62, retirement is something that should be not just in your mind for the future, but in your mind for today. Smart professionals are pumping their 401Ks and IRAs full of retirement money even when theyR...

Shopping

Learn from Your Shopping Mistakes

Admit it, you all have something hanging in your closet right now that either A) doesn’t fit, B) still has the tags on it, or C) you try on and try on and never actually make it out of the house wearing. I’m certain...

split the check

Friends and Money

Teen Vogue recently tackled the subject of ” Friends And Money: Does Class Affect Who You Hang Out With?” for girls ages 16-21. They talked to girls who strive daily to keep up with their “richer” friend...


salary-questions

Answering the Dreaded Salary Question

If everyone has an opinion, then every HR expert has 20, especially when it comes to the dreaded salary question. These days, you’re going to have to answer that question sooner rather than later. Hiring is expensive and ...