Financial Fitness
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Christmas Shopping Stores You Might Not Know About

It’s the beginning of November, and here in the city of Chicago, Christmas has officially come. Macy’s on State Street lit its tree, Target has Christmas displays everywhere, and you can almost hear the sound of the...

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Severance: It Ain’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be

If you’ve never been in a situation where you’ve been given a severance package, good for you! That means you’ve never been fired or laid off and you’ve probably never had a bad experience giving notice....

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Yoga and Money: What’s the Connection?

While I was supposed to be relaxing my mind and focusing on my breath, it occurred to me that important principles in yoga also apply to the world of investing and financial planning. The practice of yoga and the building of he...


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Dealing with a “Low Ball” Salary Offer

We’ve all been there. You interview for a job, you’re convinced this is the one that will finally push you over into your “dream salary” category, and then….the low ball salary offer. You’re ...

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You Don’t Really Want Job Security, Trust Us

In the realm of job searching and interviewing, we often hear professionals who are looking for a new job say they are concerned with “job security.” In this economy, it seems, we’re worried more and more abou...

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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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Myth or Reality: Are Men Fading and Women Rising to Become Major Breadwinners?

Is it myth or reality that men are fading and women are rising up to become the major breadwinners in the family? This question of whether or not women are seizing the reins of power in the U.S. and becoming the major breadwinn...

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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...

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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...


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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 ...