Financial Fitness
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Device Security – Are You Paying Attention?

The world buzzes daily about Facebook security and burglars checking Foursquare to see when you’re not home. But what if I told you that the place you hold most of your personal information is usually the most insecure? Y...

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Lead a Less Cluttered Life

Another season is ending and it’s almost time to dig out your sweaters, pants and tights. That means you might need to dig through that closet and reorganize your possessions. But if you’re anything like me, that’s going ...

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What Are You Saving For?

Before you read the rest of this article, ask yourself a couple of questions: How much money do you currently have in your checking account? How much money do you currently have in savings? Are you saving for something specific...


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Cut Your Spending by $400 Per Month

When I read the title of the a recent article from The Budget Diet, I thought “Sure, that’s realistic.” The title? “Cut Your Spending by $400 a Month.” But going through the advice it provided, I r...

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Changing the Image of Success

Stay with me for a moment while we complete a visualization exercise. Close your eyes (okay, I mean, don’t close your eyes because otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read this…but go with me here). Picture in y...

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Women Will Outearn Men by 2024

There’s an infographic making its way around the web called “Women in Numbers.” And while the infographic is interesting and thought provoking in many ways, one statistic struck us as most important. 2024. On ...


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My Rate is My Rate

At the recent Tech Week Conference in Chicago, a “Women in Tech” panel featured Yesenia Sotelo, the Founder of Smart Cause Digital, a Chicago-based firm that builds digital infrastructure and implementation strategi...

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The 9 Reasons You’re Still Broke

If at the end of the month, you look at your checkbook and say to yourself, “Ramen?”, you’re probably in a place where the word “broke” can sometimes describe your financial situation. Sure, your p...

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Does Your Paycheck Have Bragging Rights?

You just got a raise, and you want to jump up and down and shout it from the rooftops. You probably call your spouse or your Mom and tell them how awesome you are, all the great things your boss said about you, but then…&...


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It’s Your Birthday! Get Free Stuff!

Well, boys and girls (okay, mostly girls, but that’s ok), it’s that time of year again. It’s my birthday! And while, of course, I want presents. I thought I’d take this time to give all of you a little g...