Financial Fitness
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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 ...


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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...

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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...

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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...


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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...