Financial Fitness
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Healthy and Wealthy: The Big Link

If you haven’t subscribed to the e-newsletter Little Pink Book, you absolutely should. With daily inspiration, information, and resources directly pertaining to women and their careers, it’s an email you’ll de...

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Ways to Save Money and Stay Fit

This season of “The Biggest Loser” is all about excuses, or more importantly “no excuses.” One of the excuses the show dealt with recently is “I can’t lose weight, it’s too expensive.&#...

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The Seven Pearls: A Financial Guide to Empower Women

It’s important to tackle the subject of financial fitness differently for women and for men. We are inherently different in the way we handle money, and our education should reflect this. That’s why I’m excite...


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Credit Checks: The Difference Between Hired and Fired

There are numerous traditional reasons a company might check an individual’s credit. You might be trying to buy a car or a house or open a new credit card. But recently, it’s become much more common to check an indi...

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The Richer Sex – Changing the Game

One could say author Liza Mundy has the greatest PR team of all time. Her book, The Richer Sex came out on March 20th, and on March 15th, TIME Magazine ran it as their cover story. As women, we can all thank heavens for her PR ...

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Does Casual Dress Hurt Your Income?

In some ways, this is a no brainer – the person required to wear a suit to work probably makes more than the person required to wear a uniform. But Payscale.com breaks it down even further, showing us that it’s not ...


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The Hidden Benefits of Moonlighting

In 2008, fresh off a nasty divorce and still a lowly nonprofit worker, I realized my eyes were bigger than my wallet when it came to shopping and dining out. So I did what any early-20s woman would do – I found a second j...

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Negotiation When You Least Expect It

Negotiation is never as easy as just screaming, “Show me the money.” It’s more art than science, more fear than comfort, and absolutely more volatile than predictable. Trust me, I married a man who negotiates ...

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Price vs. Value

Bombarded. The appropriate word for the way today’s most popular deal sites market. Deals are everywhere – Groupon, Living Social and other daily sites, not to mention the designer deal sites like Gilt and Rue La La...


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The Case Against Graduate School

One of my favorite career bloggers, Penelope Trunk from Brazen Careerist was recently a commentator on NPR on the subject of graduate school educations and namely, are they worth it? (Check out the full NPR recording from Penel...