Financial Fitness
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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...

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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...