Financial Fitness
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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...

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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 ...