Financial Fitness
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Check Out These January Bonuses

For many organizations, January marks the dispersant of annual bonuses. It’s a heady moment for most as visions of  a new kitchen, or fabulous vacation dance in our head. But, for a select few  – heady doesn’...

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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

  Getting divorced sucks. Believe me, Career Girls – been there, done that. Not proud. You may both be better off in the long run, but there is no avoiding the fact that unraveling a life together is painful and can be f...

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The Single Biggest Budget Buster & How to Avoid it This Year

As you did your review of your money in 2013 as suggested in step one of my Year-End Checklist, what did you notice about where your money went? Most likely as you reviewed each month’s spending, there was always somethi...


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Career Girl’s Year-End Financial Goal-Setting Checklist

  According to a Fidelity® study on New Year’s resolutions, almost half of Americans are setting some kind of financial goal this year. If you are one of those who are hoping that 2014 will be the Year of Financial ...

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4 Creative Money-Saving Tips

  It seems everywhere we turn these days we find a story about how to save money. I bite every time, only to find that most of the ideas shared (take your lunch to work, trade your car in for a less expensive model, shop t...

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Why Cyber Monday Trumps Black Friday [INFOGRAPHIC]

Struck out on Black Friday? Don’t worry, your favorite online retailers are getting their sale on tomorrow for “Cyber Monday.” Learn more about it with the infographic below:


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Stick to Your Holiday Gift Budget

  It’s almost here – the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Right after Black Friday comes December, my favorite month. Despite the cold, snow and lack of sunshine, I love December because that’s when I wa...

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Skip the Door Busting Lines and Go for “Small Business Saturday”

This Thanksgiving, skip the door buster lines on Thursday night and Friday morning, and do your part to help small businesses on “Small Business Saturday.” Learn more with the infographic below:

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Financial Wisdom

One of the first things you see when you walk into my office is the sign that says, Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. I’ve been collecting quotes like this most of my life an...


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Five Reasons to Ditch Your Private Office

CGN is delighted to host Julia Evans of Grind’s Collaborative Office Space this week. Enjoy a day working outside the system at Chicago’s newest collaborative workspace for the low price of 140 characters. Visit, ...