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Financial Archetypes: The Middle Way

We recently completed our review of the eight financial archetypes presented by author Brent Kessel in It’s Not About the Money. Now I’d like to share Mr. Kessel’s concept of The Middle Way, which is really ju...

Self-Help for the Heart

We’re kicking off Valentine’s Day Week with a few pieces of suggested reading. Scoff though you may at the idea of reading a “self-help” book, whether you’re in a marriage, relationship, single and...

Self-Sabotage

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Health Goals? STOP!

Actress and activist Marilu Henner recently wrote in an article for the Chicago Sun Times’ Splash section about her plight to get healthy back in 1979. She says: Becoming a healthy, fit person is much easier now than it w...


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11 Productivity Hacks From Super-Productive People

Productivity is a big concept in the business world, and we’re lucky to have an expert on our regular writing team here at Career Girl, Melissa Foster. But for this afternoon’s productivity tips, we’re giving you the best...

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Become 30% More Productive (Hint: Get Grateful)

Wanna be 30% more productive than you already are? Shawn Anchor, one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success, shares that our brain performs up to 30% better when we’re feeling happy....

French Beauty

Winter Must Haves: Viva La France!

This relentlessly cold and windy Chicago winter sucked all the hydration out of my body in late December. My skin, hair, and even nails transformed into brittle replicas of themselves turning me into nothing more than a walking...


Remember M.A.S.H.? It Still Works!

If you were ever a pre-teen girl, I’m sure you remember MASH. Who would you marry? What job would you have? What kind of house would be yours? Everyone did it a little differently, but nonetheless it was a predictor of ou...

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Financial Archetypes: Which Are You?

The last few weeks, you’ve seen eight articles on the eight financial archetypes presented by author Brent Kessel in It’s Not About the Money. Have you figured out yet which one (or two) you are? Here’s a quic...

Pricing Yourself

  My last post, about getting a raise when you don’t have a boss, ended with a bit of a cliff-hanger: “There will always be cheaper writers.” It’s true. I’m not the least expensive writer out ther...


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Discuss It: Do Women “Work” as Breadwinners?

As I sat down to write this article, about women as breadwinners and the controversy is often brings, I started hearing in my head the lyrics to the famed Cabaret song, “Money makes the world go round the world go round t...