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7 Retirement Myths to Be Aware of at Year-End

As we approach year end, it may be that you’re thinking about contributing more than you already have to your 401K or IRA. If you’re not, perhaps you should be. Maxing out your contributions, or even contributing an...

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Ditch the Holiday Stress

Stress and the holidays seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly. Feeling overwhelmed around this time of year? You’re not alone. Yes, the period between Thanksgiving and New Years is hectic. Our normal schedules are ...

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Reopen Closed Relationships: A Holiday Challenge

When it comes time to sit down and write the holiday newsletter or greeting cards, there’s always those people on your list who you debate sending a card to. Has it been too long since we really got together and talked? S...


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Seeing is Believing

The media’s influence on eating disorders (EDs) is not a new topic for debate. Google “media effects on eating disorders” and you find 3,700,000 results. To argue a glossy fashion magazine or a television show causes an e...

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The Jobless Career Girl: Tips to Survive Unemployment Over the Holiday Season

Tis the season for baking, good tidings and cheer, family and friends. For some of us, tis also the season where we get some terrible news: you lost your job. It’s a popular time of year for layoffs — the fiscal yea...

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City Living: Conveniences and Annoyances and How to Navigate the Urban Life

Readers of Career Girl Network hail from all parts of the globe, from all different types of cities and neighborhoods, and from every walk of life. Many of you, though, are “city gals.” And for those of you who aren...


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Your Paycheck is Going to Decrease

I have to be a Debbie Downer for a minute and tell you that the pending tax changes, being called the “fiscal cliff,” are going to affect you. They’ll affect everyone. The mostly likely way they’ll affec...

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Best Psychology Books to Kickstart the New Year

I was recently at Barnes and Noble buying a book the old fashioned way, and I noticed how much larger the self-help/psychology section has grown.  With Rebecca Nizoli’s awesome post about her fav books of 2012, I thought I...

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From Dread to Delight: Get Creative and Take Control Of Your Holiday To-Do List

During the holiday season, there is a tendency to feel dread for the things that either a) need to be done or b) we just FEEL have to be done, but they don’t really. And the crazy thing is…we don’t typically attempt to th...


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Chaos to Order: A Beauty Intervention, Part Two

Last week I kicked off a four-part series, Chaos to Order — a beauty simplification program designed to consolidate my high-maintenance beauty routine into something more TSA compliant. I confessed to my bag-checker statu...