Regardless of marital status, there is one basic, but essential rule every woman should follow: Guard your personal Information! Never trust anyone with your personal information and always keep it in a safe place. This includes your social security number, credit card number, bank and savings account information, etc. Do not allow a person to trick you into giving them this information either, even if that person promises to be "careful" or to pay you back. Have a written, notarized agreement if you do allow someone to borrow a significant amount of money from you -no matter who the person is. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Wed, May 30, 2012 12:39 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
The details are bogging you down -- but they're also keeping you from rushing headlong into something you'll regret. Keep poring over them again and again today; you'll find the sticking point eventually.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
It pays to diversify. Investments are like seeds, and profit blooms in the least likely of places! One has been blown in the wind, and planted itself in a craggy rock, between bricks or in a cement sidewalk -- so to speak, of course! Watch it thrive.
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Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Make good use of all of your time today. You can add the numbers in your head -- or bring a calculator -- just about anywhere. Even running errands is a
- The Daily Muse | Work + Money – Wed, May 30, 2012 12:04 PM EDT
You landed the interview, and as far as you're concerned? You nailed that sucker. Or, you met with a recruiter who seemed super interested and incredibly connected with the exact kinds of companies for whom you want to work. She said, "Keep in touch!"Read More »from 4 Non-Annoying Ways to Follow Up After an Interview
Awesome. But a couple of weeks have gone by and nothing's happened. So what do you do now? Can you follow up with her without reeking of desperation or looking like a pest?
This topic freaks a lot of job seekers out. Many people, even when they know they truly lit the interview on fire, would rather do absolutely nothing than risk looking stupid or making the wrong follow-up move. But that's what's stupid. Because staying top of mind is incredibly important-and not just for the job at hand. Even if you're not the right candidate for a particular position (or the position is filled before you can really show the company your amazingness), wowing the right decision maker-a recruiter, an HR person, or a hiring manager-can be incredibly
You have a killer career, control your own schedule, and handle the firm's key clients around the world. The downside: You're fielding work e-mails at all hours and bringing business into bed with you. The latest crisis affecting working women isn't the struggle to get ahead-it's knowing when to turn off. By Elisabeth Eaves
24-Hour WorkdayAs soon as she opens her eyes, Defne Aydintasbas reaches for her iPhone. "That's how my day begins," says the 35-year-old co-owner of a New York public-relations firm. "I have clients in Europe, so there are always e-mails when I wake up, and there's only a small window of time to respond." Within the hour, Aydintasbas is fielding a relentless stream of e-mails that keeps her click-clacking on her phone all morning. Invariably, the business-related matters overshadow the personal ones. Aydintasbas' husband finds it strange that when he e-mails, say, with dinner plans, she'll respond coldly, as though talking to a colleague, "Thanks for the suggestion." ("It'sRead More »from Are You a Victim of the 24-Hour Workday?
These ten fashion fixes will lengthen the life of your wardrobe.Read More »from The 10 Fashion Fixes You Need
After spending time thinking about how to maximize our wardrobes and analyzing what our clothes say about us, we've got our eyes on making our closets as cute and long-lasting as possible.
Because there are little tricks to make your clothes fit better, look better and last longer. And not taking the best care of the items you already own means you're not getting the most bang for your clothing buck.
We put together our list of the top ten most valuable items worth spending a little money on. From the $9 do-it-all tool that takes care of fallen hems, gaping holes and visible bra straps to a successful way to bypass dry cleaning bills, these little fashion fixers won't disappoint.
Plus, they're all under $30 ... so you can still afford that sundress you've been eyeing on Pinterest.
1. Low-Back Bra Extender
This nifty elastic strap lets you wear your favorite bras with low-back shirts and dresses. Hook the extender to your regular bra strap, wrap around your stomach, and then hook
What would you do with an extra 30 hours?LearnVest Assistant Editor Alden Wicker explains why she decided to chuck her TV, how it's improved her life and finances for the better, and why you should, too.Read More »from The 7 Ways TV is Ruining Your Life
I am completely over TV. In fact, not only is TV useless, I would rank it right up there between "binge drinking on a twice-weekly basis" and "addiction to plastic surgery" on a list of habits that will ruin your finances.
And maybe your life.
This, in a nutshell, is why, in the year 2012, I don't own a television set.
Listen, I know it's hard to conceptualize giving up "Revenge" once you've developed relationships with the characters. Or to conceive of what sick days would be like without the comforting routine of "Family Feud." I'll admit that good television has the power to educate us, teach us truths about ourselves and help us bond with co-workers over last night's shocking plot turn.
But trust me, even though there can be benefits, you'll still be better off without the flickering box in your life. I am. Here's
- Personal Branding Blog | Work + Money – Tue, May 29, 2012 3:20 PM EDT
Because I teach Pitching the Perfect Presentation at UCLA Ext., I'm always asked for tips and techniques about public speaking, which apparently more people fear than they fear death.
I have an effective approach to tamping down your nerves and rising to meet your audience's desire to be educated and entertained. I stole this trick from the method we use to prepare guests and hosts for interviews on television and radio.
The stolen trick
The trick? Prepare a question guide for yourself. Imagine you're interviewing the most interesting you.
Start this way. Simply write down the top 5 to 10 questions that are likely to open up a discussion about the most important issues surrounding your topic. Then, to put it into a presentation format: simply answer each questions with facts, examples, success stories, analogies, statistics, testimonials and even dramatic quotations from sages you feel support your desired course of action.
For example: a question might be:Read More »from Solve Presentation Problems with This Stolen Trick
Every day, your body does battle with environmental pollutants and toxins--and your looks are the ultimate losers. "Pollutants can dry out skin, and carbon monoxide and ozone can damage your complexion's protective barrier and lead to aging, redness, and irritation," says Dennis Gross, MD, a dermatologist in New York City. It's enough to make anyone crawl inside a BPA-free plastic bubble. Fortunately, experts say a few small changes to your diet and beauty care routine can give your hair and skin a detoxifying beauty boost. Here's how:Read More »from 7 Easy ways to get beautiful, toxin-free skin
1) Be Choosy about Meat and Cheese. "Hormones in traditionally produced dairy, poultry, and meat may contribute to acne," says Katie Rodan, MD, a dermatologist in the San Francisco Bay area. "My patients who eat those less frequently--or at least choose grain-fed beef and poultry and organic dairy--often notice their skin looks better."
Get cart smart with these healthier food swaps
2) Cut Back On Sugar. Refined sugar causes a process called glycation,
Protect yourself while traveling this season! By GalTime's Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager
I was on a flight zipping over one of those huge Midwestern thunderstorms with ferocious energy years ago when I was in college. The clouds below were fast moving and dark, you could see each time lightening struck. All of a sudden, the plane just, well, "fell"; that is the best way to describe it.
I later learned it actually fell several thousand feet. Luggage flew out of the overhead bins and onto my head, drinks spilled everywhere, and the worst part of it all: complete and utter panic filled the cabin. People screamed like we were going to die. Well, okay, it did feel like we were going to die. Sobs, hysterics and tears from hyperventilating passengers ensued.
Then, the plane dropped AGAIN. Yup, again. People who weren't panicked the first time were now freaking out. People who were panicked the first time could have won the Academy Award for their dramatic performances. I remained quiet and just stared at the seat inRead More »from 10 Ways to Protect Yourself While Flying
- Astrology.com FinanceScopes | Work + Money – Tue, May 29, 2012 1:08 PM EDT
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
No matter how fiscally healthy you may be, it's always a good idea to make your budget as fit and trim as possible. Cutting out the fat just makes financial sense, and it helps you be a better person to boot. Go at it today.
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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Diplomacy is worth more than money today. Think carefully about everything you do and say today, because it has a lasting effect on others -- and on your future. Every word and gesture is like gold, or a lump of coal.
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Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Wednesday May 30, 2012
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Let someone who knows better than you do take care of the big picture while you attend to the pesky details that you consider 'beneath you.' The humbling experience will pay off in more ways
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