• By Robert Frank, CNBC.com

    Having a spouse who makes lots of money might seem like a good thing. But according to a new study of millionaires, wealthy households with a female breadwinner are filled with potential problems.

    Why are women-led millionaire households especially stressed? Why are women-led millionaire households especially stressed? The study, conducted by SEI and Phoenix Marketing, found that a third of the women who are the financial leads in millionaire households say their partner feels "stressed" by their financial roles. By contrast, only 14 percent of males in male-led millionaire households said they feel tension from their partner.

    "When you're dealing with relationships and money, stress is a given, and when a woman is the primary wealth creator the survey shows it's even greater," said Michael Farrell, Managing Director for SEI Private Wealth Management.

    Sources of financial tension might include spending decisions, savings decisions and investment decisions.
    The top sources of tension in all wealthy households were kids and money, along with control and charitable giving.

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  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    Your enthusiasm could set the world on fire today -- at least your own personal corner of it. Do something with your energy while you can, or risk getting mired down in the same defeated attitude of those around you. Be your own spark.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Intimacy Secrets Reading

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You're by nature slow to get on the band wagon. That can keep you from losing big money, but it won't help you make big money. It's time to take a giant leap -- and actually, you already know everything you need to make this an educated guess rather than a leap of faith.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Romantic Compatibility Reading for two

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    Hoping and wishing for money won't make it magically appear in your wallet! You need to take control of
    Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Wednesday July 11, 2012
  • In their new book, Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success, Kerry Patterson and co-authors discuss the three dimensions in your life that merit scrutiny as you seek to do better in your life, business or career.

    The three dimensions are:

    1. Personal
    2. Social
    3. Structural

    The need for change

    As you do what it takes to reach a higher level of achievement and satisfaction, you must cast off some beliefs, people, practices, and even places that have been bringing you down. You're also going to need to add in some extras that you might never thought you needed.

    This is a bit like the Keith Richard myth/truth that in order to pass a drug test, the ye old Rolling Stone had his blood exchanged. He's both denied that and admitted it, so even if it's half-truth - he passed the test and we suspect something changed to accomplish it.

    Perhaps the most painful finding in Change Anything's scientific look at successful change, is the notion that you are going

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  • Start Small, Go Big!

    Are you ready to go big?
    Calling all fledgling designers, budding restaurateurs, and disc jockeys dying to quit their day jobs. Your big break has finally arrived. Enter DailyCandy's third annual Start Small, Go Big contest, and you could win a trip to New York City, the opportunity to mix and mingle with industry bigwigs at our Academy, and a solo write-up in a DailyCandy email.

    Ready to get started?
    All you have to do is wow the DailyCandy editors with your idea. Are you a corporate slave by day, indie seamstress by night? The brains behind the ultimate party in a box? An up-and-coming digital maven? Or operating a top-secret cocktail den from inside your apartment? (We kid. That can't be legal.)

    Tell us all about it!
    We'll do you a solid by spreading the word and introducing you to the likes of Jonathan Adler, Rebecca Minkoff, Christiane Lemieux (DwellStudio), and Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg (Fresh). In other words, all the people who have already made it big in your dream

    Read More »from How to Quit Your Day Job: Daily Candy's Start Small, Go Big Challenge

  • Aries (March 21 - April 19)
    You're stuck in the doldrums. It's hard to imagine being excited about anything, but drumming up your own enthusiasm is the best way to put the wind back in your own sails. Imagine former triumphs if that's what it takes.

    Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Personal Astrology Profile

    Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
    You're feeling impatient -- which is a blessing in disguise! You just can't wait for a sure thing to come along. All that chomping at the bit is making you crazy, so you might as well take a wild gamble.

    Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Extreme Makeover Tarot Reading

    Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
    You're all fired up -- but in all the wrong ways! Don't be all talk and no action today. Be sure to use that good energy for something productive. Spouting off at the mouth hardly counts, and
    Read More »from Astrology.Com Daily FinanceScopes -- Tuesday July 10, 2012
  • Hiring Now: Welders Wanted, Women Welcome

    By Phil LeBeau, CNBC.com

    While millions across the country struggle to find a job, a small but growing number of women are turning to manufacturing and welding jobs for a paycheck.

    Skilled welders are hard to come by in Florence, Ky.Skilled welders are hard to come by in Florence, Ky. "I get a lot of questions like, 'Why would you want to weld?'" said Anna Wild, a welder at the Wyoming Machine Company in Stacy, Minnesota. "The way that they ask me it's like why would you want to do that."

    For Anna and millions of women in manufacturing, the idea of putting on a welding mask or forging steel is a no brainer. These are high paying jobs requiring a skill that is in demand.

    Still Fighting Sexism in the Plant
    Right now, 27 percent of the 11.96 million manufacturing jobs in the U.S. are held by women. That's a slight decline from a few years ago when the recession (What's This? Find Out Here) hit.

    Historically, the percentage of woman in manufacturing has been between 25 percent and 35 percent.
    While attitudes on shop floors have improved dramatically over the last 30 years, it's still an

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  • If you're stuck in a job you hate, you're (unfortunately) not alone. In fact, an astonishing more than 80% of Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs.

    I, too, was unhappy in the corporate job I took right after college. Like many people, I'd put more thought and effort into getting the job than into figuring out if it was something I actually wanted. There's plenty of research and advice out there on how to write the perfect resume and ace that interview. But when it comes to figuring out what you want to do with your life, the strategies aren't so clear.

    I realized that, although I could predict and pontificate about a career path that might make me happier, I would never actually know until I was into the thick of it. I had an idea that I might like to do something related to entrepreneurship, but I didn't exactly know what that meant. Did I want to join a start-up? Start my own? Try to get into venture capital? Join or start a non-profit? Do international development work

    Read More »from How I Figured Out What I Wanted to Do with My Life
  • By Katie Little, CNBC.com

    It sounds like more women are channeling Carrie Bradshaw's quote, "I like my money right where I can see it - hanging in my closet."

    Six-figure wardrobes have retailers clamoring for a piece of the shopping action.Six-figure wardrobes have retailers clamoring for a piece of the shopping action. According to a new poll from Sure Women Linen Dry, the average British woman spends with "Sex and the City" enthusiasm to the tune of around $103,000 during her lifetime.

    Shelling out a cool six digits translates to an average of 271 pairs of shoes, 185 dresses and 145 bags. Despite this, 60 percent reported they sometimes felt the pangs of having nothing to wear to work or an evening out.

    The damage for women under the age of 25, who fall into the Millennial generation, is even greater at around $160,000 over the years. Retailers see a potential windfall in these high spenders.

    Recently, many companies, including Gap and Macy's, have ratcheted up their marketing toward Millennials, who lack the etched-in-stone brand preferences of older generations.

    But this picky (and financially struggling) demographic has not been an

    Read More »from Ka-Ching! Average Woman's Spending Tops $100,000
  • Old Man Hoke

    I pay income taxes. However, two-thirds of American corporations pay no income taxes. They headquarter in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Trinidad (or etc.) They bury their wealth in secret
    Swiss bank accounts. They have a myriad of tax exemptions fostered by the Congressmen they own.
    Or they get a subsidy from taxpayers like me through legislative largess (e..g. sugar and oil.) We could wipe
    out our big deficit overnight if we eliminated these stupid doodoos. And we could have a nice surplus if
    the billionaires and millionaires paid one percent more in taxes


  • By Odysseas Papadimitriou

    Despite the fact that so many Americans have first-hand experience with credit card delinquency, it is actually mismanaged on a regular basis. Whether it's because they don't have the money or they're simply unsure of how to respond like a deer in a car's headlights, many consumers simply let their bills pile up around them, unopened. This is a key mistake because delaying action and ignoring the problem are the exact worst things you can do when it comes to credit card delinquency. Such principles become clear when you gain a firmer grasp of what delinquency actually is.

    Delinquency merely denotes how late you are on your credit card payments. Credit card companies place you within different delinquency levels depending on how many days past due your payments are, and whether or not you move further into delinquency depends on how you approach your payments.

    The first thing you must realize in actually combating delinquency is that payments

    Read More »from Don’t Be Delinquent in Learning About, Addressing Delinquency


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