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Is This Coming Between You and Success?

My sister was recently job-hunting, and got a call back from a firm after she’d already accepted a position elsewhere. Still, she decided to go to the interview just for practice and when the big day finally rolled around, she realized she felt...

6 ‘Good’ Habits That Can Actually Make Us Feel Worse

We all have habits — things we do in life that we’re convinced will lift our mood when we’re having a particularly rough day at work or at home. For instance, when something happens that bothers me, I will dissect it down to its smallest minutiae...

The Importance of a “Power Hour”

Who: Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of “The Happiness Project” and “Happier at Home.” System: At 6 a.m. Gretchen has a “power hour” of solitude and focus where she can write, catch up on emails, tweet, before her day “officially starts.” ”At...

4 Steps to Find Your Happy

Happiness seems like it should be a one-size-fits-all situation because the things that are supposed to make us happy are pretty universal. But Pharrell Williams may have been on to something when he sang: “Clap along if you know what happiness...

Why Perfectionism Is Making You Unhappy

Recently, I was the first person to show up at a friend’s for our monthly book club.  I listened to her story of frantically cleaning her home last night after working overtime all week with her husband out of town. She felt guilty leaving the...

On My Life as an Un-Wife

How an unmarried but completely committed couple manages their money

Why I Signed a Prenup (and You Should Too)

I was a teenager when I first heard the term “prenuptial agreement.” I asked my cousin what it meant, and she told me it was something a rich man asks a woman to sign to prevent her from marrying him just for his money. I was so intrigued by this...

The Worst Money Mistakes You Can Make in a Marriage

Each marriage has its own money dynamic. Some couples keep all their accounts separate and split the check when they go out for coffee; others pool everything from day one and make all financial decisions together. Sometimes there’s one spouse...


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