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How We Paid Off $440,500 in Debt

Americans owe more than $11 trillion in consumer debt, including almost $857 billion in credit card debt. For many households, all those monthly payments and skyrocketing interest rates are crippling — making it hard just to purchase necessities,...

Six Real-Life Lessons in Crisis Management

Every business goes through its ups and downs. There may be office politics, cash flow issues or staffing challenges — issues that are tough, but manageable. When a true disaster or crisis strikes, though, it can sometimes be the breaking point. ...

What I Learned From Living in an Ashram

On some subliminal level, I’ve convinced myself that if I surround myself with financially successful people (like my friends in New York City who work at hedge funds or for large corporations or who are successful entrepreneurs), I will become...

Stop Wondering, “What If?”

Meet nine women who changed their careers and their lives

11 Acts of Courage That Will Inspire You

One act of courage can change your entire future. I know, because it happened to me. When I was 21 and the ink on my college degree barely dry, instead of shopping myself around for a reporting job I planned a two-month trip around the world. In...

7 Female-Directed Films You'll Want to See This Year (and Why)

Female directors had a breakthrough last year at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, particularly in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Snagging eight of the 16 available slots, female-centric storylines and casts made a splash and won...

7 Astonishing Acts By Everyday People

When difficult circumstances touch us or those we love, it’s easy to feel helpless and leave it to the multi-million-dollar foundations of the world to make a difference. (And they do!) But, as these seven people will demonstrate, you don’t need...

I Went From Stealing Food to Making Six Figures

If it all went according to my parents’ perfect plan, I would’ve been riding horses, living in boarding schools, spending summers at overnight camps and, one day, working as a lawyer, just like my dad. But at 5 years old, my destiny for this...

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