Yearly Archives: 2012

Day 4: Don’t Fear the Digits

Day 4: Don’t Fear the Digits

The New Year is rising. And you’re ready for a fresh start. Our four-day Money Fit plan is designed to get you scrubbed and ready.
Day 4: Become a numbers gal.
Studies show that checking your numbers…

Day 3: The Upside of Lazy

Day 3: The Upside of Lazy

It’s the post-holiday lull. You don’t feel like doing anything. And in fact, the less you do the better, with our four-day Money Fit plan. Stoke your vision and motivation, then…
Day 3: Make…

Day 2: Brain teaser for a Better 2013

Day 2: Brain teaser for a Better 2013

It’s the post-holiday lull. You don’t have to leave your comfy chair to get your brain ready for the New Year, with our four-day Money Fit plan. Yesterday we covered how to stay motivated. Today…

Day 1: Set Up a Reward Strategy

Day 1: Set Up a Reward Strategy

It’s the post-holiday lull. Your bank account is thinner (your butt feels fatter)—and you want to get back to normal. Can you do it in a week? No. But you can get yourself in great…

A Year’s Worth of Wisdom

A Year’s Worth of Wisdom

It’s been a sizzling year for MoreWorth—which marks its first anniversary in the New Year. To celebrate you, us, and the remarkable women who have shared their lives and thoughts with us, here are some high…

Guess You Need a Plan

Guess You Need a Plan

You knew the world wasn’t going to evaporate on 12/21/12, despite what the Mayan calendar (and various interpretations) might have predicted.
But it is the end of a year, with a new one coming, and you…

On Not Springing for an Engagement Ring

On Not Springing for an Engagement Ring

There’s nothing more romantic than getting engaged during the holidays, complete with a glistening diamond ring.
But is that really where you want your soon-to-be married money to go?
For millennia, couples exchanged property as part of…

Do You Really Need That Tough Customer?

Do You Really Need That Tough Customer?

So how can you avoid unrewarding clients and projects in the first place? I asked my brilliant Twitter friends for their personal red flags:

@sarahjbray knows it's time to run when a potential client says, "It should…

Shampoo, tissues, and some cute gifts

Shampoo, tissues, and some cute gifts

Let’s be honest: you still need gifts, but you’re running out of time. Worry not! With pharmacies like CVS and Walgreens going upscale, you can put together a grab-and-go list of goodies that can piggyback…

Secure Your Home for the Holidays

Secure Your Home for the Holidays

Uneasy leaving your home for the holidays? You probably should be. Nearly 400,000 burglaries occur in November and December every year, according to the FBI. 
Alarm systems provide some peace of mind, but you want to prevent a…

Secrets of a Power Mompreneur

Secrets of a Power Mompreneur

Eleven years ago, Erin Condren learned she was pregnant—with twins. 
Instead of collapsing after the babies fell asleep, Condren, now 43, devoted her nights to designing and producing a customized stationery line, and eventually a line of…

How Phone Deposits Work

How Phone Deposits Work

Your phone doesn’t look like a bank, but it’s increasingly able to help you with banking tasks. Now, many banks now offer apps that use your phone’s camera to deposit checks. How does it work? Just…

Gift Guide for Gals

Gift Guide for Gals

She doesn’t need more clothes. You’re not sure of her shoe size. So what to get the gals on your list? Here, three fresh choices.
 

For the … time-pressed health nut She’s…

The Money Chore Time Trial

The Money Chore Time Trial

When you put off pesky financial chores, your main excuse is probably, “But it’ll take too long.”
 
But if you’re going to get your finances in order—for tax season or peace of mind in 2013…

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

Three CreateWorth readers reveal what they pay themselves and why.

Joselle Ho, Miso Media Salary: My two co-founders and I each make $65,000-$70,000. We started when we went from bootstrapped to funded, a year and a…

The Hidden Cost of Free Stuff

The Hidden Cost of Free Stuff

You spot a $79 sweater online that your sister will LOVE. But wait. The shipping charge is $10—whereas if you spent just $20 more, you’d qualify for free shipping.  Obviously if you spend $20 more…

A (Two) Case Study of SBA Loans

A (Two) Case Study of SBA Loans

If you can’t get a bank loan, is an SBA (Small Business Administration) loan the answer?
Five years ago, Kristin Heaton Peabody needed $236,000 to start Hiatus Spa, while Lauren Milligan needed $25,000 to boost her…

Change Is Possible

Change Is Possible

DailyWorth CEO Amanda Steinberg asked Ramit Sethi, founder of “I Will Teach You to Be Rich” about why it’s so hard for most people to change—and what we can do about it.
 
We…

Does Your Business Model Make Cents?

Does Your Business Model Make Cents?

Can you explain how your business makes money? Not just what you sell, and how much money you could make, but how your revenue minus expenses can create a meaningful margin. If you’re scratching your head, here are two…

What to Get Him This Year

What to Get Him This Year

It’s gift-giving time. What to get the men in your life? Socks? A newly issued Star Wars box set with extra bonus features? Um … golf stuff?
 
No, no—and save it for Father&rsquo…