Yearly Archives: 2016

How to Regift Without Getting Caught

How to Regift Without Getting Caught

Admit it. You’ve totally taken a present you were just given, gone home, and rewrapped it to give to someone else. More than 75 percent of Americans think regifting is socially acceptable and 42 percent admitted to regifting last…

Nontraditional thoughtful gift ideas

Nontraditional thoughtful gift ideas

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you’ve yet to cross some people off your list, don’t panic. Last-minute gift giving doesn’t always have to mean scrambling to the shopping mall…

Saving money with off-season travel

Saving money with off-season travel

To say that I’m a travel enthusiast is probably a bit of an understatement. In just eight years, I’ve been to 51 countries. When people learn this about me, there is one question almost everyone gets…

20 Quotes from Powerful Women on Gratitude

20 Quotes from Powerful Women on Gratitude

If you’re reading this, chances are you have a lot to be grateful for. You’ve most likely achieved many resources — be that the electricity that powers your home, a job that pays for your smartphone, or the opportunity…

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

Perhaps we’re thinking about happiness in the wrong way. It’s an attitude, yes, and some of us are genetically happier people, but it’s also a byproduct of very specific habits we do consciously or subconsciously throughout our…

6 Important Business Email Templates

6 Important Business Email Templates

Do you ever open your least favorite client’s email, think about punching him, close the email, and then stew about it the rest of the day (without ever responding)? Do you wonder if you’re being too direct? Or…

The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse

The Warning Signs of Financial Abuse

[Editor’s Note: The following piece contains descriptions of graphic violence.]

One hot summer afternoon, 15-year-old Nancy Salamone was hanging out on the boardwalk at Orchard Beach, in her hometown of the Bronx, which is how she spent…

How to Work for Free

How to Work for Free

Should you ever work for free?

NO!

….Except sometimes for nonprofits. And your friends. And when you’re just starting out. And when you’re building your portfolio. So maybe you should work for free a little, right?

If you…

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

What to Ask Before You Take a New Job

When you interview for a new position, much of the conversation focuses on you and how you’d fill the given role and meet the expected qualifications. As a result, you spend a lot of time selling yourself and your…

Why Working Mothers Should Stop Apologizing

Why Working Mothers Should Stop Apologizing

A few months after I gave birth to my second child, a senior (and childless) executive I admired pulled me aside at work. You’re doing a great job, she assured. “But,” she added, and looked me…

Using Credit Card Debt to Invest in a Business

Using Credit Card Debt to Invest in a Business

I’m usually debt resistant for all the obvious reasons: Too much ill-managed debt kills your credit score, which costs you in high interest rates and is a sign of poor money management and living beyond one&rsquo…

Banking on Women and Girls

Banking on Women and Girls

I come from a long line of risk-takers, which is ironic since my family was in the business of managing risk: banking. My great-grandfather came to America when he was 21 years old to build a better life…

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

I had a fairly straightforward, predictable pregnancy. The hardest thing about it was the 45-minute commute to work with a growing baby sitting on my bladder. I was a state employee, a senior editor at UC Berkeley, underpaid but…

Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

Why Entrepreneurs Need a Raise

The only good thing about working for a boss who doesn’t compensate you fairly is that you can leave. If you’ve made a convincing case for why you should be promoted or given a raise, and…