Cynthia Ramnarace

Cynthia Ramnarace
The power of recharging for productivity

The power of recharging for productivity

Every Friday morning I take a yoga class. I don’t have time to do this. It truly is the last thing I should be doing if I want to maximize my productivity. That is, if you measure productivity…

Personalized Gifts for Women with Style

Personalized Gifts for Women with Style

Anyone can buy a gift card, the equivalent of “I have no idea what you want but care enough that you should get something.” But to find the holy grail of giving, the “perfect gift,” the one that makes eyes…

Flashing is sexual harassment

Flashing is sexual harassment

“Hey, beautiful!”

The cat call came from a parked car. I didn’t acknowledge it. I was rushing to a client meeting — hair and makeup done, heels on, showing a bit of leg in my summer…

How Couples Can Split Their Money to Be Fair

How Couples Can Split Their Money to Be Fair

Whether it’s through marriage or cohabitation, there comes a point in most serious relationships where “his and hers” extends beyond the toothbrush holder. We’re talking bank accounts and savings accounts, investment strategies and retirement…

Get a Hobby: It’s Good for You

Get a Hobby: It’s Good for You

You know those red felt stockings you can get at the dollar store at Christmastime? That’s what my kids used as Christmas stockings for years. It was unacceptable, really, if you consider my lineage. I come from a…

Is Your Budget too Strict? Add Some Fun Money

Is Your Budget too Strict? Add Some Fun Money

When the birth of my second child left me completely overwhelmed, and a bit depressed about the monotony of my life, I instituted a new house rule: Mommy doesn’t cook on Friday nights.

The (nearly) three-meal-a…

Why Couples Need Valentine’s Day

Why Couples Need Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

You grumbled, didn’t you? Grimaced. You’re not falling for that garbage, right? I mean, it’s a made-up observance meant to sell chocolate and roses. You don’t…

Your Step-by-Step Plan to Paying Off Debt

Your Step-by-Step Plan to Paying Off Debt

There is an enemy amongst us, my friends. Its name? Revolving Debt. You might know it by other names: Plastic fantastic, Charge! or “passport to debt slavery.” Whatever you call it, credit card debt has the power to…

10 Great Jobs for Telecommuters

10 Great Jobs for Telecommuters

If you’ve been looking for an upside to the Great Recession, here it is: More and more employers are embracing telecommuting and work-from-home jobs as a way to tighten their budgets.

That’s the assessment…

Inspiring Second Acts From Celebrity Women

Inspiring Second Acts From Celebrity Women

I’ve often thought it presumptuous at least, a huge mistake at worst, to ask an 18 year old to lock herself into a college major and therefore a career path that will dictate the next five decades of…

Your Roadmap to Saving 10 Percent

Your Roadmap to Saving 10 Percent

Forget about losing that last 10 pounds. Want to really make a difference in your life? Start saving 10 percent of your income.

As New Year’s Resolutions go, this one isn’t all that different than the…

Why I Give to Others

Why I Give to Others

This time last year, my family and I were living in the shell of a home that had been gutted by Superstorm Sandy’s flood waters. The first floor had been ripped down to studs, and we lived our…

How to Start a Small Business

How to Start a Small Business

Nine years ago, when my life had gone from rushing to get to the office by 7:30am to rushing to feed a baby who was awake at 6am, I realized two things: One, I needed to work for reasons…

9 Lessons to Know Before Buying a House

9 Lessons to Know Before Buying a House

After years of moving in and out of apartments, my husband and I were confident that we were ready to take the next step and become homeowners. So we started looking for houses — the way we looked for apartments…