mind over money

I’m Not Comfortable With My Married Name

Last summer when I got married, I decided not just to change my life, but also to change my name. “New era, new identity!” I said. The problem is, I can’t seem to get comfortable with this person whose name is on all my credit cards. I’ve never...

Women’s “Careers” On The Bachelor Are a Sad Joke

I have a secret. And I’m not particularly proud of it. I love The Bachelor. Not like I occasionally tune in when there’s nothing else to watch. No. I watch it religiously and even read the infamous spoiler blog for the inside scoop. It’s a total...

'The Real Housewives' Aren't Housewives

Nearly 10 years after the Real Housewives franchise debuted on Bravo, it’s pretty safe to say that the “housewives” are not housewives. These ladies work. Brandi Glanville is a New York Times best-selling author. Vicki Gunvalson is the founder...

7 Motivational Books That Aren't Cheesy

Who says books about success, money, and productivity need to be boring? Fascinating sources — from COOs, financial pros, and productivity experts to psychologists, journalists, and musicians — are brimming with brilliant advice. Here are the...

26 Books Better Than 'Gone Girl'

Not all women are white, straight, married, or pining. But books with multifaceted, well-developed female characters can be harder to find than companies with women at the top — even including some of our most celebrated novels. When it comes to...

How to Tell Your Family You Don't Want Christmas Gifts

I have an extremely big-hearted family when it comes to gift giving, and for that I’m grateful. However, I've decided that I no longer want presents for the holidays. Am I crazy? Maybe. But I'm 30, I just got married, and I recently took five...

10 Common Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money

If you’re not saving money, maybe you tell yourself it’s because you just “can’t afford” to set money aside right now. (Not true.) If you’re splurging on items you actually can’t afford, maybe you tell yourself that excessive credit card debt is...

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Holidays

Balance. It’s a buzzy word. But for many entrepreneurs, the mere thought of balance during the holiday season is stressful in and of itself. Running a business is crazy enough without also striving to see family, cook treats, wrangle parties and...

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