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My Action Plan for Joanne

My Action Plan for Joanne

Within minutes of talking to Joanne, my advisee for the Money Fix, I knew that if she wanted to be a high earner, she needed to start thinking and talking like one. Otherwise, no matter how many resumes she sent…

How Flex Should You Be in Your Job Hunt?

How Flex Should You Be in Your Job Hunt?

Hunting for work in today’s skeletal job market can be frustrating—depressing or even demoralizing. You’d be willing to do anything to get a job.

Or would you? A recent Rutgers survey shows that many unemployed people are…

An Underearner Tells a New Story

An Underearner Tells a New Story

Hi. My name is Joanne and I’m an underearner. You know, someone who “earns less than her potential despite her need or desire to do otherwise” (to quote my wonderful Money Fix mentor Barbara Stanny from her book, Overcoming…

How I Nailed a Raise in a Wage Freeze

How I Nailed a Raise in a Wage Freeze

A year ago, I was offered the job of social media editor for my city’s newspaper. It was a significant promotion, but the raise was meager. I was making $32,500. I deserved more, but recent cutbacks and…

Act Like a Man—Sometimes

Act Like a Man—Sometimes

Moving up the corporate ladder isn’t just a matter of rockin’ the spreadsheets. A new study finds that if you want to climb the rungs, you have to act like a man… but not all the time…

Report on Women, 50 Years Later

Report on Women, 50 Years Later

It has been almost half a century since President John F. Kennedy established the Commission on the Status of Women, which issued the first comprehensive look at our gender back in 1962. Now, a mere 49 years later, the government…

Cut the Cord

Cut the Cord

Do you ever feel funky around certain business associates, whether a boss, colleague or employee? Don’t dismiss it as silly or “just a bad mood/day.” Those negative interpersonal dynamics are a form of bad energy…

Congratulations! What a Year!

Congratulations! What a Year!

DailyWorth’s core mission is to give women key insights into building net worth. How has your net worth changed in 2010? Before you look forward (many of us have that New Year’s To Do list on the brain…

How to Keep Your Job in 2011

How to Keep Your Job in 2011

It’s looking bleak for the hoped-for extension of jobless benefits.

If the Senate doesn’t pass the year-long reauthorization today, some 2 million people will lose their unemployment checks starting in December.

If that makes you even…

Negotiating Secrets of Female CEOs

Negotiating Secrets of Female CEOs

As numerous studies have shown, most women would rather go shopping naked than engage in any sort of negotiation—whether for a job, a raise or a better deal. Is asking so painful or embarrassing? Not any more, thanks…

Build an ‘Old Girls Network’

Build an ‘Old Girls Network’

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Picture this: Rookie walks into the bar for a beer after work. He strikes up conversation with Mr. Career Man while watching the football game. They talk sports… and they talk business.

Mr. Career Man thinks the kid…

7 Symptoms of Underearning

7 Symptoms of Underearning

Underearning is the “pattern of earning less than your potential,” according to Mikelann Valterra, a speaker, money coach and director of the Women’s Earning Institute. Basically, it’s the age-old rut many women fall into of…

Success After Severance

Success After Severance

My colleagues, Jaime Klein of Inspire Human Resources, Tevis Gale of Balance Integration and I presented this comprehensive, tremendously useful tip-packed seminar last week, called “Success After Severance”. Here were some of the take aways: 1) Make your job…

Don’t Be A Statistic: Bullet-proof Your Job

Don’t Be A Statistic: Bullet-proof Your Job

Worried about losing your job or your clients? If you are a woman – especially a younger woman in her 20s or 30s – then you should be. According to a recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal and several…