Savvy Women

“When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.” ~Nancy Friday

What Professional Women Can Learn From Sofia Vergara About Leadership

“JAAAY!” If you are a fan of the Emmy award winning show Modern Family, then you are already familiar with actress Sofia Vergara who plays the beautiful and vivacious Gloria. You have also likely seen Vergara’s face on ads for CoverGirl, Diet Pepsi, and State Farm just to name a few. Vergara isn’t just a …

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Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

“Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow.” —Yiddish Proverb Habits start out like cobwebs but end up as strong as steel cables.  In his classic book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey describes the good habits that keep us on track in our life endeavors.  In working with many successful investors, we’ve …

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Why You Should Definitely Apply for that Dream Job Even If You Don’t Meet All the Qualifications

You’re browsing a job website looking for a new career, and bam! You see it. Your dream job is right there, almost within your grasp. You eagerly click on the job description, your heart pounding in your chest. As the screen loads, you can already imagine yourself swaggering into the office on your first day …

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Are You an Enterprising Woman?

Do you dream of having your own business? More and more women each year discover the excitement of being self-employed. If it sounds good to you, the prospects have never been better or the resources greater to help you get started. Enterprising women across America are building businesses that now employ 7.8 million people and …

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What We’ve Learned So Far

After well over 25 years at the non-profit Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) we find that we’ve learned a lot. Here are some of the things that experience has taught us about investing. Saving a little can mean a lot. If you save $5 a day for your entire working life, you can retire …

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Success Is Contagious – Catch Some Today!

Attention, ladies! Don’t let yesterday’s negative perceptions dim your financial hopes. In case you haven’t heard, financial stars are on the rise for today’s woman. Almost half of Americans with assets greater than $500,000 are women, and women control more than half of the private wealth in America. Women hold almost 50% of all corporate …

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Top Ten Signs that it’s Time for a Career Change

You keep hitting the snooze button because don’t want to get out of bed in the morning. You wonder if why you didn’t join the Peace Corps when you had the chance. You wish you were someone else. You have bad dreams about work. You over-eat, over-drink, over-exercise, or over-analyze to escape. You have frequent …

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Make a Difference: Capture the Power of the Three E’s

What can you do to make a difference? How can you use your time, talents and money most effectively? When we started WIFE twentythree years ago, we developed five guiding principles to make sure that we were using our resources in the most effective way. We continue to use these principles today. And so can …

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What Do Women Like More Than Chocolate?

What do women like more than chocolate? Lots of ideas might be coming to mind, but the surprising answer is that women like cooperation even more than chocolate! A recent study at Emory University used an MRI brain scan during an experiment that involved alternating cooperation and conflict. The (male) scientists thought that conflict would …

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Is Money More Important Than Sex? Most Women Think So

An excerpt from the seminar “Investing in the Future: What Every Woman Needs to Know” by Gail Buckner, Senior Vice President of Putnam Mutual Funds. Men think more about sex than money. Women think more about money than sex. Those were the surprising results found by Money Magazine in its 1996 survey. Why do men …

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Calendars and To Do Lists

Color code your calendar for quick identification of type of function or personnel on a project. It works well for clarity and creates a more attractive calendar. Keep only the number of calendars you really need. Be sure one calendar always contains everything and is the most current and reliable. Track multiple or large projects …

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Restful Moments Of Relaxation

Are you stressed? Who isn’t? In today’s fast-paced society stress has reached major proportions. Relax, say the experts, but who has time to relax for any length of time? Believe it or not, you can relax a little bit at a time. Just do these brief exercises at intervals during a day. First, pay attention …

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PrimeTime Women

Have you noticed that more and more advertising is aimed at you lately? In Marti Barletta’s book, she says that’s because PrimeTime Women™  stand at the intersection of the two most powerful and prosperous consumer segments in the world today: 1.  The so-called “Mature Market” whose numbers are growing exponentially and who enjoy above average income, wealth, and spending power. …

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The Grass is Greener

Did I see you at the Lawn and Garden Center last Saturday? No? Gee, it seemed that everyone else was there buying lawn spreaders, lawn mowers, and lawn trimmers, and piling those flatbed carts with bags of lawn fertilizer and weed and slug killer. Last Saturday was a truly gorgeous day—warm with lots of sunshine, …

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Holiday Spending Doesn’t Equal Holiday Cheer

‘Tis the season to spend money, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la. As we celebrate Christmas, Hannukah or Kwanza, extravagance seems to be required. Our mailboxes bulge with catalogs, mall retailers advertise with abandon, and grocery aisles are crammed with displays of holiday goodies. We succumb, buying everything from new curtains to Santa statuettes, along with sugar, heavy cream …

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The Secret is Out

With almost a million people visiting our WIFE.org and MoneyClubs each year, it is not unusual to get emails from people like Sharon, who contacted us last year. She wrote, “I am interested in changing my mind about money, and attracting it to me effortlessly. I want to live a life filled with wealth and prosperity, a life of …

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“Netting” A Super Job

To advance in your profession and increase your income it might be time to get a better job. Showcase your technology skills to prospective employers by using your computer and the Internet as tools in your job search. Your computer and its connection to the Internet can put information about current opportunities at your fingertips, …

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