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5 Foolproof Ways To Upgrade Your Resume

It’s an important thing to keep your resume in tip-top shape, even if you’re not currently looking to make a change in your career. Follow these five easy ways to upgrade so that when the time comes, you’re ready (or if — eek! —you find yourself suddenly without a job and need to jump back into the workforce stat): 1. Change your font: One of the easiest ways to breathe fresh life into your resume is to change your font. Helvetica or Times New Roman no longer have to be the standard. Try a different font for your name, one [...]

By | March 9th, 2016|Career, Featured|

March 7th – Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep, that's right, today is the day: my birthday! And at the fine young age of 32 (you're only as old as you feel, right??) I've learned a thing or two about the importance of continually growing, evolving, and becoming a more basass version of yourself year after year. That's why this week, I want us to celebrate my birthday together by investing in my favorite gift that keeps on giving: yourself! That's right, there are few things in life that will pay dividends down the road more than investing in yourself right now. So we're going to start by getting our resumes [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Nicole's Note|

How To: Save Major $$ Rocking the Vote!

  I get it: as a boss-lady-in-training, you're super busy. But this election is going to determine a lot of policies — from taxes to student loans — that will have a huge impact on your wallet and your future. So no excuses: gotta get out there and rock the vote! From the best hours to hit the polls to apps that help with finding parking nearby, here are some ways to make sure you get there without putting a major dent in your paycheck: 1. Make sure your voting registration is up to date: Double check your registration status here to make [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Featured, Living|

4 Surprising Hidden Costs of Running for POTUS

We all know presidential campaigns are expensive, but just what kind of numbers are we talking about out on the campaign trail? It's not just TV ads and fundraising events...some of the things candidates spend their money on might surprise you:  1. Food: Aside from the fancier eats at catered stops or major fundraising events, fast food reigns supreme as the dining choice for most campaigns. Why? Because it's fast, readily available, and open LATE. Regardless of where they're snacking, food is a major expenditure for presidential candidates and their staffers. Some notable receipts include the Cruz campaign spending a whopping $1,233 [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|Career, Featured|

February 29th — Say it Loud

Have you ever wondered what you could accomplish if you only had an extra 24 hours? Well, this year, you get your chance. That's right: today, February 29th, is a super special day, and it only comes around every four years. LEAP YEAR! So you finally do get those 24 extra hours you were hoping for. Now...what are you gonna do with 'em?? Can I make one suggestion? Get out there and vote! It's a presidential election year, after all, and chances are your state's primary is coming right up (it might even be tomorrow, Super Tuesday!). Do me a favor and check [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|Nicole's Note|

7 Ways to Spot Unwanted Charges on Your Credit Card

Fashion pretty woman with old retro camera over red background We talk a lot around here about monitoring your spending for your wallet's sake—but it's a security thing, too. Sometimes, errors happen by accident: the store clerk entered the wrong amount before swiping your card, for example. Other times, it's flat out fraud by a thief who has gotten their hands on your credit card number. No matter how or why it happens, you-know-what does happen—so here are 7 ways you can spot the charge and report it right away before it becomes a bigger headache: 1. Be a hawk: While it’s [...]

By | February 25th, 2016|Finance 101|

If You Only Do 6 Things to Protect Your Financial Future, Do These!

As Rich Bitches, we love to plan: our outfits, our weekends, and (of course) our killer career moves. But we're not always as on-the-ball about planning for our finances down the road. Luckily, you don't even need to get into a 401(k) debate (in fact, I argue that those aren't for everyone!). Just try these 6 easy peasy things to protect Future You...now: 1. Create a spending plan that you can (actually) stick to. Budgeting does not mean having less fun. It means making conscious decisions about how you’re going to deploy your money based on how you want to live. [...]

By | February 23rd, 2016|Finance 101|

February 22nd — Protect Yourself

Research has shown that when we think about our future selves, our brains recognize that self as another person. Yep, our brains don’t think of the Future You as the same person as the Present You. We are detached from who we'll become down the road, and that can make us pretty lax about planning ahead for that Future Us to live in style. The thing is, there are a lot of things you can be doing right now to make life for Future You even more fabulous down the road. And that starts with caring for your money in the same way you care [...]

By | February 22nd, 2016|Nicole's Note|

The 5 Best Apps for Your Financial Health

There's a ton of research out there about how your finances affect your health. In fact, I did a whole segment with my buddy Dr. Oz about how your shopping habits can adversely affect your stress levels and emotions. Luckily, there's a lot of help out there, including many apps that can keep you on track mentally and financially right from your smartphone. Here's a roundup of my favorites: Zero Willpower: If you want to get serious about curbing your spending, download blocking apps instead of shopping apps. Zero Willpower lets you block specific websites so that you can't access them [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Featured, Health|
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