BYOW: Boss Your Own Wallet with These Shopping Tips

BYOW: Boss Your Own Wallet with These Shopping Tips It's important to remember as women, we are the bosses of our lives; we have the final say about our careers, relationships and finances. That's why I've teamed up with Sears to empower all you shoppers out there to "BYOW" (Boss Your Own Wallet) just in time for all of your springtime shopping! We spend hundreds of hours annually shopping for ourselves and our families. Isn't it time we made that investment work for us? After all, we're the bosses of our own lives – we've got work to do! People [...]

By | 2017-04-27T11:18:12+00:00 March 26th, 2017|Career, Finance 101, Living|0 Comments

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Employment Contract

I know: reading dense contracts full of legalese is no fun. If your employment contract is complex enough, you might want to get an outside lawyer to help you either take a closer look and/or negotiate it for you. (And the key word here is “outside” because if you use your new employer’s lawyer, at the end of the day, they’re looking out for your employer, and not you). They will usually take a hefty fee for doing this or in some cases, like in the entertainment industry, they will take a small percentage of your entire contract or signing [...]

By | 2017-02-07T08:39:07+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Career, Featured|0 Comments

3 Sneaky Ways to Be Your Own Publicist

You don’t need a schmancy publicist to get the word out about your new business. In fact, if you’re just starting out and watching every penny (which you should be) then I’d advise not spending too much of your bootstrap budget on marketing. Instead, wait until you’ve proven your concept and built up demand to go all out on marketing. Good news: there are lots of websites out there to help you on your way. Here are three of my favorites:   HARO (Help a Reporter Out): You’re likely an expert in your field, whatever that field might be [...]

By | 2017-01-24T08:59:25+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Career, Featured|0 Comments

How To: Find Your Side Hustle Sweet Spot

As a Rich Bitch who is in control of her life and her career, you clearly know how to hustle. But do you know how to “side hustle?” It’s a popular phrase in today’s work world because it’s a popular thing to do. A Side Hustle (noun) is something you do on the side of your “day job.” Side Hustling (verb) is the act of getting your butt out there and pounding the pavement to make extra cash and figure out if there’s more out there for you in the career sense than what you’re already doing. A side hustle [...]

By | 2017-01-23T09:26:13+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Career, Featured|0 Comments

5 Benefits to Ask For — Other Than a Raise

The sooner you start looking at your compensation from work as not just your salary, but as an overall package, the sooner you’ll be able get the raise or perk you need most — and that might not necessarily be straight cash. Here are some more things you can and should negotiate for other than your base salary before accepting a promotion or new job. Feeling shy? Keep in mind that you won’t get what you don’t ask for, and the answer to any question you don’t ask is always “no.” A better title. Why be “Associate Marketing Manager” when [...]

By | 2017-01-23T09:25:14+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Career, Featured|1 Comment

How To: Win Over Your Work Frenemy

So you messed up by not getting buy-in, rubbing people the wrong way or having a bad day that resulted in you strutting around with an entitled chip on your shoulder. That’s OK. It happened. It’s fixable. It’s not the end of the world, even if it feels that way. We’re human and even us Boss Bitches can’t be on top of our work game everyday. And when that happens, you should take that work blunder into relationship rehab ASAP. Here are three tools for your work-relationship first aid kit: Praise them behind their back. If you really have [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:46+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Career, Featured|0 Comments

How To: Lock in Your Leadership Style

What kind of leader are you, anyway? You might be thinking: “I have no idea — I’m still climbing the corporate ladder!" This question can be tough to answer if you’ve never been in a formal leadership position before, but you can make an educated guess based on how you perceive your interactions with colleagues at work; or draw on an extracurricular leadership experience, like being the captain of a sports team or head of your volunteer group. If you still can’t think of anything, identify a leader in your company or industry whose style you would like to emulate [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:46+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Career, Featured|0 Comments

How To: Make Small Talk Work BIG for You

This might come as a surprise from a major network news anchor, but I hate to, well, network. I’m an introvert at heart, and the thought of putting myself out there in a room full of people I don’t know makes me feel totally freaked out and out of control. Which is why, as dorky as it sounds, I like to plan ahead before I go, whether “there” is a room full of finance wonks or a one-on-one dinner with one of my she-ros (I have many!). Here are some of my favorite tips for crushing your next networking [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Career, Featured|0 Comments

How To: Be a Productivity Boss

Time is money, baby, so of course I love anything that makes me more efficient. Think of yourself as a lawyer would: your time is valuable, and you have billable hours. You only get 24, so make ‘em count! Here are four ways to boost your productivity and work smarter, not harder. Rethink multitasking. We’ve all been guilty of trying to do way too many things at one time, which normally leads to a less-than-stellar performance across the board. Rethink it. Instead of breaking your train of thought while working on a presentation to jump over to shoot off a [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Career, Featured|0 Comments

4 Boss Ideas to Invest in Y-O-U This Spring

  Something I love about springtime is the renewed energy that is palpable everywhere. It’s a wonderful time to revisit resolutions that you made earlier in the year, clean up your finances, and make your health a priority. To really get into the business of you. You’ve heard me say it before but I’ll say it again: one of the best investments you can make is in yourself. Here are wonderful ways to invest in yourself this spring, so you can continue killin’ it as the superstar you are! 1. Streamline your routines: Start planning things out a little more than chugging [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:49+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Career|0 Comments
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