October 26th – Make a Plan, Woman

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 the old people we will become—and certainly detached from the old people we will become who will need money to live on. What are your favorite things to do: sunbathing? yoga? pottery? travel? Think of doing those things all day long once you retire. You can be a fun old lady, a chill old lady, an adventurous old lady—you can be whoever you want and do whatever you [...]

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October 19th – The More You Know

I thought I was the bee’s knees of broadcast journalism when I received a big award while I was a student at Medill. It was a big, fancy shindig with bubbly and bow ties—my chance to meet some of the people in TV news whom I looked up to and admired, including the legendary Helen Thomas. Eek, Helen Thomas!! As in, the fi rst woman ever to sit in the front row of the White House pressroom. I wanted to be like her with her badass red suit. She frequently got to ask the President the first question he would take. This was akin to meeting the biggest [...]

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October 12th – Check Out My New Show!

Big news this week from Lapin-land: my all-new business competition show premiered on the CW on Saturday! It's called “Hatched," and the show gives entrepreneurs the chance of a lifetime to get their products into big box retail and get advice and money from a panel of business experts (including yours truly). Check out the deets below, and tune in every Saturday at 11:00AM ET/PT on the CW for more episodes! The Show: Every episode we feature a different entrepreneur with a consumer product in a different category – food, toys, clothes, etc. We hear their pitch, then put them through [...]

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October 5th – Don’t Wimp Out!

BOO! It's October and I'm in a spooky mood. For fun, of course...because when it comes to your finances, there is no excuse for being a wimp. I’ve since spent a lot of time with other women discussing their personal finances, and it turns out that many of us feel that way about our money: totally freaked out. But living in fear is no way to live. So it’s time to put on our big girl undies and address some of those fears head on.  First up: a financial pulse check. Do you have enough emergency funds squirreled away so if [...]

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September 28th – Asking for H-E-L-P

No woman is an island. Whether you decide to start your own business or to be more innovative and entrepreneurial in the way you approach what you are doing now, you need people to help you. A mentor to turn to, bounce ideas off , and learn from is invaluable, but a Rich Bitch doesn’t stop there. As the old adage goes, “It takes a village.” And while you are the mayor of that village, you should populate it with as many helpful and inspiring people as you can. So this week, we're looking for help in creative places and the tools to get us where [...]

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September 21st – Back to School!

It's September, which can only mean one thing: back to school we go! You might be going back to school in the traditional sense: textbooks, backpack, shoes tied tight, the works. But as the weather changes and a new year approaches you might also be in need of some "schooling" in the financial sense: tidying up your financial house so you can get it together — and get it all. So whether you're taking on a new semester at college, a new degree in graduate school, a major move in your existing career, or even starting your own thing, this week we're [...]

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September 14th – Running the Numbers

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 the older people we will become—and certainly detached from the old people we will become who will need money to live on. Don’t think of planning your retirement and long-term investing strategy as a drag on Present You; think of it as setting Future You up for living out her days in style. It’s all you, baby. It’s time to merge both of those Yous together and plan [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:58+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Nicole's Note|0 Comments

September 7th – Don’t Wimp Out!

If you’ve opened a brokerage account and invested/are investing your money, you’ve set up a portfolio. If you are actively looking at the best ways to take advantage of each option you have . . . you’ve officially become a “real investor.” A real live investor! I know, that’s an awesome but also scary thing. But guess what? Rich Bitches don't get scared — they get it all. So this week, we're talking about growing your hard earned cash into real wealth. Step one: put on your big girl undies, because investing is not for the faint of heart. A good investor weathers the storm no matter which [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:58+00:00 September 8th, 2015|Nicole's Note|0 Comments

August 31st — Working with “The Man”

And now for the million dollar question: "Do you need a man?" No. There, that settles it. ...Well, let me be clear: I’m not saying there shouldn’t be men in your life; that would just be crazy talk. What I am saying is that you don’t need a man or anyone else for money. You know how to take care of yourself. Do not expect to be saved financially. You are your own woman. Duh: you wouldn't be here at Rich Bitch HQ otherwise! So now that we've cleared that up, this week we're going to talk about men: how to work for them, [...]

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August 24th – What’s Yours is Yours

The most powerful topic to me, which like much of what I talk about doesn’t feel like a typical, traditional business topic, is the business of you. Newsflash: you are your own business. You are your ultimate business card. If you don’t take care of yourself and treat your life like a business, you won’t be good at any other kind. So this week we're addressing some odds and ends: things in your life that seemingly have nothing to do with personal finance but can actually have everything to do with it. Like making time to workout. After all, your health is your most important asset, and without it you can't [...]

By | 2017-01-23T08:54:59+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Nicole's Note|0 Comments
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