Category Archives: Financial Fitness

You Asked. She Answered.

Q: Is there a good comeback for when someone repeats your idea and takes credit for it? I usually just sit there and think: What just happened? A: Charmaine McClarie, leadership expert and executive coach says: You can simply say, ‘Excellent idea. I’m really glad that you agree. And I have three strategies that will make a difference as we move this forward.’ Then send out an email and identify … [ more ]

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4 Proven Strategies that Will Help You Get a Raise

The gender pay gap became front-page news last month after presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced a proposal that would require companies to prove they pay women equitably—or pay a fine. But if you don’t want to wait to see what comes of that, here are four tips that expert Conference for Women speakers say have helped them negotiate salary increases:

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5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

So you have a great idea for a business. What’s your next move? First, take an honest assessment of your personality. Claire Lee, head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank, has noticed three traits in successful entrepreneurs. “Number one is adaptability: the ability to pivot, really be open to feedback and advice, knowing which to take and which to ignore,” Lee says. “Number two, and perhaps as important, … [ more ]

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How Every Woman Can Be “Self-Made”—with Nely Galán

Click Play below to listen in your browser. After emigrating from Cuba at the age of 4, Nely Galán became the first Latina president of entertainment for a major TV network, an Emmy award-winning producer, and New York Times best-selling author. In her words, she became “Self-Made,” and now she wants to teach every woman how to do it. Tune in to hear her story, the strategies that drove her success, … [ more ]

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Live Richer in 2019 with Tiffany “the Budgetnista” Aliche

Click Play below to listen in your browser. America’s favorite personal finance educator shares her top tips for maximizing your money in 2019, how to prepare for unexpected financial hardships, and the least-scary ways to raise your net worth. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or TuneIn so you don’t miss this or any exciting upcoming episodes of Women Mean Business! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: … [ more ]

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Kick Your Fear of Negotiating—and Get More Money | Podcast

Click Play below to listen. Speak up! Ask for more! Always negotiate! This advice is so much easier said than done. In 30 minutes, Kristin Wong, author of Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford, will share her own experience going from chronic under-earner to six-figure freelance writer and explain research-backed negotiation strategies and useful psychological concepts like “anchoring.” With her tips, you’ll … [ more ]

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Your Tax Refund: What This Money Writer Says to Do with It

Some of us take an interest in personal finance when we start pulling a real paycheck. Some of us become interested when we run into debt problems or set our sights on a big goal like saving for a house. Kristin Wong was drawn to money matters as a teenager, and read books on the topic while in high school. “Growing up, I experienced my family going from being pretty … [ more ]

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Will You Face Downward Mobility When You Retire?

Many of us picture retirement as a time of ease. By then, the house will be paid off and the nest should be empty. Though there won’t be a paycheck to cover our bills, maintaining our lifestyle will cost less. The reality, however, is often reduced circumstances. “Our current retirement plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs, have failed,” says Teresa Ghilarducci, economics professor at The New School for Social Research and … [ more ]

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Office Hours: Help for When a Colleague Makes More Than You

You just found out that a coworker is paid more than you. But the two of you have the same job. What should you do? You could call your network (and you should). You could also read our new column, “Office Hours,” where we’ll be posing your burning career questions to our board members and other Conference for Women friends. Here’s what four business leaders from our boards would recommend … [ more ]

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Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season | Podcast

Click Play below to listen. As joyous as the holidays are, the season of giving and presents and festive nights out can also cause tremendous angst and stress. In this 30-minute teleclass, seasoned finance educator Tiffany Aliche, aka “The Budgetnista,” will address three key ways to approach your finances this time of year, including preparation, savings and recovery. Get practical and easy tips that you can implement right away so … [ more ]

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