Air Issues

My annual budget-friendly trips have become a highlight of, well, my life. During the past few years I’ve traveled on the cheap to California several times, to Washington and Oregon and to Ireland, to name a few. I early await trip-planning season every year. And every year, I book a reward ticket on American and [...]

Five Basics for Your Finances

For those of you who missed this…New York Times: Your MoneyFive Basics for Building a Solid Financial Future By RON LIEBER Published: May 17, 2008 A new Times columnist offers guidance for making financial decisions, when making good ones is more critical than ever. Read the full article here. (Sorry, I can’t figure out how [...]

Biggest Purchase of the Year: Dyson Vacuum!

I confess, I splurged. I bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner. I was totally reluctant at first; after all, at more than $400, it’s my most expensive purchase of the year. But after my first apartment sweep (and five canisters of horrifying gunk pulled off my floor), I absolutely love it. It’s worth every single penny. [...]

Women and Negotiations: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask! (Updated version)

For a lot of young women, negotiations are as uncomfortable as stepping into a wet swimsuit, and as painful as walking in too-small stilettos. Asking for more money, or getting a service for less money, feels awkward and unnatural. But in a negotiations workshop I recently attended at the Kellogg School of Management, I learned [...]

Spring Cleaning

I haven’t been feeling much like myself lately. I’ve been in a funk and stressed out for some reason – probably due to increased stress at work and some small health issues (which seem to go hand-in-hand). I’ve been meaning to post, but haven’t had the heart to write what’s on my mind. I tried [...]

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