Negotiate Credit Card Fees Like a Banker

Have you ever gotten that dreaded notice? You know, the one that reads something to the tune of:“Dear Ms. _________, we have not received your payment for your credit card this month. A late payment of $25 has been charged to your account as a late fee. Please send in your payment plus the late fee promptly.”If you’re like me, those notices make my heart sink. I feel like I’ve just donated $25 to a cause I didn’t want to participate in.I had not seen one of those notices in a long, long time (in my college days, I saw them far more often than I’d like to admit to).Until yesterday.    {Sigh}Credit image:  Missus Martian on Flickr ...more

Start Fresh in 2013

For many of us, the start of a new year is when we feel motivated to make changes and begin better habits that will make us healthier and happier.Sadly too many of us set unrealistic goals that we are unable to achieve, which makes us feel depressed, or we don’t bother setting any at all because we are jaded by past failed attempts. Do NOT let this hold you back. Setting goals that are within your reach and achieving them will boost your emotional well-being and add joy to your life....more

Women on The Board: A Vision for the Future

Women on The Board--A Vision for the Future, is a 225-page book I wrote in May, June, and July of this year in an effort to do something positive with the frustration I felt about seeing too few women in top positions of leadership.  It all started the day I received news that Facebook, when going public, announced they would have seven men on their board of directors--and not one single woman. ...more

Money Bliss. Making Money Doing What you Love to Do!

Do More of What you Love Doing!...more

To Budget or not to Budget? Budget of course!

Many women make an honest attempt to budget, but most become discouraged and give up before the benefits are realized or they accomplish any significant financial gains. If you are like most of us, it is hard to stick to a budget or anything if outcomes are not forthcoming quickly. The ironic thing about budgeting is the top 3 causes of budget failure come into play before you even set up a budget.  The battle of the budget has never been more critical given the significant debt loads many families carry.  ...more

What is your Money Story?

Remarkable Money Stories ...more

The Bag Lady Syndrome: 3 Ways I Fight the Fear

Are you a woman who has overcome obstacles? Earned and saved money? Prepared for your retirement? Advanced in your career? Despite everything you have accomplished and all the hardships you have conquered, do you still worry that you will spend your retirement in abject poverty? Do you still fear that you will end up a bag lady on the streets? If you have answered "yes" to the questions above, then you are probably suffering from the Bag Lady Syndrome. ...more

Great article. I find singles, especially, have this fear. And let's face it, it is a valid ...more

The Cinderella Syndrome: What Is It and Is It Real?

Are we just doe-eyed princesses eager for the financially-secure embrace of a handsome prince? Basically, the message of these articles can be boiled down to one or two lines: Lady, you're not Cinderella. Prince Charming won't come around to rescue you and your finances. ...more
I know Cinderellas!!! Plenty. And i also know princes charming who are happy to "take care" of ...more