Why Title IX is Not Just About Sports and I'm Sure Patsy Mink Would Agree

This summer, I joined other advocates and parents from across the nation at the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, DC. Among the speakers were President and First Lady Obama, Vice President and Dr. Biden, and dozens of other government, policy, union, and business leaders, many of whom were also working parents....more
Yes, I am certain the late Congresswoman Patsy Mink would agree and be pleased to see current ...more

Tales From the Job: "Dude, No One Stole Your 1994 Honda Accord."

One of the best jobs I’ve ever had was as a parking lot attendant at my university. I sat in a booth for no more than six hours at a time, took money from people, and did my homework/read a book. It was awesome, especially since I had the night shift, so there wasn’t really anyone parking after 8 p.m, which meant almost two solid hours of reading Jane Austen....more
Love this! I'll never be impatient with a parking attendant again - and I'll try to remember ...more

25 Tips for Small Shop Owners

Here are 25 tips for small shop owners I've learned from opening (and subsequently closing) my first boutique. Some are things I knew already and worked well, some are lessons learned the hard way. Owning a shop has been a lifelong dream. I went into it wholeheartedly and intent on succeeding. But as with any new venture, you don't know what you don't know....more
Thanks for this blog post! It mentioned things I hadn't quite thought of.more

Inundated by Unexpected Expenses

Every year it seems we have some ridiculous expense and more often than not when one major event comes our way it is quickly followed by at least one or two others.Last year we plunked $36,000 into a new vehicle. We bought the car below invoice, but that was definitely a hit to our wallets. In 2013 we also remodeled three of the four bathrooms in our house ....more

Should You Build Financial Stability or Chase Down Your Dreams?

I’m not sure who or what created such a big line in the sand...more


[Lisa Congdon] It’s October, it’s simple: just be better than you were in September. The post October appeared first on the monied ....more

I Quit!

“I quit, I’m over it!” Seriously, that’s the call I received yesterday at 5pm, 2 days before the job was to be done! It was the painter/handyman/landscaper I hired to get the house ready to sell. So not only is my dad here making lists of all the things (expenses) that need to be done to put the house on the market, but the contractor I hired to do the bulk of it quit ....more

Spending money still makes me feel rich

A throwback from my shopaholic days is that when I spend money, I still feel rich (yes I was even worse before if you can […] ...more

Local Deals: Colonial Thrift Bread Store

I've decided to start highlighting some awesome local deals that I find. I realize that many of you are not local--don't worry--this site will still mainly contain recipes. But sometimes I just find deals in the nooks and crannies of Evansville that are just too good not to tell about.And speaking of nooks and crannies, let's talk about today's highlight:Colonial Thrift Bread Store...more

Being A Young, Fly, Overachiever Administrator: 5 Ways to Effectively Manage

At the age of 29, I found myself on top of my game. I was just hired as the Director of Social Services for a reputable non-profit agency in Rhode Island. My life transformed for the better, I suppose! I embodied the young, fly and overachiever status because I wanted to become an Administrator ever since I graduated from undergraduate school. I remember taking a Social Service Management class in graduate school thinking I found my calling. I was proven wrong once I actually became an Administrator....more
Great advice! Promotions can be scary and you learn more by doing. Don't be afraid to take on ...more

Coffee Break: Apple Watch

Don't forget to Leave a comment! Apple Watch – Photo credit: refinery29.com So I’ve been fascinated by the Apple watch since it’s been unveiled on Sept. 9. When I read that it’s being displayed in the Colette store in Paris during the Paris Fashion Week, my natural human curiosity (some would argue it’s slightly super-human) went into overdrive ....more

15% Off plus Free Shipping at Crazy8 Today Only

Take 15% off your order at Crazy8.com today. Use coupon code CELEBR8. That means these deals are even better: Dressy styles are already 30% off ....more

Work It: Cross Front Blouse

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! Vince Camuto Cross Front Blouse – $88 – Photo: bloomongdales.com This Vince Camuto cross-front blouse is a modern twist on the traditional work blouse (for a sleeveless version of this blouse, check out our prior selection here) ....more