Am I Better Off Now Than Four Years Ago?

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What was your first job?

What was your first job and what did it teach you?The first job we have is such a profound marker in life, a coming of age moment. The cutting of the chord, as it were, from our parents and a real indicator life is about to be very different. I have had many conversations with people about their first job and by virtue of being a career counselor/coach I have also been present at an individuals first leap into the world of work. What always intrigues me is how we get started and how we progress from those humble beginnings....more

Passion and authenticity, two of the most important things to add in life and ...more

Suze Orman wants me to have $27,813 in the bank

Last weekend I watched Suze Orman’s show, and she kept hammering it home that everyone needs 8 months of living expenses in the bank just in case. I know about just in case. We experienced just in case for five months last year. It sucked. We got through with unemployment, some credit cards, cutting back dramatically and shooting a small porno which we sold online. (Just seeing if you’re actually reading. Kidding, Mom.) ...more

I tend to have better peace of mind when the credit cards of paid off and those interest ...more

My open letter to Oprah

Oprah babysat me for ten years. I came home from school, grabbed a diet coke and a chocolate fudge pop tart (ooooh, the irony!), and sat down to watch Oprah. Every stinkin day. I was a latchkey kid, but I had my Oprah. Have watched her for decades now, read her book picks, listened to her epiphanies, taken her Dr. Oz's medical advice, decorated according to Nate's rules. I have listened, Oprah, my friend. However, I am a bit upset, so bear with me, friend.  ...more

Increase you visibility, be an expert

You're already an expert! The dictionary definition of an expert is: • adept: having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; "adept in handicrafts"; ";an adept juggler"; "an expert job";"a good mechanic"; • a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully ...more

You cannot afford it!

I need my own show. ...more

10 Reasons Why Suze Orman Rocks!

She's THE symbol for women and finances She empowers women She says it like it is She wrote the book on Women & Finances She got herself out of $250,000 in credit card debt She says the best financial planner you'll ever meet is the one you see in the mirror ...more