Credit monitoring services doing more harm than good?

With stories of identity theft surfacing daily, it's no wonder that consumers want to be able to keep an eye on their credit reports from Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. But there can be a hidden problem with these credit monitoring services. Each time your credit is checked by a third party, it lowers your credit score a little. If you personally check your credit, there is no impact. ...more

Why is the "No Anorexia" Campaign Offering No Information for Sufferers?

After all this talk about the "No anorexia" campaign, I decided to show you a picture of another nude model--me. This is from a 1999 article in Glamour, when I first went public about my seven-year battle with bulimia. Read more at 5 Resolutions to Transform the Fashion and Beauty Industries Related: ...more

Ten Money Questions for Nicole Hamaker

In this week’s Ten Money Questions we speak with Nicole Hamaker, the food blogger at Pinch My Salt. I love those food blogs! And this one is especially appealing with Nicole’s fabulous food photography. She’s also an expat living in Sicily and has an international perspective when it comes to food, money and living abroad. Enjoy! 1. How is creating a meal in your kitchen more economical than eating out? ...more

Hi Tracy,

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'm glad you liked the interview. I took a ...more

Let's Get Our Workforce Out of the 1950s

Is a computer worth more to a company than a female executive who makes six figures and has loads of client relationships? It might be, according to a New York Times article on Sylvia Ann Hewlett's recent book, "Off-Ramps and On-Ramps," about women re-entering the workforce after time off to care for children, parents or other reasons. ...more

Why Women Bloggers can do what Washington can't

After reading Emily and Cooper's great post on the Clinton Initiative yesterday, I’m becoming more convinced that we are the ones the world has been waiting for to kick start climate change – women bloggers. Al Gore suggested that bigger dream: "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. We have to go far quickly, and need a mass persuasion campaign to change the climate of public opinion on climate change." ...more

Hm, that's why there's no more sweatshops, right? because everything can be fixed by redirected ...more

All You (We) Need Is Love

Cross posted at "Celebrate Life ~ Daily!™" I ran across the following photo and article in my Internet surfing... and had to share it with you here. It's amazing what our planet and fellow planetary residents, like the beautiful beings in the pic below, can teach us when we look past our own egos, and false sense of superiority. Man is not the only being on this planet with the innate capacity to love. ...more

Mrs. Micah’s Red Letter Day

Financially speaking, today’s been good. I wanted to post this separately from my other post for the day. First – Mr. Micah and I paid off his credit card! All gone. I’ve updated my NetWorthIQ and NCN repayment chart. First step of the debt snowball is done! Now we focus on the auto loan. Second – I found one of those Nantucket Nectars bottle caps which say “Nantucket has no fast-food franchises” or whatever the specific phrase is. I’m going to mail it in this week for the chance to win $1000. It’s worth a shot. ...more

Paying off that first credit card is huge. Really huge. Also deciding which types of ...more

A Window on Generations Now

The workforce is knee-deep in an anomaly: For the first time ever, four generations are side-by-side, with everyone from Millenials to the Silent Generation contributing to the bottom line. But what is a generation, anyway, and what are these four all about? According to Chuck Underwood, founder and president of The Generational Imperative,, "Any generation ends with a significant end in America of the times or teachings or both that young kids will absorb." ...more

Live-blogging the Clinton Global Initiative with Former President Clinton, Angelina and Brad

Here's some of what's happening today at the Clinton Global Initiative ... 10:03 - They've just announced the names of all the heads of state who are here today (52 of them), representing 72 countries. Former President Clinton just came on stage. "More than 600 commitments have been made. 20 mllion tons of greenhouse gases avoided, 3 million more micor-entrepreneurs have accessed capital." ...more

A couple of other points. I LOVE www.womenforwomen.org -- it's AMAZING, and everyone should go ...more

Thinking About Going Back To College?

Going back to college.  Is it a question or a statement in your life?  Just about every woman I know has either considered it or actually enrolled.  Some of my friends participate in degree programs and others participate in "continuing education" classes and seminars at our local community colleges and universities.In Janene White's paper, Adult Women in Community Colleges, she writes about the increase of adult women enrollment in community colleges.  In it she cites m ...more