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Listen Up Gen Y! DON’T Ignore Your 401K!

Listen Up Gen Y! DON’T Ignore Your 401K!

Recently I was talking to a friend about our 401Ks. My friend told me that she had not yet started contributing to her retirement account (even though her company matches!).  Her rational is that she is now at the lowest salary she will ever be making so she will...

How To Get Financial Aid For a Second Degree

How To Get Financial Aid For a Second Degree

Dear Class Career Girl,  In 2010, I graduated from a four-year university with a bachelor's in science degree that I really didn't want but was overly talked into. After looking for a job for about a year, I found a pretty nice office job that I like. It's a little...

Office Etiquette: The Secret to Getting a Raise or Promotion

Office Etiquette: The Secret to Getting a Raise or Promotion

If you want a raise or promotion in the future, there is one thing that you absolutely MUST be doing.  Keep track of all of your accomplishments at your job on a weekly basis.  This is often something that gets really hard to do because you are busy and you think you...

Listen Up College Grads! How to Get Rid of Student Loan Debt

Listen Up College Grads! How to Get Rid of Student Loan Debt

Millions of students are relying on loans in order to pay for their educational expenses. After graduating, these students find it difficult to eliminate their overwhelming debts as the interest begins accruing on the principal balance. Here are solutions for fresh...

College and Grad School: Companies and Tuition Reimbursement

College and Grad School: Companies and Tuition Reimbursement

Now is a really hard time to head back to school because of our economy.  It is tough to make the decision to quit your job and attend school full time because who knows if a job will be waiting for you when you graduate.  Can you and your family afford to go without...

Personal Development: Secrets to Your Success

Personal Development: Secrets to Your Success

My mom is my biggest blogging fan (ok, my dad and mother-in-law are close runner ups).  Recently when I went back to Minnesota to visit my parents, my mom gave me a stack of reading materials including old newspapers for "inspiration" for my blog.  Thanks mom!  One of...

Salary Negotiation Etiquette and Tips

Salary Negotiation Etiquette and Tips

A recent study showed that only 19% of recently graduated MBA's attempted to negotiate their salary offer. I know sometimes it is hard to approach this subject because it can be so awkward! Especially when you really want the job and don't want to say anything that...

10 Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Business

10 Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Business

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] My dad influenced me to be the businesswoman I am today.  My dad is a pretty impressive financial guru and has been a stock broker, option day trader, entrepreneur and was even featured on an investment trading television show...

7 Reasons “Pay” May NOT Be the Best Motivational Tool

7 Reasons “Pay” May NOT Be the Best Motivational Tool

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Salary and pay is a taboo subject at most companies.  Even in business school, the subject is rarely discussed even though it is the main incentive tool that companies use for better employee performance.  Despite what most managers...