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How to Increase Your Earning Power — and Free Time — with a Personal Assistant

Before I tell you about my personal assistant, why I have one, and the financial benefits of hiring one, I'm going to give you permission to make fun of me. That's right: Assume his name is Jeeves or Alfred, that I ask him to wash out my dirty socks … [Read more...]

Funny Money: 5 Low-down, Dirty Tricks for Salary Negotiations

With all apologies to the cinematic masterwork of the revered Jean-Claude Van Damme, the real blood sport is not kickboxing, but salary negotiations. It's these brutal, high-stakes tangles with lopsided power dynamics that determine not only the size … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Rich Hebron on What Gen-Y and the Homeless Have in Common

Well, here's something you don't hear every day. When Rich Hebron graduated from DePaul University in 2011, he had plans — and not of the full-time employment variety. Instead of pursuing a traditional route like some of his friends, he decided … [Read more...]

Should You Take That Unpaid Internship?

Ah, spring on a college campus. It’s finally warm, friends are grilling and playing Frisbee on the quad … and EVERYONE asks what you’re doing for the summer. That’s an annoying question if you don’t know what you’re up to yet. Every year of coll … [Read more...]

Funny Money: How to Work Hard at Seeming to be a Hard Worker

We've all noticed slacker co-workers who always seem to get the breaks when it comes to raises and promotions. It's easy to resent these folks, but what you should be doing is learning from them. Though books have been written on the subject, their ar … [Read more...]

♥ & $: Sometimes It’s About More Than Money — My Take On the Sheryl Sandberg Debate

In 1996, I was invited to speak to an MBA class at my alma mater, UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. They wanted to hear about my career as a marketing executive. I wanted to tell them about how hard it was to juggle two children and that … [Read more...]

How to Work Abroad

Foreign cities, new friends, cheap beer and a ragged, well-used passport: traveling the world while you’re young sounds so glamorous. And it is. I studied abroad in Argentina and loved my travels. But it really drained my bank account. I’ve never b … [Read more...]

Money Mentors: Jacquelyn Zehner on Women and Money

It's hard not to be impressed by Jacquelyn Zehner. In 1996, she became the youngest woman and first female trader to become a partner at Goldman Sachs. But since then, her work has been even more impressive. Zehner has devoted herself to … [Read more...]

Make a Million Before 30: A Young Entrepreneur Shares Five Secrets to Success

Let's face it: There's a certain allure to achieving the status of millionaire, especially if you can hit the mark before age 30. The trouble is, no matter how many times we've heard it in songs (by rich rock stars, to be sure), money can't buy … [Read more...]

Why We Both Went Back to Work After Having Kids

Earlier this year I wrote about the not-so-insignificant costs of having a baby, and several of you asked about the decision to go back to work or for one parent to stay home. For those fortunate enough to have this choice, choosing to return to … [Read more...]