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7 Tips for Sticking to Career Goals in the New Year

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 2:13 PM

For Women & Co., by Ella Morton

Sticking to career goals, especially long-term ones, requires patience, tenacity, and a whole lot of motivation. It's a sizable challenge, but one that's achievable if you break it down into manageable bits. Here are a few tips for keeping your eye...

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Before The Ball Drops: Smart Money Moves to Make by Dec. 31

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 9:58 AM

For Women & Co. by Catherine McManus

As you're wrapping up your finances for 2013, you may want to think about making a few moves that could mean more money for retirement, a smaller tax bill and perhaps some new eyeglasses. We spoke with Jonathan Clements, Director...

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The Secret Word to Avoid Spoiling Your Kids

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 4:09 PM

For Women & Co. By Karen L. Rancourt, Ph.D.

How does spoiling happen?
Experts agree that children become spoiled and feel entitled when they are overindulged by their parents. And let's face it -- who isn't guilty of using the lure of potential purchases to try...

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How to Save More Money on School Expenses

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 5:54 PM

For Women & Co. by Holly Mangan,

School expenses don't just happen once a year. Even if you checked off every item on your kid's back-to-school shopping list, don't put away your wallet just yet. Throughout the year you may need to spend on...

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How to Give Kids the Gift of Giving: Clean Out a Closet

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 6:08 PM

For Women & Co., by Cynthia Hutchison, VP, Marketing Operations, Citi Retail Services

There is a chill in the air, fall is in full swing, and the holidays are right around the corner. Most people do spring cleaning, but I like to do mine before the holiday season...

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Moms Talking Money: 7 Secrets for Dining Out With Kids on a Dime

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 2:44 PM

Blog Post by Catherine McManus

In New York City, there's no shortage of amazing new restaurants to try, but with a 3-year-old in tow, your options for dining out become narrowed based a set of criteria that goes something like this:

• Availability of plastic cups with...

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5 Tips for Paying Off Your Own Student Loans While Saving for Your Kids' Education

(1) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 12:23 PM

For Women & Co., by Stephanie Taylor Christensen, Wellness on Less

Student loan debt now tops $1 trillion and exceeds both credit card and car loan debt, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a recent Citi/LinkedIn survey, student loan...

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Power Your Progress

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2013 | 12:27 PM

For Women & Co., by Cassandra Pare

Alli Webb has had her "Aha moment." That moment when it hit her that the small idea which had been lingering in her head was actually kind of brilliant. Instead of keeping it up there percolating --...

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3 Budgets: Women's Night In

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 3:58 PM

For Women & Co., by Heather Spohr, The Spohrs Are Multiplying

I've always loved a good girls' night out, but lately, I've grown tired of the "out" part. That's why, instead of waiting forever to get into clubs or struggling to hear each other over loud...

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6 Tips for the Business Lunch

(0) Comments | Posted September 13, 2013 | 4:29 PM

For Women & Co., by Kelly Whalen, The Centsible Life

In the age of digital communication, face-to-face meetings may seem like a thing of the past, but planning a business lunch could be just what you need to get ahead. Whether you're taking potential clients to lunch, meeting...

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DIY vs. Hire: Tips for Home Improvement

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 12:34 PM

For Women & Co., by Lisa Kaplan Gordon, As Seen on TV

Houses can take a beating with the heat and increased foot traffic of the summertime months. Once the weather starts to change and you take a look around, you may find walls need painting,...

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Helping Aging Parents Stay in Their Homes

(3) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 4:48 PM

For Women & Co., by Heather Spohr, The Spohrs Are Multiplying

According to a poll by the non-profit Rebuilding Together, 92 percent of homeowners over the age of 50 want to grow old in their homes, but living self-sufficiently (even with a spouse) can...

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Lobster Lessons

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2013 | 2:48 PM

For Women & Co., by Cassandra Paré

Summer in all its sun-shining, ice cream-cone-licking glory, is unquestionably my favorite time of year. As a child, it always meant driving out to my mother's tiny little cottage in Rhode Island and spending all day at the beach...

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Is Your Child's Lemonade Stand Against the Law?

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 11:40 AM

For Women & Co., by Erin Rooney Doland,

Summer is here and your kids may be making creative plans to ward off boredom by making a pop-up business one afternoon. Before they set up a lemonade stand or sell cookies to their neighborhood friends, be...

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Simplifying the Big College Move: Packing, Shipping, and More

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 10:51 AM

For Women & Co, by Heather Spohr, The Spohrs Are Multiplying

When I was in college there was a kid on my hall who arrived with nothing more than a guitar in one hand and a guitar case -- stuffed with clothes and toiletries -- in...

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We're Getting A Divorce, Now What?

(109) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 3:24 PM

For Women & Co., by Linda Descano, CFA® President & CEO, Women & Co.

Every divorce has unique circumstances that can directly influence the outcome, including who earns more, who gets custody of the children, or if one spouse has made a considerable financial contribution to the other's...

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Teens' Chores: What Are They Worth?

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 3:20 PM

For Women & Co., by Lisa Kaplan Gordon, As Seen on TV

All year, we give and give and give to our kids. Teens, with their growing sense of independence, are looking for ways to make some money. So, when they help...

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Moms Talking Money: 10 Genius Ideas for Cheap Summer Family Fun

(0) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 1:26 PM

By Women & Co.

It's the third week of July, and for most kids, the start of the school year is still weeks away. But whether they're enrolled in camp or you're heading to the town pool to beat the heat, filling those long summer days with activities...

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9 Summertime Savings Strategies

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2013 | 4:06 PM

For Women & Co., by Melissa Fiorenza & Laura Serino, Authors of Twentysomething Girl: 1,001 Quick Tips & Tricks to Make Your Life Easier

It seems that every summer, as soon as the temperatures climb, monthly expenses do, too. Between blasting the AC on unbearably hot...

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How to Put Your Portfolio's Risk Level in Perspective

(0) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 11:12 AM

For Women & Co. by Jonathan Clements, Director of Financial Education, Citi Personal Wealth Management

Am I taking too much risk? To answer this question, we'll often look at our portfolio, focusing on the mix of stocks and conservative investments.

But just because some investors have a heftier...

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