Need a little inspiration? Take some from Alexandra Jordan. She’s only 9 years old
and she’s already created her first app that coordinates play-dates. Read on to learn more about
she created and how she did it.
News Commentary by Lara Ruth - 10/07/2013 @ 09:14 AM
The holiday season is almost upon us! At a time where we are trying to squeeze more things into our schedule than the day is long enough to accommodate, it’s so easy to find yourself drained. So before the inevitable craziness ahead, check-in and make sure your work-life balance is in a good place. If it’s not, this article has three simple (yet big) ideas to help. And, if you’re like me and can be a bit too present and active on social media, be sure to check out this article on womenandco.com for tips to help you unplug.
News Commentary by Lara Ruth - 08/12/2013 @ 09:04 AM
Rather than just another standard beach read this summer, load up your beach bag with some of these recommended career coaching books. Looking for some more ideas? Check out more articles on managing your career at womenandco.com.
Like many twentieth-century concepts, in my humble opinion, the term “window shopping” is long overdue for an upgrade. Thanks to Kate Spade Saturday, it just did. Several 24-hour window shops—where you can browse products on screen, checkout, and have items delivered to your door in an hour—have popped up all over Manhattan. For even more shopping upgrades, check out the 6 Hottest Style and Shopping Apps to help keep your budget on track on womenandco.com.
What financial worries keep you up at night? In a recent discussion on Citi’s Connect: Professional Women’s Network on LinkedIn, one member asked the group to share their biggest financial fears, and responses ranged from the simple (“That it will run out!”) to the emotional (“To have to ask my kids for help”).
Sometimes it’s the little inventions that make the biggest splash. Take, for example, these two college buddies who took their simple idea and launched it into a huge business. Looking for tips on how to bring your own entrepreneurial dreams to life? Pick up creative ideas on how you might secure financing in “How I Financed My Small Business” on womenandco.com.
Salary.com recently identified 12 “endangered” jobs on the brink of extinction. But whether your job evolves with the times or joins the ranks of extinction alongside wooly mammoths, dinosaurs, and acid-washed denim, transferrable skills and the ability to adapt to an evolving work environment will propel you forward, even if that means reinventing yourself.
Are you preparing to tie the knot? Congratulations! Before you say “I do,” discuss these seven questions with your spouse-to-be before the big day to ensure you are on the same page with topics from having kids to how you’ll spend your free time. And don’t forget to have the money talk—get started with our article on Tying the Financial Knot.
News Commentary by Lara Ruth - 05/22/2013 @ 09:02 AM
The job market is all about referrals these days. As a result, it’s increasingly likely a friend or contact in your network might refer you for something and you’re not clear on what the role entails. This article mentions some ideas for how to handle this scenario. If you’re looking for some other ways to simplify the job hunt, check out these ideas on womenandco.com.
87% of women who responded to a recent poll on Citi’s Connect: Professional Women’s Network either already run their own business or have thought about starting their own companies one day. Think you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Check out “How I Financed My Small Business” for inspiration from four female entrepreneurs on how they funded their small business dreams.
When you dream of retirement do you think of tropical drinks, white sand beaches, and soft ocean breezes? Well, you might want to re-think that vision: say with a little snow and blistering temperatures. See why a cooler climate might be all the rage for retirement and then stop by Women & Co. for resources to help kick-start your retirement planning.
According to a recent survey, one in three Americans with shared finances admitted lying to their spouse/partner about money—and another one-third believed they had been deceived. But does an extra charge on your credit card that goes unnoticed really constitute being financially unfaithful? To find out, check out Linda Descano’s “5 C’s of Financial Fidelity”, then join the discussion on Citi’s Connect: Professional Women’s Network: