Money: How to Score a Discount at the Spa

Today’s post comes from discount diva Andrea Woroch, who gives us the lowdown on how to save at the spa. 1. Wellness WeekToday kicks off SpaFinder’s Wellness Week. From now through Sunday you can indulge in your favorite treatment for just $50, or at savings up to 50-percent off, along with various free events. Find out which spas and salons …

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Money: Everything Is Negotiable

My mother’s genius astounds me. She is one of the most amazing artists I have ever seen. She is also very good with telling you who played opposite Cary Grant in North By Northwest and the love affairs of Rita Hayworth. She can also find the shining star in every single human being, no matter how many layers of grime …

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Money: A Fork in the Road Is Better than a Fork in the Eye

I’ve been blessed to have really smart, wild-minded and powerful women around me my whole life. I have many mothers and friends and sisters. When I lived in Seattle I was in a group of entrepreneurial women who met monthly. And Kathlyn and I would meet each week and go down a list of stuff we’d need to accomplish in …

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Style: How to Fix a Hole in a Cashmere Sweater

While our boots straighten themselves up in the closet, anxiously awaiting to traipse and frolic in the chill of fall, our cashmere tends to come out beaten and defeated from wily critters that take a bite from the most inconvenient places. It makes me sad. Here’s a cashmere sweater I got for $1 at the thrift store. I figured I …

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Money: How to Land on Your Feet When You’re out of Work

Today’s Q & A is with Lisa Beck, the national strategy officer for Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. The organization is dedicated to helping women in transition. 1. What is Fresh Start and how did it begin?Sisters Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart wanted to help women who, like their grandmother, suddenly became the sole support of their families. So in 1992, …

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Money: Credit Card Abusers Are Magical Thinkers

“Some people tend to ascribe almost magical properties to goods — that buying things will make them happier, cause them to have more fun, improve their relationships — in short, transform their lives.” My first credit-card offer appeared in the NYU bookstore. I was a freshman, browsing what I’d need for the first semester, and American Express had set up …

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Health: Does Your Money Go to Botox, Designer Shoes or a Mammogram?

Barbara Bellman Today’s post is from Barbara Bellman, an author, lecturer, consultant and marketing coach who has made it her business over 30 years to take the pulse of women. Her work in that arena has resulted in two leading reference books on gender-specific marketing: Reaching Women: The Way to Go in Marketing Health Services and Hitting the Right Nerve. …

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