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Work: How to Start Over Again and Switch Careers

“Something happened while I was doing that three month gig. I fell in love with my new job, my new company, and the weekly paycheck that came with it. Gone were the days of the real estate roller coaster. I could eat!” Today’s guest post comes to us from Lisa Affi, who is so capable and beautiful and talented she …

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Work: Play Hard to Get, Even When You’ve Got the Job

“Once you have a job offer, it’s not a done deal until you accept it. Until that happens, keep networking and looking for jobs. It may give you valuable market-worth data about the position you’ve been offered.” As women, we’re generally raised to be pleasers. It’s well documented we don’t do as well negotiating salary, and are trained to say …

Vanessa McGradyWork: Play Hard to Get, Even When You’ve Got the Job

Money: Odds of Winning the Lottery Are Worse Than Finding New Manolos at a Yard Sale

“If you really want to strike it rich, don’t play the lottery. Do something boring with your money.” J.D. Roth, founder of GetRichSlowly.org. He’s no fool. By the time we’re 40licious, we’ve learned a lot about how the world works, how relationships are, and, hopefully, about money. But some of us are still prone to rescue fantasies, as Barbara Stanny …

Vanessa McGradyMoney: Odds of Winning the Lottery Are Worse Than Finding New Manolos at a Yard Sale

Work: How to Be Your Own Best Publicist and Get the Job You Want

“Today, 80 percent of senior jobs are acquired through personal relationships and, as a 40licious woman, you likely have a large group of friends and family that you can tap to unearth professional opportunities. Your network is your net worth, so start reaching out to people even before you want or need something.” – Jessica Kleiman and Meryl Weinsaft Cooper, …

Vanessa McGradyWork: How to Be Your Own Best Publicist and Get the Job You Want
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Money: Shoe Shopping and You – Where Do You Rank?

A new poll in the April 2011 edition of ShopSmart magazine, from the publisher of Consumer Reports, found that: Women own an average of 17 pairs of shoes (down from 19 four years ago) yet only typically wear three of those pairs on a regular basis.  Over half of women (51 percent) own more than 10 pairs and 13 percent …

Vanessa McGradyMoney: Shoe Shopping and You – Where Do You Rank?
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Money: Keep Track of Your Finances, Even If You’re Not in Charge of Them

I don’t care how in love you are. Or just recently married. Or rock-sure about your relationship. I don’t know why we keep needing to learn this lesson generation after generation, but we do. Ladies, learn everything about your financial situation, down to the last penny. Where is your money? How is it coming in and going out? Not convinced? …

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Work: Strategize Before You Change Industries

Manny Avramidis has great career advice for those of us with and without jobs. He looks pretty pulled together in this picture. I’d trust him. By the time you are 40licious, you’ve probably gotten really good at whatever it is that you do. Even if it’s not your life dream work – say you kind of “fell into” a field …

Vanessa McGradyWork: Strategize Before You Change Industries