Category Archives: Financial Fitness

4 Proven Strategies that Will Help You Get a Raise

The gender pay gap became front-page news last month after presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced a proposal that would require companies to prove they pay women equitably—or pay a fine. But if you don’t want to wait to see what comes of that, here are four tips that expert Conference for Women speakers say have helped them negotiate salary increases:

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5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

So you have a great idea for a business. What’s your next move? First, take an honest assessment of your personality. Claire Lee, head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank, has noticed three traits in successful entrepreneurs. “Number one is adaptability: the ability to pivot, really be open to feedback and advice, knowing which to take and which to ignore,” Lee says. “Number two, and perhaps as important, … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Mind the Gap: Negotiation & Getting Paid

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Encore: Budget for Life

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Do you have the funds to support a rich and meaningful life? If your credit is lacking, your debt is out of control, your investing is aspirational at best, and your finances are frankly a mess, it’s time to start budgeting for life. “The Budgetnista” was a preschool teacher making $35,000 annually, and she saved $40,000 in two … [ more ]

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2019 Session | Budget for Life

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference. Do you have the funds to support a rich and meaningful life? If your credit is lacking, your debt is out of control, your investing is aspirational at best, and your finances are frankly a mess, it’s time to start budgeting for life. “The Budgetnista” was a preschool teacher making $35,000 annually, and she saved $40,000 in two … [ more ]

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Live Richer in 2019 with Tiffany “the Budgetnista” Aliche

Click Play below to listen in your browser. America’s favorite personal finance educator shares her top tips for maximizing your money in 2019, how to prepare for unexpected financial hardships, and the least-scary ways to raise your net worth. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play or TuneIn so you don’t miss this or any exciting upcoming episodes of Women Mean Business! Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: … [ more ]

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Kick Your Fear of Negotiating—and Get More Money | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  Speak up! Ask for more! Always negotiate! This advice is so much easier said than done. In 30 minutes, Kristin Wong, author of Get Money: Live the Life You Want, Not Just the Life You Can Afford, will share her own experience going from chronic under-earner to six-figure freelance writer and explain research-backed negotiation strategies and useful psychological concepts like “anchoring.” With her tips, you’ll … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Kick Your Fear of Negotiating—and Get More Money

Kick Your Fear of Negotiating—and Get More Money Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:00-10:30 am Register Now

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How Women Entrepreneurs Can Beat the Odds

By Claire Lee, Head, Early Stage Practice, Silicon Valley Bank The numbers continue to be depressing and disappointing. Startups that are founded by women get between 2 percent and 4 percent of venture capital globally. Compiled from more than 1,000 tech and life science executives, our “Women in Technology Leadership 2018” report highlights the issues and confirms what I am seeing firsthand at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)

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Your Tax Refund: What This Money Writer Says to Do with It

Some of us take an interest in personal finance when we start pulling a real paycheck. Some of us become interested when we run into debt problems or set our sights on a big goal like saving for a house. Kristin Wong was drawn to money matters as a teenager, and read books on the topic while in high school. “Growing up, I experienced my family going from being pretty … [ more ]

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