Career

Best Career Advice I’ve Read This Year

August 26, 2013

So, I write about frugal and fab living because I think of frugality as a way to achieve financial empowerment. Another way to be empowered is to have a great career with fabulous pay. The more money you earn, the more opportunities that you have in life. You can’t cut your way to growth. That’s […]

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Personal Finance Book Reads

August 13, 2013

Hey Frugs. Marketplace asked me to recommend a summer book read, and I was happy to help out. No, I couldn’t recommend The Fruaglista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life. So my pick? Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead…But Gutsy Girls Do: 9 Secrets Every Career Woman […]

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4 Fashions Young Professionals Should Own This Summer

April 29, 2013

Hey Frugs! The weather is getting a little warmer, so I whipped up an article for you young professionals, highlighting some summer frugal and fabulous fashions that you can wear to work and still look like a superstar. Check out these Frugalista looks that I edited from TheUltimateOutlet.com. Four Must-Have Fashions for Professionals This Summer […]

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Is Graduate School a Joke?

April 16, 2013

I’ve often thought about returning to graduate school, many young professionals do, but I always opt not to do it. Why? I just don’t want to foot the price tag. I paid off my student loan bill and I’m not looking forward to another round of loans that would almost certainly be more expensive than […]

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Feds Dock Social Security for Unpaid Student Loans

August 23, 2012

Young professional and college Frugalistas, beware! The federal government will dock your social security payments if you aren’t paying your student loans. Yikes. This is something to think about when deciding what college to go to, what your major should be and how you handle your career. According to the Smart Money article, the government […]

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TheFrugalista.com and CareerBuilder: Jobs for the Fabulous!

August 9, 2012

Great news for young professionals everywhere! TheFrugalista.com now carries CareerBuilder.com! So the next time that you are cruising TheFrugalista.com for money saving tips, don’t forget to click on the Careers Tab and click on “JOBS” underneath it! I am super excited about the new partnership because you can’t SAVE money if you aren’t making any […]

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Richest Green Billionaires

June 19, 2012

Hey Frugs! Forbes has an article on the world’s “Richest Green Billionaires.” Hmm. Can you be a billionaire and not rich? I digress! It’s awesome to know that we can save the environment and earn money. These green billionaires invest in the electric car, biofuel and solar panel industries, for example. Reading about these billionaires […]

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Should a young professional who works also as a stripper get fired?

May 24, 2012

Hey Frugs! A former society reporter from the Houston Chronicle got fired after the paper found out that she worked as a stripper. Sarah Tressler sued her company for firing her. Now, I’m sure working as a stripper is a guaranteed way to make extra money on the side. Also, newspapers aren’t the most stable […]

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Young Professional: Would You Work for Free?

May 22, 2012

There’s an ongoing debate about whether young professionals should work for free to get career exposure or to get experience in a desired career. It’s a touchy subject for me, especially, because many people expect writers to work for free. As a person who spent the majority of her career working in print journalism, it’s […]

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Make Extra Money: Woman Makes Thousands, $5 at a Time

April 27, 2012

Hey Frugs! If you’re looking to make extra money, I say check out the website Fiverr. I mentioned the website in an earlier article on ways to make extra money. It’s a site where people make extra money by doing odd gigs for $5. Today, I have an interview with Mary Ingrassia, a graphic designer […]

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