I entered the workforce during the days of shoulder pads and pin-striped power suits, when “climbing the corporate ladder” was a phrase that was used in conversation, and when the most powerful rolodexes ruled the world. (more…)
I always knew I did not want children. Always. My childhood idol was “Murphy Brown,” the caustic, brilliant, witty, complicated woman played by Candace Bergen on CBS. When her character made waves during the “American Family Values” era of the early 90s by having a child out of wedlock, the adults shrieked with horror over the impropriety, and I remember thinking, “I’ll never be able to relate to this woman’s story line now.” I was eleven. (more…)
Who’s your beneficiary?
One of the most important annual financial reviews you can do for yourself is a beneficiary review. Unfortunately, a lot of people only connect beneficiaries to large amounts of wealth, and consequently they neglect an important—and highly personal—component of their finances. If you own something that is important to you, chances are you have an opinion on who you would like to receive it after you’re gone; so write down your wishes and make it official. (more…)
So, you got the summer internship? You’ve updated your LinkedIn profile, bought the wardrobe and settled into your department. At my summer internship last year, I had an amazing experience but didn’t achieve all I had intended. Thankfully, I’ve had an opportunity to come back and pick up where I left off. Learning from last year, here are seven ways you can get the most out of your summer internship the first time around. (more…)