2 Mindset Changes That’ll Make Your Long Job Search a Little Less Stressful

You’ve been applying to jobs for months, and while you’ve gotten an interview or two, nothing has panned out. What’s worse—your annoyance with your current position has reached an all-time high. That, or maybe you’re in between jobs and bills are looming. Whatever the reason, you need an actual offer—ASAP. Lengthy job searches can test even the heartiest of souls, but when you mix a tight internal timeline with slow

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The Research-Backed Way to Reach Your Goals (Because That’s the Best Feeling Ever)

When it comes to personal development and success, setting goals is usually brought up immediately—and rightly so! Taking the time to do this is critical to achieving success in all aspects of life. Most of this advice revolves around setting them—making them actionable, making them measurable, and making sure to set a deadline. While these are all true, they’re only applicable if we’re actively taking action toward them. In other words,

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Charisse Says: 5 Steps to Turn Your Financial Pain into Power

I hope you had a restful weekend! As we continue to mourn the loss of Muhammad Ali, one of the most prolific athletes and fearless leaders of our time, I am reminded of his charm and wisdom – so infectious. This quote of his sticks out: “Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up

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Veteran Employment Challenges

We will eliminate new cases of military veteran unemployment by 2021 using technology, community, and education to provide a coordination and curation service to veterans before they leave the military. Think a digital reverse boot camp. If you’re interested in helping with this national effort, contact me at yulee@veteranlaunch.org. This may be bold, but there is no magic here. We’re simply helping veterans decide what civilian job they want and

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Does Your Family Talk Moola?

If you celebrate, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holiday! I sure did. There is nothing more satisfying to me than spending time with family and friends. My family and I actually talked a lot about investing over the last few days. I am SO proud of my family for being open about their money. Unfortunately, family discussions around money tend to turn ugly, but rest assured that

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Charisse Says: You Got Entrepreneur Swag?

I hope you enjoyed the weekend☺ If you trekked down to the festivities at South By Southwest (SXSW), I hope you enjoyed it. If you don’t know what SXSW is, no sweat – it is an annual set of film, interactive media, music festivals and emerging technology conferences that takes place in mid-March in Austin, TX. What I want for you is to get inspired by the goal of SXSW,

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<>, I Hate Taxes !

Happy leap year, <<Friend>>!   I started gathering all of my husband’s and my tax data this weekend to file our returns for 2015. I was reminded of how much I hate the process of getting all the W2s, 1099s, giving statements, and other forms together.  It wasn’t always like this – when I was younger, I looked forward to a refund, so the process was smooth and fast  –

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Financial Life After Yale: Your Financial Dashboard (Continued)

Your money path. In my previous Financial Life After Yale post, you’ve read that – as each of us navigates our unique life-path to/through retirement – we actually have our own personal financial dashboard. On it, we can find levers and dials – choices that we can make over the years – that change our money picture and can help us catch up: How much you earn How soon you

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