Category: Career

The True Value of a “Worthless” Degree

Wedged into a two-seater chairlift in Ellicottville, New York the anonymous skier to my right decided to strike up conversation during our three-minute commute to the top of the mountain. The conversation soon turned to what we did, as superficial conversations

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Charting this Woman’s Non-Traditional Path Towards Success and Money

This post is made possible by support from the Forte Foundation. All opinions are my own. My first post-college job hardly scored me any points in “adulting” other than it helped pay my bills (I still needed two other jobs

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Take the Risk and Invest in Yourself

Nearly a decade ago I left for college with the intention of getting a degree in theatre and then bursting onto the scene in New York City as an actress. I didn’t fantasize about being famous, but rather about being in

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When it Pays to Stop Being Cheap

“I think I’m going to make an impulse purchase.”  “Erin, if you’ve been thinking about it for more than a few hours, it doesn’t count as an impulse purchase.” (Recent conversation with a close friend – and I’d been thinking

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“2% or Skim?” and Other Inane Questions I Asked to Earn a Living

“Good morning, may I take your order?” “Tall, grande or venti?” “2% or skim milk?” “Whip or no whip?” “And what’s your name for the order?” During my first six months in New York City, I started most of my

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Guess Who’s Back?! (And with a new job)

(Admit it, you totally have Eminem stuck in your head right now) A little over a month ago I started a new job. For the most part, I kept the details under wraps and took a few weeks off the

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To MBA or Not to MBA? That is the Question

The internet (and newspapers) are flooded right now with articles about making New Year’s resolutions. Some are about money, others focus on continued educations and a ton are about dropping those last 10 pounds that have been hanging around for

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The Importance of Asking for the Order

Over the past nine months, I’ve frequently mentioned how my father raised me to be financially literate. While I credit many of my finance lessons to him, my mother is the one who taught me the fine art of networking

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The Power of Partying (I mean Networking)

In February of 2011 the decision to go to a party changed the course of my life. I’m serious. I can point to the moment I started the path towards not only my first, but second job out of college

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