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Photo Essay: Where Girls Grow Strong

By Lauren Linhard –

Everyone has heard the phrase, “You’re such a girl,” often used in a derogatory sense when someone is being overly emotional or is bad at sports. I, myself, have also heard a different version of that overdone saying – “You’re such a Girl Scout.”

My favorite response? Well yes, yes I am. And frankly, anyone who knows what it means to be a Girl Scout takes it as a compliment. Continue reading “Photo Essay: Where Girls Grow Strong”

Senate Votes for Women to Join Draft

By Lauren Linhard –

The Senate recently passed a defense bill that would require women to register for the draft when turning 18 in or after 2018.

The bill, called the National Defense Authorization Act, passed 85-13 and had bipartisan support, but was fiercely opposed by a few conservative lawmakers and interest groups. Continue reading “Senate Votes for Women to Join Draft”

I’m With Her, and I’m Not Apologizing For It

Becka Wall | @beckawall

Hi. I’m a millennial, and I’m a supporter of Hillary Clinton.

Wait, no, let me rephrase. I’m not just a supporter. I’m an ardent supporter. No, wait. I unequivocally believe she will be one of the best Presidents in U.S. history. And I’m DONE apologizing for it. Continue reading “I’m With Her, and I’m Not Apologizing For It”

6 Things 10 Year-Old-Me Hated (That I Now Love)

Becka Wall | @beckawall

When I was 10, I had a distinct vision of what adulthood would be like: candy all the time. Staying up late. Not having to come home for dinner. Going wherever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Pizza whenever I felt like it. Continue reading “6 Things 10 Year-Old-Me Hated (That I Now Love)”

To Buy or Not to Buy

By Elizabeth Paal, CFP®, CRPC®

Three years ago, I purchased my first home. It was a big step for me considering I was a single female living alone in downtown Baltimore, MD. Prior to purchasing, I rented in the same neighborhood for two years. While the decision to buy was the right one for me personally, it took a lot of number-crunching and serious thinking before making the commitment.

There’s no right answer when debating between renting and buying – it’s a personal decision with many factors that play a part in your final decision. Continue reading “To Buy or Not to Buy”

What could you buy with equal pay?

By Becka Wall – @beckawall

Today is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s overall earnings “catch-up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. Women are paid, on average, 79 cents to every dollar a man makes – but that’s just scratching the surface. Continue reading “What could you buy with equal pay?”

The Real Cost of Being a Bridesmaid

By Elizabeth Paal CFP®

Since the time when our parents said “I Do” the wedding industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar business, thriving on young women who’ve spent their lives fantasizing about that one special day they get to walk down the aisle in a white dress.  

The average wedding in the U.S. costs about $28,000, but that doesn’t include events leading up to the big day such as the engagement party, bridal shower or honeymoon. While the bride’s family may have a hefty bill at the end of the day, those picked to stand by her side as lovely bridesmaids also have a large price tag associated with their role. Continue reading “The Real Cost of Being a Bridesmaid”

Making Friends Is Easy (Until It’s Not)

Taylor Kuether – @taylorkuether

Making friends is easy…until it’s not. From preschool through undergrad, friends are all but guaranteed. Social circles crop up and envelop you in seamlessly.

Potential new friends are everywhere: raising a hand next to you in class, playing sports with you, attending the same club meetings, singing behind you in choir. You’re all the same age, you all eat in the same cafeteria and, hey, you’ve got one more thing in common – you go to the same college.

Postgrad, is a little different. Continue reading “Making Friends Is Easy (Until It’s Not)”

My Ridiculously Honest Weight Loss Diary

By Lauren Linhard –

I have been on a diet my entire life – my mom loves telling me how I used to steal her Jenny Craig burgers as a kid. I tried at least four varieties of Weight Watchers through middle and high school, intermingled with personal starvation attempts (lots of  fasting and juice cleanses) in college. Continue reading “My Ridiculously Honest Weight Loss Diary”

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