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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?”

US Women’s Soccer Shoots for Equal Pay

By Lauren Linhard –

With a World Cup win under their belts, the U.S. women’s soccer team has their eyes on the next prize – closing the pay gap. Five players from the U.S. Women’s National Team have filed suit against the US Soccer Federation for wage discrimination.

The complaint, made on behalf of the entire team, claims the governing body of U.S. soccer pays them four times less than the men’s team. To put that into perspective, the women’s team was paid $2 million for winning the World Cup, while the men’s team got $9 million for losing in round 16. Continue reading “US Women’s Soccer Shoots for Equal Pay”

Make Work Great Again

Becka Wall | @beckawall

Work sucks. But it doesn’t have to. Continue reading “Make Work Great Again”

Which is better: Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA

By Elizabeth Paal, CFP®, CRPC®

As promised last month, today I will dive into the difference between the Traditional IRA versus a Roth IRA. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) were originally developed for workers and their families who did not have an employee-sponsored retirement plan, but they have become a valuable tool for most individuals.   Continue reading “Which is better: Traditional IRA vs Roth IRA”

What I Learned From My First Big Work F***up

Becka Wall | @beckawall

Someday, it’s going to happen. You’ll be going about your day, and then BAM – it dawns on you.

It could be an e-mail with an ominous subject line, or a response to work you thought was fine but, was definitely – clearly – not ideal.

You f*cked up. Continue reading “What I Learned From My First Big Work F***up”

Pens and Pints with Moxie – March 4

You’re invited!

Join us for a networking event hosted by Moxie. Enjoy light appetizers and grab some Moxie swag while playing board games and chatting with others in the industry. First round is on us! We can’t wait to meet you.

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Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Date: March 4

Place: The Board Room DC, 1737 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Living the #SubLife: Tales from a Substitute Teacher

By Althea Atherton – Washington, DC

Last semester, I fell into the opportunity to teach a few semester-long classes as a long-term substitute. It was challenging, rewarding and unforgettable. But now that those classes are finished for the year, and because I’m not a traditionally trained teacher, I’ve stepped into a new role as a per diem sub – covering teacher absences because of illness, field trips or vacations. This is a totally different workflow.

Let me explain with some Rachel Maddow gifs. Continue reading “Living the #SubLife: Tales from a Substitute Teacher”

IRAs, 401(k)s 403(b)s Oh My!

By Elizabeth Paal, CFP®

I have heard this too many times: “I am a Millennial in my 20s, why should I start saving for retirement, which is decades away from now.” The answer? Because compounding of dollars and starting earlier will have a bigger impact on your big picture at retirement. Continue reading “IRAs, 401(k)s 403(b)s Oh My!”

Women Business Owners to Rock Out 2016

By Lauren Linhard  –

The idea of working for yourself may sound glamorous, but there needs to be something stronger behind the decision than that to make it stick, said Lara Custer, owner of Barrevolution in Timonium, MD.

There has to be a stronger motivation, more personal “whys,” that push you to work 60-hour weeks, build a responsible staff, develop a digital presence and sink everything you have into a dream, she said. Continue reading “Women Business Owners to Rock Out 2016”

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