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5 Benefits to Having a Roth IRA That Will Make You Save Big
5 Reason you need a roth iraLet's be honest, no one likes to think about planning and saving for retirement. The thought of putting your hard earned money away to an account that you cannot touch until you are 65 isn't a desirable concept, but it's oh so very necessary! You have to find a financial balance within your retirement account for it to grow. A Roth IRA could be the best tool in your retirement portfolio and you may not even know it. Whether you are new to retirement saving or a seasoned veteran, a Roth IRA can be a welcomed addition to your portfolio. Along with your 401(K)  and traditional IRA, this account will allow for increased flexibility with your current retirement planning.
5 Tips for Dressing Office Smart

Guest post from OF Mercer about stylish work wear.

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Dressing office smart means incorporating your personal style into your work wardrobe in a way that makes you feel confident and professional within the confines of your office dress code. But because what any given office finds acceptable in dress can drastically differ, doing so can be easier said than done. Whether your office's dress code is business formal, business casual, or somewhere in the middle, you should always follow a few basic principles when shopping for new work clothes or just getting dressed in the morning. Here are our top five rules of the road for office dressing, from head to toe:

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Save those low blouses for date night! At the office, you should always remain professional. The neckline of your top should never be more than four inches below your collarbone, and if you have to ask, then it's too low-cut for work.

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6 Secrets to Success Great Women Entrepreneurs Live By
Sherita Rankins boardroom chic Being an entrepreneur in itself a huge challenge, but being a successful female entrepreneur is more work than most can imagine. As the number of thriving businesswomen continues to increase across continents, these women, our role models and mentors, have come up with different elements of the winning business and lifestyle formula. Here are some of the best-kept secrets of successful female entrepreneurs who know how to carve their marks in the business world and make their name stand out in the entrepreneurial crowd.  

The Thick-Skinned Bird Catches the Worm

The business arena is merciless, and blows are more numerous than pats on the head, especially for newbie entrepreneurs. Ladies who want to carve a slice of the corporate cake for themselves need to have the card of resilience up their dress shirt sleeve, and they should brace themselves for countless failures and tough patches on the road to corporate stardom.  
“We must develop a thick skin. With an unshakeable sense of self – and a commitment to being compassionate – nothing will faze you.” Mari Smith, Social Media Expert (Queen of Facebook)
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How to Be More Productive & Healthy at Work

How to Be (2)Crossing every task off your To-Do list each day is almost impossible. We all have "off days" where we aren’t as productive as we’d like to be. When we aren’t firing on all cylinders we tend to reach for caffeine to help us get through the day. I know it’s difficult to start my day without my cup of coffee, but there are alternative methods and practices to encourage productivity and help foster the healthy lifestyle we strive for. Here are my health and wellness tips for promote a kick ass day at work!

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How To Communicate An Amazing Personal Brand (Online)
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Believe it or not, we all have a personal brand. Although many people have not intentionally developed their personal brand or know what their brand says about them, it still exists. How you present yourself (especially online) is vital for your professional advancement and career reputation.Every status posted on Facebook, every picture uploaded on Instagram, and every video shared on Shapchat all contributes to your personal brand. 
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The Hidden Costs of Running A Small Business
I know as well as anyone how impactful the success of a small business can have on your personal finances. Now when I say business, I don’t mean a huge conglomerate that turns over billions each year. I must admit that would be nice, but it is not realistic. What I am talking about are the little independent businesses that one may run from home or local coffee shop, that supplements a primary income source. It is important to not only understand the hidden costs of running a small business, but to also make sure that you are budgeting for these unexpected expenses. Regardless of your circumstances, these expenditures will affect your business at some stage, so be sure to be prepared.
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Is It Time for a Career Change? Practical Tips to Help You Decide Which Path to Take at This Crossroad

 Guest Post by: Sally Arnold, Career Coach and Founder of Creating Encores  

Career moves and career changes are inevitable. For many women, the career paths we envision and embark upon early in our career do not resemble the paths we are on now. The excitement, inspiration and sense of being valued can disappear. Instead we often find ourselves working in environments where we feel alone, undervalued and lonely. You know that something has to change, but does this mean you need to make a change to stay or do you make a change to go. This is the crossroad one must cross, and it can be a daunting process. Here are some steps to help you work through the decision.
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Why Knowing Your Worth At Work Is Critical
Guest Post by Certifed Career Coach - Jill Ozovek
All too often, we end up putting one foot in front of the other, trudging to our places of work each day, and suddenly it’s time for the ol’ annual review again. Where did the time go? If you’re like many people, you haven’t thought too much about your goals and development since your last review period, especially if you’re full speed ahead day in and day out at your job, and many companies do not have programs in place to foster this awareness of your career and development. So why is knowing your worth at work critical to your career?