How much should you spend on an engagement ring?

Here’s one of my favorite money and gender questions: How much should someone spend on an engagement ring? Out of curiosity, I once asked this at the dinner table, and my entire family put their forks down and stared at me. Not good. I like this question because it highlights the gap between rational answers and emotional responses. Whenever ...

A confession about gender and money…

I’ve wanted to write about money and gender for YEARS. I have the most RIDICULOUS set of stories about friends, marriage, dating, salaries, negotiating, and investing between men and women...plus, books and books of academic studies I’ve read. Examples: What do women think when they hear a guy wants someone “who can take care of the house”? ...

When will men/women be honest about money — or lie?

Some of my favorite studies from psychology are when people will not or cannot tell the truth ...and they don’t even know it. For example, we have countless studies of people eating more because of the size of the dish they were served in -- but if you point this out, they will steadfastly deny it. We can’t ...

May: What do women really want?

I just got back from a 3-week vacation (more on that later) so I’m feeling extremely lazy...thus I’m skipping my usual long prose and jumping straight to bullet points. This way, I can go back to my regular routine of eating and napping for 9 hrs/day. BUT -- I do have some really cool stuff for ...

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Case Study: How Jennifer tripled her rate (working 1/3 the hours) by mastering the art of networking

Most of us suck at networking. We think it’s sleazy. We’re not sure what to say. And even if we “believe” we should do it, we rarely do! Sounds familiar...like working out, or managing your money, or even keeping in touch with friends and family. Yet networking has produced the biggest jumps in my career by a ...

Psychology of Money: The Last Mile of Saving

A few weeks ago, while I was at a conference in DC, I was attending a panel on email marketing when someone raised their hand and asked a question about advertisers and CPM vs. CPA. If you've ever been to a tech conference and waited for the Q&A period, this is about when you start contemplating different ways ...