A confession about gender and money…

May 04th, 2012

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?

May 02nd, 2012

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?

May 01st, 2012

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 ...

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

June 16th, 2011

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 ...

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Psychology of Money: The Last Mile of Saving

June 20th, 2010

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 ...

Attention annoying hypocrites: Stop being judgmental about your friends’ money habits

May 24th, 2010

When was the last time you judged your friends for their poor spending choices? I do it. You do it. We all do it, saying "YOUR spending is bad, but mine is good." And chances are, we're usually right -- since most people are terrible with their spending, they probably can't afford those shoes, trips, or restaurants they're always buying. ...