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Women, Invest in Yourselves

Women on Business

housing finance system since it was created more than 40 years ago (More about Mary at the end of this post). For me, pursuing my career in financial services has always factored into my new year’s resolutions.

How Military Veterans Can Turn Their Skills into a Corporate Career

Harvard Business Review

Transitioning from a military career to the corporate world can be a fraught process for the nearly 360,000 U.S. In addition to networking their way into new professional circles and learning new cultural mores, veterans have to face down the even more fundamental questions: what career will best suit them? “I felt very intimidated” by undergraduate classmates who had gone into more traditional corporate careers, he told me.

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7 Policy Changes America Needs So People Can Work and Have Kids

Harvard Business Review

I recently published research from the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project , comparing Wharton’s Classes of 1992 and 2012. Provide World-Class Child Care. This is yet another way that we can ease the burden for those young couples who want to have children and two careers.

New Books from HBR Press for August

Harvard Business Review

No matter your interests (sports, movies, politics), your industry (finance, marketing, technology, manufacturing), or the type of organization you work for (big company, nonprofit, small start-up) — your world is awash with data. If you think LinkedIn is just for job hunting, you''re missing out on the many ways you can take advantage of this social network to build the professional relationships you need to advance in your career.

A Couple Reasons to Smile About

Women on Business

Extends certain middle class incentives and credits such as the Earned Income Credit and Coverdell Education Savings credit. Review your investment portfolio to identify certain appreciated positions to sell now before taxes potentially increase in 2013.

Could a Four-Year-Old Do What Carl Icahn Does?

Harvard Business Review

Museum-goers, looking at a Rothko or a Pollock , scratched their heads and wondered exactly what made these works so valuable — while the seemingly similar messes their children brought home from art class were just… messes. billion in 2013, making him the fifth highest-paid fund manager in the land. And now, just after passing the average life expectancy for an American male , he seems to be in the midst of the best run of his career. Apple Finance Skill vs. luck

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Get Your Passion Project Moving Without Quitting Your Day Job

Harvard Business Review

How to Stay Stuck in the Wrong Career. The biggest mistake people make when trying to change careers is delaying the first step until they have settled on a destination. Perhaps you need to take a class; maybe an internship or apprenticeship is in order.