You might have read my love story about work last week and rolled your eyes. Work? Gross! Work sucks! I hate to work!
If that describes you, then today’s bit of sunshine is for you.
Unless you are a rich socialite like Paris Hilton, work is a necessity. Making a living so we can support ourselves and our families and have a little bit of leisure once in awhile is kind of how the world works.
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Reprise from ONE MILLION WOMEN: Misogyny, Male Rage And The Words Men Use To Describe Greta Thunberg and now AOC
Important article published October 2019
Here’s one huge example of what can happen when those who believe entitlement is their birth right get challenged by anyone they regard as “lesser” than themselves.
How one woman pulled off the first consumer boycott – and helped inspire the British to abolish slavery
in THE CONVERSATION July 10, 2020
While many companies have trumpeted their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, others are beginning to face consumer pressure for not appearing to do enough.
For example, some people are advocating a consumer boycott of Starbucks over an internal memo that prohibits employees from wearing gear that refers to the movement. And advocates are urging supporters to target other companies under the Twitter tag #boycott4blacklives. CLICK TO CONTINUE
At Ellevest, our mission is to get more money in the hands of women+ — because we know that everyone deserves the opportunity to build wealth, and that nothing bad happens when women have more money. Instead, economies grow. Communities thrive.
But gender wealth inequality is real. Women and non-binary people earn less and own less than men do, while carrying more debt. Black and Latinx women have the biggest wealth gaps of all. So in November 2016, we launched a new kind of financial company — one built by women+ for women+, because the finance industry wasn’t. CLICK TO CONTINUE
No debate, these are stressful times. While this pandemic continues to unfold, here are some suggestions I compiled for the clients of my planning firm for how to cope with the stress that all of us are feeling.
I have divided it into three sections: advice for all, advice for those already retired or close to retirement, and those still in their working years.
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If you’ve never had a credit card before, trying to learn more about them can be … a lot. There are so many options to choose from, and the world of credit cards has some hefty vocab that doesn’t always get defined.
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By Jan Hills in Psyche
Own your ambitions, know your potential, seek mentors, and other advice for navigating around glass ceilings and cliffs.
By Alexandra Marvar in HERE Online
As the coronavirus pandemic brought travel to a screeching halt, an industry that had been growing rapidly thanks to budget airlines, the sharing economy, and Instagram culture (to name a few reasons) suddenly had to reckon with a future that looked permanently altered. But with this pause comes the opportunity to reroute—to address the social, environmental, and economic issues that arise from tourism, for better and certainly for worse.
REPRISE: A PREDATORY MODEL that can’t be fixed – Why banks should be kept from reentering the payday loan business
By the Progressive Blog Policy Watch
[Editor’s note: In the new Washington, D.C. of Donald Trump, many once-settled policies in the realm of consumer protection are now “back on the table” as predatory businesses push to take advantage of the president’s pro-corporate/anti-regulatory stances. A new report from the Center for Responsible Lending (“Been there; done that: Banks should stay out of payday lending”) explains why one of the most troubling of these efforts – a proposal to allow banks to re-enter the inherently destructive business of making high-interest “payday” loans should be fought and rejected at all costs.]
By Joseph P. Williams, Senior Editor U S News
SPURRED BY WEEKS OF street protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd – and amid the fast-moving, potentially deadly coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged Black and Hispanic communities – officials across the country are calling out racism as a public health crisis.
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For Renters: On May 30, Governor Cooper extended a moratorium on evictions until June 20, 2020. Check out this updated information with common questions and answers for renters.
Did you know that women used to work as human computers and that tech was a mainstream career choice for women? Even Cosmopolitan published an article about it in the 1960’s – talking about many great career opportunities women can have in the industry!
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I’ve been an organizer all my life. After graduating college, I moved to New Orleans to organize with hotel workers who were fighting for safer working conditions and a living wage. More recently, I had the honor of leading Planned Parenthood and advocating for reproductive justice. In more than 30 years of organizing, the world has changed a lot. But one thing has held true — women are always on the front lines of fighting for what’s right.
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