Many members of the She Spends community are freelancers in some way or another. Some are writers who are paid on a per story basis by publications. Others are yoga instructors who may book classes for a certain number of weeks but are often dealing with the ebb and flow of clientele. Some are consultants, marketing professionals or designers who are paid based on projects, rather than a pre-specified yearly salary. With this in mind, we’ve created a guide to salary negotiation for our readers whose jobs are non-traditional.
In the She Spends Guide to Getting a Raise, we mention that it’s important to have backup options in case a raise is not in the cards. Although many employers don’t always have the funds to show their appreciation for their workers, they are able to offer other benefits.
In today’s startup-heavy world, it is becoming more common for employees to receive company-gifted stock options from their employers. However, it can be tough to know what to do with these stock options. Instead of just letting them sit untouched, here’s what you could be doing.
At She Spends HQ we believe that open, honest feedback is the key to success in your career.
Many of our readers have been looking for ways to take their money management offline, so we created this comprehensive guide to finding someone who can help you manage major money problems.
Managing money as a couple is something that’s deeply personal. You and your partner may be perfectly compatible in the bedroom, but breaking out a spreadsheet and talking about how you spend is often fraught with stress.
Do you have a BFF at work? When we asked our Facebook group about their relationships in the workplace, responses were mixed.
Not all companies are created equal, especially for women and people of color. Thankfully, there exist several platforms where women can share their workplace experiences, and use information from others to find a new job. This week we rounded up a few of our favorites.
Your resume and cover letter are on point and you’ve built a fantastic network. It comes as no surprise, then, that you not only have a job offer, but that you also have more than one. It’s an awesome feeling, but it can be scary to make a decision. How do you know you’ll love working somewhere without actually doing it? Here’s how to handle multiple job offers and come out on top.
Resumes, cover letters and thank you notes are the worst part of the job application process. We get that, so we pulled together some tools, tips and tricks to make the process just a little easier for you.
At She Spends, we’re all about practical advice. We’re excited by New Year’s resolutions, but we want to make sure our resolutions are things we can achieve in a year. Here is our guide to achieving some money and career resolutions. Some of these were shared by members of our Facebook group, while others are our own. Check them out, and share on social media what your resolutions are.
As you’re preparing for holiday travel and struggling to make it through the a string of holiday parties and happy hours, we suggest you take an hour or two to set yourself up for career success in 2018. Using our checklist below, you’ll be able to start 2018 on the right foot.
The holidays are hard. We get it. So we put together a guide on some of the most common problems that arise in the office, among families and with ourselves during the holiday season. Be sure to check in on our Facebook group as the holidays approach - there’s a lot of advice given and received there.
As we kick off the holiday season, it's easy to get wrapped up in spending more, or even going into debt, without really noticing. For our hygge month, we’re sharing some ideas for financial self-care that you can do right now. These ideas will help you feel in control of your money while also helping you to make positive long-term changes.
November is unofficially “Conscientious Consumerism” month at She Spends. We’ve talked about thrifting a work wardrobe and investing in ESG strategies, along with questioning who benefits from #girlboss merch. As we raise our consciousness as consumers this month, we’re going to discuss buying locally.
We talk a lot at She Spends about spending money in ways that align with our values. From values-based budgeting to making time for volunteer work, we know our readers care about the world around them.
I was talking with a friend the other day about a meeting she led at her company recently. Unfortunately, though, the meeting didn’t go as smoothly as she had hoped. Several of her co-workers (all men) interrupted her for the entirety of the meeting.
Sound familiar? Yep, it does for me too (even if I don’t lead meetings… yet!).
It’s 3 p.m. on a Wednesday and you’re wildly bored at work. You log into Facebook, maybe to take a peek at what’s happening in the She Spends group. A chat pops up. It’s a woman you tangentially knew in high school that you haven’t cared to ax from your friends list. The calming playlist you curated for work breaks like these suddenly gives way to horror movie music. You open the message.
“Hey girl!! So… long time no talk, but I wanted to reach out because I know you have a passion for working out like me! I just became a Beachbody consultant and I wanted to share their AMAZING product with you!”
The three little dots continue to blink. She’s still typing. You know the pitch for Shakeology is coming, but you don’t know how to escape. You dash off a message: “Hey girl! Sorry, I’m not interested in diets. But thanks!” You close the browser, pull out your earbuds and take a deep breath. There’s sage in your desk drawer. Is it insane to light it at work?
How many times have you decided to go on a diet? For me, it’s certainly been too many times to count. Eventually, my diet and severe food allergies led to an eating disorder, which is a story so many women can tell.
Of course, the issue is systemic. Our desire to lose weight comes from many sources. We can choose to blame magazines, our mothers, the scale or mean boys on the playground, but we should also take a look at the way the weight-loss industry, one that has been steeped in sexism for years, is taking advantage of one of our greatest insecurities.