Getting Back on the Career Track

Career Woman If you’re not sure whether or not you want to return to paid work, visit the Back on the Career Track Website and take the Relaunch Readiness Quiz. Career counselors, recruiters and employers, can help.



By: Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin

Authors of Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay at Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work

Would you like to return to the work world but are concerned about how to find an opportunity that will allow you to fulfill your family or other non-work obligations, nervous about how to “market …

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Tips to Help You Save Money on Auto Insurance

Save Money on Auto Insurance

Many insurance companies have Good Student, Accident Free, Claims Free, Senior, Automatic Seatbelt, Car Alarm discounts and more. However, some insurance companies don’t offer them; you might have to ask for the discounts.

By: Cristina Toney

  • The higher your deductibles are on Comprehensive and Collision, the cheaper your policy will be. I recommend no less than $500.00 each, and if your car is already damaged or is over 10 years old, you may not need this coverage at all.
  • If you are a senior, ask your Agent if there is a driving refresher class you can take to get a

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Eight Steps to Finding and Creating the Work You Love

Work You Love

Test-driving your dream job with a mentor provides a hands-on experience that has the potential to change your life.

By: Brian Kurth, author of Test-Drive Your Dream Job

Many of us are still trying to figure out what we want to be when we grow up. We may have good jobs and nice paychecks, but we are not really happy in our work. We daydream about the “what if’s” in our life and long for the chance to discover and explore the job of our dreams. Identifying your dream job and the path that will take you there is …

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Notes from the Opt-Out Universe

Driving to Work

In record numbers, we are getting off the career freeway that was paved by our feminist foremothers, and taking exits that lead us back to marriage and motherhood, financial dependence, cookies and gardening.

By: Wendy Walker, author of Four Wives

As a twelve-year veteran of the suburban “opt-out” culture, I am intrigued by the renewed and misguided discourse on the social dynamics of the insular universe I inhabit. I see the points that are being made. In record numbers, we are getting off the career freeway that was paved by our feminist foremothers, and taking exits that lead us …

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Talking to the Boss and Getting What You Want

Talking to the Boss

Always approach your boss with respect especially if you’re looking for a really big raise, a really big promotion or anything you’re really not entitled to but want anyway.

By: Melissa Kirsch

Shorter hours, a pay raise, change of title, promotion. These are all reasons to initiate a talk with the boss. But remember this when approaching him about changing something in the workplace: Your boss’s number-one priority is to make sure you are satisfied enough to do your job well. Otherwise, everyone loses, including him. Always approach your boss with respect and promise yourself never to kiss ass …

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