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Alicia McElhaney

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If you’ve decided that cryptocurrency is an asset you want to add to your portfolio, I’m psyched. To get you ready to hop in, here’s a brief overview of how to dip your toe in and start investing. Note: There are definitely other ways to invest in cryptocurrency and many resources available that you can check out. There isn’t one way to invest, but these steps reflect (what I think) is ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 10:07 AM
My fiancé Sean and I both subscribe to Scott’s Cheap Flights, a service that sends email alerts about flight deals. We didn’t end up using a flight deal from the service, but the emails helped to spark ideas for traveling and give a baseline on the average flight cost to certain areas. Because I work for a public school, I can only take long vacations over holidays. When we found ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 12:34 PM
Investing in cryptocurrencies doesn’t come without risks, but neither does any other investment type. This rundown of the advantages and disadvantages of investing in cryptocurrency (which is by no means an exhaustive list) can help you better understand the risks and rewards. ...
Posted: Dec 06 2017 @ 9:57 AM
I made the choice to wear the hijab in the seventh grade. Making the decision was much easier for me than others given the community I grew up in; I attended Islamic school in New Jersey all the way through high school. I wore the hijab as part of my uniform starting in the fifth grade. My mother, most of my aunts and older cousins also wore hijab, so making ...
Posted: Dec 05 2017 @ 9:30 AM
Just-out-of-reach wealth is annoying to hear about. It’s tangible but it’s not something you have (or may ever have). But obscene wealth, the kind you couldn’t even make up in your dreams, is glorious. It’s luxurious. You’re here for the ride. ...
Posted: Dec 03 2017 @ 4:44 PM
Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that sit on top of a technology called “blockchain.” You’ve most likely heard of Bitcoin, which is the hottest cryptocurrency of the moment, with one Bitcoin growing in value by more than $3,000 in just the past month. Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency that was created and is currently the highest valued, but there are other coins like Ether and Litecoin that are growing in popularity. Cryptocurrencies are ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 10:11 AM
With Thanksgiving and the holidays ramping up, She Spends wants to reflect on the year. Women, especially women of color and those in the LGBTQ+ community, have gone through the ringer. Sexual harassment and assault. Restrictive measures against our healthcare and birth control. Run-of-the-mill sexism and racism everywhere from the workplace to Twitter. She Spends is fighting back.Powerful men are losing their jobs. The Affordable Care Act repeal failed, even ...
Posted: Nov 28 2017 @ 10:59 AM
We hear your concerns about investing — many readers have shared that they’re unsure where to start — so we’re partnering with Ellevest, a digital investment platform, to bridge that gap for our readers.Ellevest was created by Sallie Krawcheck, formerly of Citi and Bank of America, to close the gender investing gap, which can cause women to lose hundreds of thousands of dollars, or even millions, over the course of ...
Posted: Nov 16 2017 @ 8:00 AM
When I was growing up, my mom and I spent a lot of time trawling thrift stores for diamonds in the rough. My family had a year or two when money was tight, and part of cutting back was shopping at Goodwill for new clothes. I distinctly remember finding a pair of jean shorts from Abercrombie at the local Salvation Army. That was the moment that taught me the magic ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 10:16 AM
Nothing gets the She Spends team more up-in-arms than seeing the term “girlboss” or any of its sister terms, including “boss babe,” “boss bitch” or “mompreneur.” So when Alicia saw this Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda on Sephora’s website, we almost exploded. Here’s proof in the form of a Slack conversation Amanda, Jemma and Alicia had the day she spotted the abomination.AM: I am infuriated.JF: Too Faced is so ...
Posted: Nov 13 2017 @ 4:03 PM


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