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Blonde and Balanced
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A fake blonde trying to find a real balance between spending and saving.
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A career in finance can be lucrative if you are in certain fields or work on commission. The average salary for an entry-level job in finance is $18.12 an hour which is more than $37,000, according to Indeed.com, with some sources reporting a median entry-level salary as high as $52,000. But many Wall Street executives […] The post Need a New Job? Consider One of the Highest Paying Finance Jobs appeared ...
Posted: Nov 16 2018 @ 9:08 PM
Traveling alone may sound scary, but going on a trip alone can be rewarding. Many single and married women get tired of waiting for someone to take them on their dream vacation, and they just do it. In fact, the number of women who travel alone increased 52% from 2016 to 2017.  However, before you […] The post Here Are 3 Important Tips for Traveling Alone appeared first on Blonde & ...
Posted: Nov 12 2018 @ 2:16 PM
Last summer I was walking through a grocery store and a lady approached me about earning rewards for buying groceries. I gave her my information and for some reason, I missed it when she said I was applying for a store-branded card. To be totally honest, I didn’t figure it out until I received the […] The post Is a Store-Branded Credit Card Right for You? appeared first on Blonde & ...
Posted: Nov 05 2018 @ 8:49 PM
  Dealing with a car mechanic may be more frightening than the car breaking down. Ninety-percent of auto mechanics are male, and some of them assume a woman will not know much about cars. Don’t get me wrong. You’ll find a lot of good, honest mechanics, but there are also some who treat women differently. […] The post How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off By Your Car Mechanic appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 03 2018 @ 1:37 AM
Health insurance is a necessity (and is still required by law for another year) and most states require you to have some kind of vehicle insurance. Those insurance policies will cover you for many of the calamities of life, but not all of them. Especially if you are a single woman, you need to make […] The post Types of Insurance You Don’t Want to Be Without appeared first on Blonde ...
Posted: Oct 30 2018 @ 1:14 PM
October is Women’s Small Business Month and there’s no doubt that more women are starting businesses online and offline. According to the National Association of Women’s Business Owners, 11.6 million businesses are led by women and generate $1. 7 trillion annually. Maybe you’ve considered starting a business but lack capital. Getting a bank loan can […] The post How Women in Business Can Get Funding appeared first on Blonde & Balanced. ...
Posted: Oct 26 2018 @ 5:08 PM
When creating a budget, you always include the basics: Rent/mortgage, food, utilities, transportation, medical expenses, credit cards and other payments. But what if your nails and hair need attention, or you need cosmetics and face cream to keep yourself looking (and feeling) good. You can take care of yourself and still pay your bills if […] The post How to Save Money on Your Hair Skin and Nails appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 3:05 PM
While planning for retirement is important for everyone, women have unique circumstances that make their retirement needs different than men’s. Socioeconomic factors create additional strains for women that have direct impacts on our retirement income streams. Women are stuck in a catch-22: on average, we must save more than men for retirement, but we also […] The post Here are the Most Difficult Retirement Challenges Women Face appeared first on Blonde ...
Posted: Oct 12 2018 @ 2:15 PM
While there are many traders who have found ways to successfully make returns on their investments, there are others who never got to see the money. When it comes to common binary options scams, it is dodgy brokers who tend to frequently have a hand in them. The face of binary options in the context […] The post Binary Options Scams: 5 Red Flags to Watch Out For appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 12 2018 @ 11:30 AM
It’s official, people: hot beverage season is here, and it’s glorious. Here’s how to make an Americano — and why it’ll soon be your favorite coffee drink. More Than a Pumpkin Spice Latte But for many coffee purists, trendy drinks like the pumpkin spice latte are an affront. Why mar the delicious natural taste of […] The post Now’s the Time to Enjoy an Americano: Coffee, But Better appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 03 2018 @ 4:28 PM


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