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Is a Long Commute to Work a Deal Breaker?

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Many successful women are feeling the pinch of America’s prolonged economic slump more than their male counterparts simply because of the nation’s outmoded corporate culture. As such, today’s modern businesswoman is continually confronted with difficult decisions regarding their career paths and life ambitions. With a majority of large companies and corporations restructuring their organizations, shifting employees to various sectors and downsizing in an effort to maximize efficiency, successful women are increasingly being asked to make crucial choices regarding their careers. One of the most common dilemmas facing successful women in the business world is the prospect of taking on an assignment which will entail a longer commute to work.



The Best Bets to Invest Your Money Safely

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The current investment market does not exactly put the average consumer at ease.  With the global economy still wading through the recession and stocks on a perpetual roller coaster, those looking to make their money work for them are doubtless skeptical about the prospect of investing their hard-earned ducats.  And yet, stocks aren’t the only form of investment out there.  There are still plenty of ways for people to safely invest their money in ventures that are bound to show a return over time (even if they don’t come close to the potential dividends offered by stocks).  The real payoff is peace of mind, with a few extra bucks thrown into the mix.  Here are some investments that fit the bill.



Securing a Trademark for Your Company Name

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When you start a business, there are several things you must do.  First, you need to come up with a business plan that will set you on a path to success.  Then you will likely have to secure financing to get your operation up and running.  You may need to hire employees and lease office space, or secure a warehouse facility for manufacturing.  But even though these components are important, you are probably a lot more excited about coming up with a name and a logo for your company.  So why wouldn’t you want to protect them from exploitation by others?  By simply securing a trademark, you can legally ensure that your intellectual property is safe from theft.  Here’s how to do it.



How to Plan a Wedding While Working Long Hours

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For most women, planning a wedding is both a stressful and enjoyable time in their lives. But how, in a 9-5 world, can you keep your wedding from taking over your life? For those of us with a full time job, other than wedding planning, the task can be quite daunting. You can plan a fabulous wedding with many of your own personal touches, even while working long hours.

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Why You Need to Start Planning for Your Future Now

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You’ve probably heard plenty of people say that you’re not getting any younger.  When you’re 20 or 30 it is easy to ignore this warning; you’ve got all the time in the world!  But once you hit 40 or 50 and begin to realize that retirement isn’t really that far off, it may be too late to start realistically planning for a future that used to seem so far away.  Another phrase, “time flies”, also applies to this scenario, so here are just a few reasons why now is a great time to start planning for your future, even if you’re fresh out of college.