Posts by Carrie Sloan

The Realist’s Guide to Sabbaticals: How to Take One—and Still Keep Your Job

Who says you need to be high on the corporate ladder to take a sabbatical? Here’s how to ask for one, craft it—and maximize it. More

3 Working Moms, 3 Second Acts: How I Rocked the Transition Back to Office Life

It’s a tough call: Stay home, or return to work? Here’s how 3 moms re-entered the workforce—and rocked their second acts. More

The Psychology of Negotiation: 4 Ways to Get What You Want

Whether you’re vying for a new job or buying a home, don’t let these common mental roadblocks throw you off your negotiation game. More

The Sit-It-Out Syndrome: Why Women Are Afraid to Invest Their Hard-Earned Cash

Why are successful, high-earning women leaving their savings in cash? We explore why they’re scared—and who should be investing. More

4 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Banishing Bad Money Habits

A handful of scientifically proven strategies to be a better financial version of yourself than you ever thought possible. More

Are America’s Colleges Failing Working-Class Kids?

After years of research, a sociologist explains why working-class students are at a disadvantage—and how to turn it around. More

4 Ways to Be More Charismatic

It’s not that some people are born with it: A leading career coach says this skill can be honed. More

Can Paying for College Actually Hurt Our Kids?

New research shows that footing the bill may not be a good idea. Here’s why—and how to do it in a way that will help them succeed. More

10 Things You Don’t Know About My Finances: Kellee Khalil

The founder of, a new wedding planning site, shares her money secrets—like how she saved up $75,000! More

HR Experts Confess: 8 Biggest Interview Mistakes We See

Two high-profile executives divulge the things you definitely shouldn’t say—and what they secretly think of your resume. More