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Thousands of people voted this spring in a super-cool campaign run by Women on 20s to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. (Harriet Tubman was the winner!) As of yesterday, the goal of putting a woman on paper money has become a reality—in 2020, a woman will finally appear on the $10 bill.  The U.S. Treasury Department planned a fabulous woman’s $10 debut as a celebration of the centennial anniversary of women’s suffrage. As CNN reports, “The last woman on U.S. paper currency was Martha Washington, who was on the $1 Silver Certificate between 1891 and 1896. Read More
Despite the progress women have made in education and all the campaigns that encourage women to seek out more fulfilling job opportunities, women are still not on track to attain equal pay with men—at least in our lifetimes. IWPR’s series, Status of Women in the States: 2015, released its latest installment, and reported that the number of women living above the poverty line has dropped from 87.9% in 2002 to 85.4% since 2013. According to Daily Beast, these gaps are more vivid in Southern states like Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Read More
If you want more money, you have to ask for it. And the easiest way to get that raise is to negotiate it for your next job. You’ve probably got more earning potential than you know—so let’s get down to some bargaining basics! Step 1: Do Your Research Know the average salary range for the position by checking websites like Glassdoor.com or asking peers in the industry. Read More
Holiday sales are my favorite part of capitalism. Really, the Independence Day of our great nation can’t be celebrated in a better way in my opinion.  As a thrifty nickel, I’ve been on the lookout for the places with the best sales on the July 4th weekend. Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me in past when searching for the best deals. 1. Coupons are a girl's best friend  Retail Me Not has saved me a lot of money. Many stores offer coupons online for busy weekends and put them on sites like Retail Me Not and Groupon. Read More
Once upon a time, beauty companies were telling women that their bodies weren't smooth enough, their faces clear enough, and their hair, shiny enough. However, after various body-positive movements in addition to all the feminist scholars critiquing the issue, companies have attempted to alter the explicit ways in which they enforce constant body surveillance. Now more recently, we are seeing women's beauty advertisements "praise" empowerment over body image. Take this new Pantene, "Sorry Not Sorry" commercial, for instance. Read More
11 Betties (featured in our current issue!) will make you fall head over heels in love...with math. They're kitschy, quirky, sassy, and all those other adjectives that are normally reserved for description of a Wes Anderson movie.  Now, they've created a special how-to exclusively for BUST that will help you make sure you and your friends never "check out on the check" again. We've all been there--you order the salad and Donna orders the foie gras... Read More
Sallie Krawcheck by Dirk Eusterbrock   Sallie Krawcheck, 48, has had an exhilarating and rocky career as one of the most powerful people on Wall Street. In 2002, she was on top of the financial world: she was on the cover of Fortune, and the public hailed her as the “last honest analyst.” She reinvented Citigroup and became the organization's chief financial officer, only to be demoted and then let go in 2008.    When she left Citigroup, the media and the public scorned her and other women in her position. Read More
  A new study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association has something shocking to tell us: women doctors are paid, on average, $56,019 less than male doctors. And that’s even more of a disparity than it was in 1980, over thirty years ago. Is the medical field getting even more discriminatory of the basis of sex? It would appear so.    Female pharmacists and those working in health insurance are catching up to men when it comes to income, but for dentists and doctors, it isn’t looking that way. Read More
    Yesterday, my fiance and I applied for our very first apartment. Hello, excitement, stress, and other emotions I don’t even think have words attached to them. The apartment is in a small college town where I went to school, a town we call “The Twilight Zone Town” because it is so idyllic and magical to us. Even though we don’t know if we will get the apartment, the place already feels like the home we’ve always wanted. The two of us moved around a lot during our teenage years, and this place just feels like it could really be ours. Read More
The Federal Reserve announced this week that a redesigned hundred-dollar bill is scheduled for release in October. This new bill has added anti-counterfeiting features such as a 3D security ribbon and a disappearing and reappearing image of the Liberty Bell on an inkwell. I personally love the feather quill pen and ink well, since I write and draw.  I think other creative types will like that, too.  I'm looking forward to seeing the fresh new "hundo".   Image and source: www.allproudamericans. Read More