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Wanted: ChickAdvisor Writers

Tuesday June 24, 2008

Are you:
A ChickAdvisor Member?
A good writer?
A lover of all things shopping and beauty?
Interested in getting into the industry?

We are looking for writers to cover topics ranging from fashion, beauty, wellness, food and general lifestyle topics. It may involve testing some products and/or covering local media events and things happening around the city. We have great traffic so it's...

Wanted: You!

Tuesday June 24, 2008 by Ali

CoverGirl has launched a new line of Gotta Have It colourful eyeshadow palettes for the summer! Cute, cheap and flirty, these juicy shades are great for experimenting and trying something new. They are throwing a big bash tomorrow, Wednesday June 25th from 7:30 - 10:30.

Want our job for the day? We need YOU to help cover it for ChickAdvisor!

What's involved:

* Makeup and trends with Celebrity...

Dream Careers: Fashion Designer CARRIE

Monday June 23, 2008 by Ali

The Designer's favorite dress: CARRIE Architectural Dress (D0007). Image courtesy of

When it comes to careers there are really only two kinds: Those you live and breathe that define a large part of who you are, and those that pay the bills but aren't a raison d'être.

I am more of an "I am what I do" than a "It pays the bills" Chick. Yes there are other sides to me that...

ChickAdvisor Wants an Intern

Thursday June 12, 2008 by Ali

*We'd love to boast that all of these pretties work for ChickAdvisor, but actually, they're just wearing the t-shirt. Oh, except for Claire (3rd from left) who does work here.

We are in the fortunate position of having too many products, too many events and too little time. Are you...

*A ChickAdvisor member
*A good writer
*Detail oriented
*Have a few hours...

Late-For-Work Excuses: the Good, the Bad, the Idiotic

Tuesday June 10, 2008 by Claire

So you overslept, can't find your favorite sweater, and you've been daydreaming about bumping into that hottie from the 8th floor. Bottom line: you are running seriously late for work.

Since none of the above exactly qualifies as a great excuse for tardiness, you need to get creative. Here are some fab suggestions from

~I had to audition for American Idol
~I was busy being indicted

Just one question....

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Get your personal finances cleaned up (or at least figured out) with Fabulously Broke in the City...

What will it take for you to start making that change in your life? If you're one of my regular readers, reading this and thinking: Gee, I should get crackin' on a budget and starting to track my expenses, what is it going to take for you to stop, and really START a budget?

Will it be...

Mom is a 6 Figure Job

Sunday May 11, 2008 by Ali

If a stay-at-home mom could be compensated in dollars for her time and effort, that would be worth an annual salary of nearly $117,000 according to, a firm that studies workplace compensation.

The calculation is based on compiling at least 10 job titles with duties that Mom typically performs, from housekeeper and day care centre to van driver, psychologist and chief executive officer....

Starting Your Own Business

Thursday May 8, 2008 by Ali

Thanks to the lovely Jill Clark for once again having me on the fun and fabulous internet TV show that is Twenty Something! This time we discussed the struggles of entrepreneurship. Anyone with romantic notions about running your own company needs to throw those away. Being an Entrepreneur takes a lot of hard work and it is a constant series of highs and lows. One minute you are ecstatic because a...

Attention Shopaholics: Tips for Getting Your Financial Priorities in Order

Monday May 5, 2008

Great advice from the Budget Fashionista (if you're like, oh, 98% of us who wonder why that recent raise hasn't made a dent in our debt)...

Most of us love shopping, and who doesn't like finding a great bargain? The truth is, however, that sometimes the joys of shopping evolve beyond something we do just do get the things we need or splurge a little on something nice...


Who Pays The Bills?

Wednesday April 30, 2008 by Ali

Are you clueless about your finances?

When it comes to bills, I am in charge. I am a complete budget geek with my pages of calculations and I always know at any given moment what our balance should be. So I was surprised to discover that many of my married friends rely on their husbands for all financial matters, and often have no idea where their money is being spent each month. Flashback 1960s,...

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