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It's Equal Pay Day and We Have a Long Way to Go Baby!

#EqualPayDay “It’s indisputable that there’s a real pay gap. People can argue about how big, but that’s almost besides the point. … The point is that every woman, every girl deserves to get paid what they’re worth.”  - Sheryl Sandberg Because this blog focuses on issues related to working moms, I have to point out that today is " Equal Pay Day ". Contrary to what some people may think, it remains necessary. The purpose of Equal Pay Day is to educate people about the pay disparity between men and women. In the United States today, women only make about 70 cents for every dollar made by a man. In my primary profession as an attorney, women make roughly 77 cents for every dollar male attorneys make. As a woman who has worked Full Time since graduating college, with the exception of graduate school, I have to say these statistics really make me mad.

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: My Appearance on PCNC Night Talk

As I mentioned in a previous post, tonight, I appeared on Night Talk, a talk show on the Pittsburgh Cable Network Channel. I was interviewed by Ellis Cannon .  We discussed the  report the Pew Research Trust recently published stating that working moms are the primary breadwinners in 40% of American households.  We had a robust conversation. Ellis disclosed that he is the kind of husband who cleans the house and does laundry and I disclosed that I am failing at potty training . All in all we had a grand time. I really hope to do it all again sometime soon. Here's hoping!   Me at WPXI Related articles Upcoming Television Appearance: What Does it Mean Now That 40% of Moms are the Primary Breadwinner in Their Household? ( Working Mom Musings: Is the American Family in Jeopardy Because Women Work??? ( What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About "Breadwinner Moms" ( Net Worth TV Announc

Friday Tip: Know Your Worth (Free Financial Advice)

I may have found my prince charming, but I still take responsibility for creating my own wealth and managing my own money . It may be because my dad was a banker. It may be because my mother was adamant that her girls be independent.  It may be because my grandparents all preached that we should be smart with money.  Or it could be, that as a career woman , an economics major and control freak that I need to be in charge!  Regardless, I take my money very seriously.

Wednesday Words of Wisdom: Equal Pay for Equal Work #EqualPayDay

               "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." Janis Joplin As women, sometimes we compromise ourselves because we believe that is easier than fighting for what is right. Too often we allow ourselves to accept less than we're entitled to. We believe that fighting for ourselves is too much trouble and we also believe that the cost for accepting less is not that big of a deal. After all, why should we negotiate a higher salary when we have received a good offer?' We should negotiate because failure to do so can interfere with our ability to live the type of life that we would like to live. We should negotiate for our family's sake. This week I had the good fortune of attending a luncheon and hearing a speech by Lilly Ledbetter .  Mrs. Ledbetter was the plaintiff in a landmark employment law case and has become an advocate for working women. Her efforts led to congress passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act . Mrs. Ledbet