The Day Tradette

The Perfect Host Gifts Under $25

Perfect host gift

I’ve been seeing a lot of gift guides pop up recently. But it seems that everyone’s skipping right past the next holiday – Thanksgiving! If you’re invited to join someone’s celebrations over the next month a gift for you host is key. That said, it can be hard to know what makes the perfect host […] Read more…

Marriott to Acquire Starwood – How does it affect your points and stock?

Marriott and Starwood Merger

Back when I was a consultant, one of the questions you asked a new co-worker was, “Marriott or Starwood?” (Correct answer – Starwood SPG points). Imagine my surprise to wake up this morning and find out that question is now irrelevant. This morning, Marriott International (MAR) and Starwood Hotels (HOT) announced they’re merging, as Marriott […] Read more…

Why I’m getting an MBA – even if it’s worth less than a man’s degree

Value of an MBA

“Within a few years of graduation, women with MBAs earn lower salaries, manage fewer people, and are less pleased with their progress than men with the same degree.” That’s according to Bloomberg Businessweek, which published an article last week that’s stuck with me: “The Real Payoff From an MBA Is Different for Men and Women.” […] Read more…

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