Don’t be a victim of Tax scams!

Don’t be a victim of Tax scams!


By: Ms. K

Don’t be a victim of Tax scams! Even though it is the end of the holiday season, does not mean you can’t be a victim of tax scams. Always be careful when people call you, and try to make you make a payment especially if they say the only accept prepaid debit cards. I repeat that is a SCAM. The IRS would never demand money without officially sending you a certified mail letter to your house. They will make you believe that paying them is urgent and needs to be done immediately.

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Holiday Outfits

Holiday Outfits


By: Ms. K

 It’s that time of year when everyone is going to holiday parties, family functions, and hanging out with their girlfriends.  We want to pop and make a statement. Looking your best does not have to be over the top, it just have to be simple while making a statement.

I put together three simple looks for a holiday party, family gathering and a casual outfit.  Continue reading “Holiday Outfits”

World Aids Day #WAD2014

World Aids Day

By: Ms. K

World AIDS Day. December 1.

December 1 is World Aids Day. The theme for 2014 is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation.”  It is important that you make sure you practice safe sex, and always get tested.

World Health Organization states that World Aids Day  has the “opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the access gap. Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind. Closing the gap means empowering and enabling all people, everywhere, to access the services they need.

Did you know that in 2013: There were 35 million people living with HIV.

The White House will host an event at noon to recognize the observation of World Aids Day.

Love Should Not Hurt

Love Should Not Hurt


By: Ms. K

We all want that perfect love story. We want the man who would do anything for us. We want that nursery rhyme ” first comes loves, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in the baby carriage.” We want our lives to fit this perfect puzzle piece. We don’t want the bruises, the verbal insult, the fear, and the tears. The moment when you ask yourself is this LOVE? Can someone love me, but hurt me at the same time. The answer is no!

Love does not hurt, Love does not bleed, Love should not bring fear into your eyes. When a person loves you, they protect you, not hurt you constantly.

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Fighting Breast Cancer with Fitness

Fighting Breast Cancer with Fitness


By: Ms.K

 October is the annual awareness for breast cancer, but its an everyday task for women to remain healthy and aware of their body.  Its never easy being sick and trying to remain healthy, buts its essential. Having breast cancer means fighting everyday for your life. Being healthy is also a constant battle.

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Financing Breast Cancer Awareness

breast cancer walk

By: Ms. J

Did you know that you can save a life by donating to a breast cancer awareness fund? Throughout the month of October, many organizations will be hosting walks and/or runs to raise money to support this cause. You can participate by attending one in your area. Do it as an individual event or start a team. Advertise what you are doing through social media or word of mouth and ask people to donate to your cause. Even better ask your employer to match your efforts to double your donation.

The funds that are donated:

  • provide free screening tests
  • helps support those who are diagnosed with it
  • research to find a cure
  • educate the public

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Rated S Accessorize: Breast Cancer Awareness

breast cancer fashion

By: Ms. J

There are many ways that you can support Breast Cancer. You can donate, volunteer, or educate the masses to name a few. Whether big or small the support counts and saves lives. Wearing pink in support of breast cancer is not a trend or a fad, but rather it is a lifestyle. It shows that you are aware of this epidemic that largely plagues the female population and you have made the decision to join a community of people who are fighting against it. When you wear pink in support of breast cancer, wear it proudly. You can go all out and wear head to toe pink or choose to wear accessories that show your support such as like the ones above. When accessorizing please ensure that proceeds are being donated to a breast cancer awareness foundation. This is usually indicated on the item when buying. Support Breast Cancer Awareness!

Rated S Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

breast cancer


This October, RATED S is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • If you are a woman age 18-39, talk with your doctor about how to properly conduct a breast self exam on a monthly basis.
  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

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Staying Relevant-Finance Edition


By: Ms.J

Recently I decided to update my resume, which I have not done since I started my job last year. If you are not keeping a running tab of all the work you do at your job, when it is time to update your resume your mind can draw a blank. I have deduced that updating your resume can be just as hard as starting your resume from scratch. Where do you start? What do you keep or discard? Does this make sense? Am I putting all the critical details of my job ?

Staying relevant by keeping up with your resume, LinkedIn, job boards and other various career oriented internet sites are essential to your growth. As you update these items, many are watching and keeping a running tab of what you are doing. As times change, there may be an opening whether at your company or a new one that may consider you for this opportunity. At some point in your career path you may not need to apply to jobs, but be recruited based on your job profile on these various internet sites. It can be a tedious task but in the long run it can mean more money in your pocket.

Staying relevant is all apart of branding. Branding is not only for celebrities or famous people, it is for everyone. Building your brand allows you to stay relevant in your field. You may become a subject matter expert and/or an essential person in your department. Your brand is not limited to one place but rather you can take it anywhere you go and it speaks for yourself, however you have to let people become aware of it. Essentially, with time and diligence it will have a life of its own.

Stay Relevant !