Get a virtual online coach
People pay big bucks for advice from a life coach. But WhatWillYourPlanBe.com
can give you great guidance for free. Just log on and pick the most pertinent issues from the list shuffling around on the home page.
"Today's young women face obstacles unlike any generation before them," explains Andrea Porzio, Group Product Manager of Consumer Marketing at Duramed Pharmaceuticals, the sponsor of the site.
"This new website extends that support to other areas of a young woman's life, providing a real ally that's easily accessible anytime, anywhere when she needs it the most."
So, from "Buying my way to Bora Bora" to "Making the right health choices," the site is set up to tackle the top topics orbiting around a woman's world. With the click
of the mouse, you can rank issues by how important each one is to you, and once you assess six goals, the site determines the most pressing areas in your life, whether it's health, career or
Investigate your issues
And based on your number one priority (health, career or finance), the site then guides you through a quiz based on the issue itself: Examples include "How Financially Fit Are You?",
"Is Your Career on Track?" and "Am I Making the Right Health Choices?" (The latter focusing on sexual health, a nod to the site's sponsor, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, the
makers of Plan B emergency contraception). It's a simple way to see how you stand when it comes to what matters most in your life – and to assess how much (if any) help you need in each
of the aforementioned areas.
Get advice from experts
From there, you'll be guided to expert advice, offering anything on "how to back up your sexy side with real smarts" or "how to start tackling your financial goals".
Experts include Stacy Francis, the president of Francis Financial, Inc., an independent, fee-only firm that specializes in helping individuals create more fulfilling lives through financial freedom;
Ashlesha Patel, Division Director of Family Planning Services at John H. Stroger, Jr. Cook County Hospital in Chicago; and Nicole Williams, the world's first career stylist, and founder of WORKS
Career Management, the leading career management brand for young professional women.
Together, these women offer an extensive amount of expertise with tips tailored to how you measured up on your quiz. Accompanying this advice are pointers on such topics as successful shopping (for
example, Wallet-less shopping: Leave your credit cards at home. Only spend what you have in cash.) to positioning yourself as best candidate for a new job. And whether you love or loathe your current
career, with today's job market as it is, who wouldn't want to know that?
Be sure to check out these online health & fitness tools, too
Take the President's Adult Fitness Challenge
Evaluate your own diet with My Pyramid Tracker
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