The Beauty of the Pursuit

by Anna Packard “The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all that you are traveling for.” Louis L’Amour I had this Louis L’Amour quote in my email signature for years because it epitomizes an important lesson I needed to reiterate to myself, over and over. […]

Health Care Spending – Maximizing your tax benefits

by Jonyce Bullock, CPA It is that time of year! No, not the holiday season, open enrollment and health insurance exchange renewal season. This year many of us are being faced with large increases in our health insurance costs along with the loss of some key benefits.  You may be asking yourself what you can […]

“Financial hacks” that can really make a difference

by Jonyce Bullock, CPA As I was recently wrapping up our AMW series on financial budgeting, I was reflecting on ways to make a difference in our budget.  There are always the big ones that seem far away and hard to reach, like gaining a new job skill or changing your employment, but what I […]

Personal Finance: Budgeting – Part 4, The Debt Snowball

by Jonyce Bullock, CPA Hopefully by now you are starting to get in the groove of your budget.  You are getting accustomed to tracking your spending and then planning where to spend it, in advance.  Hopefully you’ve found a budget tool that works for you – whether it is a pen and paper, an Excel […]

Personal Finance: Budgeting – Part 3

A LITTLE PAIN NOW, OR A LOT LATER? by Nicolette Alger Now that you have taken the time to find your ‘why’, track your spending, and have listed your financial goals, you are ready to understand a bit more about why budgeting is so important.  Why is having a budget going to help you achieve […]

Moving from a Job to a Career

by Jennifer Dill Long I graduated from Brigham Young University (Provo) with a degree in family science and a very respectable GPA. I had a job, friends and a place to live in Utah. Then my life was disrupted when my place to live fell through. My tiny income meant I needed to live with […]

Career Day: Anesthesiologist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. What do you do? My name is Cathie Tingey Jones. I recently moved to Eugene, Oregon, after being away from Oregon for twenty years. I grew up about forty miles away in Corvallis, Oregon. I’m an anesthesiologist, which is a physician who specializes in anesthesia. […]

Selecting a Graduate School

Julie Rowse After teaching high school for six years, I was restless. Still single, I was irritated with myself that I had chosen teaching because I thought it would be easy to leave once I found a spouse. I wanted something different, with more clout. I had written a curriculum for a media literacy class, […]

Disrupt Yourself: An Interview with Whitney Johnson

by Dianne Orcutt As busy Latter-day Saint women, most of us fall into ruts and routine as we try to juggle all the many responsibilities and ANDs in our lives.  I often find myself getting caught up in the inevitable current of my life that seems to propel me forward on some predetermined path.  Sometimes […]

Child Care: Finding What Works

by Dianne Orcutt Five months ago I became a mother for the first time. And although I had months to prepare for a childcare plan for my daughter before returning to work, I avoided thinking about it because it seemed so fraught with emotion and because I was sure I had plenty of time. Luckily, […]

Career Day: Chemist

My name is Erin Olson. I live in Orem, Utah. I have a wonderful husband and 5 children — 3 great step children and 2 of my own. I enjoy living in Utah and being so close to the temples and great recreational opportunities. I am originally from the farm town of Sterling, Colorado. Both […]

Career Day: Career Counselor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Summer and I live in London, Ontario, Canada. I currently work as an employment counselor at Nokee Kwe, a nonprofit agency. I have an Honours BA in social justice and peace studies and an MEd in educational studies, with a focus on […]

During the Dark Times

by Naomi Watkins Since sharing that I resigned from my job and took a leap of faith into a still unknown future, I’ve had many people tell me that I am brave and strong. And ok, thank you. But if I am completely honest, looking back, taking that initial leap was the easy part in this […]

Video Series Featuring BYU Women Faculty: An Interview with Producer Amy Jensen

by Melanie Steimle Earlier this year the BYU Theater and Media Arts Department, in partnership with the BYU Faculty Women’s Association, released By Study, By Faith: Choosing a Good Part, a web-series of ten short films and additional written stories about BYU faculty women and their pursuit of learning. I recently sat down with Amy […]

Career Day: Writer

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. I’m a St. George, Utah girl who somehow ended up living in Switzerland. My husband got a job offer in Switzerland the same week as the company I was working for was taken over, so we saw that as a sign that we should definitely […]

Career Day: Certified Public Accountant

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Jonyce Bullock and I am a Partner in a CPA Firm located in Orem, UT. I attended BYU and received a Masters in Accountancy with an emphasis in Tax in 2000. Both my husband and I grew up in Orem and loved […]

Catching the Vision of Our Potential

by Dianne Orcutt This year I have been blessed to have gained both a nephew and a niece. As I hold these sweet babies, it is hard to look at them and not wonder what their futures will look like, what experiences and interests they will have, what kind of people they will grow up […]

Three Things I Wish I Could Say to Every Young LDS Woman

by Melanie Steimle I recently moved into a ward that is quite diverse in the range of ages represented. There are a good number of young married women in the ward, and occasionally I’ll hear one of them make a comment about school or work that makes me want to jump in with a piece […]

Different, Not Better

by Melanie Steimle Having a discussion about LDS women, work, and motherhood is a little bit like walking through a minefield. You must step carefully or someone is bound to be offended. Working women can feel that they are viewed as bad mothers. Stay at home moms can feel like the work of motherhood is […]

Career Day: High School Teacher

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Amber Rydalch, and I love my job as a high school history teacher.  I grew up in the small rural town of Oakley, Utah, and currently reside in Draper, Utah. I received my bachelor’s degree from Utah Valley University in History Education, […]

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