Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

Paying off debt is more like a marathon than a sprint, especially for people like me who owe large amounts. My debt repayment journey will be spread out over the course of years, not months. Dealing with this reality can be difficult. Over the years, you may change jobs, relationships, or move. A lot can […]

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I’m the first to admit we were totally unprepared for the arrival of our daughter, financially anyway. While we had necessities like clothes, diapers and a bed for her to sleep in, I actually had no idea how we were going to manage financially. I really wanted to capitalize on my full 52-week maternity leave […]

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When I studied creative writing at UC Santa Cruz a common piece of advice came up time and time again: add to your creative tool box. As an undergrad learning the technicalities of a craft, it seemed exactly the opposite of what I might have guessed. I’d always assumed I had to find my voice […]

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Here’s What You Missed At Credit Chat

by Jessica Jones October 16, 2014

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Yesterday we had a great time chatting with Experian and credit expert Jeanne Kelly about paying down credit card debt. Missed the chat or just want a refresher? We’ve got all the details, below.   [View the story "Full Recap: Ways to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster" on Storify]

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How Employer-Paid Egg-Freezing Could Help And Hurt Women

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 16, 2014

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When Apple and Facebook announced earlier this week that they are (or will soon be) offering female employees compensation for having their eggs frozen for nonmedical reasons, there was much rejoicing. This is one more way companies can make it easier to lean in (fittingly offered by Facebook, home of Lean In author and COO […]

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What Does Diversification Mean… Actually?

by Ashley Feinstein October 16, 2014

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When it comes to investing you are likely to run into a lot of jargon. If you are at all like I was three years ago, you may find your eyes glaze over when you see terms like diversification and allocation. I certainly felt like it was a completely different language! However, after taking a […]

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Big New Job? Find Out How One Young Worker Gained Respect

by Connie Mei October 15, 2014

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Gaining respect in the workplace is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re young. When I was 24, an amazing opportunity came for me to work in a much larger role at a different company. I was excited, but also scared. At the time I had less than 3 years of work […]

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Thanks for Chatting! Get Some Advice to Pay Down Credit Card Debt

by Tanya Edwards October 15, 2014

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Welcome! If you’re coming in from #CreditChat and visiting GoGirl Finance for the first time, we’re so happy you’re here. Credit card debt can be overwhelming, and half of Americans have more debt than savings according to a survey from Bankrate. To help you take those first steps to getting your debt under control — or just […]

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Leadership: Would You Rather Be Loved, or Feared?

by Lydia Loizides October 14, 2014

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There is a point in everyone’s career where you choose a style of leadership that falls into one of two larges buckets: lovable or feared. Interestingly, the two most important traits that we use to judge others by (especially our leaders) is “lovable” or “fearsome” they are. Thankfully research is now available that shows us […]

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Win Tickets to LearnVest Live 2014

by Sarah Chang October 14, 2014

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Need a little money inspiration? Here’s your opportunity to see some of this generation’s most inspirational financial speakers live. We’re giving away 5 sets of tickets (two tickets in each set) to LearnVest Live 2014, a 1000+ person event here in NYC that’s sure to inspire and ignite your financial goals! Here are the details:  LearnVest […]

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7 Things You Should Do Now to Fend Off Holiday Debt

by Meredith Lepore October 14, 2014

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It seems hard to believe that we’re already talking about the holidays, but once October is over, you know the big ones are coming. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas always seems to pass in a flash; it’s a month of parties, clothes, events, and excess spending. So how can we limit the fallout? We talked […]

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How to Design Your Own Career

by Kate Wilson October 13, 2014

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If you find yourself feeling down in the dumps over your career, then it just might be time to take matters into your own hands. So many people fall into line and end up following the career paths that have been laid out for them. While we can all appreciate things like a steady paycheck […]

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Credit Chat: How to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster

by Jessica Jones October 11, 2014

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We are excited to be teaming up with Experian for #CreditChat! Join us next Wednesday October 15 at 3pm ET if you want to get tips on how to pay down credit card debt faster. Follow along by using #CreditChat and get some great tips from expert Jeanne Kelly. Jeanne Kelly is an author, speaker, […]

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Why My Graduate Degree Was Worth It, Even Though I Don’t Use It!

by Julie DenOuden October 10, 2014

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Every month when I sit down to pay my bills, I pause when I get to the one for my grad school loan. I pause to reflect on the reality that I am paying for something I no longer use. Sometimes it seems like I’m making a car payment for a car I no longer drive, […]

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How I Achieve a Good Work-Life Balance as a Working Mom

by Alexa Mason October 9, 2014

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Do you struggle to maintain a good work-life balance? I used to be the same way. After getting divorced in 2012, I knew that I had to quickly earn enough money to take care of myself and two daughters. I worked two day jobs and even threw a side business into the mix. I was […]

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She Paid Off $20k in Debt, Find Out How

by Connie Mei October 8, 2014

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When I graduated from college in 2010, I had approximately $20,000 in student debt. That amount certainly wasn’t crazy. I had friends with debt in the six figures and really felt their pain. Still, any debt at 21 was daunting. I didn’t have a job lined up and the market was still dismal, so the […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Investing

by Vonetta Young October 7, 2014

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You start dating a great guy/girl, everything is going so well, then suddenly – boom – he/she breaks your heart, leaving you wondering what happened. The same happened with a lot of us during the Great Recession. Stocks tumbled, leaving 401Ks hollow and preventing some folks from retiring when they thought they were set (eek!). […]

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How To Afford Networking When You’re Between Jobs

by Claire Murdough October 6, 2014

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When I left my first job intending to pivot and land the job of my dreams, I was convinced I could go at it alone. I’ll be the solo pioneer of my own career, I thought. I just need to pull up boot straps and find a way to get all those HR managers to […]

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