Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

When I was 17, I signed papers that solidified my relationship with student loans. I was young and uninformed, and I didn’t really know what kind of relationship it would be. Over the next several years, I also went to graduate school and accumulated more debt at an even higher interest rate. Since then (7 […]

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Summer is so close you can almost smell it. This is the time of year when we’re all craving a wardrobe update, whatever your budget. Of course, you don’t want to blow everything on summer clothing — especially when some of these looks will only be chic for three months. Lucky for you, we’ve done […]

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When you’re trying to save money and spend less, a trip to Target can serve as financial kryptonite. We’ve all done it: go in for toothpaste, leave with an entire cart full of things we don’t need but couldn’t resist (and may not even remember grabbing off the shelves in our shopping stupor). If you’re […]

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How We Cut Wedding Expenses – and Saved Thousands

by Katharine Paljug May 21, 2015

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The price tag for weddings is rising. In fact, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding cost in the US is up to $29,858! But what exactly is all that money paying for? And how much is necessary for a beautiful wedding and a good party? When my husband and I […]

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How To Prepare for Unemployment After Graduation

by Katharine Paljug May 20, 2015

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When I graduated from college, two semesters of job hunting had gotten me nowhere: I was unemployed and had very little in the way of savings. It was terrifying, but I made it through, found a job within three months, and saved about $10,000 over the course of the next year. Right now, things are […]

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Says Companies Run By Women Perform Better

by Cheryl Lock May 19, 2015

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When it comes to investing in new business opportunities, Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary believes it’s probably best to stick with companies run by women. If you’re looking to turn a profit, that is. In fact, at a recent event, O’Leary told Business Insider that of the 27 companies he’s invested in, 55 percent of them […]

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The Seven Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk May 19, 2015

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There are a few ideas that serve as the foundation of good money management habits. Spend less than you earn. Try your best to save more than you spend. Develop these routines and you’ll be on your way to building wealth. If this is true, though, why do so many people fail to achieve financial […]

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How To Throw a Summer Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang May 18, 2015

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Summer is officially here June 21, but who wants to wait that long to fire up the grill and soak up sun, suds and fun on the deck or patio? Of course, entertaining can be stressful for some — especially if you’re on a budget. From sides to salads, getting it all together is overwhelming. […]

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Five Qualities to Look For in a Financial Advisor

by Michelle Cortés-Harkins May 15, 2015

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What’s your biggest financial fear? Losing your job? Not being prepared for retirement? We’ve all been there! Thinking about the future — especially when things are uncertain — can be scary. But there’s one thing we do know — gaining control of your finances can be empowering. Finding a good advisor is the first step […]

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Join Us For Our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones May 14, 2015

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Did you just graduate from college? Are you a mom reentering the workforce? Are you looking to advance your career, or improve your personal brand? Join us and digital branding expert Joanne Tombrakos for our #DigitalYou2015 Twitter chat Thursday May 14, 2015 at 8:30pmET. Joanne Tombrakos is the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Joanne Tombrakos […]

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Nine Summer Budget Beauty Finds for Under $15

by Meredith Lepore May 14, 2015

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Summer is all about looking chic. Right? You probably just rolled your eyes. It’s pretty tough to look good when you have to deal with high temperatures, sudden rainstorms, and horrible humidity. Products can help — but you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on items you’ll only use for a few months. We’ll, […]

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Five Ways to Put Yourself First

by Kali Hawlk May 13, 2015

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Do you feel like you’re constantly catering to everyone else’s wants and needs, while you’re own go unaccounted for? In the age of hyperbusy, it’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves. Especially as we focus on doing more and being better at everything. But it’s okay to put yourself first on occasion — […]

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Five Ways Introverted Women Can Network

by Katharine Paljug May 12, 2015

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If you’re one of the estimated 50% of women who are introverts, networking can be an incredibly difficult part of building your career. Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to grow in your chosen profession, joining your team for drinks after work or attending a chamber of commerce meeting, interacting with large […]

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How To Throw a Dinner Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang May 11, 2015

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I make a point of getting together with my girlfriends at least once a month. It’s something I look forward to — and is even better over a great bottle of wine and some fabulous food. Meeting at a restaurant is easy, of course, but can get expensive — particularly for those of us hoping […]

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Eight Wedding Gift Hacks (So You Don’t Go Broke This Season)

by Meredith Lepore May 8, 2015

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We’ve all been there. It’s thrilling to hear a good friend announce her engagement. Then the invites the the shower, bachelorette, and destination wedding start rolling in. And all you see are dollar signs. It’s true, weddings have become atrociously expensive. In fact, a survey from American Express found the cost to attend a wedding has increased over […]

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How To Set a Budget for Summer Vacation With Friends

by Katharine Paljug May 7, 2015

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Odds are, you’re not doing it by yourself. We’re talking about travel, that is. Even though solo travel is becoming more popular — especially among women — less than 20% of all travel is done alone. Women are far more likely to plan a getaway with friends than to travel by themselves. For the budget-conscious, […]

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A Budget-Friendly Gift Guide for All the Moms on Your List

by Meredith Lepore May 6, 2015

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In case you weren’t sure, this Sunday (May 10) is Mother’s Day. That means you have just enough time to find the perfect gift, even if you’ve left shopping to the last minute. According to a recent survey, the average person spends about $120 on a Mother’s Day gift. Now we all love our mommas, […]

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Four Surprising Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk May 5, 2015

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We all want to save more money, but finding the inspiration to spend less and keep more — and staying motivated to keep up good habits over time — can be a challenge. But the more you save, the closer you’ll be to achieving your biggest financial goals (those surf lessons could be closer than […]

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