Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

Are you and your partner planning to combine your finances? Whether you’re married, moving in together, or making a long-term commitment, combining your finances is both exciting and scary. Are you ready to take that step? And once you do, how will you make everything work? The best way to figure out if you’re ready […]

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Do you find yourself more stressed out at the beginning of the month when bills are due? Do you hold your breath until a check clears? Are you unsure of how much money is coming in and out each month? We’ve all experienced some financial stress at one point or another, but there’s a point […]

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Getting a raise is mostly about timing for the company, industry standards and, of course, good performance. But it often comes down to one simple thing: asking for it. And in 2015, you may have to. Sponsored content provided by partnership with Betterment. A recent National Association for Business Economics study found that just 24% […]

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How to Start a Side Hustle When You’re Short on Time

by Carrie Smith January 27, 2015

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Starting a business, or side hustle, in addition to your day job can be a lucrative endeavor. Many entrepreneurs have used a side hustle to save up enough money to travel the world full-time, quit their day jobs, and start their own business ventures. But doesn’t that mean you’re working all the time? Do you […]

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How to Prepare to Go Freelance

by Carrie Smith January 26, 2015

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Are you getting ready to quit your job and freelance full-time? It’s a dream goal that many of us have, but it’s all too easy to get swept up in the dream and not focus on the reality. While going freelance has its perks, there are some vital things you must do if you want […]

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Seven Easy Budget Tips for the Self-Employed

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss January 23, 2015

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When you leave the mother ship to work for yourself, there are just a few things you might miss. Along with the bad commute and worse coffee, you leave behind that steady paycheck from which a computer in a far off payroll office automatically deducted money for the things you never had to think too […]

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Five Savings Challenges to Try in 2015

by Kali Hawlk January 22, 2015

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Ready to save more money in 2015? You’re not alone! According to a recent survey from Fidelity on money resolutions, the majority of people who made goals to improve their finances said they wanted to save more this year. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 5 savings challenges to try throughout […]

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Five Tax Law Changes in 2015 You Need to Know

by Lisa Hay January 21, 2015

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For retirement savers, 2015 is already shaping up to be an important year with new guidelines from the IRS about tax-advantaged saving. While many savers will be eligible to contribute more next year based on higher income and contribution limits, new restrictions on IRA and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) rollovers require planning ahead. Sponsored content […]

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What to Do When You Find Yourself Back in Debt

by Carrie Smith January 20, 2015

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After finding myself divorced and starting over at the age of 25, I knew I had to turn my life around. No one was going to do it for me, and I wanted to stand on my own two feet. So I made a vow to myself to do whatever it took to pay off […]

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What I Learned In My First Three Months as a Freelancer

by Melanie Debt January 19, 2015

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A little over 3 months ago, I took a leap of faith and quit my full-time nonprofit job to be a full-time freelancer. It wasn’t a decision I made lightly. It was a decision that came crashing down on me, as I realized I couldn’t do both jobs anymore. In the past three months, I […]

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Three Financial Goals You’ll Actually Want to Accomplish This Year

by Carrie Smith January 16, 2015

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For many of us New Year’s resolutions include things we feel like we should accomplish (like getting in shape, or eating healthier), or dream of doing (like traveling more, or saving more money). But have you considered working towards goals you actually want to reach? Something that you can put on your list that’s just […]

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Three Small Ways to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Money Goal

by Kathleen Fordyce January 15, 2015

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Lets face it, spending is more fun than saving. It just is. Even if you are saving for something you want, it is challenging to hold off from instant gratification. Whether you are trying to pay off your debt, build your emergency fund or put aside a down payment for a house, it is critical […]

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Get Your Favorite Golden Globes Looks For Less

by Meredith Lepore January 14, 2015

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The Golden Globes aired on Sunday night and as usual we were presented with a whole lot of glitz, glamour—and a few big mistakes. But mostly we got to see some of the evening gown trends that will be big this year. Of course, most of us don’t have the budgets of the average Hollywood […]

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Your 2015 Tax Season Calendar

by Catherine New January 14, 2015

First, there is denial. Then relief, and then possibly a nice refund after it’s all said and done. We’re talking about tax season, and it has arrived. It’s also a good time to take care of other financial business, like maxing out an IRA or rolling over an old 401(k). Sponsored content provided by partnership […]

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How to Financially Prepare for an Unexpected Pregnancy

by Catherine Alford January 13, 2015

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If you or anyone you know has ever had an unexpected pregnancy, you know all of the emotions and shock that come with it. It may take a few weeks to get used to the idea of being pregnant. Then you have to tell your family and assess how you will handle this huge change […]

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Five Times When You Shouldn’t Go Shopping

by Meredith Lepore January 12, 2015

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There’s a great episode of How I Met Your Mother where the main character, Ted, stresses that you should always just go home after 2 am because only bad choices are made (and bad things happen). Well, this lesson can be applied to shopping. Raise your hand if you’ve ever made an impulse purchase you’ve […]

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Five Side Hustles You Probably Haven’t Thought Of

by Erika Torres January 8, 2015

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Side Hustle: It’s the strategy du jour on how to make extra money in addition to your full-time job. Most choose to use this side hustle money to pay down debt, save for an emergency fund, or to achieve some other financial goal, like buying a house. Think of a side hustle as dabbling in […]

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This Year, Don’t Make Resolutions—Create Habits

by Sarah Kaufman January 7, 2015

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This is the year you’re going to crush your resolutions. You’re going to exercise five days a week, cut back on greasy foods, and save more—a lot more—money. You’re going to feel motivated the whole time, so it will be simple. It’s just a matter of adhering to your mission. Mind over matter. Right? Wrong. […]

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