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when dealing with money

In the last month, how many times would you say you have you gone out to eat, even though you have a refrigerator full of food at home? Once? Twice? Too many to count? Despite the best of intentions (and well thought out meal planning), there are nights when you probably feel too tired, swamped […]


When I talk to college students (or their parents), a common question often comes up: Is it more important to pay off student loan debt first or get started with investing? As the CEO of automated investing service Betterment, I’m a huge advocate for starting early. Time in the market is one of the biggest […]


“Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.” — Seth Godin The word “quit” can have such negative connotations. We all know the phrase, “quitters never win, and winners never quit,” after all. I don’t agree with this. From personal experience, I see quitting as having the opposite […]

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Here’s What You Missed at our #CreditSavvy Chat

by Jessica Jones September 16, 2014


We had a great time at our #CreditSavvy chat with MyBankTracker and Jeanne Kelly this week! Over the course of an hour we discussed tips and tricks to improve your credit score and ways to rebuild your credit. If you missed the chat (or just want a refresher) here are some of our favorite tweets. [View […]

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Parents: 4 Tips for Beating Birthday Party Excess

by Sarah Chang September 16, 2014

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As parents, it’s easy to get sucked into the excess of children’s birthday parties. Expensive venues, presents, and general overindulgence have become common for the sub-10-year-old crowd. Subsequently, it’s tough to say “no” when everyone else is doing it. But, not only is over-purchasing expensive, most of those new toys are forgotten within days (at […]

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The Best Tips for Time Management From Smart Businesswomen

by Kali Hawlk September 15, 2014


When’s the last time you heard someone say, “I’m just so busy!” or “I wish I had more time in a day”? Probably five minutes ago, right? Whether we’re truly busier today than we ever have been before – or there’s just more to distract us – time management has become a critical skill for […]

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6 Blogs Every Fashionista on a Budget Should Know About

by Meredith Lepore September 14, 2014

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With fall just around the corner, a lot of us are about to be overwhelmed with rocking the latest trends and styles (who is excited for boots?!). But in all the excitement of a new season, we tend to get wrapped up in the shopping even though in another month the styles are going to […]

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Saving Money: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang September 13, 2014

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We’re all looking to save a little more cash. Of course, that’s often easier said than done! Although it may sometimes seem difficult to trim your budget and put away any more money, we’ve always got your back with new (and inventive!) suggestions. These pins will inspire you, and put an extra $30 in your […]

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5 Money Mantras You Need to Adopt Now

by Ashley Feinstein September 12, 2014

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There is a lot of personal finance info out there. With information overload it can get confusing and hard to decide what to pay attention to. I want to make it easy for you. Here are five financial concepts you need to know now. Armed with these five concepts, you will be ready to take […]

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How to Be Happier at Work

by Kali Hawlk September 11, 2014

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It’s rare to find someone who loves their job and what they do today. Data released in 2013 by Gallup revealed that only 13% of workers feel engaged in their positions and emotionally invested in helping their companies grow. Meanwhile, 63% of workers are not engaged and 24% are “actively disengaged” (read: hate their jobs). […]

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3 Tips for Achieving a Work/Life Balance

by Catherine Alford September 10, 2014

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Let’s be honest. It’s not possible to have true work/life balance 100% of the time. It is possible, though, to have a day when you feel like you are balanced — a day when you feel like everyone’s needs are met (including your own). A day when you work, your kids are happy, and things […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Go to Grad School

by Erika Torres September 9, 2014


A year and a half ago, I did something I told myself I would never do: I started graduate school. Now I’m three classes away from finishing and getting my master’s degree. It was difficult making the decision to go to grad school, but in the end I decided if I was ever going to […]

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Here’s What You Missed at #SavingsChat: Paying Down Consumer Debt

by Jessica Jones September 8, 2014

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We  had a great time at #SavingsChat last week! Over the course of an hour we discussed credit card debt and strategies for paying down debt, including different tools that can make debt payoff easier. We were joined by, a website that makes it easy for people to compare financial products, ditch expensive banking relationships […]

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Why We Bought Our First Home in Our 20s

by Kali Hawlk September 8, 2014

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My significant other and I bought our first home together a few months before our wedding. I was 22 and he was 25 — by many standards, young for both marriage and home ownership. We chose to buy a home when all our friends were renting and far from settled down because we saw an […]

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Where to Find Designer Clothes at a Discount

by Case Drury September 7, 2014

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Finding designer clothes at a discount can be tricky. One option is to haunt estate sales and second hand stores near fancy neighborhoods and business centers. It’s a good idea in theory, but who really has time for that. Luckily, there are plenty of online sites where you can save big on your quest to […]

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Home Improvement on a Budget: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang September 6, 2014

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Having a comfortable and organized home can help you excel in other areas of your life. According to Apartment Therapy, “when you start to care about your home, it’s a sign you’re starting to care about yourself; the health of one begets the health of the other. Check the health of your home. What is […]

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Join us for a #CreditSavvy Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones September 5, 2014


Looking to improve your credit score? Want some tips and tricks on what you can do to rebuild your credit? Join us, along with co-host MyBankTracker and expert Jeanne Kelly, for a #CreditSavvy Twitter chat on Monday September 8, 2014 at 1:00pm ET. We are excited to be joined by MyBankTracker and Jeanne Kelly, and […]

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Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti Turned Helping Their Fellow Redheads Into a Business

by Meredith Lepore September 5, 2014


Blondes may have to deal with the ditzy stereotypes, and brunettes get accused of being too serious if they don’t smile, but redheads may actually have it the toughest. That sensitive skin paired with sometimes high-maintenance hair can be quite a lot of work for even the most vivacious of redheads. That’s why sisters Stephanie […]

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