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Think income inequality for women is a thing of the past? Think again: Millennial men still make more than women. According to the 2014 edition of an annual survey conducted by Wells Fargo, Gen Y women make about $20,000 per year less than men of the same age. As a result, we struggle to save […]

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Finding costs to cut in an effort to boost your savings isn’t always easy. Let’s be honest: constantly looking for new ways to save money gets old after a while. Thankfully, we’ve got 5 fresh ways to save money this month that will leave you feeling inspired and excited about the cash you can put […]

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Finding out I was pregnant was a big surprise, even though we were technically trying. I didn’t actually believe I was pregnant. We had only decided the month before that we would “pull the goalie,” so to speak, so I really didn’t think it would happen that fast. I had no nausea but instead I […]

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5 Celebrity Estate Planning Disasters

by Ashley Feinstein July 21, 2014

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Believe it or not, everyone has an estate. Your estate is comprised of everything you own. This may include your savings and checking accounts, investments, real estate, life insurance and even furniture and personal possessions. Estate planning, put simply, is making a plan to distribute your belongings according to your instructions and wishes when you […]

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10 Summer Budget Beauty Finds for Under $10

by Meredith Lepore July 20, 2014

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Summer is all about looking chic. Except it is even harder to look good when you have to deal with high temperatures, sudden rainstorms and horrible humidity. But you don’t want to spend a fortune on products you may only use for a few months. Here are a few fabulous products that won’t break the […]

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

by Sarah Chang July 19, 2014

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Staying on trend can be expensive – but it doesn’t need to be. We’re always on the hunt for shopping tips that won’t break the bank. So read on, because we’ve got a great Pinterest round up for you this weekend. We’ve found everything from how to score designer clothes on a discount, to advice […]

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Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 18, 2014

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This is part two of a two-part series by Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO of FundWell. In our last post, we talked about strategies for running a successful crowdfunding campaign, as told by Nikhil Arora of Back to the Roots. Back to the Roots is a sustainable foods business in the Bay Area that in 2012 raised […]

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How I Fell in Love With Index Funds

by Ashley Feinstein July 17, 2014

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First of all, I had to kiss a lot of frogs! Investing used to stress me out. I’d hear coworkers brag about the return they got on a certain stock and I’d ask them, “How did you pick that company or fund?” Upon hearing their responses, I wondered whether buying now would be too late?” […]

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How to Quit Your Job With Class

by Kali Hawlk July 16, 2014

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We all experience changes throughout our personal and professional lives. Change is a good thing — it indicates we’re off on the next big adventure. But changes can negatively affect those we leave behind. When it comes to your career and it’s time to leave one job for the next, you need to avoid burning […]

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What Missing a Credit Card Payment Could Cost You

by Ashley Feinstein July 15, 2014

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Have you ever wondered what missing a payment on your credit card is really costing you? It is probably costing you more than you think. A late credit card payment can actually negatively impact you in three ways — by decreasing your credit score, increasing the interest rate you get on future loans, and causing […]

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Bust These 5 Bad Excuses for Not Saving

by Kali Hawlk July 14, 2014

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We all have our excuses for why we can’t do this or that. When it comes to good money management habits, those excuses for why we’re not doing what we know we should with our finances can become endless. It’s an issue Millennial women in particular need to get under control. We’re behind Gen Y […]

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Dressing for Work: How to Accessorize on a Budget

by Case Drury July 13, 2014

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 Office Extras by casedrury Accessorizing for the workplace calls for a delicate hand, and finding the right mix of grown-up pieces can lead to easy overspending in an effort to retain your fashion identity. Luckily, several affordable options let you stretch your fashion budget to present a polished, professional look while still feeling like yourself […]

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5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 12, 2014

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We’re Pinterest fanatics – and you should be too. Whether you’re looking to make money, save money (or both!) Pinterest has some of the most inspiring and innovative ideas on the web. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From side hustle to DIY, here’s the best of Pinterest this […]

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Crowdfunding Part I: Strategies for Success

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 11, 2014

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This is part one of a two-part series by Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO of FundWell. Be sure to check out part two, Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits. Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits What is Crowdfunding? Over the past few years, crowdfunding has emerged as a popular tool for individuals to raise financing for social causes and […]

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8 Frugal Female Celebrities Who Put Themselves on a Budget

by Meredith Lepore July 10, 2014

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Keira Knightly made waves when she recently told Glamour Magazine that she only gives herself an annual allowance of $50,000 per year. The actress reportedly has a net worth of $50 million  (remember all those Pirates of the Caribbean films?). “I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can’t hang out with people who don’t live […]

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Saving Half Your Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres July 9, 2014

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Just four years ago, my husband and I had $45,000 in debt. Today, we’re saving half our income. No, we didn’t win the lottery. We do it the old-fashioned way with lots of sacrifices and hard work. This is how we do it. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got […]

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How I’m Saving for Retirement in My 20s

by Alice S July 8, 2014

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The last thing many of us are ready to think about when we’re in our twenties is retirement planning. We are busy growing our careers, juggling monthly payments, paying off student loans and other debts, and in our spare time we’re probably searching for that special someone to grow old with. What twenty-year-old has time […]

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Why I Chose Not to Go to Graduate School

by Kara Stevens July 7, 2014

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For years, I dreamed of going to graduate school. During my lunch break and—let’s be honest—during the time that I should have been working, I spent a lot of time researching doctoral programs in Women’s Studies, Sociology, African-American Studies, and Creative Writing. After secretly printing out the schools’ course catalogs and stuffing them quickly into […]

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