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Thanksgiving — AKA Black Friday Eve — is almost here. That means Cyber Monday is just around the corner. If you’re looking to get a killer deal (in the comfort of your pajamas) we have the guide for you. We spoke to Kendal Perez, Savings Expert for, and Nick Chachula, the founder of, for […]


The ads for Black Friday sales start earlier every year, spurring us into excitement and anxiety over the coming holiday season before we’ve even bought our Halloween candy. The concept of “Friday” gets broader each year too. In recent years Macy’s has lead a pack of stores that opened on Thursday at 6 p.m. The […]

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The holidays mean more food, more gifts, more parties…and more financial scams? That’s right. Tis the season to be robbed — and not so blindly. “We see it every year — scammers taking advantage of the holiday season to defraud consumers,” John Breyault, director of the National Consumers League’s Fraud Center and website, told USA […]


Turn Your Closet into Holiday Cash In Three Steps

by Erika Torres November 25, 2015

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It happens to the best of us — despite the best of intentions to save for the holidays in advance, sometimes we just can’t get enough money together. What’s a girl to do? To begin with, don’t panic. There is still hope. With Christmas right around the corner, and no wiggle room in your budget, it is possible […]

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10+ Ways to Minimize Holiday Spending

by Katharine Paljug November 24, 2015


For many people, the holiday season isn’t just a time of family, friends, and peace on earth — it’s also a source of enormous financial stress. The average American spends more than $700 on gifts, decor, travel, and other holiday-related expenses. For most of us, that’s more than we want or can afford to spend. […]

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Six Things You Should Stop Doing Now to Better Your Career

by Cheryl Lock November 23, 2015


Women today have a steady stream of female heroes to admire when it comes to work ethic, tenacity and successfulness. Still, it never hurts to hear from women who have been there, done that, about the actions they think helped paved the way to their accomplishments. With that in mind, we reached out to some […]

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Holiday Gifting at Work: a Do or a Don’t?

by Poppy Ellis November 19, 2015


Ahhh the holiday season is finally here, my favorite time of year! All the giving, pretty lights and parties… what’s not to like? Well, there’s the freezing cold… but that’s the Australian in me talking so I’ll let it slide! Then there’s gifting at work, where proper office etiquette can quickly get murky and stressful, […]

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Five Big Holiday Stressors For Women (and How To Deal With Them)

by Meredith Lepore November 18, 2015

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The holidays can be wonderful, but also incredibly stressful with family demands, travel plans and money worries. According to a survey from the American Psychological Association, nearly half of all women in the United States experience heightened anxiety during the holidays, at great risk to the health of their minds and bodies. To further emphasize […]

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Retirement Savings Options for Freelancers

by Kali Hawlk November 17, 2015


Pull up most financial articles doling out advice for those looking to start saving and investing, and you’ll likely read a line that goes something like this: “Open a 401(k) with your employer and contribute at least enough to get the match. It’s like free money!” This is not only true but some of the […]

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Five Ways to Trim Your Thanksgiving Budget

by Erika Torres November 16, 2015

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Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is among us, and stores are already shoving Christmas down our throats. It’s this time of the year that makes even the most financially savvy among us fear for our budgets. But don’t worry, GoGirl has you covered on how to throw a fabulous Thanksgiving feast on a budget. Here are […]

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Five Online Sites for Buying Used Baby Gear

by Erika Torres November 15, 2015

used baby gear

Kids are SO expensive! Chances are if you’ve had kids, you’ve either uttered those words or have heard them from other well-intentioned parents. With the average cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years of age estimated at approximately $245,000, it’s no wonder that that phrase gets uttered often. With my husband and […]

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How to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

by Kali Hawlk November 13, 2015


There’s an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you’re calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love. But freelancing is also scary, stressful, and downright difficult. […]

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Seven Items You Should Always Wait To Buy Until After the Holidays

by Meredith Lepore November 12, 2015


Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the horizon, and it may seem like you’re bleeding money. But we have some good news! Certain things are a much better buy in January. Whether you’re buying for someone else, or simply for yourself (57 percent of shoppers made non-gift purchases for themselves in 2013, up 8 percent from […]

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Five Unique Ways We’re Saving Money on a Baby

by Erika Torres November 11, 2015

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If you’ve put off babies due to the high cost associated with having kids, you wouldn’t be alone. Millennials, or twentysomething women, have been slower to have children than any previous generation, according to a report by the Urban Institute. Researchers believe finances are one of the biggest reasons millennials are hesitant to have children. […]

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Join Our #CreditSavvyChat This Thursday!

by Jessica Jones November 9, 2015


Looking to improve your credit score? Want some tips and tricks on what you can do to build or rebuild your credit? Join us, along with expert Jeanne Kelly, for #CreditSavvyChat Thursday November 12, 2015 at 8:00pm ET. Jeanne Kelly is an author, speaker, and coach who helps consumers achieve a higher credit score & understand credit […]

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How to Prepare for an Emergency This Holiday Season

by Kali Hawlk November 9, 2015


We’re fast approaching the most wonderful time of the year — a time where we get to celebrate the holidays, enjoy each other’s company, and exchange a few gifts to share our love and appreciation for one another. Although the holidays are about much more than money, many of us ramp up our spending in […]

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How to Use Social Media to Get the Job You Want

by Melanie Lockert November 6, 2015

Social Media Job

Looking for a job? Fall’s a great time to focus on turning your career up a notch. But have you really thought about how you’re looking? Now’s the time. You may be going the traditional route — sending in your resume and cover letter only to wait…and wait. You may be sending out hundreds of […]

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What You Really Need To Know About Health Insurance And Taxes This Year

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 5, 2015


Around this time every year, we start hearing the words “open enrollment” all over the place, and our stomachs churn with anxiety. Signing up for health insurance is an obnoxious ordeal full of guesswork (How sick will I really get this year? Do I ever need to use doctors out of my network?), math (Is […]

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