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In On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance, GoGirl Finance’s favorite expert, Manisha Thakor and co-author Sharon Kedar share some thought-provoking statistics, “50 percent of Americans would struggle to come up with $2,000 in a pinch. A whopping 64 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle even […]

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The United States is usually hailed as a world leader. Which is why it is shocking that of the 188 countries in the world, the United States is one of three that doesn’t offer paid leave, according to AllGov. Papua New Guinea and Oman are the other two. How the Workforce Benefits Men Women have […]

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We’re always looking for ways to cut our grocery bill. Couponing can be a huge money saver, of course, but it’s also time consuming (and can be overwhelming). But there’s no reason to throw in the towel; there are plenty of ways to slash your food bill that don’t involve coupons. Here are some great […]

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8 Signs You Need to Revise Your Budget

by Sarah Chang July 25, 2014

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About 40% of households don’t bother budgeting, according to Bankrate. However, we’re aligning with the 58% that said they do! Your budget is one of the most personal things you create; it’s completely dependent on your financial circumstances, expenses, liabilities, and goals. A good budget can help you fulfill your dreams, whether you’re planning on […]

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Financial Wellness: Build a Healthy Business to Access Low-Cost Loans

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 24, 2014

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We all know the importance of health and wellness when it comes to our bodies and our minds. We take daily, monthly, and annual steps to prevent major health issues and maintain a good quality of life – from regular physician check-ups, to regular exercise, to taking vitamins, to getting rest and eating healthily. And, […]

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How to Negotiate a Raise with Your Boss

by Kali Hawlk July 23, 2014

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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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5 Fresh Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk July 23, 2014

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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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How I Told My Boss I Was Pregnant

by Catherine MacLean July 22, 2014

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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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