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Halloween isn’t just for kids — in fact, there are plenty of opportunities for the older crowd to have fun come October 31 (particularly since it’s a Saturday this year). What better way to get everyone together than with a theme-y party? We know entertaining can be stressful — especially if you’re on a budget. […]


If you’re anything like us, prepping for a job interview can feel a little like playing dress up. That dark-suit-and-sensible-shoe combo doesn’t exactly feel like second skin. But, is it okay to spice things up a bit? Turns out, it’s more than okay. Just take it from the women doing the hiring. In this quick […]


Halloween can be pretty scary — between the horror films and decor, not to mention all those extra candy corn calories. But even scarier are the financial mistakes you might be making now — some of which can haunt you for years to come. Here are some of the worst. 1. Not Being Organized You […]


12 Ways to Save For The Holidays in 12 Weeks

by Kate Wilson October 7, 2015

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Believe it or not, the holiday season is only about 12 weeks away. While that may seem like a distant dream, it’s closer than you think. Thanksgiving can usher in an expensive time of year — meaning you need to start making financial preparations now. If you don’t know where to begin, here are 12 […]

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Four Ways To Help Your Resume Land at The Top of The Pile

by Kali Hawlk October 6, 2015


Ever wonder why some people get “the job” and others don’t? Even in a strong job market, competition for good positions is fierce. To land an interview, you need to submit an application that catches the eye and persuades the hiring manager to call you in so they can learn more. But with only that […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2015

breast cancer

Even though you may have had a friend or family member experience a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s probably still hard to imagine it happening to you. But one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the […]

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Five Great Dates That Will Cost You Next To Nothing

by Sarah Chang October 2, 2015


We’re willing to bet you didn’t know that Sunday is Frugal Fun Day (yes, it exists). And since we’re all about budget-friendly living here at GoGirl, we decided a little celebrating was in order. What better way to do so than with a hot date (that’s also friendly on your pocketbook)? We reached out to […]

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Cheap and Easy Costumes You Can Make Yourself (Really!)

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 1, 2015


For some, Halloween is the perfect chance to show off their crafty, creative skills, and they relish spending October making the perfect witty, flattering costume. The rest of us usually find ourselves scrambling in the last week of October to buy something overpriced (generic sexy pirate lady you will never wear again, just $64.99!) from […]

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How To Stay Motivated While You Look For a New Job

by Kali Hawlk September 30, 2015

Motivated While You Look For a New Job

Seeking out a new job? Even in a good market, job hunting takes a toll on everyone. It’s time-consuming and energy-intensive, and submitting resume after resume into the abyss that is every online application form gets disheartening. You can find yourself in a vicious cycle if you lose your enthusiasm halfway through your job search: […]

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How I Went From Zero Credit to Excellent in 12 Months

by Poppy Ellis September 29, 2015


I’m an I-like-having-lots-of-options kinda gal. Always have been, always will be. When I was in high school I studied my butt off to get top grades. Not because the course I was interested in required it, but because I wanted the option to choose from as many schools and courses as possible. I’ve negotiated higher salaries […]

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Signs You Are Burnt Out With Your Job (and Seven Ways To Deal)

by Meredith Lepore September 28, 2015


Feeling burnt out? You’re not alone. Many millennial women are experiencing job burnout before they turn 30. The American Psychological Association’s David Ballard, PsyD describes burnout as “an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.” Here are some signs to […]

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How to Get Your Partner on Board with Your Saving Goals

by Katharine Paljug September 25, 2015

Savings Goals

There are usually two types of people in relationships: the ones who save, and the ones who spend. If you are the saver, you probably have a lot of financial goals that you want to work towards… and it can feel like the biggest obstacle to achieving them is your partner and their spending habits. […]

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Are Women More Prone to Certain Money Mistakes?

by Heather Hunter September 24, 2015

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While we are loathe to buy in to casual gender stereotyping, the video below, hosted by financial expert Farnoosh Torabi, has a ring of truth to it. While studies suggest that some of the money-related decisions we make might be hard-wired, Torabi does offer some alternate thinking to avoid these gender-driven mistakes. Get more work […]

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Join Us for Our #BestWaysToSave Twitter Chat

by Jessica Jones September 24, 2015

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Trying to reach a savings goal? Could you use some savings tips? Have some spending habits you would like to change? If you answered yes to any of these join us Wednesday September 30 at 8:00pmET for #BestWaysToSave Twitter chat with Brittney Castro. Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, entrepreneur and personal finance expert for women, is […]

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How To Prepare For A Divorce

by Sarah Chang September 23, 2015

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Who hasn’t made a financial mistake one time or another? If you’re human you’ve probably missed a credit card payment, charged a vacation when you shouldn’t have, or bounced a check. We’re all a work in progress, after all. But have you ever thought about marriage being a financial — not just romantic — mistake? […]

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Itching to Re-fi Your Student Loans? Watch This First

by Heather Hunter September 22, 2015

money for college

If you’re carrying student loan debt, the idea of refinancing may seem very appealing. But while rates may be at an all-time low, the process itself isn’t exactly straight forward. In the video below, Mandi Woodruff gives a down-and-dirty explanation of the process and the requirements so you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll […]

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Tired of Debt? Four Tips For Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Lockert September 21, 2015

debt fatigue

Paying off debt is more like a marathon than a sprint, especially for people like me who owe large amounts. My debt repayment journey will be spread out over the course of years, not months. Dealing with this reality can be difficult. Over the years, you may change jobs, relationships, or move. A lot can […]

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Five New York Fashion Week Brands You Can Actually Afford To Wear

by Meredith Lepore September 18, 2015

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Yes, it is exciting to look at all the photos from New York Fashion Week, what with all the glamorous celebrities, magazine editors and bloggers dressed to the nines (completely disregarding the temperature outside). At the same it can be a little depressing as most of us cannot afford one designer item — much less […]

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