Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

Katharine Paljug

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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10+ Ways to Find Cheap (or Free!) Activities on Vacation

by Katharine Paljug September 17, 2015


Traveling and exploring a new city is always a fun adventure — but finding a way to pay for everything you want to do can add up. If you’re trying to travel on a budget, you may quickly end up feeling like there’s no point in going at all because you can’t afford to actually […]

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How To Make a Vacation Out of (Someone Else’s) Destination Wedding

by Katharine Paljug September 3, 2015

Destination Wedding Vacation

The number of destination weddings is growing — 24% in 2014, according to The Knot’s Real Weddings Survey. That means that more and more guests are spending the time and money to travel for the nuptials of their friends and family. When you’re planning to attend a destination wedding, you may feel like everything about […]

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How to Talk To Your Partner About Starting Your Own Business

by Katharine Paljug September 1, 2015

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You’ve decided to start your own business — opening a shop, taking on consulting clients, writing that book, or any of a hundred other business ideas out there — congratulations! You know it’s going to take time, money, and a lot of hard work, but you’re ready to go. You’ve got ambition and, most importantly, […]

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Five Networking Fails and How To Avoid Them

by Katharine Paljug August 19, 2015


No matter where you are in your career, there’s no way to avoid networking. And if you’re on the hunt for a new job, it becomes even more important. More than 50% of new jobs are found through networking — some statistics even say as many as 80% of employees find work via networking rather […]

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Seven Things You Should Know About Tipping When You Travel

by Katharine Paljug August 3, 2015

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When you travel, few things can make a fun situation turn stressful faster than trying to figure out how to tip the people who serve you. From bellhops to waiters to tour guides, you interact with a lot of people on a single trip. Should you tip them all? How much? And how can you […]

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Five Things You Should Check Before Donating to a Charity

by Katharine Paljug July 7, 2015


When you give to a charity, where does your money actually go? It’s hard to remember to ask that question, especially when you’re face to face with pictures of infant cancer survivors or images of flood-ravaged communities. But no matter how important or impressive a charity sounds, it can still misuse funds. For example, the […]

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10+ Websites to Save You Money on Travel

by Katharine Paljug June 30, 2015


Planning a vacation this summer? Before you book anything, take some time to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on your travel! We’ve rounded up our 13 favorite websites to help you save money while traveling in style. Airfare Skyscanner lets you look at hundreds of airlines and thousands of flights all at […]

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Five Good Reasons Not to Go Freelance

by Katharine Paljug June 16, 2015


Are you trying to decide if a freelance career is right for you? Maybe you’ve seen this article making the rounds on Facebook. Maybe you read recently that more than 53 million Americans are now working freelance. Or maybe you’ve seen other articles here offering great advice on how to know if you’re ready to […]

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Five Questions to Ask Before You Combine Finances

by Katharine Paljug June 10, 2015


Are you and your partner planning to combine your finances? Whether you’re married, moving in together, or making a long-term commitment, combining your finances is both exciting and scary. Are you ready to take that step? And once you do, how will you make everything work? The best way to figure out if you’re ready […]

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How to Network When You’re Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug June 4, 2015


When you work in an office, you have a built-in network. You interact with people in your industry everyday, who understand what you go through and can help you move forward in your career. Whether through meetings, conferences, or business trips, your professional life has built-in networking opportunities. But if you’re one of the millions […]

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How We Cut Wedding Expenses – and Saved Thousands

by Katharine Paljug May 21, 2015


The price tag for weddings is rising. In fact, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding cost in the US is up to $29,858! But what exactly is all that money paying for? And how much is necessary for a beautiful wedding and a good party? When my husband and I […]

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How To Prepare for Unemployment After Graduation

by Katharine Paljug May 20, 2015


When I graduated from college, two semesters of job hunting had gotten me nowhere: I was unemployed and had very little in the way of savings. It was terrifying, but I made it through, found a job within three months, and saved about $10,000 over the course of the next year. Right now, things are […]

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Five Ways Introverted Women Can Network

by Katharine Paljug May 12, 2015

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If you’re one of the estimated 50% of women who are introverts, networking can be an incredibly difficult part of building your career. Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to grow in your chosen profession, joining your team for drinks after work or attending a chamber of commerce meeting, interacting with large […]

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How To Set a Budget for Summer Vacation With Friends

by Katharine Paljug May 7, 2015


Odds are, you’re not doing it by yourself. We’re talking about travel, that is. Even though solo travel is becoming more popular — especially among women — less than 20% of all travel is done alone. Women are far more likely to plan a getaway with friends than to travel by themselves. For the budget-conscious, […]

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How to Negotiate on Wedding Costs

by Katharine Paljug May 1, 2015


If you’re in the middle of wedding planning, you’re probably looking for a way to save on costs. And who can blame you? The average wedding in the United States, according to CNN Money, has climbed up to $29,858. That’s an exorbitant number — and for many couples, impossible to manage. To stay under budget, […]

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12 Ways to Save Big on Your Vacation

by Katharine Paljug April 28, 2015

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If you’re planning a vacation for this first time in years, you’re not the only one. As the economic recovery continues, more and more and more people are making travel plans. In 2014, there was a 12% increase in international travel and a 3% increase in domestic travel, and those numbers are expected to go […]

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How to Create a Wedding Budget

by Katharine Paljug April 21, 2015


It can be difficult to plan a wedding when you and your partner have different ideas about how much money to spend and where to spend it. No matter how big or small your event, trying to plan for every expense and stay on budget can be incredibly stressful. Should you spend more on location […]

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