Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

Rebecca Jackson

Meet a Financial Planner: Fradel Barber, the Visionary Entrepreneur

by Rebecca Jackson April 11, 2014

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Fradel Barber is a born educator. One of 12 siblings (!), she honed her teaching skills at a very young age. Her creative bent took her via fashion school but, she soon changed direction to embark upon her life’s mission – to bring financial services education and advice to middle America. A successful leader of […]

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Get Your Finance Questions Answered: Join GoGirl and Alexa von Tobel

by Rebecca Jackson April 10, 2014

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GoGirl Finance is excited to present an evening with Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of brought to you with generous support from Goodwin Procter and Blackrock. On May 7th, in NYC, Alexa will be giving a talk based on her New York Times-Bestselling book, Financially Fearless, AND answering your burning personal finance questions. […]

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Women and Wealth NYC – April 24th – FREE!

by Rebecca Jackson April 8, 2014

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Women are a driving force in today’s economy – according to Real Simple magazine, 90% of women state they are the chief bill-payer and shopper in their household. However, to be a successful household CFO, day-to-day financial decision-making needs to be paired with a long-term view. Unfortunately, this is where women fall down – 70% […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Galia Gichon Keeps it Down to Earth

by Rebecca Jackson April 4, 2014


In our third “Meet a Financial Planner” we get grounded with the founder of Down to Earth Finance, Galia Gichon. As someone who once dreamed of being an accountant it’s no surprise that Galia has always been more confident about managing her own finances. Instilling this confidence, and understanding, is Galia’s passion and she believes […]

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Personal Finance Workshop: Simple Steps for Long-Term Wealth and Zero Debt

by Rebecca Jackson April 2, 2014

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A recent TIAA Cref survey showed that more people will spend two hours or more choosing a restaurant or picking out a flat-screen TV, than planning their retirement investments! Hopefully we don’t have to tell you that this is not good. If you’re guilty of spending more time buried in Zagats than planning your finances, […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Russ Thornton, Helping Women Cope with Divorce

by Rebecca Jackson March 21, 2014

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Russ Thornton is passionate about helping women understand their finances. Russ witnessed first-hand how poor financial choices impacted his mother’s financial standing in the years after her divorce from his father. This led him to question how different the situation might have been had she worked with an advisor who had taken the time to […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Brittney Castro – The Dancing Queen!

by Rebecca Jackson March 13, 2014

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One of our favorite experts Brittney Castro is proof of how a career in financial planning can satisfy an entrepreneurial urge alongside providing monetary gain through meaningful work. From math class, to college, to launching her own RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) firm before she was 30, Brittney was born for this profession. In this post […]

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FundWell: The Startup Solution For Small Business Funding

by Rebecca Jackson March 4, 2014


If you’re the founder of a startup, you’ll know that while the Internet is awash with congratulatory stories of companies obtaining millions in financing, the reality is much less like a party. Seeking and securing funding for your business is more like an endurance sport. It’s an especially arduous journey for those seeking funding for […]

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Easy and Efficient One Stop Home Management: Homezada Review

by Rebecca Jackson February 6, 2014

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A home will likely be the most expensive purchase you ever make as well as an ongoing “cash magnet.” Refurbishments and remodeling projects, combined with necessary maintenance and the odd emergency, can require savvy financial planning on the same level as saving for a mortgage deposit! In 2014, whether you plan to buy a property, […]

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Choose Your Own Financial Adventure

by Rebecca Jackson January 15, 2014

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Love them or hate them, you can’t escape the flurry of posts encouraging you to engage in a personal challenge in the name of a fresh new year! The GoGirl team appreciates the renewed focus January can bring and so we’ve rounded up some personal finance challenges – from the less painful to the more […]

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Introducing #SavingsChat: With Prizes from Betterment & Manisha Thakor!

by Rebecca Jackson December 10, 2013

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Exciting news: We’re launching #SavingsChat, on Twitter, on December 18. Yes, we realize it’s the middle of holiday spending season but, no, we haven’t gone (totally) crazy! We’re gearing up for new year’s resolutions and the possibilities that a new year can bring – metaphorically and otherwise. Plus, given many of us haven’t yet finished […]

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Let’s Fight Financial Procrastination!

by Rebecca Jackson September 5, 2013

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Do you put tasks off to the last minute or ignore them altogether? Are you the person calling credit card companies at 11:59 pm to make your payment or scrambling to file your taxes on time? Chronic procrastination can have ill effects on all aspects of your life but it can be especially damaging when […]

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How to Make a Financial Impact for International Women’s Day

by Rebecca Jackson March 7, 2013

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Ahead of tomorrow, GoGirl Finance would like to wish all of our followers a very happy International Women’s Day! As we take a moment to reflect on the social, political and economic progress women have made since International Women’s Day was first recognized in the early 1900s, it is also exciting to think about the […]

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Finances and Money: The Best Gifts for Your Favorite Women

by Rebecca Jackson December 12, 2012

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Each holiday season brings a new wave of hot gifts and cool gadgets to the store shelves—but we can’t quite help feeling that the hunt for the perfect present feels a little like déjà vu. So this year, GoGirl Finance has put together a fresh and foolproof guide to gift-giving that will shake up the […]

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Connect Directly With Your Favorite Financial Experts

by Rebecca Jackson December 10, 2012

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GoGirl Finance is excited to announce a partnership with Maestro Market that will make our fantastic experts and their services even more accessible to you. We’re passionate about helping women develop more confidence with money and we know that finding advisors women can trust is key to this. Through Maestro Market’s technology, you can connect with our […]

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Increase the % of female investors – bootcamp your way to angel wings!

by Rebecca Jackson December 8, 2012

Women currently only make up 10%-15% of female investors and VCs and we’d love to see that % increase to 50%. Fortunately, we’re not alone - 37 Angels, is an amazing organization training women to become angel investors. They’re currently calling for applicants for their Winter Bootcamp. But, hurry because the deadline is December 16th! Over […]

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How to Make Your Life Your Own: A Personal Account on Transitioning Careers

by Rebecca Jackson November 2, 2012

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Phase 1:  Let It Go Have you ever let go of something that simultaneously protects and strangles you; something that both defines you, but also suffocates your evolution? Just like a snake shedding its skin, you have to lose it in order to grow, leaving you vulnerable and exposed in the process. In 2011 I […]

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