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Sarah Chang

How To Throw a Killer Halloween Party On The Cheap

by Sarah Chang October 9, 2015


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. […]

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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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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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What To Do When Your Boss Is A Jerk

by Sarah Chang September 15, 2015


Got a bad boss? The good news is you’re not alone. Up to 65 million Americans have been impacted by bullying in the workplace at some point — and most of the time the boss is to blame. The bad news is you still need to show up to work every morning and survive (at […]

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Your Guide to Life as a Freelancer

by Sarah Chang September 14, 2015

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Leaving behind the security of a 9-5 job and starting life as a freelancer can be a huge undertaking. But it doesn’t have to be scary. Set yourself up for success by reading the experiences of other freelancers who have also left behind office jobs and started working for themselves. If you want to feel a little […]

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How To Create The Ultimate Home Office

by Sarah Chang August 28, 2015


Have you joined one of the over 30 million workers who now work from home? Whether you’re telecommuting or starting your own business you’ve probably realized you need a great space to actually get things done. You may not have a dedicated home office, but little tweaks in your work space can make a big […]

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Win a Diamond Necklace, Financial Planning, and Help Girls Worldwide

by Sarah Chang July 29, 2015

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to actually experience the things you read about in your favorite magazines? This is your chance to buy never-before-offered experiences, specially curated for you! MORE magazine and Meredith Corporation are conducting an exciting program called “Experience MORE!” that offers unique experiences to our readers, such as lunch in NYC […]

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Eight Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang July 16, 2015

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In the last month, how many times would you say you have you gone out to eat, even though you have a refrigerator full of food at home? Once? Twice? Too many to count? Despite the best of intentions (and well thought out meal planning), there are nights when you probably feel too tired, swamped […]

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Nine (Under $20!) Wine Accessories You Need This Summer

by Sarah Chang July 10, 2015


Wine and summer go hand in hand — there’s nothing better than a cool glass of rosé or white on a hot day. With all those summer parties you’re planning, it’s important to be prepared. We’ve got the accessories that will help you get through the wine — ahem warm — months. So get out […]

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How To Throw a Summer Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang June 29, 2015


Summer is officially here as of June 21. It’s time to fire up the grill and soak up sun, suds and fun on the deck or patio! Of course, entertaining can be stressful for some — especially if you’re on a budget. From sides to salads, getting it all together is overwhelming. But now’s not […]

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Pregnant? Start Saving for College Now!

by Sarah Chang May 28, 2015

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Did you know that today is 529 day? It’s a day celebrated annually on 5/29 with a nod towards 529 college savings plans. Even if you’re just pregnant — or even thinking about getting pregnant — there’s no better time to start researching how to save for college. With the cost of college rising, it’s […]

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How To Throw a Dinner Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang May 11, 2015

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I make a point of getting together with my girlfriends at least once a month. It’s something I look forward to — and is even better over a great bottle of wine and some fabulous food. Meeting at a restaurant is easy, of course, but can get expensive — particularly for those of us hoping […]

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Why You Should Be Saving For Retirement Now

by Sarah Chang March 26, 2015

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Is saving for retirement on your to-do list? You may think you have plenty of time to worry about stocking away cash. But the later you get started on saving the less opportunity you have to take advantage of compound interest (and your money working for you). Check out this infographic by our friends at […]

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Start Saving For Your Summer Vacation Today

by Sarah Chang February 27, 2015

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When you hear the phrase “get bikini ready,” do you cringe and think of endless crunches? Don’t! We’ve got a beach challenge for you, and it doesn’t involve working up a sweat. It’s time to start planning your summer vacation. Yes, now. Don’t think you can afford to get away this summer? There’s still lots […]

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New Year’s Goal: Get a Raise and Do Something Smart With It

by Sarah Chang January 28, 2015


Getting a raise is mostly about timing for the company, industry standards and, of course, good performance. But it often comes down to one simple thing: asking for it. And in 2015, you may have to. Sponsored content provided by partnership with Betterment. A recent National Association for Business Economics study found that just 24% […]

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Wow At Your Holiday Parties With These Three Fashion Secrets

by Sarah Chang December 3, 2014

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December is here—as is the what-to-wear dilemma. With holiday parties, work events and happy hours on the calendar, it’s hard to make time for yourself—much less plan your outfits. Tracy DiNunzio—CEO and Founder of Tradesy, an e-commerce style destination where consumers buy and sell both luxury and mass produced clothing and accessories—spoke with us about […]

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How to Teach Your Children the True Spirit of Christmas (and Stop Spending)

by Sarah Chang December 2, 2014

How To Keep The Holidays from Getting Out Of Control

As a child, I didn’t understand the fatigue my parents experienced during the holiday season. Now I have two daughters, December has just begun, and I’m already exhausted.  My 4.5 year old began a Christmas list far before Thanksgiving, and recently it seems that I hear “I want for Christmas, I need for Christmas” on […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Chantel Bonneau — Making Dreams a Reality

by Sarah Chang December 1, 2014


Chantel Bonneau, CFP is a 2010 graduate from the University of California – Los Angeles. Upon graduation from UCLA, she launched her career as a College Unit Director and Financial Representative (FR) with Northwestern Mutual – Los Angeles. She is the company’s top College Unit Director, and a top financial rep for Northwestern Mutual’s Western […]

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