Helping women gain confidence
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Sarah Chang

Forgive & Heal Your Personal Finance Follies: Free Teleseminar 4/22

by Sarah Chang April 15, 2014


Most of us have slipped up financially at some point in our lives. Whether you’re out of debt or still paying it off, you’re probably familiar with the guilt that accompanies financial mistakes. It’s time to forgive yourself. Join us next Tuesday, 4/22, at 5 pm PST / 8 pm EST. We’ll be discussing how […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 12, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 12, 2014

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Spring is a great time to start fresh – and tackling your debt is a great place to begin. If you’ve been thinking about chipping away at credit card bills – or anything else – we have the round up for you. From getting into the right mindset, to paying off your debt more quickly, […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 5, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 5, 2014

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This week we’re all about frugal living. Sometimes a few small changes can make a big difference in terms of dollars saved. From how to save on your grocery budget, to teaching your kids about money, to making the most of frugal swaps, here’s what inspired us this week. Looking to save on groceries? Feel […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – March 29, 2014

by Sarah Chang March 29, 2014

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Saturday is here and we’re thinking Spring! It’s been a rough winter for so many of us, but this weekend we’re looking forward – and thinking about ways we can get this season started off right. From budgeting, to cooking, to getting your side hustle going, here’s what inspired us this week. Having trouble with […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – March 21, 2014

by Sarah Chang March 22, 2014

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Here at GoGirl Finance we’re huge fans of Pinterest. We love the information and inspiration in your boards, and can’t get enough of the brilliant tips and beautiful images. That’s why we’re curating our favorite Pins, and wrapping them up into a new Saturday series for you. From career, to investing, to improving your living […]

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Join Us and Have Your Financial Questions Answered! 2/11 @ 6pm

by Sarah Chang February 10, 2014

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On Tuesday, February 11th at 6pm EST, join Caryn Effron, founder of GoGirl Finance & Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management for Your Money. Hosted by Kent Smetters, Wharton Professor of Business Economics, Caryn and Manisha will be answering your questions on women and money. Is there a gender bias in finance? What are some […]

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Win $5,000 in Moven’s “Live Rich, Spend Smart in 2014” 
Social Media Contest

by Sarah Chang January 6, 2014

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Here at GoGirl Finance, we believe living rich does not mean mindless spending. 2014 is about getting back on the up-tick and making smart spending decisions that enable us to live rich not only every day, but for the long term. That’s why we’re so excited to tell you all about Moven’s “Live Rich, Spend […]

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Thank You and Happy Holidays From GoGirl Finance

by Sarah Chang December 25, 2013

Thank You

We at GoGirl would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support over the last year. We’d also like to remind you to take a moment and subscribe to our newsletter, so that you can receive updates regarding future events, as well as stay connected to the GoGirl blog. Be sure […]

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

by Sarah Chang December 6, 2013

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’s only 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 an […]

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How To Save for The Holidays in Six Weeks

by Sarah Chang November 14, 2013

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I feel like I’ve barely even had a chance to blink since Halloween, but the holiday shopping season is already in full force. The expectation to shop-til-you-drop is inescapable; it’s everywhere–television, the radio, and online. So how can you manage to get your finances in order under so much pressure to spend? If you spend […]

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Need Help Understanding Your Credit?

by Sarah Chang October 29, 2013

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Have a pressing credit question? Here’s your chance to have it answered! On November 4th, Bank of America and Khan Academy will host a  live Google Hangout aimed at demystifying credit and teaching people better money habits related to it. Join Sal Khan of Khan Academy to find out what you need to take control […]

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Why Women Should Talk About Money

by Sarah Chang October 26, 2013

Talking About Money With Friends

Talk to any woman and she’ll probably tell you how important female friendships are. We give each other advice on fashion, beauty, and relationships. We support one another through breakups and child birth, professional and personal accomplishments. We depend on other women. But do we really talk about everything? When was the last time you […]

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Eight Ways to Protect Your Identity Today

by Sarah Chang October 7, 2013


A few weeks ago, I was contacted by my bank about some transactions on my account that seemed suspect. It turns out they were; thieves had gotten hold of my information and were purchasing hundreds of dollars of gas in other states. Luckily, I found out early, everything was rectified, and I received a new […]

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Frugal Fun Day: 5 Great Budget Conscious Dates

by Sarah Chang October 3, 2013

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Here at GoGirl Finance we’re committed to encouraging smart money choices. Likewise, we’re always on the search for great ways to have fun and stretch a dollar. Tomorrow is Frugal Fun Day (yes, it exists). In honor, we reached out to members of our community on Twitter for some budget-conscious date suggestions. Here are five […]

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Is The Prepaid College 529 Plan Worth It?

by Sarah Chang September 26, 2013

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If you have children, you’re most likely thinking (or sweating) about the prospective cost of a college education. And by the time most of us are ready to start sending our kids, it will be even more expensive. So what if you were able to lock in today’s rates? Pretty appealing, right? The 529 Prepaid […]

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Money Confession: I’ve Barely Started Saving for College

by Sarah Chang September 11, 2013

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Last January my husband and I welcomed our second daughter into the world. Shortly afterwards we opened up a New York State 529 Savings Plan for each girl, and made our first contributions (money they received over the Chinese New Year). Since then, the accounts have sat largely idle. We’ve certainly talked about contributing more, […]

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How to Talk Money and Relationships: Manisha Thakor on the Chelsea Krost Radio Show

by Sarah Chang July 26, 2013


Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management and one of GoGirl Finance’s favorite experts, appeared on Chelsea Krost’s radio show Wednesday evening to talk money and relationships. Money Matters: Don’t Let it Ruin the Romance Quite simply, money is the #1 cause of fights in relationships and the #1 cause of divorce. Money rips couples […]

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Who Are The Forty Women To Watch Over 40?

by Sarah Chang April 15, 2013

Do you know a woman over the age of 40 who is changing the world? Perhaps she’s making a difference in business, tech, media, entrepreneurship, social good, science, academics, creative arts, or politics. Maybe she’s an incredible role model for younger women. Perhaps she’s innovating around work/life issues. Christina Vuleta, founder of 40:20 Vision, has […]

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