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Meet a Financial Planner: Mary Beth Storjohann – Fears to Fearless

by Rebecca Jackson April 18, 2014

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If you need proof that you don’t have to live for eternity with money fears, Mary Beth Storjohann – founder of Workable Wealth – is that proof.  After landing a job in a boutique financial planning firm at age 18, she turned her negative money beliefs on their head and changed her major.  Known for […]

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Creating a Successful Career from a Blog: An Interview with Erin Chase of $5 Dinners

by Melissa Batai April 17, 2014

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Erin Chase was, like the rest of America in 2008, struggling to get the most from her food budget.  She started clipping coupons and challenging herself to make healthy dinners for her then family of 4 for less than $5.  One night while she was cleaning up and doing dishes, she decided to start a […]

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Get – Tips on Negotiating for Yourself

by Nicole Page April 16, 2014

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April 8th was Equal Pay Day – the Internet was buzzing with statistics, tips (and rants!) regarding the gender pay gap. There are so many galvanizing reasons why women need to take the proverbial bull by the horns when it comes to advocating for fair pay however, one that really stands out is that by […]

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How I’m Making it Work As a Single Mother in College

by Cara Cortez April 15, 2014

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Going back to college at age 25 last year wasn’t an easy decision for me. I went to college at age 18, but took a break to work and earn a living. When I was 20, I became pregnant with my boyfriend’s child. As hard as we tried, the relationship didn’t work out, and we […]

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Graduate School: What It Really Costs to Go Back to School

by Ilana Nutkis April 14, 2014

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So you’re thinking about going back to school. Besides tuition costs, what should you budget for? I left my post-college career for law school three years ago, and along the way, gained an unexpected education on the costs they don’t mention in the brochure. If You’re Thinking About Graduate School… Before you even enter the […]

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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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IT Manager By Day, Movie Theater Cashier By Night: How One GoGirl is Paying Down $90k in Student Loans

by Erika Torres April 6, 2014

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This is the second installment in the GoGirl Finance series called “The Side Hustle,” showcasing different ways people make money in addition to their day jobs in order to pay down debt or save money. Read our first post in the series: How to Become a Mystery Shopper. Have a side hustle? Share your story […]

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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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How Four Families Plan to Pay for College

by Melissa Batai April 1, 2014

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Do you have a plan to pay for your child’s education?  If not, you may be feeling a bit panicked.  After all, a college degree these days is as essential as a high school diploma used to be 40 years ago. Yet, without a plan, you may wonder how your child will ever be able […]

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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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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk March 28, 2014

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Generation Y, or the Millennial generation, has been known for its struggles with a weak job market. Only one out of two Millennials had a full-time job that required at least a Bachelor’s degree in 2012, which meant a full 50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Being underemployed means you […]

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4 Reasons Why Women Make Powerful Entrepreneurs

by Kali Hawlk March 25, 2014

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Every year, more and more people decide to leave their jobs as employees and start their own ventures as entrepreneurs. The number of people who freelance, are self-employed, or identify as entrepreneurs is steadily growing, and many of those individuals are women. According to a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study, 126 million women around the world […]

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3 Thoughts Holding You Back From Negotiation Success

by Melody Wilding March 24, 2014

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If you’ve successfully started your own business, decided to go freelance, or work at a startup, you’re used to rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and doing whatever it takes to get things done. But when it comes to negotiating, do you still freeze up or freak out? If you find it hard to approach […]

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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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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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How To Start A Business This Weekend

by Meredith Lepore March 20, 2014

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Starting a business – much less doing so over a 48-hour period – sounds extremely daunting. But Rachel Hofstetter says it is, in fact, quite possible. She should know, considering her longtime job was to talk to and study successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, then write about her findings for magazines including O, The […]

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5 Things You Should Never Do At The Office

by Chloe Sorvino March 19, 2014

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 Everyone has slip-ups at work, but there are some things you should just never do at the office. These may not be firing offenses, but it’s important to have common courtesy. Remember: You were hired to do a job well — so do it. Leave the bad behavior at the door. Here are five bad […]

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Adda Birnir, Founder of Skillcrush, Wants To Help Women Rule Tech

by Meredith Lepore March 17, 2014


Like many great entrepreneurs, Adda Birnir saw a problem that needed to be fixed. While working on the editorial side at a digital agency she and a few other women in her group were laid off. After the fact, she realized it was because she was professionally vulnerable – the people whose jobs were secure […]

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