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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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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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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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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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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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Side Hustle Series: How to Become a Mystery Shopper

by Alice S March 12, 2014

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GoGirl Finance is introducing a new 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. Have a side hustle? Share your story with us:  Don’t you wish you could shop for free? Do you hate bad customer […]

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Here’s What You Missed at #SavingsChat: Recession Proof Your Life

by Jessica Jones March 10, 2014


We had a great time at our #SavingsChat last week! Over the course of an hour we talked about starting your own side hustle as well as the ups and downs that come with this jump. We were joined by  Kimberly Palmer – financial columnist, author and entrepreneur! Recognizing that journalism offers little job security these […]

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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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How Freelancers Can Prepare for Tax Season

by Carrie Smith March 4, 2014

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The biggest fear many freelancers face each year is when tax season rolls around. There are so many unanswered questions regarding taxes, spreadsheets and income statements. And since this responsibility falls solely on our shoulders, it’s a scary thing. But not to worry, here are 4 tips to help you quickly and easily prep for […]

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Taxes for Freelancers: 3 Steps to Getting Started (plus a free checklist)

by Carrie Smith February 27, 2014

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So you finally quit your day job and are now your own boss. You call the shots and have complete control over your time. Things are going great! And then tax time rolls around. Eeeek! But before you panic and freak out, we’ve got 3 simple steps to help you as a freelancer conquer your […]

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This Woman Saved Enough Money To Quit Her Job And Move To Paris

by Meredith Lepore February 21, 2014

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Like many of us, Janice MacLeod wasn’t satisfied with her job as a junk mail writer for an ad agency, and she wasn’t satisfied with her life. She wanted something better. Many of us assume a change will just happen to us eventually, but MacLeod didn’t feel like waiting. So she did something amazing. She […]

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How I Started a Business With One Evening a Week

by Rachel Sax January 22, 2014


There was never a question in my mind that I would have a career in fashion. At six years old, I was designing and sewing clothes for my American Girl dolls.  From there, I started sketching all the time – hundreds of sketches of people, outfits, and accessories.  Throughout high school, I thought constantly about […]

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7 Tips On Starting A Business At Home (With Kids!)

by Stacia Pierce January 8, 2014

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While being a mother can be a full-time job, some moms have decided to add more to the mix to generate extra income for their families and fulfill their dreams of owning a business. The benefits are unmatched: flexible hours, unlimited income potential, unbridled creativity and of course, quality times with the little ones. Raising […]

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5 Ways to Boost Your Career in 2014

by Kali Hawlk January 8, 2014

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It’s a new year, which for many of us means a fresh start with many aspects of our lives that we’d like to improve. Take advantage of the clean slate and use this tips to give your career a boost in 2014: Clean Up – and Update – Your Online Presence It’s common knowledge that […]

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5 Things You Should Do Before Going Freelance

by Carrie Smith January 7, 2014


Are you getting ready to quit your job and freelance full-time? It’s a dream goal that many of us have, but it’s all too easy to get swept up in the dream and not focus on the reality. While going freelance has its perks, there are some vital things you must do if you want […]

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