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How I’m Saving for Retirement in My 20s

by Alice S July 8, 2014

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The last thing many of us are ready to think about when we’re in our twenties is retirement planning. We are busy growing our careers, juggling monthly payments, paying off student loans and other debts, and in our spare time we’re probably searching for that special someone to grow old with. What twenty-year-old has time […]

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The GoGirl Guide to Saving & Investing for Retirement

by Kate Furlong January 21, 2014

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You’re never too young to think about retirement planning. Well, maybe wait until you start your first job but, no later! The absolute best time to start thinking about retirement planning is when you start your first job. Why? Because, as we’ve mentioned, one of the most powerful tools you have in your investment portfolio […]

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The GoGirl Guide to Making a Budget

by Kate Furlong November 26, 2013

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No matter where you are in life – whether you’re getting started with your first job, planning for a big change, or simply validating your incomings and outgoings – creating a budget is an important way to lay, and maintain, your financial foundations. What is a Budget? A budget is a written plan that helps […]

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The Secret to Saving More Every Month

by Kate Furlong November 19, 2013

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If you’ve been following GoGirl on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook you may have noticed we’ve been tagging pictures of our laudable financial decisions with the hashtag #CompoundInterest. Maybe you’ve been wondering why? Well, it’s for two reasons: 1. We want to publicly congratulating ourselves (and all of you) on savvy spending and saving – […]

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Women and Wealth: Take Control of Your Financial Life

by Kate Furlong November 18, 2013

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Last week, GoGirl Finance sponsored the “Women and Wealth Seminar”, hosted by LadyDrinks, and World Financial Group at Pranna in New York City. As well as being an excellent networking opportunity, the event’s primary goal was to educate women on the importance of taking control of their financial lives. Fradel Barber, Director of Expansion at […]

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Planning for Your Financial Future: Debt and Retirement Calculators

by Catherine Alford August 23, 2013

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There are many resources out there to help plan and navigate your financial future–you just have to know where to look. One great resource you may not have considered is AARP. The helpful people over at AARP have a ton of really amazing retirement planning tools with detailed instructions to help you calculate everything from 401k […]

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How to Get Ahead Financially Every Month

by Melissa Batai August 14, 2013

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Every month, you dutifully send off  payments to each of your long-term obligations. These might include a car payment, your mortgage, a couple of credit card balances, or the last of your student loans. And then it happens. One month, finally, you finish paying something off. That’s one less payment to schedule every month, and one […]

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How to Know If You’re Ready to Invest

by Stephanie Christensen May 15, 2013

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Now that you have a beginner’s guide to investing, the question remains: How do you know if you’re ready to invest? Have you read headlines about the bull market and wondered “Is now the time to jump into investing with both feet?” While it’s true that placing your bets on a strong market can be […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide for New Investors

by Guest May 13, 2013

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One of the biggest misconceptions people have about investing is that they have to know everything about the market before they begin. Truthfully, I can see where that feeling comes from. Investing terminology is not user-friendly, and the sheer number of accounts, investment types, and philosophies can be overwhelming. Don’t let analysis paralysis stop you […]

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How to Prepare for End of Life Finances

by Katharine Paljug May 10, 2013

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It can be hard to think of the end of your life when you’re in the middle of living it. No one ever expects to get fatally ill or end up in a car crash. But if the unthinkable happens, it will be devastating for those you leave behind. Not only are they grieving, but […]

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What You Need to Know About Estate Planning

by Russ Thornton May 6, 2013

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For most women, estate planning ranks right up there with a root canal – it’s painful but necessary. If you truly want your loved one’s inheritance protected at the time of your death, you must take some time now to review what plans, if any, you currently have in place and what you want to […]

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Women and Retirement: How to Start Contributing to Your IRA (Even If You’re on a Budget!)

by Galia Gichon January 23, 2013

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Did you make “Contribute to Your IRA” one of your new year’s resolutions? Well, you’re in luck, because here are the steps you need to take to start contributing to your IRA even if you’re on a tight budget. When it comes to your retirement and mutual funds in your individual retirement accounts (IRAs), it […]

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Here’s What You Missed At Our #workingmommy Twitter Chat

by Sarah Chang November 8, 2012

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Did you miss this Monday’s #workingmommy Twitter Chat? It was our busiest chat yet – with more than 85 participants! Over the course of an hour we talked about returning to work after baby, making a part-time schedule work for you, and balancing the demands of professional and family life. Our co-host for the evening […]

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Four Tools to Help You Plan for Retirement

by Melissa Batai October 22, 2012

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In the dark about how to plan for your retirement?  Overwhelmed by your choices?  Surprisingly, AARP may be just the place you need to go to make sense of your finances and learn how your money choices now, in your 20s, 30s, and 40s, can affect your financial future. These tools can help you make […]

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Why is Women’s Retirement at Risk?

by Caroline Huber June 10, 2011

With so many pressing financial concerns, it can be difficult to plan for the future. However, women must recognize that we are at risk for retirement and prepare accordingly.

In our current shaky economy, everyone is worried about having enough money for retirement, but why is women’s retirement more at risk than men’s? According to both a recent article from the Associated Press and a post from the Wall Street Journal, it is because women earn less than men, women take more time off […]

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Tales from a Modern Girl: Setting up a Retirement Fund

by Kat McCue March 2, 2011

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Tales from a Modern Girl is a GoGirl original series chronicling real-life experiences inspired by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar’s book, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance. It seems incongruous to me to be filling out a Roth IRA Account application form while it seems as if the ink on […]

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