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Turn Your Closet into Holiday Cash In Three Steps

by Erika Torres November 25, 2015

Closet into holiday cash

It happens to the best of us — despite the best of intentions to save for the holidays in advance, sometimes we just can’t get enough money together. What’s a girl to do? To begin with, don’t panic. There is still hope. With Christmas right around the corner, and no wiggle room in your budget, it is possible […]

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10+ Ways to Minimize Holiday Spending

by Katharine Paljug November 24, 2015


For many people, the holiday season isn’t just a time of family, friends, and peace on earth — it’s also a source of enormous financial stress. The average American spends more than $700 on gifts, decor, travel, and other holiday-related expenses. For most of us, that’s more than we want or can afford to spend. […]

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Eight Reasons to Shop on Black Friday

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 20, 2015

Black Friday crop

The ads for Black Friday sales start earlier every year, spurring us into excitement and anxiety over the coming holiday season before we’ve even bought our Halloween candy. The concept of “Friday” gets broader each year too. In recent years Macy’s has lead a pack of stores that opened on Thursday at 6 p.m. The […]

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Holiday Gifting at Work: a Do or a Don’t?

by Poppy Ellis November 19, 2015


Ahhh the holiday season is finally here, my favorite time of year! All the giving, pretty lights and parties… what’s not to like? Well, there’s the freezing cold… but that’s the Australian in me talking so I’ll let it slide! Then there’s gifting at work, where proper office etiquette can quickly get murky and stressful, […]

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Five Big Holiday Stressors For Women (and How To Deal With Them)

by Meredith Lepore November 18, 2015

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The holidays can be wonderful, but also incredibly stressful with family demands, travel plans and money worries. According to a survey from the American Psychological Association, nearly half of all women in the United States experience heightened anxiety during the holidays, at great risk to the health of their minds and bodies. To further emphasize […]

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Five Ways to Trim Your Thanksgiving Budget

by Erika Torres November 16, 2015

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Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is among us, and stores are already shoving Christmas down our throats. It’s this time of the year that makes even the most financially savvy among us fear for our budgets. But don’t worry, GoGirl has you covered on how to throw a fabulous Thanksgiving feast on a budget. Here are […]

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Five Online Sites for Buying Used Baby Gear

by Erika Torres November 15, 2015

used baby gear

Kids are SO expensive! Chances are if you’ve had kids, you’ve either uttered those words or have heard them from other well-intentioned parents. With the average cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years of age estimated at approximately $245,000, it’s no wonder that that phrase gets uttered often. With my husband and […]

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Seven Items You Should Always Wait To Buy Until After the Holidays

by Meredith Lepore November 12, 2015


Thanksgiving and Christmas are on the horizon, and it may seem like you’re bleeding money. But we have some good news! Certain things are a much better buy in January. Whether you’re buying for someone else, or simply for yourself (57 percent of shoppers made non-gift purchases for themselves in 2013, up 8 percent from […]

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Five Unique Ways We’re Saving Money on a Baby

by Erika Torres November 11, 2015

saving money on baby

If you’ve put off babies due to the high cost associated with having kids, you wouldn’t be alone. Millennials, or twentysomething women, have been slower to have children than any previous generation, according to a report by the Urban Institute. Researchers believe finances are one of the biggest reasons millennials are hesitant to have children. […]

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How to Prepare for an Emergency This Holiday Season

by Kali Hawlk November 9, 2015


We’re fast approaching the most wonderful time of the year — a time where we get to celebrate the holidays, enjoy each other’s company, and exchange a few gifts to share our love and appreciation for one another. Although the holidays are about much more than money, many of us ramp up our spending in […]

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How to Use Social Media to Get the Job You Want

by Melanie Lockert November 6, 2015

Social Media Job

Looking for a job? Fall’s a great time to focus on turning your career up a notch. But have you really thought about how you’re looking? Now’s the time. You may be going the traditional route — sending in your resume and cover letter only to wait…and wait. You may be sending out hundreds of […]

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Seven Meal Delivery Services That Will Save You Time and Money (and Keep You Healthy!)

by Meredith Lepore November 4, 2015

Meal Delivery

We’ve all been there. It has been a super long day and even though you thought you could motivate yourself to cook, you just don’t think you can muster the energy to lift a fork. Yes, you could order food. But it’s expensive, and you know what you’re eating just isn’t as healthy (most of […]

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Cheap and Easy Costumes You Can Make Yourself (Really!)

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 29, 2015


For some, Halloween is the perfect chance to show off their crafty, creative skills, and they relish spending October making the perfect witty, flattering costume. The rest of us usually find ourselves scrambling in the last week of October to buy something overpriced (generic sexy pirate lady you will never wear again, just $64.99!) from […]

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Budget Destinations for Winter Travel

by Katharine Paljug October 28, 2015

Study abroad (Italy)

When winter rolls around, with freezing temperatures and grey skies, it’s almost impossible not to dream of a jumping on a plane and heading somewhere — anywhere — else. A look at your bank account may convince you that your vacation is going to stay completely imaginary, but that doesn’t have to be the case! […]

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The 10 Best Pieces of Financial Advice For My 20-Something Self

by Sarah Chang October 23, 2015


Ever thought about what you would tell your younger self if you could look back? Well, time machines don’t exist yet, but we rounded up some of the best advice from women who have been there. Here’s what 10 women would tell their 20-something selves. What would you add? [View the story “The 10 Best […]

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The Broke Woman’s Guide To Philanthropy: How to Give Back Without Breaking the Bank

by Mary Beth Storjohann October 22, 2015

hand gives coin to beggar

With the holidays upon us and the year coming to a close, it’s no-doubt that the topic of year-end giving and serving others is on the mind of many.  However, this may also be the time when you’re feeling the most pressed for cash. So how can you make an impact or change with a cause […]

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Finding Flex Work for High-Powered Moms

by Heather Hunter October 21, 2015

Stay at Home Mom

It’s no secret that the choices left to working mothers in the U.S. are… well, not really choices at all. The lack of paid leave, the constant fight for work/life balance and the mom guilt drive many smart, talented women from the workforce at the prime of their careers. One such smart, talented mom is […]

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Join Us for Our #HolidaySave Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones October 21, 2015

Holiday Shopping Gift

Holiday shopping blow your budget last year? Looking for some good tips to save this holiday season? Join us and savings expert Kendal Perez for our #HolidaySave Twitter chat October 28 at 8:30pmET. Kendal Perez is the Savings Expert for and blogger for She takes a practical approach to saving money, seeking simple ways to cut […]

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