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How to Organize Your Financial Life

by Kali Hawlk April 24, 2015

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Did you feel a little overwhelmed when it was time for you to prepare your taxes? It can be a little daunting to sift through all the financial paperwork you need in order to file your return. Take this year’s tax season as an opportunity to make a positive change in your home and get […]

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Tell Us About Yourself: Take The Women & Money Poll

by GoGirl Staff April 23, 2015

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The financial industry wants to hear from you, and this is your chance to tell them what you actually want and need. If you’re tired of being stereotyped (you’re more than just a student, a mom, a millennial, you’re so much more!), tell us who you really are. We’ll publish the results, along with expert […]

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#EarthDay: 22 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

by Christine Nguyen April 22, 2015

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Many people think living an eco-friendly lifestyle means having to spend more, but organic produce, hybrid cars, and energy-efficient light bulbs are just one part of the equation. There are many simple changes you can make that will help protect the planet and can save you money too. Here are 22 “little acts of green” you […]

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How to Create a Wedding Budget

by Katharine Paljug April 21, 2015

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It can be difficult to plan a wedding when you and your partner have different ideas about how much money to spend and where to spend it. No matter how big or small your event, trying to plan for every expense and stay on budget can be incredibly stressful. Should you spend more on location […]

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5 Ways to Gain an Extra Hour a Day

by Kali Hawlk April 20, 2015

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As a busy young professional, how often have you wished there were more hours in a day? If your to-do list seems to grow longer and longer every day, it’s time to take a deep breath and a step back. Feeling perpetually behind, frazzled, and short on time is no way to continue working (or […]

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Four Actions I Took to Finally Follow My Dream

by Carrie Smith April 17, 2015

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After 10 years of working at my accounting job, I finally walked out the door for the last time. Like many people who are dedicated to their employers, it took several years to finally work up the courage to 1) admit that I wanted to quit (leaving a secure paycheck is tough) and 2) tell […]

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Join us for a #NewlywedFinances Twitter chat!

by Jessica Jones April 16, 2015

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Calling all newlyweds! Recently (or about to) walk down the aisle? Dread having the money talk with your spouse and could use some tips on how to have the money talk? Join us as we discuss newlywed finances with expert (and newlywed) Ashley Feinstein at our #NewlywedMoney chat on April 23 at 8:30 pm ET. Ashley Feinstein founded Knowing Your Worth where she works […]

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7 “Must-Do” Money Steps for Newlyweds

by Mary Beth Storjohann April 2, 2015

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It’s official! You’ve planned, prepped, walked down the aisle and now you’re officially newlyweds! You’re ready to begin this new chapter of life together and now after all the excitement of the big day wears off, you’ve got a few big issues to deal with – your finances included! Where to begin? Here are 7 […]

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Six Professional Wardrobe Basics Worth The Splurge

by Meredith Lepore March 20, 2015

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We’ve all seen the those women on television and in the movies. You know the ones we’re talking about — the editorial assistants, chefs, and freelance writers. They’ve got great apartments and fabulous wardrobes. All so clearly out of their price ranges. Perhaps that’s why they call it “fiction.” Unfortunately, we live in the real […]

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Join Us for Our #YouAndMoney Chat!

by Jessica Jones March 19, 2015

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Wish you had a better relationship with money? Find that your relationship with money is affecting other aspects of your life? Join us and expert Sophia Bera, CFP® for our #YouAndMoney chat Thursday 3/19 at 3pmET. Sophia Bera, CFP® is the Founder of Gen Y Planning which provides comprehensive financial planning advice to people in their 20s […]

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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk March 10, 2015

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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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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore March 3, 2015

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Even though you may have had a friend or family member experience a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s probably still hard to imagine it happening to you. But one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the […]

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Five Steps to Finding Happiness at Work

by Elana Konstant March 2, 2015

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I know what you’re thinking…they call it work for a reason, right? Just because someone pays you to do something does not mean you can’t enjoy it or at least use the experience to help you get a job that you will enjoy. Given that most of us spend more waking time working than we […]

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Start Saving For Your Summer Vacation Today

by Sarah Chang February 27, 2015

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When you hear the phrase “get bikini ready,” do you cringe and think of endless crunches? Don’t! We’ve got a beach challenge for you, and it doesn’t involve working up a sweat. It’s time to start planning your summer vacation. Yes, now. Don’t think you can afford to get away this summer? There’s still lots […]

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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

by Meredith Lepore February 20, 2015

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In the past, it used to be a given that newlyweds would unconditionally apply the “What’s mine is yours; yours, mine” mentality to everything, including their finances. Most of us probably recall our parents pooling all of their money into a joint bank account. In contrast, many of my newlywed friends have told me that […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Split Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug February 19, 2015

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Where do you and your spouse put your money? It seems like a straightforward question, but for many new couples it’s a minefield. Should you combine everything into joint checking and savings accounts? Have individual accounts and put a portion of your income into common accounts? If you keep some of your money separate, does […]

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Five Ways to Upgrade Your Honeymoon for Free

by Katharine Paljug February 16, 2015

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When I was in the middle of wedding planning, the only thing that kept me going (aside for wanting to marry the love of my love of my life) was looking forward to our honeymoon. Sure, I was spending my evenings staring at a seating chart, wondering where to put the ten relatives that were […]

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Should You Check Your Partner’s Credit?

by Meredith Lepore February 13, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and you’re probably thinking about all the romantic activities that go along with it. Talking about your partner’s credit score probably doesn’t make the list. Indeed, there are about 100 other things that are more romantic than this. But checking your partner’s credit — especially if you are about […]

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