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How To Throw a Killer Halloween Party On The Cheap

by Sarah Chang October 9, 2015


Halloween isn’t just for kids — in fact, there are plenty of opportunities for the older crowd to have fun come October 31 (particularly since it’s a Saturday this year). What better way to get everyone together than with a theme-y party? We know entertaining can be stressful — especially if you’re on a budget. […]

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Watch: Job Interview Dress Tips from Women Execs

by Heather Hunter October 8, 2015

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If you’re anything like us, prepping for a job interview can feel a little like playing dress up. That dark-suit-and-sensible-shoe combo doesn’t exactly feel like second skin. But, is it okay to spice things up a bit? Turns out, it’s more than okay. Just take it from the women doing the hiring. In this quick […]

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12 Ways to Save For The Holidays in 12 Weeks

by Kate Wilson October 7, 2015

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Believe it or not, the holiday season is only about 12 weeks away. While that may seem like a distant dream, it’s closer than you think. Thanksgiving can usher in an expensive time of year — meaning you need to start making financial preparations now. If you don’t know where to begin, here are 12 […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 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 Great Dates That Will Cost You Next To Nothing

by Sarah Chang October 2, 2015


We’re willing to bet you didn’t know that Sunday is Frugal Fun Day (yes, it exists). And since we’re all about budget-friendly living here at GoGirl, we decided a little celebrating was in order. What better way to do so than with a hot date (that’s also friendly on your pocketbook)? We reached out to […]

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

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 1, 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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How To Stay Motivated While You Look For a New Job

by Kali Hawlk September 30, 2015

Motivated While You Look For a New Job

Seeking out a new job? Even in a good market, job hunting takes a toll on everyone. It’s time-consuming and energy-intensive, and submitting resume after resume into the abyss that is every online application form gets disheartening. You can find yourself in a vicious cycle if you lose your enthusiasm halfway through your job search: […]

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How to Get Your Partner on Board with Your Saving Goals

by Katharine Paljug September 25, 2015

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There are usually two types of people in relationships: the ones who save, and the ones who spend. If you are the saver, you probably have a lot of financial goals that you want to work towards… and it can feel like the biggest obstacle to achieving them is your partner and their spending habits. […]

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Are Women More Prone to Certain Money Mistakes?

by Heather Hunter September 24, 2015

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While we are loathe to buy in to casual gender stereotyping, the video below, hosted by financial expert Farnoosh Torabi, has a ring of truth to it. While studies suggest that some of the money-related decisions we make might be hard-wired, Torabi does offer some alternate thinking to avoid these gender-driven mistakes. Get more work […]

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Join Us for Our #BestWaysToSave Twitter Chat

by Jessica Jones September 24, 2015

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Trying to reach a savings goal? Could you use some savings tips? Have some spending habits you would like to change? If you answered yes to any of these join us Wednesday September 30 at 8:00pmET for #BestWaysToSave Twitter chat with Brittney Castro. Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, entrepreneur and personal finance expert for women, is […]

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How To Prepare For A Divorce

by Sarah Chang September 23, 2015

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Who hasn’t made a financial mistake one time or another? If you’re human you’ve probably missed a credit card payment, charged a vacation when you shouldn’t have, or bounced a check. We’re all a work in progress, after all. But have you ever thought about marriage being a financial — not just romantic — mistake? […]

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Itching to Re-fi Your Student Loans? Watch This First

by Heather Hunter September 22, 2015

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If you’re carrying student loan debt, the idea of refinancing may seem very appealing. But while rates may be at an all-time low, the process itself isn’t exactly straight forward. In the video below, Mandi Woodruff gives a down-and-dirty explanation of the process and the requirements so you’ll have a better idea of what you’ll […]

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Five New York Fashion Week Brands You Can Actually Afford To Wear

by Meredith Lepore September 18, 2015

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Yes, it is exciting to look at all the photos from New York Fashion Week, what with all the glamorous celebrities, magazine editors and bloggers dressed to the nines (completely disregarding the temperature outside). At the same it can be a little depressing as most of us cannot afford one designer item — much less […]

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10+ Ways to Find Cheap (or Free!) Activities on Vacation

by Katharine Paljug September 17, 2015


Traveling and exploring a new city is always a fun adventure — but finding a way to pay for everything you want to do can add up. If you’re trying to travel on a budget, you may quickly end up feeling like there’s no point in going at all because you can’t afford to actually […]

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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk September 17, 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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Eight Tips For Transitioning Your Summer Wardrobe To Fall

by Meredith Lepore September 16, 2015

Fall Fashion

Ushering in a new season means it’s time for new fashion trends and shopping. Unfortunately, new seasons aren’t always so friendly on your wallet. Between the jackets and the sweaters and the jeans…it can be easy to overspend. But we’re here to tell you to put that summer dress back on — it may be […]

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Eight Gorgeous Jewelry Brands (That are Budget-Friendly!)

by Meredith Lepore September 11, 2015


A great piece of jewelry can totally snazz up a relatively boring outfit. Worried you don’t have the extra cash to invest in some good pieces? Lucky for you we live in a digital age and lots of great sites are cornering the market on affordable jewelry! Outfit yourself in a great piece from one […]

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Saving Half Our Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres September 10, 2015


Just five years ago, my husband and I had $45,000 in debt. Today, we’re saving half our income. No, we didn’t win the lottery. We do it the old-fashioned way with lots of sacrifices and hard work. Here’s how. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got married, we found ourselves […]

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