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Four Last-Minute Tips For Shopping Procrastinators

by Meredith Lepore December 22, 2015

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Feeling bad because you haven’t done any gift shopping? Considering running out and buying everyone Starbuck’s gift cards? You aren’t alone. One out of every seven Americans received a Starbuck’s gift card last Christmas — which was an increase from one in eight the year before. That’s a lot of coffee and decorative mugs. But […]

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Three Tips for Making Extra Cash From Your Closet This Holiday

by Heather Hunter December 11, 2015

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Looking for a way to earn some extra cash to fund your holiday shopping (and a side hustle isn’t really your thing)? Try looking in your closet – and we don’t mean for loose change. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out that most of us are only wearing about 20% of […]

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A Funny Take on the Not-So-Funny Gender Pay Gap

by Heather Hunter December 10, 2015

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It’s the not-so-funny reality of being a working woman: you’re taking home less pay for doing the same job as your male colleagues. And in the video below, courtesy of SheKnows.com, some clever ad execs take a tongue-in-cheek approach to bringing some much needed attention to the matter.

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One Black Dress, Five Ways

by Sarah Chang December 10, 2015

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The season of holiday parties is upon us. As always, it promises loads of fun — but doesn’t come cheap. Who has the money (or the time) to come up with a different ensemble for each event this December? The good news is you don’t have to. We spoke with Tracy DiNunzio, CEO and Founder […]

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Party On: How to Network Your Way to 2016

by Elana Konstant December 8, 2015

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Ah December, a magical month when people are filled with optimism and good will, aided by the flowing supply of baked goods and alcohol. Take advantage of the holiday cheer and the constant stream of parties in the last few weeks of the year to step up your networking efforts. If you are looking for […]

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Join Us for Our #FinancialMustDos Chat!

by Jessica Jones December 8, 2015

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Not sure what you should be doing with your finances at the end of the year? Want some tips to help you start 2016 off on the right financial foot? Join us and expert MaryBeth Storjohann this Wednesday at 8pmET for our #FinancialMustDos chat. Mary Beth Storjohann, CFP® is the Founder of Workable Wealth, an author, speaker, […]

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Six Gifts to Give Yourself Before Year End

by Ashley Feinstein December 8, 2015

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During the holiday season we tend to spend a lot of time and money on gifts for others. Here are six gifts you should commit to gifting to yourself before year-end — and they’ll even benefit those you love and care for as well. The Gift of Wealth While you don’t need to be spending […]

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

by Meredith Lepore December 7, 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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Three Signs You’re (Financially) Ready to Shack Up

by Heather Hunter December 3, 2015

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Even the best of relationships can get a little tricky when you decide to merge households. And the finances of co-habitating can be the trickiest of all. So, how do you know if you’re ready to take the leap? In the video below, Yahoo Finance’s Mandi Woodruff lays it out in three easy to spot […]

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

by Mary Beth Storjohann December 1, 2015

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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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Your Ultimate Guide to Totally Dominating on Cyber Monday

by Meredith Lepore November 27, 2015

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Thanksgiving — AKA Black Friday Eve — is almost here. That means Cyber Monday is just around the corner. If you’re looking to get a killer deal (in the comfort of your pajamas) we have the guide for you. We spoke to Kendal Perez, Savings Expert for CouponSherpa.com, and Nick Chachula, the founder of iCustomLabel.com, for […]

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Eight Reasons to Shop on Black Friday

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 27, 2015

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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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Eight Holiday Financial Traps You Need To Avoid

by Meredith Lepore November 26, 2015

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The holidays mean more food, more gifts, more parties…and more financial scams? That’s right. Tis the season to be robbed — and not so blindly. “We see it every year — scammers taking advantage of the holiday season to defraud consumers,” John Breyault, director of the National Consumers League’s Fraud Center and Fraud.org website, told USA […]

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10+ Ways to Minimize Holiday Spending

by Katharine Paljug November 24, 2015

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

by Poppy Ellis November 19, 2015

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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 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

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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

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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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