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5 Tips That Will Save You Hundreds This Holiday Season

by Leena Roy October 31, 2014

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Already feeling anxiety about the impending holiday season? You’re not alone. I always had a tough time balancing giving, saving and managing the stress that comes with this hectic (and expensive!) time of year. Not to mention the incessant marketing campaigns that inch earlier and earlier — it can be almost impossible to quiet the […]

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22 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

by Christine Nguyen October 29, 2014

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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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The 20-Something’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act

by Erika Torres October 24, 2014

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Navigating the world of health insurance can be complicated — particularly if you’re self-employed, a freelancer, or a student. You may be wondering whether you can still be covered under your parent’s plan, or whether you even need coverage. Health Insurance can be expensive, after all, and when you’re young and healthy it may seem […]

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Why Chipotle Is Still Winning The Fast Food Wars, and Even Burger Fans Can Benefit

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 23, 2014

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The decision you make about where to spend your lunch break has been the big talk of Wall Street this week. McDonald’s and Chipotle made their earnings announcements on Tuesday, and for the most part, they proved what many have been saying for years: “Fast casual” restaurants like Chipotle, where high quality ingredients and customized […]

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Get Inspired to Save: How One Couple Saved Over $10,000 in Less Than a Year

by Kali Hawlk October 22, 2014

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It’s easy to feel intimidated by our financial goals. Life is expensive, and our goals require large sums of money to achieve. Traveling around the world can be a few thousand dollars. Buying a home can be hundreds of thousands. And when you start talking about retirement, you also start talking about millions. But it’s […]

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How Having a Baby Changed Our Financial Journey

by Catherine MacLean October 20, 2014

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I’m the first to admit we were totally unprepared for the arrival of our daughter, financially anyway. While we had necessities like clothes, diapers and a bed for her to sleep in, I actually had no idea how we were going to manage financially. I really wanted to capitalize on my full 52-week maternity leave […]

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Here’s What You Missed At Credit Chat

by Jessica Jones October 16, 2014

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Yesterday we had a great time chatting with Experian and credit expert Jeanne Kelly about paying down credit card debt. Missed the chat or just want a refresher? We’ve got all the details, below.   [View the story "Full Recap: Ways to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster" on Storify]

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How Employer-Paid Egg-Freezing Could Help And Hurt Women

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 16, 2014

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When Apple and Facebook announced earlier this week that they are (or will soon be) offering female employees compensation for having their eggs frozen for nonmedical reasons, there was much rejoicing. This is one more way companies can make it easier to lean in (fittingly offered by Facebook, home of Lean In author and COO […]

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Thanks for Chatting! Get Some Advice to Pay Down Credit Card Debt

by Tanya Edwards October 15, 2014

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Welcome! If you’re coming in from #CreditChat and visiting GoGirl Finance for the first time, we’re so happy you’re here. Credit card debt can be overwhelming, and half of Americans have more debt than savings according to a survey from Bankrate. To help you take those first steps to getting your debt under control — or just […]

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Win Tickets to LearnVest Live 2014

by Sarah Chang October 14, 2014

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Need a little money inspiration? Here’s your opportunity to see some of this generation’s most inspirational financial speakers live. We’re giving away 5 sets of tickets (two tickets in each set) to LearnVest Live 2014, a 1000+ person event here in NYC that’s sure to inspire and ignite your financial goals! Here are the details:  LearnVest […]

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7 Things You Should Do Now to Fend Off Holiday Debt

by Meredith Lepore October 14, 2014

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It seems hard to believe that we’re already talking about the holidays, but once October is over, you know the big ones are coming. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas always seems to pass in a flash; it’s a month of parties, clothes, events, and excess spending. So how can we limit the fallout? We talked […]

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Credit Chat: How to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster

by Jessica Jones October 11, 2014

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We are excited to be teaming up with Experian for #CreditChat! Join us next Wednesday October 15 at 3pm ET if you want to get tips on how to pay down credit card debt faster. Follow along by using #CreditChat and get some great tips from expert Jeanne Kelly. Jeanne Kelly is an author, speaker, […]

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How I Achieve a Good Work-Life Balance as a Working Mom

by Alexa Mason October 9, 2014

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Do you struggle to maintain a good work-life balance? I used to be the same way. After getting divorced in 2012, I knew that I had to quickly earn enough money to take care of myself and two daughters. I worked two day jobs and even threw a side business into the mix. I was […]

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6 Celebrity Couples Who Are Financially Savvy

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2014

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We often think of celebrities as never having to worry about money (since they make so much of it). While that’s true, many of them are as concerned with saving and cutting corners as we are. That’s right — celebrities, they’re just like us! (Well, almost.) On that note, here are a few surprisingly frugal […]

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Taking Advantage of Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang October 4, 2014

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Although we’ve been craving crisp breezes, sweaters, and pumpkins for a while now – fall’s only officially begun. To kick things off, we’ve got some great money-saving tips and tricks that will make your October fab. From recipes to decorating, here’s the best of what Pinterest has to offer this week. Searching for some healthy […]

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Get Dirty and Help Raise Money for Breast Cancer

by Meredith Lepore October 2, 2014

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October marks the start of Breast Cancer Month. Though there are countless ways to give money and time to help fight this disease that impacts so many women, we’ve got one of the coolest. If you don’t mind a little mud. Mud runs — which began in the 1980s – have been growing in popularity […]

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12 Ways to Save for the Holidays in 12 Weeks

by Kate Wilson October 2, 2014

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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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4 Pieces of Clothing that Are Worth the Investment  

by Nell Casey September 30, 2014

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In my younger years, I used to buy all the monthly magazines. Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and the rest promised me happiness, confidence and an amazing life simply by filling my wardrobe with (admittedly gorgeous) clothing. But it wasn’t just clothing – no, these were investment pieces. Features promised that “the hot pink pleather jacket is the investment piece of […]

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