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How I Told My Boss I Was Pregnant

by Catherine MacLean July 22, 2014

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Finding out I was pregnant was a big surprise, even though we were technically trying. I didn’t actually believe I was pregnant. We had only decided the month before that we would “pull the goalie,” so to speak, so I really didn’t think it would happen that fast. I had no nausea but instead I […]

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5 Celebrity Estate Planning Disasters

by Ashley Feinstein July 21, 2014

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Believe it or not, everyone has an estate. Your estate is comprised of everything you own. This may include your savings and checking accounts, investments, real estate, life insurance and even furniture and personal possessions. Estate planning, put simply, is making a plan to distribute your belongings according to your instructions and wishes when you […]

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10 Summer Budget Beauty Finds for Under $10

by Meredith Lepore July 20, 2014

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Summer is all about looking chic. Except it is even harder to look good when you have to deal with high temperatures, sudden rainstorms and horrible humidity. But you don’t want to spend a fortune on products you may only use for a few months. Here are a few fabulous products that won’t break the […]

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Fashion on a Budget: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 19, 2014

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Staying on trend can be expensive – but it doesn’t need to be. We’re always on the hunt for shopping tips that won’t break the bank. So read on, because we’ve got a great Pinterest round up for you this weekend. We’ve found everything from how to score designer clothes on a discount, to advice […]

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Dressing for Work: How to Accessorize on a Budget

by Case Drury July 13, 2014

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 Office Extras by casedrury Accessorizing for the workplace calls for a delicate hand, and finding the right mix of grown-up pieces can lead to easy overspending in an effort to retain your fashion identity. Luckily, several affordable options let you stretch your fashion budget to present a polished, professional look while still feeling like yourself […]

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5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 12, 2014

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We’re Pinterest fanatics – and you should be too. Whether you’re looking to make money, save money (or both!) Pinterest has some of the most inspiring and innovative ideas on the web. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From side hustle to DIY, here’s the best of Pinterest this […]

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8 Frugal Female Celebrities Who Put Themselves on a Budget

by Meredith Lepore July 10, 2014

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Keira Knightly made waves when she recently told Glamour Magazine that she only gives herself an annual allowance of $50,000 per year. The actress reportedly has a net worth of $50 million  (remember all those Pirates of the Caribbean films?). “I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can’t hang out with people who don’t live […]

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Saving Half Your Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres July 9, 2014

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Just four 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. This is how we do it. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got […]

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7 Fun Budget Date Ideas For Summer

by Meredith Lepore July 6, 2014

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Summer can be a good time for romance. People spend more time outside, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and you can almost feel love in the air. But you can easily go broke trying to come up with great date ideas on a budget. We talked with Kendal Perez, the Marketing Manager for Kinoli Inc., a family […]

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A Swimsuit Guide for the Girl on a Budget

by Meredith Lepore July 5, 2014

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It’s summer, which means swimsuits are a must. Whether you’re surfing, doing some serious laps, relaxing on a float, or just lounging poolside, you most likely want a cute swimsuit. And if you actually want to work out (but we won’t judge if you don’t!), you need a supportive swimsuit. Though designer swimsuits are all the […]

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10 Ways To Get Around The Starbucks Price Raise

by Meredith Lepore July 1, 2014

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In case you hadn’t heard, your favorite massive coffee chain is pushing up prices on its already expensive drinks. Starbucks is raising prices on lattes, brewed coffee and ground coffee, due in part to substantial drought in Brazil.  Grande and venti brewed coffee will increase by 10 to 15 cents, while tall and venti lattes will see price increases of 15 to 20 cents. […]

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Millennials: Why Aren’t Women Saving As Much As Men?

by Meredith Lepore June 30, 2014

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Bad news, ladies: Men are saving more than women. We may be graduating from college and masters programs at higher rates and we may be the breadwinners in some marriages, but apparently we aren’t saving as much as our male counterparts. Men Saving, Earning More Than Women According to a new study by Wells Fargo, 45% are not […]

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Planning a BBQ on a Budget? 5 Pins You Should Read

by Sarah Chang June 28, 2014

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July 4th is on the horizon, and parties are on our mind. We love throwing a great BBQ on a budget, but it’s tough to know where to start. From sides to salads, getting it all together can be overwhelming. Still, now’s not the time to get discouraged. From side dishes to saving money, here […]

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6 Signs You’re Ready to Start a Business

by Kali Hawlk June 27, 2014

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Entrepreneurship is a wonderful thing. It provides us with the ability to make our own opportunities, to control our own careers, and to do work we love while enjoying personal freedom. Many of us dream about starting our own business for these very reasons. Although there are countless benefits to working for yourself and running your […]

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5 Habits Causing You Stress — and How to Break Them

by Ashley Feinstein June 24, 2014

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Raise your hand if by the end of the day you feel spent. Between work, home, and life, the reality is most of us end up running for most of the day. Add in the fact that as women we often have a tough time saying “no” – it’s a recipe for chaos. As Carl […]

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Working Mom: How I Find a Work-Life Balance

by Catherine MacLean June 22, 2014

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I don’t think there is any job out there that is as demanding as being a mom. It literally consumes every second of my life; your mind never turns off of being a mom. If you haven’t already seen the viral YouTube video about world’s toughest job, check it out. It pretty much sums everything […]

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5 Pins That Inspired us This Week: Beauty on a Budget

by Sarah Chang June 21, 2014

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Beauty products can be complicated, and they can be expensive. Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked out of Sephora with 3 products you didn’t intend to buy. But beauty on a budget is possible, if you know where to look. And it’s important to be conscious and careful about what you’re buying so as […]

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How to Rethink “Balance” for Success in Love and Money

by Kali Hawlk June 20, 2014

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The traditional view of a successful relationship is one that is “50/50,” meaning there is a nicely balanced, equal share of give and take from each partner. While this sounds great, reasonable, and fair on paper, life is never this simple. The key to having and maintaining an excellent relationship with the one you love […]

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