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How to Tackle Student Loans on Your Terms

by Kaitlin Butler April 23, 2014


When you first started out with your student loans, you, like many other borrowers, were probably an intrepid undergrad or graduate student excited about the college experience ahead. Fast forward to now, and many borrowers are experiencing the challenges presented by the broken student loan system in the U.S.: high rates, confusing and obscure payment […]

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How to Save on Groceries at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Costco

by Ed Thomas April 23, 2014


Finding bargains at a grocery store can be like going on a giant treasure hunt. The combinationof a huge array of products that must be sold before they expire and cutthroat industry competition means there are many waysfor smart shoppers to save. Obviously, coupons is one strategy—but for many people coupons are great in theory […]

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Stressed? How to Get More Done When You’re Pressed for Time

by Kali Hawlk April 22, 2014

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These days, most of us are busier than ever as we juggle more and more responsibilities, commitments, work, and social obligations. If you’re constantly wishing you had more hours in every day, consider these tips for getting more done when you already feel pressed for time. Improve Your Time Management The first thing you need […]

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Side Hustle Series: I Work Several Jobs to Financially Survive Divorce

by Tracy Shevlin April 21, 2014

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This is the third installment in the GoGirl Finance series called “The Side Hustle,” showcasing different ways people make money in addition to their day jobs in order to pay down debt or save money. Have a side hustle? Share your story with us: When my husband and I separated, I was forced to […]

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Thrifting In Style: What to Buy at Thrift Stores

by Alice S April 20, 2014

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Thrift shopping can be a great way to save money and expand your wardrobe, but walking into a thrift shop can be overwhelming. Everywhere you look you see racks of clothes that are off season, out of style, and, quite frankly, old. And there’s just so much stuff jammed into the store! So how do […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 19, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 19, 2014

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If you’re anything like us, Spring leaves you itching for a few wardrobe updates. Here at GoGirl we love sticking to a budget, but aren’t opposed to tweaking what we wear with a new accessories or pieces every season. If you’re in need of a clothing refresher, we have the round up for you. From […]

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How I’m Making it Work As a Single Mother in College

by Cara Cortez April 15, 2014

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Going back to college at age 25 last year wasn’t an easy decision for me. I went to college at age 18, but took a break to work and earn a living. When I was 20, I became pregnant with my boyfriend’s child. As hard as we tried, the relationship didn’t work out, and we […]

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Graduate School: What It Really Costs to Go Back to School

by Ilana Nutkis April 14, 2014

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So you’re thinking about going back to school. Besides tuition costs, what should you budget for? I left my post-college career for law school three years ago, and along the way, gained an unexpected education on the costs they don’t mention in the brochure. If You’re Thinking About Graduate School… Before you even enter the […]

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The Hidden Cost of Weddings

by Erika Torres April 13, 2014

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Weddings are expensive. However, there are still plenty of ways to trim costs and save money on a wedding. If you’re a blushing bride to be,  check out this infographic on the hidden costs of weddings and see where you can trim your wedding budget.

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Save Money: Say “I Don’t” to These Wedding Expenses

by Kendal Perez April 9, 2014

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According to the Real Weddings Study commissioned by the creator of The Knot, the average wedding cost (excluding the honeymoon) in 2013 was just shy of $30,000. That’s nearly $1,500 more than 2012 ($28,427), and close to 10-percent higher than 2011 ($27,021). In fact, the amount spent on weddings has been on the rise since […]

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The 5 Minute Routine That Could Protect You From Fraud

by Ashley Feinstein April 8, 2014

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You’ve probably heard the horror stories. Someone stole a friend’s identity and took out thirty thousand dollars on their home equity loan or started charging large purchases to their credit card. Identity theft and financial fraud are unfortunately very real problems we have to deal with in today’s’ world. Here’s a five minute monthly routine […]

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From Two Incomes to One: How to Make the Switch

by Mary Beth Storjohann April 7, 2014

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Making the decision for one partner to leave the workforce for any period of time is always a tough one. Perhaps you’d like to spend time with children, need to care for an aging parent or are planning to launch a business that will require sacrificing some income for a few years. To minimize financial […]

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IT Manager By Day, Movie Theater Cashier By Night: How One GoGirl is Paying Down $90k in Student Loans

by Erika Torres April 6, 2014

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This is the second installment in the GoGirl Finance series called “The Side Hustle,” showcasing different ways people make money in addition to their day jobs in order to pay down debt or save money. Read our first post in the series: How to Become a Mystery Shopper. Have a side hustle? Share your story […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 5, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 5, 2014

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This week we’re all about frugal living. Sometimes a few small changes can make a big difference in terms of dollars saved. From how to save on your grocery budget, to teaching your kids about money, to making the most of frugal swaps, here’s what inspired us this week. Looking to save on groceries? Feel […]

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Why and How We Save Half Our Income

by Kali Hawlk April 3, 2014

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I’m an inquisitive person by nature. I like to ask questions and when someone tells me that something is done a certain way, my first thought is, “why?” Understanding the why behind the way things work is important to me. When I started asking how much I needed to save for retirement, I wasn’t satisfied […]

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How Four Families Plan to Pay for College

by Melissa Batai April 1, 2014

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Do you have a plan to pay for your child’s education?  If not, you may be feeling a bit panicked.  After all, a college degree these days is as essential as a high school diploma used to be 40 years ago. Yet, without a plan, you may wonder how your child will ever be able […]

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The Conversation Every Gen Y Couple Should Have

by Meredith Lepore March 31, 2014

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Though retirement doesn’t sound like the most romantic of topics, it is the conversation every Gen Y couple should have. Retirement may seem incredibly far away, but it’s important to start thinking about it now. According to Fidelity’s fourth Couples Retirement Study, approximately four in ten couples don’t agree on the lifestyle they want in retirement. The […]

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How To Budget For Your “Spring Break” Trip

by Meredith Lepore March 30, 2014

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Though you’re probably well past the spring break age, you may be looking forward to some sort of escape in the spring – particularly if you’ve been stuck here on the East Coast in 30 degree weather. Taking a trip feels so necessary sometimes – but can be expensive. Here are a few tips. Find […]

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