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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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Are Women Getting Better At Car Negotiations?

by Meredith Lepore September 28, 2014

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There are so many stereotypes out when it comes to women purchasing cars. “Women should never buy cars alone because they’ll get taken advantage of,” and “women are bad at car negotiations” are just a few. It turns out these clichés could be incredibly wrong. Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest online car lease marketplace, gathered information measuring the […]

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Why I Left the City and Stopped Climbing the Corporate Ladder

by Alex London-Gross September 26, 2014

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Growing up in a small town with narrow views of the world felt suffocating at times. I went to a small private school where I saw the same 50 or so faces every day, and the highlights of our weekends were either going to someone’s house to watch a movie or crashing another school’s football […]

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What to Do if Your Boss Is a Bully

by Kali Hawlk September 24, 2014

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Have you ever left work feeling miserable because of the behavior of another person in your office? Has another individual been cruel, exploitative, or demeaning? You may be a victim of workplace bullying. If so, you’re not alone. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 54 million Americans have been bullied at some point in their […]

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How to Throw a Dinner Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang September 23, 2014

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I make a point of getting together with my girlfriends at least once a month. It’s something I look forward to — and is even better over a great bottle of wine and some fabulous food. Meeting at a restaurant is easy, of course, but can get expensive — particularly for those of us hoping […]

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The 7 Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk September 22, 2014

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There are a few ideas that serve as the foundation of good money management habits. Spend less than you earn. Try your best to save more than you spend. Develop these routines and you’ll be on your way to building wealth. If this is true, though, why do so many people fail to achieve financial […]

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