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Six Tips for Surviving Black Friday (and Not Overspending)

by Meredith Lepore November 26, 2014

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It’s Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! However, it’s already being overshadowed by Black Friday and all of its sales. Because Black Friday started this morning around midnight. Maybe even earlier. And frankly, can a big turkey and your annoying relatives stack up against 50% off a big screen TV? Nearly 70% of Americans — an estimated 97 […]

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Three Tips to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Money Goal

by Kathleen Fordyce November 25, 2014

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Lets face it, spending is more fun than saving. It just is. Even if you are saving for something you want, it is challenging to hold off from instant gratification. Whether you are trying to pay off your debt, build your emergency fund or put aside a down payment for a house, it is critical […]

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One Black Dress, Five Ways

by Sarah Chang November 21, 2014

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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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Marriage & Money: How to Divide Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug November 17, 2014

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Where do you and your spouse put your money? It seems like a straightforward question, but for many new couples it’s a minefield. Should you combine everything into joint checking and savings accounts? Have individual accounts and put a portion of your income into common accounts? If you keep some of your money separate, does […]

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Turn Your Closet into Holiday Cash In Three Steps

by Erika Torres November 14, 2014

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It happens to the best of us — despite the best of intentions to save for the holidays in advance, sometimes we just can’t get enough money together. What’s a girl to do? To begin with, don’t panic. There is still hope. With Christmas right around the corner, and no wiggle room in your budget, it is possible […]

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Six Ways to Find Work-Life Balance During the Holidays

by Kirsten November 13, 2014

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Where I live the trees have changed and the nip of fall is in the air. While I love fall (and pumpkin spice lattes), November through early January are my busiest times of the year. After work, I have tons of things to do – decorating for the holidays, cooking, shopping and gift wrapping. Let’s […]

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Five Ways to Trim Your Thanksgiving Budget

by Erika Torres November 12, 2014

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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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Use Those Vacation Days Now, Or You Might Be Losing More Than You Think

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 10, 2014

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When was the last time you told your boss, “You know, I don’t really need all this money; here’s 1 percent back”? If you didn’t take all of your vacation time for the year, basically you did. Americans handed over 169 million paid days off in 2013 (not counting the ones they could roll over), […]

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How 4 Women Entrepreneurs Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

by Kali Hawlk November 6, 2014

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Employees and entrepreneurs alike have long struggled with finding success in striking the perfect work-life balance. But in our modern world that is constantly mobile and plugged in, achieving work-life balance becomes significantly more difficult. Gen Y women may have a unique experience in seeking balance, because we’re members of the first demographic to have […]

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8 Reasons to Shop on Black Friday

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 5, 2014

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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, with Macy’s leading a pack of stores that have announced they will open on Thursday at 6 p.m., […]

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Going Back to School? Here’s How to Plan Financially

by Katharine Paljug November 4, 2014

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Have you or your spouse decided to go back to school? Congratulations! Whether the goal is a bachelor’s or an advanced degree, going back to school can be a great way to advance at your current job or switch to a new career. But in order to get that degree, the two of you will […]

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The Four Most Important Reasons to Save Your Raise

by Rebecca Jackson November 3, 2014

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Congratulations on getting a raise! Whether it resulted from slick negotiation skills, changing jobs, or good karma (!!!), it’s an opportunity to celebrate. However, before you start dreaming of luxury vacations, new gadgets, or retail therapy, consider these options for saving and wisely spending that raise. Celebrate prudently now and your future self just might […]

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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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