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Seven Summer Fashion Trends You Can Pull Off On Any Budget

by Meredith Lepore May 25, 2015

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Summer is so close you can almost smell it. This is the time of year when we’re all craving a wardrobe update, whatever your budget. Of course, you don’t want to blow everything on summer clothing — especially when some of these looks will only be chic for three months. Lucky for you, we’ve done […]

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How To Get Out of Target Without Spending $100

by Kali Hawlk May 22, 2015

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When you’re trying to save money and spend less, a trip to Target can serve as financial kryptonite. We’ve all done it: go in for toothpaste, leave with an entire cart full of things we don’t need but couldn’t resist (and may not even remember grabbing off the shelves in our shopping stupor). If you’re […]

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How We Cut Wedding Expenses – and Saved Thousands

by Katharine Paljug May 21, 2015

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The price tag for weddings is rising. In fact, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding cost in the US is up to $29,858! But what exactly is all that money paying for? And how much is necessary for a beautiful wedding and a good party? When my husband and I […]

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The Seven Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk May 19, 2015

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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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How To Throw a Summer Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang May 18, 2015

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Summer is officially here June 21, but who wants to wait that long to fire up the grill and soak up sun, suds and fun on the deck or patio? Of course, entertaining can be stressful for some — especially if you’re on a budget. From sides to salads, getting it all together is overwhelming. […]

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Nine Summer Budget Beauty Finds for Under $15

by Meredith Lepore May 14, 2015

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Summer is all about looking chic. Right? You probably just rolled your eyes. It’s pretty tough to look good when you have to deal with high temperatures, sudden rainstorms, and horrible humidity. Products can help — but you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on items you’ll only use for a few months. We’ll, […]

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Five Ways to Put Yourself First

by Kali Hawlk May 13, 2015

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Do you feel like you’re constantly catering to everyone else’s wants and needs, while you’re own go unaccounted for? In the age of hyperbusy, it’s easy to forget about taking care of ourselves. Especially as we focus on doing more and being better at everything. But it’s okay to put yourself first on occasion — […]

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Five Ways Introverted Women Can Network

by Katharine Paljug May 12, 2015

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If you’re one of the estimated 50% of women who are introverts, networking can be an incredibly difficult part of building your career. Whether you’re looking for a new job or trying to grow in your chosen profession, joining your team for drinks after work or attending a chamber of commerce meeting, interacting with large […]

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How To Throw a Dinner Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang May 11, 2015

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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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Eight Wedding Gift Hacks (So You Don’t Go Broke This Season)

by Meredith Lepore May 8, 2015

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We’ve all been there. It’s thrilling to hear a good friend announce her engagement. Then the invites the the shower, bachelorette, and destination wedding start rolling in. And all you see are dollar signs. It’s true, weddings have become atrociously expensive. In fact, a survey from American Express found the cost to attend a wedding has increased over […]

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How To Set a Budget for Summer Vacation With Friends

by Katharine Paljug May 7, 2015

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Odds are, you’re not doing it by yourself. We’re talking about travel, that is. Even though solo travel is becoming more popular — especially among women — less than 20% of all travel is done alone. Women are far more likely to plan a getaway with friends than to travel by themselves. For the budget-conscious, […]

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A Budget-Friendly Gift Guide for All the Moms on Your List

by Meredith Lepore May 6, 2015

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In case you weren’t sure, this Sunday (May 10) is Mother’s Day. That means you have just enough time to find the perfect gift, even if you’ve left shopping to the last minute. According to a recent survey, the average person spends about $120 on a Mother’s Day gift. Now we all love our mommas, […]

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Tell Us About Yourself: Take The Women & Money Poll

by GoGirl Staff May 2, 2015

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The financial industry wants to hear from you, and this is your chance to tell them what you actually want and need. If you’re tired of being stereotyped (you’re more than just a student, a mom, a millennial, you’re so much more!), tell us who you really are. We’ll publish the results, along with expert […]

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How to Negotiate on Wedding Costs

by Katharine Paljug May 1, 2015

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If you’re in the middle of wedding planning, you’re probably looking for a way to save on costs. And who can blame you? The average wedding in the United States, according to CNN Money, has climbed up to $29,858. That’s an exorbitant number — and for many couples, impossible to manage. To stay under budget, […]

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12 Ways to Save Big on Your Vacation

by Katharine Paljug April 28, 2015

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If you’re planning a vacation for this first time in years, you’re not the only one. As the economic recovery continues, more and more and more people are making travel plans. In 2014, there was a 12% increase in international travel and a 3% increase in domestic travel, and those numbers are expected to go […]

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How to Organize Your Financial Life

by Kali Hawlk April 24, 2015

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Did you feel a little overwhelmed when it was time for you to prepare your taxes? It can be a little daunting to sift through all the financial paperwork you need in order to file your return. Take this year’s tax season as an opportunity to make a positive change in your home and get […]

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#EarthDay: 22 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

by Christine Nguyen April 22, 2015

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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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How to Create a Wedding Budget

by Katharine Paljug April 21, 2015

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It can be difficult to plan a wedding when you and your partner have different ideas about how much money to spend and where to spend it. No matter how big or small your event, trying to plan for every expense and stay on budget can be incredibly stressful. Should you spend more on location […]

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