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when dealing with money


How to Save Money By Having a Winter Wedding

by Katharine Paljug October 20, 2015


Planning a winter wedding? While summer and fall are more traditional and popular times for tying the knot, a winter wedding can be a great option for a bride and groom on a budget. In winter, supply and demand is your friend: fewer couples plan to get married in the winter, which means lower prices […]

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Five Great Dates That Will Cost You Next To Nothing

by Sarah Chang October 2, 2015


We’re willing to bet you didn’t know that Sunday is Frugal Fun Day (yes, it exists). And since we’re all about budget-friendly living here at GoGirl, we decided a little celebrating was in order. What better way to do so than with a hot date (that’s also friendly on your pocketbook)? We reached out to […]

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How to Get Your Partner on Board with Your Saving Goals

by Katharine Paljug September 25, 2015

Savings Goals

There are usually two types of people in relationships: the ones who save, and the ones who spend. If you are the saver, you probably have a lot of financial goals that you want to work towards… and it can feel like the biggest obstacle to achieving them is your partner and their spending habits. […]

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How To Make a Vacation Out of (Someone Else’s) Destination Wedding

by Katharine Paljug September 3, 2015

Destination Wedding Vacation

The number of destination weddings is growing — 24% in 2014, according to The Knot’s Real Weddings Survey. That means that more and more guests are spending the time and money to travel for the nuptials of their friends and family. When you’re planning to attend a destination wedding, you may feel like everything about […]

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How to Talk To Your Partner About Starting Your Own Business

by Katharine Paljug September 1, 2015

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You’ve decided to start your own business — opening a shop, taking on consulting clients, writing that book, or any of a hundred other business ideas out there — congratulations! You know it’s going to take time, money, and a lot of hard work, but you’re ready to go. You’ve got ambition and, most importantly, […]

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Five Questions to Ask Before You Combine Finances

by Katharine Paljug June 10, 2015


Are you and your partner planning to combine your finances? Whether you’re married, moving in together, or making a long-term commitment, combining your finances is both exciting and scary. Are you ready to take that step? And once you do, how will you make everything work? The best way to figure out if you’re ready […]

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

by Kendal Perez June 3, 2015

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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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How We Cut Wedding Expenses – and Saved Thousands

by Katharine Paljug May 21, 2015


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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How to Negotiate on Wedding Costs

by Katharine Paljug May 1, 2015


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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How to Create a Wedding Budget

by Katharine Paljug April 21, 2015


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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Join us for a #NewlywedFinances Twitter chat!

by Jessica Jones April 16, 2015


Calling all newlyweds! Recently (or about to) walk down the aisle? Dread having the money talk with your spouse and could use some tips on how to have the money talk? Join us as we discuss newlywed finances with expert (and newlywed) Ashley Feinstein at our #NewlywedMoney chat on April 23 at 8:30 pm ET. Ashley Feinstein founded Knowing Your Worth where she works […]

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7 “Must-Do” Money Steps for Newlyweds

by Mary Beth Storjohann April 2, 2015


It’s official! You’ve planned, prepped, walked down the aisle and now you’re officially newlyweds! You’re ready to begin this new chapter of life together and now after all the excitement of the big day wears off, you’ve got a few big issues to deal with – your finances included! Where to begin? Here are 7 […]

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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

by Meredith Lepore February 20, 2015

financial infidelity

In the past, it used to be a given that newlyweds would unconditionally apply the “What’s mine is yours; yours, mine” mentality to everything, including their finances. Most of us probably recall our parents pooling all of their money into a joint bank account. In contrast, many of my newlywed friends have told me that […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Split Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug February 19, 2015

Couple and money

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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Should You Check Your Partner’s Credit?

by Meredith Lepore February 13, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and you’re probably thinking about all the romantic activities that go along with it. Talking about your partner’s credit score probably doesn’t make the list. Indeed, there are about 100 other things that are more romantic than this. But checking your partner’s credit — especially if you are about […]

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How to Stop Fighting About Money

by Kali Hawlk February 11, 2015


One of the biggest trouble spots that many couples face when trying to work together to create a fulfilling life: figuring out finances. In fact, the results of a Kansas State University study show “arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce.” According to the study, it takes couples longer to recover […]

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Five Money Habits That Will Ruin Your Marriage

by Erika Torres February 3, 2015

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When it comes to marriage and money, my husband and I did everything wrong. We barely talked about finances before we got married. We had no idea how much debt we each had. We had no idea how much money we made jointly. It was the perfect start to wedded bliss, right? Not exactly. If […]

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Six Tips to Deal With Holiday Spending Stress (That Don’t Involve Lying!)

by Meredith Lepore December 2, 2014


November ushers in a great time of year. Who doesn’t look forward to giving gifts, parties and festivity? But it’s also a time of lying and major financial anxiety, according to a survey by McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union. Egg nog, mistletoe, and lying to your significant other? Happy Holidays! The survey polled over 1,000 couples in […]

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