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Six Things You Should Do With Your Holiday Bonus

by Meredith Lepore December 24, 2015

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After a couple of very lean years for many businesses, the holiday bonus (as well as the company party) is back! According to a CareerBuilder study, 45% of employers gave out bonuses in 2013, up from 33% in 2010. What a treat to get some extra dough at the end of the year. Now, there is […]

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Seven Financial Questions to Ask Yourself in the New Year

by Katharine Paljug December 16, 2015

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Will you make financial resolutions for the new year? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study done by Fidelity Investments, financial resolutions are the most popular kind of new year self-improvement. Not only that, but they’re also the most successful, with 29% of people surveyed reaching their financial goals and 74% getting halfway […]

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Eight Fun Ways To Save Money This Holiday Season

by Meredith Lepore December 14, 2015

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Tis the season for a whole lot of spending. After all, the average person is expected to spend about $805 this holiday season. It is not an easy time to save money but there are a few ways to try. And you may even have a little bit of holly jolly time working to keep […]

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Three Tips for Making Extra Cash From Your Closet This Holiday

by Heather Hunter December 11, 2015

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Looking for a way to earn some extra cash to fund your holiday shopping (and a side hustle isn’t really your thing)? Try looking in your closet – and we don’t mean for loose change. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal points out that most of us are only wearing about 20% of […]

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Your Financial Guide to Life

by Cheryl Lock December 9, 2015

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When it comes to all the ‘grown up’ documents and paperwork we need in life (disability insurance, life insurance, wills and retirement plans, for example), it can sometimes be hard to determine at what point in life these specific things are actually necessary. “Planning for the future should start today,” says Bellaria Jimenez, CFP®, managing […]

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Six Gifts to Give Yourself Before Year End

by Ashley Feinstein December 8, 2015

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During the holiday season we tend to spend a lot of time and money on gifts for others. Here are six gifts you should commit to gifting to yourself before year-end — and they’ll even benefit those you love and care for as well. The Gift of Wealth While you don’t need to be spending […]

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Three Signs You’re (Financially) Ready to Shack Up

by Heather Hunter December 3, 2015

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Even the best of relationships can get a little tricky when you decide to merge households. And the finances of co-habitating can be the trickiest of all. So, how do you know if you’re ready to take the leap? In the video below, Yahoo Finance’s Mandi Woodruff lays it out in three easy to spot […]

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Eight Holiday Financial Traps You Need To Avoid

by Meredith Lepore November 26, 2015

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The holidays mean more food, more gifts, more parties…and more financial scams? That’s right. Tis the season to be robbed — and not so blindly. “We see it every year — scammers taking advantage of the holiday season to defraud consumers,” John Breyault, director of the National Consumers League’s Fraud Center and Fraud.org website, told USA […]

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Retirement Savings Options for Freelancers

by Kali Hawlk November 17, 2015

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Pull up most financial articles doling out advice for those looking to start saving and investing, and you’ll likely read a line that goes something like this: “Open a 401(k) with your employer and contribute at least enough to get the match. It’s like free money!” This is not only true but some of the […]

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How to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

by Kali Hawlk November 13, 2015

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There’s an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you’re calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love. But freelancing is also scary, stressful, and downright difficult. […]

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Join Our #CreditSavvyChat This Thursday!

by Jessica Jones November 9, 2015

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Looking to improve your credit score? Want some tips and tricks on what you can do to build or rebuild your credit? Join us, along with expert Jeanne Kelly, for #CreditSavvyChat Thursday November 12, 2015 at 8:00pm ET. Jeanne Kelly is an author, speaker, and coach who helps consumers achieve a higher credit score & understand credit […]

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What You Really Need To Know About Health Insurance And Taxes This Year

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 5, 2015

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Around this time every year, we start hearing the words “open enrollment” all over the place, and our stomachs churn with anxiety. Signing up for health insurance is an obnoxious ordeal full of guesswork (How sick will I really get this year? Do I ever need to use doctors out of my network?), math (Is […]

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Seven Scary Financial Mistakes You Can Easily Make

by Meredith Lepore October 27, 2015

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Halloween can be pretty scary — between the horror films and decor, not to mention all those extra candy corn calories. But even scarier are the financial mistakes you might be making now — some of which can haunt you for years to come. Here are some of the worst. 1. Not Being Organized You […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2015

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Even though you may have had a friend or family member experience a breast cancer diagnosis, it’s probably still hard to imagine it happening to you. But one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the […]

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The GoGirl Guide to Saving and Investing

by Kate Furlong October 3, 2015

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We know, you’ve heard it many times before – to successfully plan for the future, you must live below your means and use the remainder of your income to save and invest. [Editor’s Note: If you’re not sure whether you’re living within your means, check out the GoGirl Guide to Making a Budget.] But, what’s […]

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How I Went From Zero Credit to Excellent in 12 Months

by Poppy Ellis September 29, 2015

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I’m an I-like-having-lots-of-options kinda gal. Always have been, always will be. When I was in high school I studied my butt off to get top grades. Not because the course I was interested in required it, but because I wanted the option to choose from as many schools and courses as possible. I’ve negotiated higher salaries […]

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How to Get Your Partner on Board with Your Saving Goals

by Katharine Paljug September 25, 2015

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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 Prepare For A Divorce

by Sarah Chang September 23, 2015

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Who hasn’t made a financial mistake one time or another? If you’re human you’ve probably missed a credit card payment, charged a vacation when you shouldn’t have, or bounced a check. We’re all a work in progress, after all. But have you ever thought about marriage being a financial — not just romantic — mistake? […]

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