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Seven Easy Budget Tips for the Self-Employed

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss January 23, 2015

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When you leave the mother ship to work for yourself, there are just a few things you might miss. Along with the bad commute and worse coffee, you leave behind that steady paycheck from which a computer in a far off payroll office automatically deducted money for the things you never had to think too […]

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Five Savings Challenges to Try in 2015

by Kali Hawlk January 22, 2015

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Ready to save more money in 2015? You’re not alone! According to a recent survey from Fidelity on money resolutions, the majority of people who made goals to improve their finances said they wanted to save more this year. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of 5 savings challenges to try throughout […]

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What to Do When You Find Yourself Back in Debt

by Carrie Smith January 20, 2015

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After finding myself divorced and starting over at the age of 25, I knew I had to turn my life around. No one was going to do it for me, and I wanted to stand on my own two feet. So I made a vow to myself to do whatever it took to pay off […]

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Three Financial Goals You’ll Actually Want to Accomplish This Year

by Carrie Smith January 16, 2015

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For many of us New Year’s resolutions include things we feel like we should accomplish (like getting in shape, or eating healthier), or dream of doing (like traveling more, or saving more money). But have you considered working towards goals you actually want to reach? Something that you can put on your list that’s just […]

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Three Small Ways to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Money Goal

by Kathleen Fordyce January 15, 2015

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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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Your 2015 Tax Season Calendar

by Catherine New January 14, 2015

First, there is denial. Then relief, and then possibly a nice refund after it’s all said and done. We’re talking about tax season, and it has arrived. It’s also a good time to take care of other financial business, like maxing out an IRA or rolling over an old 401(k). Sponsored content provided by partnership […]

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This Year, Don’t Make Resolutions—Create Habits

by Sarah Kaufman January 7, 2015

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This is the year you’re going to crush your resolutions. You’re going to exercise five days a week, cut back on greasy foods, and save more—a lot more—money. You’re going to feel motivated the whole time, so it will be simple. It’s just a matter of adhering to your mission. Mind over matter. Right? Wrong. […]

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Why Are There No Women On The Economist’s “Most Influential” List?

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss January 6, 2015

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If you weren’t paying attention to business news last week, you may have missed one more glaring example of sexism in the upper echelons of the economic world. The Economist released its list of the top 25 most influential economists of 2014 (or, actually, of September-December 2014) and there were no women to be seen. […]

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

by Meredith Lepore January 2, 2015

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If you are anything like me, you are probably came up with a big list of resolutions as you wrapped up 2014. For most of us, they’re along the lines of eating better, exercising more, being better with money, making more time for others, or advancing our careers. And most of us can keep those […]

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Investing for Beginners: 4 Tips for Understanding How it Works

by Katharine Paljug January 1, 2015

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You’ve decided you’re ready to start investing, but you keep second guessing how much you know about the market. Don’t second-guess yourself so much you miss out on planning for the future. Knowing about the investing and the stock market can be key to financial security. Do you want to hand your retirement savings over […]

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Five Financial New Year’s Resolutions You Can Keep

by Catherine Alford December 31, 2014

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The New Year is always a great motivator to set resolutions and get your financial goals in place — there’s something about starting fresh that makes it really worthwhile. Of course, the trouble with resolutions is that they’re hard to keep. How many times have you promised to lose weight, get in shape, or save […]

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Building Your Financial Toolbox: 5 Financial Resources For Millennial Women

by Claire Murdough December 19, 2014

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When I studied creative writing at UC Santa Cruz a common piece of advice came up time and time again: add to your creative tool box. As an undergrad learning the technicalities of a craft, it seemed exactly the opposite of what I might have guessed. I’d always assumed I had to find my voice […]

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Five Gifts to Give Yourself Before Year End

by Ashley Feinstein December 18, 2014

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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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How I Started Enjoying the Holidays — Without a Credit Card

by Katharine Paljug December 16, 2014

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The holiday season is a time to focus on all sorts of wonderful things, like family, faith, generosity, and giving. Unfortunately, it’s also often a time to focus on buying things. Our consumer culture regularly forgets about peace and love in favor of flash sales and blowing your savings on presents. This year, instead of […]

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Six Things You Should Do With Your Holiday Bonus

by Meredith Lepore December 15, 2014

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

by Meredith Lepore December 2, 2014

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December is a great time. Who doesn’t look forward to giving gifts, parties festivity? But it’s also a time of lying and major financial anxiety, according to a new 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 three different segments: […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Chantel Bonneau — Making Dreams a Reality

by Sarah Chang December 1, 2014

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Chantel Bonneau, CFP is a 2010 graduate from the University of California – Los Angeles. Upon graduation from UCLA, she launched her career as a College Unit Director and Financial Representative (FR) with Northwestern Mutual – Los Angeles. She is the company’s top College Unit Director, and a top financial rep for Northwestern Mutual’s Western […]

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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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