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Five Habits Causing You Stress — and How to Break Them

by Ashley Feinstein July 30, 2015

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Raise your hand if by the end of the day you feel spent. Between work, home, and life, the reality is most of us end up running for most of the day. Add in the fact that as women we often have a tough time saying “no” — it’s a recipe for chaos. As Carl […]

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Six Things Rich Women Never Say

by Melanie Lockert July 20, 2015

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Are you still broke? It may be about more than just what’s in your bank account. Oftentimes when we struggle with money, we think of our struggles from a purely financial standpoint. It’s all about the money (or lack thereof). But more often than not, there is so much more at play than just money, […]

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Eight Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang July 16, 2015

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In the last month, how many times would you say you have you gone out to eat, even though you have a refrigerator full of food at home? Once? Twice? Too many to count? Despite the best of intentions (and well thought out meal planning), there are nights when you probably feel too tired, swamped […]

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How to Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

by Cindy Starke and Liane Rosenberg July 8, 2015

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Forty-three states now require some sort of basic personal finance education in their K-12 curriculum. So why do American high school students continue to score poorly on financial literacy tests? According to the National Financial Educators Council, students aged 15 to 18 averaged a score of 60% from 2012 through March 2015 on a financial […]

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How To Prepare for a Spending Diet

by Melanie Lockert July 6, 2015

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For the past eight years I’ve been paying off the $81,000 in student loan debt I accumulated while in school. It’s been a long journey filled with periods of intense motivation and at other times, debt fatigue. I’ve been unemployed, underemployed and self-employed in that time. After all of these years, I am so ready […]

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The Top Seven Retirement Myths

by Lisa Hay July 6, 2015

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Most people believe that they’re on the right track with their personal finances and retirement planning. But often, they don’t know what they don’t know. Misconceptions can negatively impact how you prepare and save for the future and blind spots can undermine your financial security. When working with clients, I encounter the same misconceptions on […]

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5 Ways to Achieve Financial Independence this July 4th

by Meredith Lepore July 3, 2015

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The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays here at GoGirl, mostly because it’s all about independence. And whether it be our independence as a country — or just as an individual — we need to celebrate. One of the best ways to do so is by taking control of your personal finances. […]

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Seven Hassle Free Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans

by Melanie Lockert July 1, 2015

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Paying back your student loans is a long, arduous process. It can be frustrating to still pay for something that you completed so long ago, especially when it seems tough to make any progress. Trust me, I know. Luckily, there are a few hassle free ways to earn more and pay back your student loans. […]

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10+ Websites to Save You Money on Travel

by Katharine Paljug June 30, 2015

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Planning a vacation this summer? Before you book anything, take some time to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on your travel! We’ve rounded up our 13 favorite websites to help you save money while traveling in style. Airfare Skyscanner lets you look at hundreds of airlines and thousands of flights all at […]

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These New Apps Will Make It Easier To Buy From Brands That Support Women

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss June 25, 2015

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People go out of their way to buy cruelty-free skin products, fair-trade coffee, and free-range chicken. It’s not such a leap to assume they’re also ready and willing to choose businesses based on how they support women. If only they knew which businesses those were. That’s the idea behind two projects getting off the ground […]

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Four Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2015

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For most of us, it’s tough not to spend extra money when we get it. Maybe you switched jobs and got a significant raise, or enjoyed a nice year-end bonus last winter. You decided you could finally afford a nicer car, even though your current car worked just fine. Or you treated yourself to a […]

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Five Fresh Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk June 19, 2015

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Finding costs to cut in an effort to boost your savings isn’t always easy. Let’s be honest: constantly looking for new ways to save money gets old after a while. Thankfully, we’ve got five fresh ways to save money this month that will leave you feeling inspired and excited about the cash you can put […]

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Five Questions to Ask Before You Combine Finances

by Katharine Paljug June 10, 2015

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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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Do This and Retire a Millionaire

by Cindy Starke and Liane Rosenberg June 8, 2015

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Women are making great strides in gaining wealth with more entering the millionaire club every year. In fact, Forbes found that the collective net worth of the top 10 richest women in the world grew to a whopping $223 billion in 2014. This amount is worth more than every U.S. professional baseball, basketball, football and […]

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Tell Us About Yourself: Take The Women & Money Poll

by GoGirl Staff June 4, 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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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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Five Savings Challenges to Try This Summer

by Melanie Lockert June 2, 2015

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The arrival of summer means vacations, road trips, barbecues, beach outings and more. There’s no doubt that summer is one of the best times of year — but it can also be incredibly expensive. Still, with a little hard work and diligence it’s possible to be in the black come August. Commit to staying financially […]

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Pregnant? Start Saving for College Now!

by Sarah Chang May 28, 2015

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Did you know that today is 529 day? It’s a day celebrated annually on 5/29 with a nod towards 529 college savings plans. Even if you’re just pregnant — or even thinking about getting pregnant — there’s no better time to start researching how to save for college. With the cost of college rising, it’s […]

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