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Meet A Financial Planner: Rianka Dorsainvil – Lean In, and Dare Greatly

by Rebecca Jackson August 29, 2014

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Rianka Dorsainvil had not planned to become a financial planner. She is proof that exposure to personal finance can generate passion for the subject and lead to a purposeful career. As one of many women we’ve interviewed, Rianka emphasizes the positives of financial planning both for clients and for the women who choose this profession. […]

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How I Saved a $7,500 Emergency Fund on a $30k Salary

by Alexa Mason August 27, 2014

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I’ve always had a knack for personal finance, although I’ve never had a high paying job. I attempted college a few times over the course of my life, but I never made it all the way through. Without a college degree, the jobs I worked were low-paying. In fact, the most money I’d ever made […]

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10 Apps That Will Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

by Meredith Lepore August 25, 2014

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What did we do before apps? I imagine that people ran around horribly disorganized, not knowing how much cash was left in their bank accounts, and buying clothing at full price. Madness! These days we are incredibly lucky, because when it comes to being organized and proactive with our finances there are so many great […]

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#25aWeek: Meeting Your Money Goals With the GoGirl Savings Challenge

by Erika Torres August 24, 2014

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In January, GoGirl Finance started the #25aWeek Savings Challenge, to help fellow GoGirls meet their savings goals. Whether big or small, we were adamant you could build a savings fund with as little as $25 a week. We asked you to track your progress using the #25aWeek hashtag on Twitter. In total, GoGirls committed to […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Eleanor Blayney – Changing The Face of Financial Planning

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014

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Eleanor Blayney is a pioneer of the financial planning profession. During a career that spans almost twenty-five years (she earned her CFP qualification in 1990) Eleanor has co-founded a firm, authored two books – “Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence” and “The Home Budget Workbook” – and, co-founded a second firm, “Directions for Women”. Eleanor […]

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5-Minute Actions That Will Improve Your Financial Life

by Ashley Feinstein August 20, 2014

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These days, productivity is all the rage. We want the best results from the least amount of time and work. We want to create change most efficiently. I am all about it! I know we are all busy going after our dreams and spending our time on fun and meaningful things. Here are three things […]

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Emergency Fund Horror Stories: Lessons Learned

by Tonya Stumphauzer August 19, 2014

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At some point in your life, you’ve probably found yourself in a situation where you unexpectedly needed a big chunk of money to get yourself out of a tight spot—maybe your car broke down, or you had a medical emergency, or you simply didn’t have enough cash to pay for next month’s rent. What would you […]

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Why I’m Not Feeling Hopeless About the Future

by Amanda Steinberg August 18, 2014

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While many report on Americans’ dying optimism for our future, I’m not one of them. I’m ecstatic for the future. Here’s why. In early 2014, former Greek prime minister George Papandreou heard my boyfriend, Jordan Shapiro, give a speech. George was impressed with Jordan’s presentation on education, technology, philosophy and video games. So he approached us, later learning […]

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Gearing Up For Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 16, 2014

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Fall is on the horizon. And although it’s hard to believe (it seems like we just celebrated the first weekend of summer!) there’s no better time to make some positive changes. Whether you’re trying to get organized financially this September, have a child going back to school, or are just looking for something yummy to […]

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What is Asset Allocation and Why Do You Need to Know?

by Joseph Hogue August 14, 2014

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When it comes to investing– is the stock market the first thing that springs to mind? Investing in stocks of public companies may end up being a small portion of your investment dollars. That’s because there are other asset classes into which you can direct funds with the goal of reducing risk while creating returns, […]

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Use This Complete Financial Checklist to Reach Your Goals

by Carrie Smith August 14, 2014

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You’re busy; you have a lot going on, and with only 24 hours in the day you’re trying stay on top of everything. Your time is valuable, so the best way to successfully manage your day, to get the most out of it, is to be proactive instead of reactive. And this applies to your […]

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How to Create a Savings Plan & Stick With It!

by Erika Torres August 13, 2014

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When my husband and I first got married, we were your stereotypical broke newlyweds. We lived in a guesthouse in someone’s backyard, ate frozen pizza for dinner, and rented a DVD for date nights. But four years later, we’ve paid off $45,000 in debt and are now saving half our income. Before you think that […]

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Financial Self-Improvement: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 9, 2014

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There’s always room for improvement in life – and we believe that’s particularly true when it comes to your finances. It’s always possible to build a better budget, cut out unnecessary expenses, or become better organized. Of course, it takes a little bit of leg work. But luckily there are infinite resources available on the […]

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How We Save on Daycare Costs

by Catherine MacLean August 5, 2014

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Daycare is one of the biggest bills we pay every month. But when I really think about how much we’re actually paying, in comparison to what we’re getting in return, I consider it a steal. You can’t put a price on knowing your child is thriving in a safe, comfortable and happy environment while you […]

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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Quitting My Job?

by Carrie Smith August 4, 2014

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Most experts say you should have at least 3-6 months worth of your monthly expenses saved in the bank. But that’s generally based on the fact that you still have a consistent paycheck coming in each month. Are you confused when you think, “How much money should I save before quitting my job to branch pursue other […]

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Financial Check-Up: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 2, 2014

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We’re just past the half-way point in 2015; the perfect time to plan a thorough check up with your finances! (Of course we know  you’ve been having your monthly money dates, right?)! This week we’ve got the best of Pinterest that will keep you on track with your bank account. Need to get back on […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Michelle Cortes-Harkins – The Lifelong Learner

by Rebecca Jackson August 1, 2014

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Michelle Cortes-Harkins is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®). But, prior to achieving these impressive finance qualifications she was working outside of the industry in social work and teaching. Finances weren’t part of the dinner table conversation when she was growing up and she admits that money was […]

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How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

by Sarah Chang July 30, 2014

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Have you ever been sucked into an Extreme Couponing marathon? You’re not alone. I’ve spent hours in awe of the people profiled, who somehow manage to get five carts of food for free. In that time I could have found and clipped my own coupons, of course. But it’s far more fun – and less […]

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