Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money


Seven Scary Financial Mistakes You Can Easily Make

by Meredith Lepore October 8, 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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How I Went From Zero Credit to Excellent in 12 Months

by Poppy Ellis September 29, 2015


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

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 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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Tired of Debt? Four Tips For Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Lockert September 21, 2015

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Paying off debt is more like a marathon than a sprint, especially for people like me who owe large amounts. My debt repayment journey will be spread out over the course of years, not months. Dealing with this reality can be difficult. Over the years, you may change jobs, relationships, or move. A lot can […]

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Saving Half Our Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres September 10, 2015


Just five years ago, my husband and I had $45,000 in debt. Today, we’re saving half our income. No, we didn’t win the lottery. We do it the old-fashioned way with lots of sacrifices and hard work. Here’s how. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got married, we found ourselves […]

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I Got My First Credit Card at 28: What I Learned

by Melanie Lockert September 8, 2015


According to a recent study commissioned by Bankrate and compiled by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, 63% of millennials between the ages of 18-29 do not have a credit card. I read the article, nodding my head. As an older millennial, I got my very first credit card two years ago at the age of […]

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Let’s Fight Financial Procrastination!

by Rebecca Jackson September 5, 2015

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Do you put tasks off to the last minute or ignore them altogether? Are you the person calling credit card companies at 11:59 pm to make your payment or scrambling to file your taxes on time? Chronic procrastination can have ill effects on all aspects of your life but it can be especially damaging when […]

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Got a Minute? Spend 60 Seconds a Day Improving Your Finances

by Heather Hunter August 27, 2015


One minute. Sixty seconds. One half of a commercial break in your favorite guilty pleasure show. We all know how to let the day’s minutes slip by doing nothing in particular (hello, social media), but did you know that if you spend just one minute a day mindfully, you can improve your finances? The video […]

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Five Savings Challenges You Should Try This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 25, 2015


Overspent this summer? You’re not alone. Summer can be expensive! Between vacations, road trips, barbecues, and beach outings it’s possible you lost track of your budget somewhere along the line. Now that fall’s on the horizon, it’s time to rein in your spending. Commit to getting financially fit this fall by participating in a savings […]

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The Seven Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk August 24, 2015

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There are a few ideas that serve as the foundation of good money management habits. Spend less than you earn. Try your best to save more than you spend. Develop these routines and you’ll be on your way to building wealth. If this is true, though, why do so many people fail to achieve financial […]

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Planning for Your Financial Future: Debt and Retirement Calculators

by Catherine Alford August 23, 2015


There are many resources out there to help plan and navigate your financial future–you just have to know where to look. One great resource you may not have considered is AARP. The helpful people over at AARP have a ton of really amazing retirement planning tools with detailed instructions to help you calculate everything from 401k […]

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Get out of Debt and Watch the Scales Tip in Your Favor

by Heather Hunter August 20, 2015


The stress of student loan debt can be overwhelming and just thinking about what you owe may cause a familiar and unwelcome knot to form in your stomach. But when you’re ready to get serious about paying it off, a constant reminder may actually be a positive thing. The video below, from GoBankingRates, shows a […]

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A Month-By-Month Guide to Making More Money This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 18, 2015

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For many of us, September marks the end of summer relaxation and a return to the hustle and bustle of the fall season. There are back-to-school festivities and the holidays are quickly approaching. All of that, coupled with summer expenses you may still be paying for (like vacation and travel) can leave you feeling a […]

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Overspent This Summer? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

by Melanie Lockert August 17, 2015


Summer is coming to a close and it’s been a blast. You’ve had fun in the sun, enjoyed quality time with friends and family, and feel relaxed and refreshed. Your budget on the other hand? Not so much. The Summer months are an easy time to overspend. From vacations to barbecues and more, it’s easy […]

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How To Prepare for a Spending Diet

by Melanie Lockert August 13, 2015


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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Going Back to School? Five Tips That Will Help You Save

by Melanie Lockert August 5, 2015


After working full-time for a few years, I started to get the urge to go back to school. I wanted to take my career to the next level and expand my horizons. Getting a master’s degree was always something I wanted to do, but it was still a big, scary decision. One of my biggest […]

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