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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Why You Shouldn’t Cash in Your 401k

by Carrie Smith September 29, 2014

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Taking cash out of your 401k is all too tempting when you’re trying to fund a business idea as an entrepreneur. It’s probably one of the largest assets you own that can be leveraged to start a business. Still, you have to resist the urge to do so. Cashing out your 401k is dangerous and […]

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5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang September 20, 2014

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September is almost half over, and with the official start of fall on the horizon, there’s lots to look forward to. This season, we’re thinking about time management, getting organized, and saving. Before starting on anything, though, we’ve got the best of Pinterest for you, this week. Hoping to get organized on a budget? You […]

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8 Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang September 19, 2014

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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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Student Loans 101: Pay Them Off or Start Investing?

by Jon Stein September 18, 2014

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When I talk to college students (or their parents), a common question often comes up: Is it more important to pay off student loan debt first or get started with investing? As the CEO of automated investing service Betterment, I’m a huge advocate for starting early. Time in the market is one of the biggest […]

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Saving Money: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang September 13, 2014

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We’re all looking to save a little more cash. Of course, that’s often easier said than done! Although it may sometimes seem difficult to trim your budget and put away any more money, we’ve always got your back with new (and inventive!) suggestions. These pins will inspire you, and put an extra $30 in your […]

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5 Money Mantras You Need to Adopt Now

by Ashley Feinstein September 12, 2014

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There is a lot of personal finance info out there. With information overload it can get confusing and hard to decide what to pay attention to. I want to make it easy for you. Here are five financial concepts you need to know now. Armed with these five concepts, you will be ready to take […]

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Here’s What You Missed at #SavingsChat: Paying Down Consumer Debt

by Jessica Jones September 8, 2014

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We  had a great time at #SavingsChat last week! Over the course of an hour we discussed credit card debt and strategies for paying down debt, including different tools that can make debt payoff easier. We were joined by MagnifyMoney.com, a website that makes it easy for people to compare financial products, ditch expensive banking relationships […]

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Why We Bought Our First Home in Our 20s

by Kali Hawlk September 8, 2014

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My significant other and I bought our first home together a few months before our wedding. I was 22 and he was 25 — by many standards, young for both marriage and home ownership. We chose to buy a home when all our friends were renting and far from settled down because we saw an […]

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Join us for a #CreditSavvy Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones September 5, 2014

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Looking to improve your credit score? Want some tips and tricks on what you can do to rebuild your credit? Join us, along with co-host MyBankTracker and expert Jeanne Kelly, for a #CreditSavvy Twitter chat on Monday September 8, 2014 at 1:00pm ET. We are excited to be joined by MyBankTracker and Jeanne Kelly, and […]

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4 Strategies for Handling Consumer Debt

by Erin Lowry September 4, 2014

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Debt: it’s an ugly four-letter word. According to a study by MagnifyMoney.com, almost half of Americans carry credit card debt with an average of $10,000.  $10,000 of credit card debt can cost thousands and thousands of additional dollars in interest. But, instead of simply throwing away money in the form of interest payments to the […]

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How to Have a Monthly Money Date With Your Partner

by Kali Hawlk September 4, 2014

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If you’re in a serious relationship, it’s vital to stay on the same page with your significant other about money. Why? There are several studies that state arguments over money early on in a relationship spell divorce. Money is at the heart of almost all we do in life, and if it’s one thing you […]

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How I Avoided Debt as a Single Parent

by Alexa Mason September 3, 2014

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When I became a single parent I knew what I was up against. Even though I struggled to choose which paths I should take my family down, I was certain about one thing: I wasn’t going to go into debt. Two years into single parenthood I’ve succeeded at my goal. The life and finances of […]

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5 Fun Ways to Make More Money This Fall

by Carrie Smith September 3, 2014

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Fall is a time when the seasons change, children head back to school and the holiday season is quickly approaching. So how can you bring in more money during this busy season, or find extra cash for the holidays? Here are five fun ways to make more money this fall — even when you don’t […]

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#SavingsChat: Paying Down Consumer Debt

by Jessica Jones September 1, 2014

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Are you trying to pay down debt? Looking for some tips to aid you on your debt pay off journey? If yes, then you won’t want to miss our #SavingsChat on September 4th at 8:30pm ET. We will be discussing tips to pay down debt, including useful tools that can help you reach your goal […]

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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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