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Get Inspired to Save: How One Couple Saved Over $10,000 in Less Than a Year

by Kali Hawlk October 22, 2014

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It’s easy to feel intimidated by our financial goals. Life is expensive, and our goals require large sums of money to achieve. Traveling around the world can be a few thousand dollars. Buying a home can be hundreds of thousands. And when you start talking about retirement, you also start talking about millions. But it’s […]

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Tired of Debt? 4 Tips for Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Debt October 21, 2014

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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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How Having a Baby Changed Our Financial Journey

by Catherine MacLean October 20, 2014

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I’m the first to admit we were totally unprepared for the arrival of our daughter, financially anyway. While we had necessities like clothes, diapers and a bed for her to sleep in, I actually had no idea how we were going to manage financially. I really wanted to capitalize on my full 52-week maternity leave […]

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Building Your Financial Toolbox: 5 Financial Resources For Millennial Women

by Claire Murdough October 17, 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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What Does Diversification Mean… Actually?

by Ashley Feinstein October 16, 2014

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When it comes to investing you are likely to run into a lot of jargon. If you are at all like I was three years ago, you may find your eyes glaze over when you see terms like diversification and allocation. I certainly felt like it was a completely different language! However, after taking a […]

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Win Tickets to LearnVest Live 2014

by Sarah Chang October 14, 2014

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Need a little money inspiration? Here’s your opportunity to see some of this generation’s most inspirational financial speakers live. We’re giving away 5 sets of tickets (two tickets in each set) to LearnVest Live 2014, a 1000+ person event here in NYC that’s sure to inspire and ignite your financial goals! Here are the details:  LearnVest […]

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She Paid Off $20k in Debt, Find Out How

by Connie Mei October 8, 2014

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When I graduated from college in 2010, I had approximately $20,000 in student debt. That amount certainly wasn’t crazy. I had friends with debt in the six figures and really felt their pain. Still, any debt at 21 was daunting. I didn’t have a job lined up and the market was still dismal, so the […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Investing

by Vonetta Young October 7, 2014

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You start dating a great guy/girl, everything is going so well, then suddenly – boom – he/she breaks your heart, leaving you wondering what happened. The same happened with a lot of us during the Great Recession. Stocks tumbled, leaving 401Ks hollow and preventing some folks from retiring when they thought they were set (eek!). […]

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6 Celebrity Couples Who Are Financially Savvy

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2014

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We often think of celebrities as never having to worry about money (since they make so much of it). While that’s true, many of them are as concerned with saving and cutting corners as we are. That’s right — celebrities, they’re just like us! (Well, almost.) On that note, here are a few surprisingly frugal […]

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How to Manage Your Money Like a Weight-Loss Expert

by Miranda Reiter October 1, 2014

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Have you ever tried to lose weight? Back in high school, I was that kid who was so skinny that I got talked about. And not in a good way. I even tried to gain weight but without success. I stayed this way all throughout my 20s, but in my 30s, weight-gain finally came knocking on my […]

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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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