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The Ultimate GoGirl Reading List: 10 Career And Personal Finance Books We Love

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss March 31, 2015

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The typical Finance section of your local bookstore is not exactly inviting. Cheesy covers and cheesier titles all promise to solve everyone’s problems and turn you into a millionaire — so how are you supposed to know which one is actually right for you and your goals? Are they all going to put you to […]

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

by Carrie Smith March 30, 2015

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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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Why You Should Be Saving For Retirement Now

by Sarah Chang March 26, 2015

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Is saving for retirement on your to-do list? You may think you have plenty of time to worry about stocking away cash. But the later you get started on saving the less opportunity you have to take advantage of compound interest (and your money working for you). Check out this infographic by our friends at […]

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How I Got Over My Fear of Finances (and You Can Too)

by Kathleen Fordyce March 13, 2015

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Like many people, I used to get knots in my stomach just thinking about tackling my finances. I didn’t have massive debt, had a decent income and yet would still hate sitting down to think about savings, investing and budgeting. Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to ignore it – just continue […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore March 3, 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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3 Steps Freelancers Can Take to Prevent a Big Tax Bill

by Carrie Smith February 26, 2015

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Experiencing your first tax season as a self-employed freelancer can be scary. You probably expect to owe a bunch of money to the IRS. The fear of the unknown, along with a completely new tax situation, can leave you worried and stressed. But it’s not quite as bad you might think. After quitting my job […]

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How to Stay Motivated While You Pay Off Debt

by Melanie Lockert February 24, 2015

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Being in debt doesn’t feel good – and I should know. I’ve been paying off debt for almost 7 years, and have at least another 3 years to go. It’s easy to get frustrated, and lose steam when it feels like you are never going to get out of it. But if you stay focused […]

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How to Have Those Difficult Conversations About Money

by Ashley Feinstein February 23, 2015

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Whether it’s asking your roommate to pay more in rent, sharing your financial situation with your significant other or negotiating with your boss for a raise, money conversations can seem pretty precarious and daunting. It makes sense – money typically evokes a lot of emotions! Here are a few ways to approach money discussions in […]

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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

by Meredith Lepore February 20, 2015

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In the past, it used to be a given that newlyweds would unconditionally apply the “What’s mine is yours; yours, mine” mentality to everything, including their finances. Most of us probably recall our parents pooling all of their money into a joint bank account. In contrast, many of my newlywed friends have told me that […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Split Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug February 19, 2015

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Where do you and your spouse put your money? It seems like a straightforward question, but for many new couples it’s a minefield. Should you combine everything into joint checking and savings accounts? Have individual accounts and put a portion of your income into common accounts? If you keep some of your money separate, does […]

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The Best Free Online Tax Filing Options for 2015

by Carrie Smith February 18, 2015

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Filing your taxes is never a fun thing to do, but it’s something that has to be done every year. You can take your tax information to a CPA but unless your situation is overly complicated, you may be paying too much for their expert advice. Then again, DIYing your taxes may feel a bit […]

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Four Ways to Diversify Your Income This Year

by Kali Hawlk February 17, 2015

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Frugal by nature, I’ve always believed in the power of saving money. I felt like I was very much in control of how much I spent. But for a long time, I didn’t feel the same about how much I earned. It took me a few years — and launching my own business — to […]

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Should You Check Your Partner’s Credit?

by Meredith Lepore February 13, 2015

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Valentine’s Day is on the horizon and you’re probably thinking about all the romantic activities that go along with it. Talking about your partner’s credit score probably doesn’t make the list. Indeed, there are about 100 other things that are more romantic than this. But checking your partner’s credit — especially if you are about […]

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How to Stop Fighting About Money

by Kali Hawlk February 11, 2015

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One of the biggest trouble spots that many couples face when trying to work together to create a fulfilling life: figuring out finances. In fact, the results of a Kansas State University study show “arguments about money are by far the top predictor of divorce.” According to the study, it takes couples longer to recover […]

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How to Prepare Financially: Going Back to School

by Katharine Paljug February 10, 2015

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Have you or your partner decided to go back to school? Congratulations! Whether the goal is an undergrad or an advanced degree, going back to school can be a great way to advance at your current job or switch to a new career. But in order to get that degree, you may have to reevaluate […]

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How We Cut Wedding Expenses – and Saved Thousands

by Katharine Paljug February 9, 2015

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The price tag for weddings is rising. In fact, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding cost in the US is up to $29,858! But what exactly is all that money paying for? And how much is necessary for a beautiful wedding and a good party? When my husband and I […]

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Taxes for Freelancers: 3 Steps to Getting Started (plus a free checklist)

by Carrie Smith February 4, 2015

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So you finally quit your day job and are now your own boss. You call the shots and have complete control over your time. Things are going great! And then tax time rolls around. Eeeek! But before you panic and freak out, we’ve got 3 simple steps to help you as a freelancer conquer your […]

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7 Female Characters From Romantic Comedies Who Need to Learn How to Budget

by Meredith Lepore February 4, 2015

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You may remember our article on female television characters who are living way above what their salaries would allow in real life. Given it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I think it’s time we turned to the big screen – particularly the romantic genre comedy. Though “romcoms” can be wonderfully entertaining, they can also be horribly cliche […]

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