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Six Tips for Surviving Black Friday (and Not Overspending)

by Meredith Lepore November 26, 2014

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It’s Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! However, it’s already being overshadowed by Black Friday and all of its sales. Because Black Friday started this morning around midnight. Maybe even earlier. And frankly, can a big turkey and your annoying relatives stack up against 50% off a big screen TV? Nearly 70% of Americans — an estimated 97 […]

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Three Tips to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Money Goal

by Kathleen Fordyce November 25, 2014

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Lets face it, spending is more fun than saving. It just is. Even if you are saving for something you want, it is challenging to hold off from instant gratification. Whether you are trying to pay off your debt, build your emergency fund or put aside a down payment for a house, it is critical […]

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Five Healthy Financial Habits for the Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug November 20, 2014

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When I started my freelance writing business, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I had to learn as I went: how to find clients, how market my work… even how to keep myself on a schedule while working from home was a challenge! One thing I had going for me, though, was good […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Divide Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug November 17, 2014

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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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Three Ways to Get Off the Freelance Financial Roller Coaster

by Carrie Smith November 11, 2014

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As a freelancer it may seem impossible to stick to a regular monthly savings or debt payoff plan. Some months you’ll have extra money after paying all your bills, and other months you won’t have enough to even buy the necessities. It’s a monthly financial roller coaster when you work for yourself. I speak from […]

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Going Back to School? Here’s How to Plan Financially

by Katharine Paljug November 4, 2014

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Have you or your spouse decided to go back to school? Congratulations! Whether the goal is a bachelor’s 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, the two of you will […]

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The Four Most Important Reasons to Save Your Raise

by Rebecca Jackson November 3, 2014

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Congratulations on getting a raise! Whether it resulted from slick negotiation skills, changing jobs, or good karma (!!!), it’s an opportunity to celebrate. However, before you start dreaming of luxury vacations, new gadgets, or retail therapy, consider these options for saving and wisely spending that raise. Celebrate prudently now and your future self just might […]

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What I Learned From Getting My First Credit Card at 28

by Melanie Debt October 30, 2014

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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 a year ago at the age of […]

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Get Over Your Fears and Start Investing (Here’s How!)

by Ashley Feinstein October 28, 2014

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The world of investing can be very daunting. There is a lot of jargon to navigate, you may hear completely opposite advice from different (credible) sources, and it’s hard to know where to begin. You’re probably hesitant to get started — and it makes sense! Even so, it’s important to get over your fear and […]

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How I Learned to Act My Wage (and Pay Off Over $30k in Student Loan Debt)

by Christine Nguyen October 27, 2014

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Many of us are not born a natural money manager. I can admit that I don’t fall into this category. I’ve been working since I was 13, and going into college I had nothing to show for my years of hard retail. Sure, my closet was stuffed with clothes, CDs, and movie tickets, but in […]

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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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