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How to Tackle Student Loans on Your Terms

by Kaitlin Butler April 23, 2014

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When you first started out with your student loans, you, like many other borrowers, were probably an intrepid undergrad or graduate student excited about the college experience ahead. Fast forward to now, and many borrowers are experiencing the challenges presented by the broken student loan system in the U.S.: high rates, confusing and obscure payment […]

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How to Save on Groceries at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Costco

by Ed Thomas April 23, 2014

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Finding bargains at a grocery store can be like going on a giant treasure hunt. The combinationof a huge array of products that must be sold before they expire and cutthroat industry competition means there are many waysfor smart shoppers to save. Obviously, coupons is one strategy—but for many people coupons are great in theory […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 19, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 19, 2014

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If you’re anything like us, Spring leaves you itching for a few wardrobe updates. Here at GoGirl we love sticking to a budget, but aren’t opposed to tweaking what we wear with a new accessories or pieces every season. If you’re in need of a clothing refresher, we have the round up for you. From […]

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Forgive & Heal Your Personal Finance Follies: Free Teleseminar 4/22

by Sarah Chang April 15, 2014

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Most of us have slipped up financially at some point in our lives. Whether you’re out of debt or still paying it off, you’re probably familiar with the guilt that accompanies financial mistakes. It’s time to forgive yourself. Join us, along with Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, next Tuesday, 4/22, at 5 pm PST / […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 12, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 12, 2014

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Spring is a great time to start fresh – and tackling your debt is a great place to begin. If you’ve been thinking about chipping away at credit card bills – or anything else – we have the round up for you. From getting into the right mindset, to paying off your debt more quickly, […]

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Save Money: Say “I Don’t” to These Wedding Expenses

by Kendal Perez April 9, 2014

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According to the Real Weddings Study commissioned by the creator of The Knot, the average wedding cost (excluding the honeymoon) in 2013 was just shy of $30,000. That’s nearly $1,500 more than 2012 ($28,427), and close to 10-percent higher than 2011 ($27,021). In fact, the amount spent on weddings has been on the rise since […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 5, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 5, 2014

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This week we’re all about frugal living. Sometimes a few small changes can make a big difference in terms of dollars saved. From how to save on your grocery budget, to teaching your kids about money, to making the most of frugal swaps, here’s what inspired us this week. Looking to save on groceries? Feel […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Galia Gichon Keeps it Down to Earth

by Rebecca Jackson April 4, 2014

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In our third “Meet a Financial Planner” we get grounded with the founder of Down to Earth Finance, Galia Gichon. As someone who once dreamed of being an accountant it’s no surprise that Galia has always been more confident about managing her own finances. Instilling this confidence, and understanding, is Galia’s passion and she believes […]

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Personal Finance Workshop: Simple Steps for Long-Term Wealth and Zero Debt

by Rebecca Jackson April 2, 2014

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A recent TIAA Cref survey showed that more people will spend two hours or more choosing a restaurant or picking out a flat-screen TV, than planning their retirement investments! Hopefully we don’t have to tell you that this is not good. If you’re guilty of spending more time buried in Zagats than planning your finances, […]

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How To Budget For Your “Spring Break” Trip

by Meredith Lepore March 30, 2014

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Though you’re probably well past the spring break age, you may be looking forward to some sort of escape in the spring – particularly if you’ve been stuck here on the East Coast in 30 degree weather. Taking a trip feels so necessary sometimes – but can be expensive. Here are a few tips. Find […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – March 29, 2014

by Sarah Chang March 29, 2014

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Saturday is here and we’re thinking Spring! It’s been a rough winter for so many of us, but this weekend we’re looking forward – and thinking about ways we can get this season started off right. From budgeting, to cooking, to getting your side hustle going, here’s what inspired us this week. Having trouble with […]

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How To Create a Budget That Makes You Happy

by Ashley Feinstein March 26, 2014

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The word budget often brings to mind feelings of restriction, lack and scarcity as we imagine ourselves on a starvation money diet. We may feel that when on a budget, we don’t let ourselves buy and do certain things and can miss out on some great life opportunities. We ask ourselves questions like, “would I […]

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How To Fit Travel Into a Tight Budget

by Kali Hawlk March 12, 2014

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We all know that experiences and relationships are far more valuable than an overabundance of material possessions. Even so, it can be hard to devote cash toward experiences like traveling when the costs involved add up so quickly. Sometimes, it’s just easier to go and buy that new designer purse at the mall than to […]

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Here’s What You Missed at #SavingsChat: Recession Proof Your Life

by Jessica Jones March 10, 2014

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We had a great time at our #SavingsChat last week! Over the course of an hour we talked about starting your own side hustle as well as the ups and downs that come with this jump. We were joined by  Kimberly Palmer – financial columnist, author and entrepreneur! Recognizing that journalism offers little job security these […]

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4 Steps to Creating a Budget that Maximizes Your Happiness

by Ashley Feinstein March 7, 2014

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While the word budget makes many people cringe, budgets are just a tool we have available to consciously allocate our spending in ways that make us the happiest. Doesn’t that sound much better? Here’s how to do it in 4 easy steps. Understand your “Pie” At any given point in time, we have a certain […]

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6 Ways to Save an Extra $100 Each and Every Month

by Beth Hill March 3, 2014

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Saving $10 or $20 per month is a relatively easy goal to accomplish – you just have to be willing to make a couple of sacrifices. However, if you happen to set your goals higher, you’re going to have to put your thinking cap on and get creative. Saving $100 a month is no easy […]

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How to Make a Budget and Stick to It

by Melissa Batai February 24, 2014

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When my husband and I were first married, we didn’t have much money coming in.  Our expenses were fairly straightforward, and we had to stick to a budget or we would go into debt because we didn’t have enough money. Then, when our income increased, we became a bit lazier about money–until we had children. […]

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Join us for #SavingsChat: Managing Student Loans and Saving

by Jessica Jones February 20, 2014

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Do you have student loans? Are you also trying to save while paying down your student loans? Looking for useful tools, tips and resources to help you pay down your loans and reach your savings goals? Join GoGirl Finance, Bicycle Financial, and expert Cathy Curtis on February 26 for #SavingsChat and get informed on how […]

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