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Five Ways to Save More Money This Summer

by Kali Hawlk May 27, 2015

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There’s no shortage of fun things to do during the summer. That usually means there’s no shortage of ways to spend your money during this season, too. You want to take advantage of the beautiful weather and long sunny days, but don’t do it at the expense of your budget. Try these five ways to […]

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Five Qualities to Look For in a Financial Advisor

by Michelle Cortés-Harkins May 15, 2015

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What’s your biggest financial fear? Losing your job? Not being prepared for retirement? We’ve all been there! Thinking about the future — especially when things are uncertain — can be scary. But there’s one thing we do know — gaining control of your finances can be empowering. Finding a good advisor is the first step […]

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How To Set a Budget for Summer Vacation With Friends

by Katharine Paljug May 7, 2015

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Odds are, you’re not doing it by yourself. We’re talking about travel, that is. Even though solo travel is becoming more popular — especially among women — less than 20% of all travel is done alone. Women are far more likely to plan a getaway with friends than to travel by themselves. For the budget-conscious, […]

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Four Surprising Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk May 5, 2015

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We all want to save more money, but finding the inspiration to spend less and keep more — and staying motivated to keep up good habits over time — can be a challenge. But the more you save, the closer you’ll be to achieving your biggest financial goals (those surf lessons could be closer than […]

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How to Negotiate on Wedding Costs

by Katharine Paljug May 1, 2015

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If you’re in the middle of wedding planning, you’re probably looking for a way to save on costs. And who can blame you? The average wedding in the United States, according to CNN Money, has climbed up to $29,858. That’s an exorbitant number — and for many couples, impossible to manage. To stay under budget, […]

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Seven Almost Effortless Ways to Save Money

by Meredith Lepore April 29, 2015

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Some of us are very good at saving money, but some of us still struggle. (If you fall into this category, don’t worry! You aren’t alone.) Figuring out where you’re spending every penny can be pretty challenging. And implementing those changes that will help you save a few extra dollars even more so. Still, there […]

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12 Ways to Save Big on Your Vacation

by Katharine Paljug April 28, 2015

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If you’re planning a vacation for this first time in years, you’re not the only one. As the economic recovery continues, more and more and more people are making travel plans. In 2014, there was a 12% increase in international travel and a 3% increase in domestic travel, and those numbers are expected to go […]

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How to Organize Your Financial Life

by Kali Hawlk April 24, 2015

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Did you feel a little overwhelmed when it was time for you to prepare your taxes? It can be a little daunting to sift through all the financial paperwork you need in order to file your return. Take this year’s tax season as an opportunity to make a positive change in your home and get […]

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Bust These Five Bad Excuses for Not Saving

by Kali Hawlk April 23, 2015

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We all have our excuses for why we can’t do this or that. When it comes to good money management habits, those excuses for why we’re not doing what we know we should with our finances can become endless. It’s an issue Millennial women in particular need to get under control. We’re behind Gen Y […]

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How to Create a Wedding Budget

by Katharine Paljug April 21, 2015

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It can be difficult to plan a wedding when you and your partner have different ideas about how much money to spend and where to spend it. No matter how big or small your event, trying to plan for every expense and stay on budget can be incredibly stressful. Should you spend more on location […]

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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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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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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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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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