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Eight Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang July 16, 2015

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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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How To Prepare for a Spending Diet

by Melanie Lockert July 6, 2015

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For the past eight years I’ve been paying off the $81,000 in student loan debt I accumulated while in school. It’s been a long journey filled with periods of intense motivation and at other times, debt fatigue. I’ve been unemployed, underemployed and self-employed in that time. After all of these years, I am so ready […]

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5 Ways to Achieve Financial Independence this July 4th

by Meredith Lepore July 3, 2015

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The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays here at GoGirl, mostly because it’s all about independence. And whether it be our independence as a country — or just as an individual — we need to celebrate. One of the best ways to do so is by taking control of your personal finances. […]

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Four Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2015

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For most of us, it’s tough not to spend extra money when we get it. Maybe you switched jobs and got a significant raise, or enjoyed a nice year-end bonus last winter. You decided you could finally afford a nicer car, even though your current car worked just fine. Or you treated yourself to a […]

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

by Kendal Perez June 3, 2015

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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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Pregnant? Start Saving for College Now!

by Sarah Chang May 28, 2015

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Did you know that today is 529 day? It’s a day celebrated annually on 5/29 with a nod towards 529 college savings plans. Even if you’re just pregnant — or even thinking about getting pregnant — there’s no better time to start researching how to save for college. With the cost of college rising, it’s […]

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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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