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Gearing Up For Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 16, 2014

Gearing Up For Fall

Fall is on the horizon. And although it’s hard to believe (it seems like we just celebrated the first weekend of summer!) there’s no better time to make some positive changes. Whether you’re trying to get organized financially this September, have a child going back to school, or are just looking for something yummy to […]

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Use This Complete Financial Checklist to Reach Your Goals

by Carrie Smith August 14, 2014

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You’re busy; you have a lot going on, and with only 24 hours in the day you’re trying stay on top of everything. Your time is valuable, so the best way to successfully manage your day, to get the most out of it, is to be proactive instead of reactive. And this applies to your […]

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Financial Self-Improvement: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 9, 2014

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There’s always room for improvement in life – and we believe that’s particularly true when it comes to your finances. It’s always possible to build a better budget, cut out unnecessary expenses, or become better organized. Of course, it takes a little bit of leg work. But luckily there are infinite resources available on the […]

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Financial Check-Up: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 2, 2014

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We’re just past the half-way point in 2015; the perfect time to plan a thorough check up with your finances! (Of course we know  you’ve been having your monthly money dates, right?)! This week we’ve got the best of Pinterest that will keep you on track with your bank account. Need to get back on […]

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Saving Money on Groceries: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 26, 2014

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We’re always looking for ways to cut our grocery bill. Couponing can be a huge money saver, of course, but it’s also time consuming (and can be overwhelming). But there’s no reason to throw in the towel; there are plenty of ways to slash your food bill that don’t involve coupons. Here are some great […]

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8 Signs You Need to Revise Your Budget

by Sarah Chang July 25, 2014

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About 40% of households don’t bother budgeting, according to Bankrate. However, we’re aligning with the 58% that said they do! Your budget is one of the most personal things you create; it’s completely dependent on your financial circumstances, expenses, liabilities, and goals. A good budget can help you fulfill your dreams, whether you’re planning on […]

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Bust These 5 Bad Excuses for Not Saving

by Kali Hawlk July 14, 2014

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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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Saving Half Your Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres July 9, 2014

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Just four years ago, my husband and I had $45,000 in debt. Today, we’re saving half our income. No, we didn’t win the lottery. We do it the old-fashioned way with lots of sacrifices and hard work. This is how we do it. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got […]

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7 Fun Budget Date Ideas For Summer

by Meredith Lepore July 6, 2014

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Summer can be a good time for romance. People spend more time outside, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and you can almost feel love in the air. But you can easily go broke trying to come up with great date ideas on a budget. We talked with Kendal Perez, the Marketing Manager for Kinoli Inc., a family […]

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A Swimsuit Guide for the Girl on a Budget

by Meredith Lepore July 5, 2014

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It’s summer, which means swimsuits are a must. Whether you’re surfing, doing some serious laps, relaxing on a float, or just lounging poolside, you most likely want a cute swimsuit. And if you actually want to work out (but we won’t judge if you don’t!), you need a supportive swimsuit. Though designer swimsuits are all the […]

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5 Ways to Achieve Financial Independence

by Meredith Lepore July 3, 2014

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The 4th 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 our as an individual, we need to celebrate. One of the first ways of doing so is by taking control of our personal finances. […]

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5 Reasons to Start a Savings Account Today

by Andres Riobueno July 2, 2014

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Whether you have begun working or not, opening a savings account is one of the most important steps you can take toward becoming financially independent and achieving your dreams. Here are five good reasons why you should start a savings account today. 1. To Start Building Wealth The road to financial freedom begins with a […]

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7 Almost Effortless Ways to Save Money

by Meredith Lepore July 2, 2014

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Some of us are very good at saving money, but some of us still struggle. (And 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 changes that will help you save a few extra dollars even more so. Still, […]

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10 Ways To Get Around The Starbucks Price Raise

by Meredith Lepore July 1, 2014

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In case you hadn’t heard, your favorite massive coffee chain is pushing up prices on its already expensive drinks. Starbucks is raising prices on lattes, brewed coffee and ground coffee, due in part to substantial drought in Brazil.  Grande and venti brewed coffee will increase by 10 to 15 cents, while tall and venti lattes will see price increases of 15 to 20 cents. […]

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How to Take Advantage of Summer Without Going Broke

by Kali Hawlk June 29, 2014

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Schools are out and summer is here! The next few months are peak times for a variety of events, from travel and vacations to weddings and summer fun. With peak season, however, comes peak price. Summer activities and plans can easily bust your budget if you’re not careful. So check out these tips for saving […]

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How to Build Your Emergency Fund

by Taylor Gordon June 26, 2014

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The fabled emergency fund. You keep hearing about it. You know you need one. But maybe you haven’t started one, or you haven’t saved up enough to cover much more than a minor hiccup. You’re not the only one: nearly 25% of Americans only have enough saved to take care of just one month’s worth […]

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How I Learned to Stop Overspending

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2014

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When I was in college, having my own part-time job provided me with a tiny bit of discretionary income that I could use as I liked. Unfortunately, that money tended to burn a hole through my pocket. I never spent more than I earned, but every payday saw me with about $50 in my checking […]

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Internet, Cable, Phone: How to Lower Your Monthly Bills

by Jennifer Thayer June 19, 2014

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Between cable television, the Internet and cell phones, Americans spend roughly 17 percent of their monthly rent or mortgage budget on technology entertainment, according to a study by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. A big chunk of discretionary spending is typically allocated for high-speed Internet connections, apps, music and movie downloads and new […]

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