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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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5 Money Tips for My Graduating Daughter

by Jackie Cummings Koski June 17, 2014

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I have been a single mom for the past 9 years and graduation day finally arrived for my only daughter, Amber. While raising her, I didn’t want money to be taboo to talk about like it was when I was growing up in the 80s. So, I’m glad it was often a topic of conversation […]

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How to Break Bad Money Habits with a 5-Step Money Cleanse

by Ashley Feinstein June 17, 2014

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We all know how important it is to cleanse our bodies. We cut down on processed foods, drink less caffeine and alcohol, and detox from ingredients like sugar and gluten. But what about a cleanse for our wallets? Food and money have a lot in common. We deal with them on a daily basis and […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – June 14, 2014

by Sarah Chang June 14, 2014

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Summer is the time of year when we GoGirls yearn for some time away. The weather is great, the beach is calling, and everything just seems so much more relaxed. It’s the ideal time to escape for a week (or even just a few days!) with family or some great girl friends. Of course vacations […]

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Spent: Looking for Change – The Price of Being Underserved

by Anchal Ahuja June 13, 2014

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Did you know that nearly 70 million Americans are underserved by traditional financial services? According to the 2011 National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households by the FDIC, “8.2% of all households in the U.S., 17 million adults, are unbanked; and 20% of all households, 51 million adults, are underbanked.” To be “unbanked” is to […]

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How to Enjoy Life Today while Saving for Tomorrow

by Kali Hawlk June 10, 2014

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Many of us are caught between two extremes: we either feel like we have to live it up while we’re young, or we have to squirrel away every last cent to secure happy, comfortable lives for ourselves down the road. We need to learn how to balance these money management habits. Yes, there is a […]

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How I Broke Up with Debt and Fixed My Life

by Michelle Jackson June 5, 2014

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My financial journey began when I was just 16 years old. I asked my mom if I could start working, but she had her reservations. I eventually landed my first job at a sandwich shop in downtown Denver, where I made $4.75 an hour. I felt RICH! As I set off to begin my new life […]

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