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Six Things You Should Do With Your Holiday Bonus

by Meredith Lepore December 24, 2015

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After a couple of very lean years for many businesses, the holiday bonus (as well as the company party) is back! According to a CareerBuilder study, 45% of employers gave out bonuses in 2013, up from 33% in 2010. What a treat to get some extra dough at the end of the year. Now, there is […]

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Six Gifts to Give Yourself Before Year End

by Ashley Feinstein December 8, 2015

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During the holiday season we tend to spend a lot of time and money on gifts for others. Here are six gifts you should commit to gifting to yourself before year-end — and they’ll even benefit those you love and care for as well. The Gift of Wealth While you don’t need to be spending […]

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Eight Holiday Financial Traps You Need To Avoid

by Meredith Lepore November 26, 2015

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The holidays mean more food, more gifts, more parties…and more financial scams? That’s right. Tis the season to be robbed — and not so blindly. “We see it every year — scammers taking advantage of the holiday season to defraud consumers,” John Breyault, director of the National Consumers League’s Fraud Center and Fraud.org website, told USA […]

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How to Manage Your Money on a Variable Income

by Kali Hawlk November 13, 2015

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There’s an undeniable allure behind the idea of being a freelancer or self-employed. You get to be your own boss; you’re calling the shots. You control your work, your environment, and your time. And you have more freedom to create a career doing something you love. But freelancing is also scary, stressful, and downright difficult. […]

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Join Our #CreditSavvyChat This Thursday!

by Jessica Jones November 9, 2015

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Looking to improve your credit score? Want some tips and tricks on what you can do to build or rebuild your credit? Join us, along with expert Jeanne Kelly, for #CreditSavvyChat Thursday November 12, 2015 at 8:00pm ET. Jeanne Kelly is an author, speaker, and coach who helps consumers achieve a higher credit score & understand credit […]

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Seven Scary Financial Mistakes You Can Easily Make

by Meredith Lepore October 27, 2015

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Halloween can be pretty scary — between the horror films and decor, not to mention all those extra candy corn calories. But even scarier are the financial mistakes you might be making now — some of which can haunt you for years to come. Here are some of the worst. 1. Not Being Organized You […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 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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The GoGirl Guide to Saving and Investing

by Kate Furlong October 3, 2015

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We know, you’ve heard it many times before – to successfully plan for the future, you must live below your means and use the remainder of your income to save and invest. [Editor’s Note: If you’re not sure whether you’re living within your means, check out the GoGirl Guide to Making a Budget.] But, what’s […]

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Tired of Debt? Four Tips For Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Lockert September 21, 2015

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Paying off debt is more like a marathon than a sprint, especially for people like me who owe large amounts. My debt repayment journey will be spread out over the course of years, not months. Dealing with this reality can be difficult. Over the years, you may change jobs, relationships, or move. A lot can […]

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Saving Half Our Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres September 10, 2015

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Just five 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. Here’s how. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got married, we found ourselves […]

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Got a Minute? Spend 60 Seconds a Day Improving Your Finances

by Heather Hunter August 27, 2015

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One minute. Sixty seconds. One half of a commercial break in your favorite guilty pleasure show. We all know how to let the day’s minutes slip by doing nothing in particular (hello, social media), but did you know that if you spend just one minute a day mindfully, you can improve your finances? The video […]

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Get out of Debt and Watch the Scales Tip in Your Favor

by Heather Hunter August 20, 2015

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The stress of student loan debt can be overwhelming and just thinking about what you owe may cause a familiar and unwelcome knot to form in your stomach. But when you’re ready to get serious about paying it off, a constant reminder may actually be a positive thing. The video below, from GoBankingRates, shows a […]

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A Month-By-Month Guide to Making More Money This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 18, 2015

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For many of us, September marks the end of summer relaxation and a return to the hustle and bustle of the fall season. There are back-to-school festivities and the holidays are quickly approaching. All of that, coupled with summer expenses you may still be paying for (like vacation and travel) can leave you feeling a […]

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Overspent This Summer? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

by Melanie Lockert August 17, 2015

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Summer is coming to a close and it’s been a blast. You’ve had fun in the sun, enjoyed quality time with friends and family, and feel relaxed and refreshed. Your budget on the other hand? Not so much. The Summer months are an easy time to overspend. From vacations to barbecues and more, it’s easy […]

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How To Prepare for a Spending Diet

by Melanie Lockert August 13, 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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Going Back to School? Five Tips That Will Help You Save

by Melanie Lockert August 5, 2015

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After working full-time for a few years, I started to get the urge to go back to school. I wanted to take my career to the next level and expand my horizons. Getting a master’s degree was always something I wanted to do, but it was still a big, scary decision. One of my biggest […]

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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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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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