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Seven Scary Financial Mistakes You Can Easily Make

by Meredith Lepore October 8, 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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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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Got a Minute? Spend 60 Seconds a Day Improving Your Finances

by Heather Hunter August 27, 2015


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


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

by Melanie Lockert August 17, 2015


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


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


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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Seven Hassle Free Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans

by Melanie Lockert July 1, 2015


Paying back your student loans is a long, arduous process. It can be frustrating to still pay for something that you completed so long ago, especially when it seems tough to make any progress. Trust me, I know. Luckily, there are a few hassle free ways to earn more and pay back your student loans. […]

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Four Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2015


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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Paying Down Debt: How I Paid Off My Credit Cards On One Income

by Catherine Alford June 17, 2015

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I know that my debt payoff story doesn’t sound too remarkable. I had $6,000 in credit card debt, and I slowly but surely cut it down piece by piece over 18 months until it was all gone. I have read stories about much higher debt payoff amounts from people who had even bigger odds. Yet, […]

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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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Paying Off $80k of Student Loan Debt on a $30k Salary: How I’m Doing It

by Melanie Lockert May 26, 2015


When I was 17, I signed papers that solidified my relationship with student loans. I was young and uninformed, and I didn’t really know what kind of relationship it would be. Over the next several years, I also went to graduate school and accumulated more debt at an even higher interest rate. Since then (7 […]

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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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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 to Stay Motivated While You Pay Off Debt

by Melanie Lockert February 24, 2015

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Being in debt doesn’t feel good – and I should know. I’ve been paying off debt for almost 7 years, and have at least another 3 years to go. It’s easy to get frustrated, and lose steam when it feels like you are never going to get out of it. But if you stay focused […]

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