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Error on Your Credit Report? Here’s How to Deal With It

by Ashley Feinstein April 24, 2014

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You took our recommendation and pulled your free annual credit report from AnnualCreditReport.com and found an error. Now what? First, pat yourself on the back! Pulling your credit report is a very important first step to maintaining a high credit score. Why is it so important? With a higher credit score, you can save thousands […]

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How to Tackle Student Loans on Your Terms

by Kaitlin Butler April 23, 2014

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When you first started out with your student loans, you, like many other borrowers, were probably an intrepid undergrad or graduate student excited about the college experience ahead. Fast forward to now, and many borrowers are experiencing the challenges presented by the broken student loan system in the U.S.: high rates, confusing and obscure payment […]

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Forgive & Heal Your Personal Finance Follies: Free Teleseminar 4/22

by Sarah Chang April 15, 2014

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Most of us have slipped up financially at some point in our lives. Whether you’re out of debt or still paying it off, you’re probably familiar with the guilt that accompanies financial mistakes. It’s time to forgive yourself. Join us, along with Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, next Tuesday, 4/22, at 5 pm PST / […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 12, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 12, 2014

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Spring is a great time to start fresh – and tackling your debt is a great place to begin. If you’ve been thinking about chipping away at credit card bills – or anything else – we have the round up for you. From getting into the right mindset, to paying off your debt more quickly, […]

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IT Manager By Day, Movie Theater Cashier By Night: How One GoGirl is Paying Down $90k in Student Loans

by Erika Torres April 6, 2014

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This is the second installment in the GoGirl Finance series called “The Side Hustle,” showcasing different ways people make money in addition to their day jobs in order to pay down debt or save money. Read our first post in the series: How to Become a Mystery Shopper. Have a side hustle? Share your story […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 5, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 5, 2014

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This week we’re all about frugal living. Sometimes a few small changes can make a big difference in terms of dollars saved. From how to save on your grocery budget, to teaching your kids about money, to making the most of frugal swaps, here’s what inspired us this week. Looking to save on groceries? Feel […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Galia Gichon Keeps it Down to Earth

by Rebecca Jackson April 4, 2014

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In our third “Meet a Financial Planner” we get grounded with the founder of Down to Earth Finance, Galia Gichon. As someone who once dreamed of being an accountant it’s no surprise that Galia has always been more confident about managing her own finances. Instilling this confidence, and understanding, is Galia’s passion and she believes […]

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Personal Finance Workshop: Simple Steps for Long-Term Wealth and Zero Debt

by Rebecca Jackson April 2, 2014

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A recent TIAA Cref survey showed that more people will spend two hours or more choosing a restaurant or picking out a flat-screen TV, than planning their retirement investments! Hopefully we don’t have to tell you that this is not good. If you’re guilty of spending more time buried in Zagats than planning your finances, […]

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How To Create a Budget That Makes You Happy

by Ashley Feinstein March 26, 2014

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The word budget often brings to mind feelings of restriction, lack and scarcity as we imagine ourselves on a starvation money diet. We may feel that when on a budget, we don’t let ourselves buy and do certain things and can miss out on some great life opportunities. We ask ourselves questions like, “would I […]

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Here’s What You Missed at #SavingsChat: Recession Proof Your Life

by Jessica Jones March 10, 2014

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We had a great time at our #SavingsChat last week! Over the course of an hour we talked about starting your own side hustle as well as the ups and downs that come with this jump. We were joined by  Kimberly Palmer – financial columnist, author and entrepreneur! Recognizing that journalism offers little job security these […]

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Too Taboo? People Would Rather Talk About Death Than Finances

by Meredith Lepore March 10, 2014

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Religion and politics are often identified as things you shouldn’t discuss in polite conversation. These topics are often seen as too personal, too controversial, or too argumentative. But a new new survey from Wells Fargo shows that Americans find personal finances just as difficult to talk about. Money has almost become a third “taboo” topic. Money: […]

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4 Steps to Creating a Budget that Maximizes Your Happiness

by Ashley Feinstein March 7, 2014

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While the word budget makes many people cringe, budgets are just a tool we have available to consciously allocate our spending in ways that make us the happiest. Doesn’t that sound much better? Here’s how to do it in 4 easy steps. Understand your “Pie” At any given point in time, we have a certain […]

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

by Melanie Debt March 6, 2014

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When I was 17, I signed papers that solidified my relationship with student loans, but I didn’t really know what kind of relationship it would be. For the last seven years, I’ve been diligently paying back my student loans. In that time, I also went to graduate school and accumulated more debt at an even […]

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How I Paid Off $30K of Credit Card Debt

by Jill Beirne Davi February 25, 2014

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About seven years ago, I was in a heap of trouble. I had racked up nearly $30,000 in credit card debt and was absolutely terrified. For a long time, I could sleep. Denial is a powerful force of nature. But eventually the nagging fears got louder and louder, and so did the phone with creditors […]

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Join us for #SavingsChat: Managing Student Loans and Saving

by Jessica Jones February 20, 2014

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Do you have student loans? Are you also trying to save while paying down your student loans? Looking for useful tools, tips and resources to help you pay down your loans and reach your savings goals? Join GoGirl Finance, Bicycle Financial, and expert Cathy Curtis on February 26 for #SavingsChat and get informed on how […]

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Re-Ignite the Spark: How to Stay Motivated While Paying Off Debt

by Melanie Debt February 19, 2014

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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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How To Have Those Difficult Conversations About Money

by Ashley Feinstein February 18, 2014

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Whether it’s asking your roommate to pay more in rent, sharing your financial situation with your significant other or negotiating with your boss for a raise, money conversations can seem pretty precarious and daunting. It makes sense – money typically evokes a lot of emotions! Here are a few ways to approach money discussions in […]

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The Key to Financial Bliss

by Ashley Feinstein February 14, 2014

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Have you ever heard of a lottery winner or celebrity going bankrupt? Both came into a substantial amount of money and subsequently managed to lose it all. Our money beliefs determine whether we attain, maintain or lose wealth. For example, if you believe “my family is bad with money, therefore so I am,” or “money […]

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