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Building Your Financial Toolbox: 5 Financial Resources For Millennial Women

by Claire Murdough December 19, 2014

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When I studied creative writing at UC Santa Cruz a common piece of advice came up time and time again: add to your creative tool box. As an undergrad learning the technicalities of a craft, it seemed exactly the opposite of what I might have guessed. I’d always assumed I had to find my voice […]

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5 Gifts to Give Yourself Before Year End

by Ashley Feinstein December 18, 2014

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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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Six Things You Should Do With Your Holiday Bonus

by Meredith Lepore December 15, 2014

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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 Tips to Deal With Holiday Spending Stress (That Don’t Involve Lying!)

by Meredith Lepore December 2, 2014

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December is a great time. Who doesn’t look forward to giving gifts, parties festivity? But it’s also a time of lying and major financial anxiety, according to a new survey by McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union. Egg nog, mistletoe, and lying to your significant other? Happy Holidays! The survey polled over 1,000 couples in three different segments: […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Divide Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug November 17, 2014

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Where do you and your spouse put your money? It seems like a straightforward question, but for many new couples it’s a minefield. Should you combine everything into joint checking and savings accounts? Have individual accounts and put a portion of your income into common accounts? If you keep some of your money separate, does […]

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Three Ways to Get Off the Freelance Financial Roller Coaster

by Carrie Smith November 11, 2014

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As a freelancer it may seem impossible to stick to a regular monthly savings or debt payoff plan. Some months you’ll have extra money after paying all your bills, and other months you won’t have enough to even buy the necessities. It’s a monthly financial roller coaster when you work for yourself. I speak from […]

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How I Learned to Act My Wage (and Pay Off Over $30k in Student Loan Debt)

by Christine Nguyen October 27, 2014

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Many of us are not born a natural money manager. I can admit that I don’t fall into this category. I’ve been working since I was 13, and going into college I had nothing to show for my years of hard retail. Sure, my closet was stuffed with clothes, CDs, and movie tickets, but in […]

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Tired of Debt? 4 Tips for Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Debt October 21, 2014

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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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Win Tickets to LearnVest Live 2014

by Sarah Chang October 14, 2014

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Need a little money inspiration? Here’s your opportunity to see some of this generation’s most inspirational financial speakers live. We’re giving away 5 sets of tickets (two tickets in each set) to LearnVest Live 2014, a 1000+ person event here in NYC that’s sure to inspire and ignite your financial goals! Here are the details:  LearnVest […]

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She Paid Off $20k in Debt, Find Out How

by Connie Mei October 8, 2014

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When I graduated from college in 2010, I had approximately $20,000 in student debt. That amount certainly wasn’t crazy. I had friends with debt in the six figures and really felt their pain. Still, any debt at 21 was daunting. I didn’t have a job lined up and the market was still dismal, so the […]

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6 Celebrity Couples Who Are Financially Savvy

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2014

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We often think of celebrities as never having to worry about money (since they make so much of it). While that’s true, many of them are as concerned with saving and cutting corners as we are. That’s right — celebrities, they’re just like us! (Well, almost.) On that note, here are a few surprisingly frugal […]

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5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang September 20, 2014

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September is almost half over, and with the official start of fall on the horizon, there’s lots to look forward to. This season, we’re thinking about time management, getting organized, and saving. Before starting on anything, though, we’ve got the best of Pinterest for you, this week. Hoping to get organized on a budget? You […]

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8 Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang September 19, 2014

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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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Student Loans 101: Pay Them Off or Start Investing?

by Jon Stein September 18, 2014

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When I talk to college students (or their parents), a common question often comes up: Is it more important to pay off student loan debt first or get started with investing? As the CEO of automated investing service Betterment, I’m a huge advocate for starting early. Time in the market is one of the biggest […]

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Saving Money: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang September 13, 2014

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We’re all looking to save a little more cash. Of course, that’s often easier said than done! Although it may sometimes seem difficult to trim your budget and put away any more money, we’ve always got your back with new (and inventive!) suggestions. These pins will inspire you, and put an extra $30 in your […]

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Here’s What You Missed at #SavingsChat: Paying Down Consumer Debt

by Jessica Jones September 8, 2014

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We  had a great time at #SavingsChat last week! Over the course of an hour we discussed credit card debt and strategies for paying down debt, including different tools that can make debt payoff easier. We were joined by MagnifyMoney.com, a website that makes it easy for people to compare financial products, ditch expensive banking relationships […]

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Join us for a #CreditSavvy Twitter Chat!

by Jessica Jones September 5, 2014

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Looking to improve your credit score? Want some tips and tricks on what you can do to rebuild your credit? Join us, along with co-host MyBankTracker and expert Jeanne Kelly, for a #CreditSavvy Twitter chat on Monday September 8, 2014 at 1:00pm ET. We are excited to be joined by MyBankTracker and Jeanne Kelly, and […]

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4 Strategies for Handling Consumer Debt

by Erin Lowry September 4, 2014

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Debt: it’s an ugly four-letter word. According to a study by MagnifyMoney.com, almost half of Americans carry credit card debt with an average of $10,000.  $10,000 of credit card debt can cost thousands and thousands of additional dollars in interest. But, instead of simply throwing away money in the form of interest payments to the […]

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