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What Missing a Credit Card Payment Could Cost You

by Ashley Feinstein July 15, 2014

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Have you ever wondered what missing a payment on your credit card is really costing you? It is probably costing you more than you think. A late credit card payment can actually negatively impact you in three ways — by decreasing your credit score, increasing the interest rate you get on future loans, and causing […]

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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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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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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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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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Why the Finance Industry Needs to Earn Women’s Trust

by Rebecca Jackson June 3, 2014

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Today, women hold more economic power than ever before. This is an exciting and unprecedented shift. But to fully embrace it and the opportunity it brings, women must become better money managers. Increasing women’s collective financial prowess is crucial to their lives as individuals, as family members and as stewards of wealth for society. The […]

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3 Better Ways to Manage Your Student Loans

by Kaitlin Butler May 21, 2014

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When you first started out with student loans, you, like many other borrowers, were probably an intrepid student excited about the college experience ahead. Fast forward to now, and median student loan debt has climbed to over $57,000 for graduate students. Many borrowers are experiencing the challenges presented by the broken student loan system: high […]

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How to Help a Friend Reach Her Financial Goals

by Kathleen Rohan May 19, 2014

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Setting a goal is easy – sticking to it is the tricky part. Having someone to cheer you on, offer encouragement and help you get motivated after a slip-up can mean the difference between success and failure. If a friend mentions a money goal – whether it is to pay off her credit card debt, […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – May 17, 2014

by Sarah Chang May 17, 2014

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Interested in investing? Good for you! Now’s the time to get educated and take action with your finances. Finding a Certified Financial Planner and checking out some great technology platforms are good places to begin. And don’t forget to start with these pins we loved this week – they’re all fantastic resources on the subject […]

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Why Women are Better Investors Than Men (and Why They’re Not)

by Rebecca Jackson May 12, 2014

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As financial institutions wake up to the fact that women are a major market, it seems that not a day goes by without new research coming to the fore about women and money. On one hand, we’re told we’re great investors, on the other hand, we’re told we lack confidence and that we’re “leaving money […]

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How To Forgive Yourself for Your Financial Follies

by Rebecca Jackson May 9, 2014

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Have you ever missed a credit card payment or ignored a bill? Has this has happened more than once? Have you ever cashed out a retirement account or raided your emergency savings for non-emergencies? Have you racked up debt for no real reason, or even racked up debt for very good reason, and then felt […]

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Stressed About Money? Tips on How to Manage

by Meredith Lepore May 7, 2014

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If you’re stressed about money, the good news is you’re not alone. According to a 2013 study by Citi and LinkedIn, women experience more stress and have more financial concerns than men, and Gen X women report the highest levels of stress of any age group. So how can we cope with all this? We’ve got […]

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#SavingsChat: Dream Weddings For All Budgets

by Jessica Jones May 5, 2014

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Newly engaged? Trying to plan a beautiful wedding on a budget? Looking for fresh ideas that will bring more meaning and magic to your big day? If yes, you won’t want to miss our #SavingsChat this Thursday May 8 at 6:30pm EST. We will be discussing creative ways to keep costs contained while ensuring a unique […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Sophia Bera – Planning All Around the World!

by Rebecca Jackson May 2, 2014

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In her own words, Sophia Bera is “not your father’s financial planner…more like your financially savvy best friend!” Certainly, it was unending questions from her friends that catalyzed her move into the world of financial planning. For those readers who think financial planning is all numbers and markets, note that Sophia was a double major […]

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Are You Saving Enough for Retirement?

by Chloe Sorvino April 29, 2014

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It’s a question you may be scared to ask but need to: Are you saving enough to retire? Don’t be overwhelmed with the information out there. Saving for retirement should ease anxieties, not produce more. To help, GoGirl Finance and bill and account management service Manilla.com have teamed up to provide this how-to guide. The […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Cathy Curtis – Taking a Leap and Living The Dream

by Rebecca Jackson April 25, 2014

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Cathy Curtis has always loved the world of business and finance, as evidenced by her childhood games involving her father’s old invoices! She learned how to invest for herself in her 20s and built up a stock portfolio that brought additional income. After climbing the corporate ladder for many years, Cathy took the leap into […]

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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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