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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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The Seven Habits of Financially Successful People

by Kali Hawlk August 24, 2015

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There are a few ideas that serve as the foundation of good money management habits. Spend less than you earn. Try your best to save more than you spend. Develop these routines and you’ll be on your way to building wealth. If this is true, though, why do so many people fail to achieve financial […]

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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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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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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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Four Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2015

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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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Tell Us About Yourself: Take The Women & Money Poll

by GoGirl Staff June 4, 2015

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The financial industry wants to hear from you, and this is your chance to tell them what you actually want and need. If you’re tired of being stereotyped (you’re more than just a student, a mom, a millennial, you’re so much more!), tell us who you really are. We’ll publish the results, along with expert […]

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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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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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The Ultimate GoGirl Reading List: 10 Career And Personal Finance Books We Love

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss April 4, 2015

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The typical Finance section of your local bookstore is not exactly inviting. Cheesy covers and cheesier titles all promise to solve everyone’s problems and turn you into a millionaire — so how are you supposed to know which one is actually right for you and your goals? Are they all going to put you to […]

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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 I Got Over My Fear of Finances (and You Can Too)

by Kathleen Fordyce March 13, 2015

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Like many people, I used to get knots in my stomach just thinking about tackling my finances. I didn’t have massive debt, had a decent income and yet would still hate sitting down to think about savings, investing and budgeting. Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to ignore it – just continue […]

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Breast Cancer: How to Prepare Financially

by Meredith Lepore March 3, 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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How to Have Those Difficult Conversations About Money

by Ashley Feinstein February 23, 2015

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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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How to Avoid Financial Infidelity

by Meredith Lepore February 20, 2015

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In the past, it used to be a given that newlyweds would unconditionally apply the “What’s mine is yours; yours, mine” mentality to everything, including their finances. Most of us probably recall our parents pooling all of their money into a joint bank account. In contrast, many of my newlywed friends have told me that […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Split Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug February 19, 2015

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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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How to Prepare Financially: Going Back to School

by Katharine Paljug February 10, 2015

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Have you or your partner decided to go back to school? Congratulations! Whether the goal is an undergrad or an advanced degree, going back to school can be a great way to advance at your current job or switch to a new career. But in order to get that degree, you may have to reevaluate […]

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Taxes for Freelancers: 3 Steps to Getting Started (plus a free checklist)

by Carrie Smith February 4, 2015

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So you finally quit your day job and are now your own boss. You call the shots and have complete control over your time. Things are going great! And then tax time rolls around. Eeeek! But before you panic and freak out, we’ve got 3 simple steps to help you as a freelancer conquer your […]

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