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#SavingsChat: Paying Down Consumer Debt

by Jessica Jones September 1, 2014

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Are you trying to pay down debt? Looking for some tips to aid you on your debt pay off journey? If yes, then you won’t want to miss our #SavingsChat on September 4th at 8:30pm ET. We will be discussing tips to pay down debt, including useful tools that can help you reach your goal […]

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Meet A Financial Planner: Rianka Dorsainvil – Lean In, and Dare Greatly

by Rebecca Jackson August 29, 2014

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Rianka Dorsainvil had not planned to become a financial planner. She is proof that exposure to personal finance can generate passion for the subject and lead to a purposeful career. As one of many women we’ve interviewed, Rianka emphasizes the positives of financial planning both for clients and for the women who choose this profession. […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Eleanor Blayney – Changing The Face of Financial Planning

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014

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Eleanor Blayney is a pioneer of the financial planning profession. During a career that spans almost twenty-five years (she earned her CFP qualification in 1990) Eleanor has co-founded a firm, authored two books – “Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence” and “The Home Budget Workbook” – and, co-founded a second firm, “Directions for Women”. Eleanor […]

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Gearing Up For Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 16, 2014

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Fall is on the horizon. And although it’s hard to believe (it seems like we just celebrated the first weekend of summer!) there’s no better time to make some positive changes. Whether you’re trying to get organized financially this September, have a child going back to school, or are just looking for something yummy to […]

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What is Asset Allocation and Why Do You Need to Know?

by Joseph Hogue August 14, 2014

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When it comes to investing– is the stock market the first thing that springs to mind? Investing in stocks of public companies may end up being a small portion of your investment dollars. That’s because there are other asset classes into which you can direct funds with the goal of reducing risk while creating returns, […]

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Use This Complete Financial Checklist to Reach Your Goals

by Carrie Smith August 14, 2014

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You’re busy; you have a lot going on, and with only 24 hours in the day you’re trying stay on top of everything. Your time is valuable, so the best way to successfully manage your day, to get the most out of it, is to be proactive instead of reactive. And this applies to your […]

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Financial Self-Improvement: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 9, 2014

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There’s always room for improvement in life – and we believe that’s particularly true when it comes to your finances. It’s always possible to build a better budget, cut out unnecessary expenses, or become better organized. Of course, it takes a little bit of leg work. But luckily there are infinite resources available on the […]

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Financial Check-Up: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 2, 2014

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We’re just past the half-way point in 2015; the perfect time to plan a thorough check up with your finances! (Of course we know  you’ve been having your monthly money dates, right?)! This week we’ve got the best of Pinterest that will keep you on track with your bank account. Need to get back on […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Michelle Cortes-Harkins – The Lifelong Learner

by Rebecca Jackson August 1, 2014

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Michelle Cortes-Harkins is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®). But, prior to achieving these impressive finance qualifications she was working outside of the industry in social work and teaching. Finances weren’t part of the dinner table conversation when she was growing up and she admits that money was […]

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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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