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The Four Most Important Reasons to Save Your Raise

by Rebecca Jackson November 3, 2014

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Congratulations on getting a raise! Whether it resulted from slick negotiation skills, changing jobs, or good karma (!!!), it’s an opportunity to celebrate. However, before you start dreaming of luxury vacations, new gadgets, or retail therapy, consider these options for saving and wisely spending that raise. Celebrate prudently now and your future self just might […]

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Get Over Your Fears and Start Investing (Here’s How!)

by Ashley Feinstein October 28, 2014

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The world of investing can be very daunting. There is a lot of jargon to navigate, you may hear completely opposite advice from different (credible) sources, and it’s hard to know where to begin. You’re probably hesitant to get started — and it makes sense! Even so, it’s important to get over your fear and […]

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Building Your Financial Toolbox: 5 Financial Resources For Millennial Women

by Claire Murdough October 17, 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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What Does Diversification Mean… Actually?

by Ashley Feinstein October 16, 2014

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When it comes to investing you are likely to run into a lot of jargon. If you are at all like I was three years ago, you may find your eyes glaze over when you see terms like diversification and allocation. I certainly felt like it was a completely different language! However, after taking a […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Investing

by Vonetta Young October 7, 2014

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You start dating a great guy/girl, everything is going so well, then suddenly – boom – he/she breaks your heart, leaving you wondering what happened. The same happened with a lot of us during the Great Recession. Stocks tumbled, leaving 401Ks hollow and preventing some folks from retiring when they thought they were set (eek!). […]

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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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Why We Bought Our First Home in Our 20s

by Kali Hawlk September 8, 2014

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My significant other and I bought our first home together a few months before our wedding. I was 22 and he was 25 — by many standards, young for both marriage and home ownership. We chose to buy a home when all our friends were renting and far from settled down because we saw an […]

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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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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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How I Fell in Love With Index Funds

by Ashley Feinstein July 17, 2014

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First of all, I had to kiss a lot of frogs! Investing used to stress me out. I’d hear coworkers brag about the return they got on a certain stock and I’d ask them, “How did you pick that company or fund?” Upon hearing their responses, I wondered whether buying now would be too late?” […]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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