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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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Investing with Your Values

by Rebecca Jackson April 2, 2015

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Why do you invest? For most people, the answer is probably simple — investing is the best way to build wealth for the long-term. But have you ever considered investing as a means to express your personal values and a way to improve social and environmental outcomes? Chances are, given numerous investor surveys suggesting as […]

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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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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 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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Investing for Beginners: 4 Tips for Understanding How it Works

by Katharine Paljug January 1, 2015

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You’ve decided you’re ready to start investing, but you keep second guessing how much you know about the market. Don’t second-guess yourself so much you miss out on planning for the future. Knowing about the investing and the stock market can be key to financial security. Do you want to hand your retirement savings over […]

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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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Five 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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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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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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