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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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Personal Finance Workshop: Simple Steps for Long-Term Wealth and Zero Debt

by Rebecca Jackson April 2, 2014

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A recent TIAA Cref survey showed that more people will spend two hours or more choosing a restaurant or picking out a flat-screen TV, than planning their retirement investments! Hopefully we don’t have to tell you that this is not good. If you’re guilty of spending more time buried in Zagats than planning your finances, […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – March 21, 2014

by Sarah Chang March 22, 2014

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Here at GoGirl Finance we’re huge fans of Pinterest. We love the information and inspiration in your boards, and can’t get enough of the brilliant tips and beautiful images. That’s why we’re curating our favorite Pins, and wrapping them up into a new Saturday series for you. From career, to investing, to improving your living […]

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How Much Time and Energy Do You Spend on Stuff?

by Carrie Birgbauer February 11, 2014

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Do you ever wonder about how much things actually cost you–in terms of your time and energy? It’s what I call the Life-Energy Number, the “real” price of things, relative to your life. With this concept, I’m inviting you to think about the actual impact of your spending habits on yourself, not just its impact […]

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Are You Cheating On Your Partner…With Money?

by Meredith Lepore February 7, 2014

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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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Join us for #SavingsChat!

by Jessica Jones January 28, 2014

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We are excited to be hosting our second #SavingsChat! We loved talking to you about your savings goals for 2014 and getting tips from Manisha Thakor on how we can make those goals a reality. For this #SavingsChat we will be joined by expert Mary Beth Storjohann and will be discussing our emotional relationship with […]

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5 Financial Habits to Break Right Now

by Kali Hawlk January 16, 2014

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You’ve got a fresh start on a new year. It’s the perfect time to take the opportunity and evaluate your finances. It’s also a good idea to be honest with yourself and make sure you’re not behaving badly when it comes to your money. If you want to make this year a better one for […]

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Three Easy Ways to Save $50 a Month

by Daisy D January 13, 2014

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The end of 2013 has come and gone, and as part of starting a new year, I always do a financial review. This helps me start fresh in the new year, and also gives me an opportunity to re-balance my investment portfolio, re-work my budget, and slash any expenses that I could do without. The […]

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Win $5,000 in Moven’s “Live Rich, Spend Smart in 2014” 
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by Sarah Chang January 6, 2014

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Here at GoGirl Finance, we believe living rich does not mean mindless spending. 2014 is about getting back on the up-tick and making smart spending decisions that enable us to live rich not only every day, but for the long term. That’s why we’re so excited to tell you all about Moven’s “Live Rich, Spend […]

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7 Financial Resolutions You Should Make For 2014

by Meredith Lepore December 31, 2013

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It’s New Year’s Eve – and 2014 is right around the corner (literally). Can you believe it? There are so many resolutions you may try to make: eating healthier, traveling more, or a host of others. But we have a set of resolutions that will truly change your life. Here are seven financial resolutions you […]

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