Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money


How to Save on Groceries at Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods and Costco

by Ed Thomas April 23, 2014


Finding bargains at a grocery store can be like going on a giant treasure hunt. The combinationof a huge array of products that must be sold before they expire and cutthroat industry competition means there are many waysfor smart shoppers to save. Obviously, coupons is one strategy—but for many people coupons are great in theory […]

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Forgive & Heal Your Personal Finance Follies: Free Teleseminar 4/22

by Sarah Chang April 15, 2014


Most of us have slipped up financially at some point in our lives. Whether you’re out of debt or still paying it off, you’re probably familiar with the guilt that accompanies financial mistakes. It’s time to forgive yourself. Join us, along with Brittney Castro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, next Tuesday, 4/22, at 5 pm PST / […]

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5 Pins That Inspired Us This Week – April 5, 2014

by Sarah Chang April 5, 2014

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This week we’re all about frugal living. Sometimes a few small changes can make a big difference in terms of dollars saved. From how to save on your grocery budget, to teaching your kids about money, to making the most of frugal swaps, here’s what inspired us this week. Looking to save on groceries? Feel […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Galia Gichon Keeps it Down to Earth

by Rebecca Jackson April 4, 2014


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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Why and How We Save Half Our Income

by Kali Hawlk April 3, 2014

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I’m an inquisitive person by nature. I like to ask questions and when someone tells me that something is done a certain way, my first thought is, “why?” Understanding the why behind the way things work is important to me. When I started asking how much I needed to save for retirement, I wasn’t satisfied […]

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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 29, 2014

by Sarah Chang March 29, 2014

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Saturday is here and we’re thinking Spring! It’s been a rough winter for so many of us, but this weekend we’re looking forward – and thinking about ways we can get this season started off right. From budgeting, to cooking, to getting your side hustle going, here’s what inspired us this week. Having trouble with […]

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How To Create a Budget That Makes You Happy

by Ashley Feinstein March 26, 2014

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The word budget often brings to mind feelings of restriction, lack and scarcity as we imagine ourselves on a starvation money diet. We may feel that when on a budget, we don’t let ourselves buy and do certain things and can miss out on some great life opportunities. We ask ourselves questions like, “would I […]

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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 To Be A Great Vintage Shopper (And Save A Few Bucks)

by Meredith Lepore March 13, 2014

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There’s nothing like that moment when someone asks you where your purse or dress is from and you get to say, “oh this? It’s vintage.” That signals to the other woman that not only are you super sophisticated with spectacular taste, but also thrifty. (If you’re anything like me this has happened maybe once or […]

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Here’s What You Missed at #SavingsChat: Recession Proof Your Life

by Jessica Jones March 10, 2014


We had a great time at our #SavingsChat last week! Over the course of an hour we talked about starting your own side hustle as well as the ups and downs that come with this jump. We were joined by  Kimberly Palmer – financial columnist, author and entrepreneur! Recognizing that journalism offers little job security these […]

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4 Steps to Creating a Budget that Maximizes Your Happiness

by Ashley Feinstein March 7, 2014

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While the word budget makes many people cringe, budgets are just a tool we have available to consciously allocate our spending in ways that make us the happiest. Doesn’t that sound much better? Here’s how to do it in 4 easy steps. Understand your “Pie” At any given point in time, we have a certain […]

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6 Ways to Save an Extra $100 Each and Every Month

by Beth Hill March 3, 2014


Saving $10 or $20 per month is a relatively easy goal to accomplish – you just have to be willing to make a couple of sacrifices. However, if you happen to set your goals higher, you’re going to have to put your thinking cap on and get creative. Saving $100 a month is no easy […]

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Couples and Money: How Much Should We Save In an Emergency Fund?

by Catherine Alford February 26, 2014


In “On My Own Two Feet”, GoGirl Finance’s favorite expert, Manisha Thakor and co-author Sharon Kedar share some thought-provoking statistics, “50 percent of Americans would struggle to come up with $2,000 in a pinch. A whopping 64 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle even a $1,000 emergency expense…” It’s a perennial […]

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Join us for #SavingsChat: Managing Student Loans and Saving

by Jessica Jones February 20, 2014

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Do you have student loans? Are you also trying to save while paying down your student loans? Looking for useful tools, tips and resources to help you pay down your loans and reach your savings goals? Join GoGirl Finance, Bicycle Financial, and expert Cathy Curtis on February 26 for #SavingsChat and get informed on how […]

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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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Why Being Frugal May Be The Sexiest Quality Yet

by Meredith Lepore February 11, 2014

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There’s good news for all of you out there pinching pennies and obsessed with finding the better deal. Being budget-savvy – or even cheap – will make you more attractive to potential mates, according to a new working paper out of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business titled ”A Penny Saved Is a Partner […]

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Join Us and Have Your Financial Questions Answered! 2/11 @ 6pm

by Sarah Chang February 10, 2014

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On Tuesday, February 11th at 6pm EST, join Caryn Effron, founder of GoGirl Finance & Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management for Your Money. Hosted by Kent Smetters, Wharton Professor of Business Economics, Caryn and Manisha will be answering your questions on women and money. Is there a gender bias in finance? What are some […]

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