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Five Savings Challenges to Try This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 25, 2015

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Overspent this summer? You’re not alone. Summer can be expensive! Between vacations, road trips, barbecues, and beach outings it’s possible you lost track of your budget somewhere along the line. Now that fall’s on the horizon, it’s time to rein in your spending. Commit to getting financially fit this fall by participating in a savings […]

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A Month-By-Month Guide to Making More Money This Fall

by Melanie Lockert August 18, 2015

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For many of us, September marks the end of summer relaxation and a return to the hustle and bustle of the fall season. There are back-to-school festivities and the holidays are quickly approaching. All of that, coupled with summer expenses you may still be paying for (like vacation and travel) can leave you feeling a […]

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Overspent This Summer? Here’s How to Get Back on Track

by Melanie Lockert August 17, 2015

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Summer is coming to a close and it’s been a blast. You’ve had fun in the sun, enjoyed quality time with friends and family, and feel relaxed and refreshed. Your budget on the other hand? Not so much. The Summer months are an easy time to overspend. From vacations to barbecues and more, it’s easy […]

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Six Things Rich Women Never Say

by Melanie Lockert July 20, 2015

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Are you still broke? It may be about more than just what’s in your bank account. Oftentimes when we struggle with money, we think of our struggles from a purely financial standpoint. It’s all about the money (or lack thereof). But more often than not, there is so much more at play than just money, […]

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Eight Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang July 16, 2015

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In the last month, how many times would you say you have you gone out to eat, even though you have a refrigerator full of food at home? Once? Twice? Too many to count? Despite the best of intentions (and well thought out meal planning), there are nights when you probably feel too tired, swamped […]

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How to Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

by Cindy Starke and Liane Rosenberg July 8, 2015

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Forty-three states now require some sort of basic personal finance education in their K-12 curriculum. So why do American high school students continue to score poorly on financial literacy tests? According to the National Financial Educators Council, students aged 15 to 18 averaged a score of 60% from 2012 through March 2015 on a financial […]

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5 Ways to Achieve Financial Independence this July 4th

by Meredith Lepore July 3, 2015

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The Fourth 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 as an individual — we need to celebrate. One of the best ways to do so is by taking control of your personal finances. […]

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10+ Websites to Save You Money on Travel

by Katharine Paljug June 30, 2015

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Planning a vacation this summer? Before you book anything, take some time to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on your travel! We’ve rounded up our 13 favorite websites to help you save money while traveling in style. Airfare Skyscanner lets you look at hundreds of airlines and thousands of flights all at […]

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Four Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2015

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For most of us, it’s tough not to spend extra money when we get it. Maybe you switched jobs and got a significant raise, or enjoyed a nice year-end bonus last winter. You decided you could finally afford a nicer car, even though your current car worked just fine. Or you treated yourself to a […]

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Five Fresh Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk June 19, 2015

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Finding costs to cut in an effort to boost your savings isn’t always easy. Let’s be honest: constantly looking for new ways to save money gets old after a while. Thankfully, we’ve got five fresh ways to save money this month that will leave you feeling inspired and excited about the cash you can put […]

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Do This and Retire a Millionaire

by Cindy Starke and Liane Rosenberg June 8, 2015

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Women are making great strides in gaining wealth with more entering the millionaire club every year. In fact, Forbes found that the collective net worth of the top 10 richest women in the world grew to a whopping $223 billion in 2014. This amount is worth more than every U.S. professional baseball, basketball, football and […]

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Pregnant? Start Saving for College Now!

by Sarah Chang May 28, 2015

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Did you know that today is 529 day? It’s a day celebrated annually on 5/29 with a nod towards 529 college savings plans. Even if you’re just pregnant — or even thinking about getting pregnant — there’s no better time to start researching how to save for college. With the cost of college rising, it’s […]

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Five Ways to Save More Money This Summer

by Kali Hawlk May 27, 2015

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There’s no shortage of fun things to do during the summer. That usually means there’s no shortage of ways to spend your money during this season, too. You want to take advantage of the beautiful weather and long sunny days, but don’t do it at the expense of your budget. Try these five ways to […]

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How We Cut Wedding Expenses – and Saved Thousands

by Katharine Paljug May 21, 2015

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The price tag for weddings is rising. In fact, according to The Knot’s 2014 Real Weddings Study, the average wedding cost in the US is up to $29,858! But what exactly is all that money paying for? And how much is necessary for a beautiful wedding and a good party? When my husband and I […]

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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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Four Surprising Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk May 5, 2015

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We all want to save more money, but finding the inspiration to spend less and keep more — and staying motivated to keep up good habits over time — can be a challenge. But the more you save, the closer you’ll be to achieving your biggest financial goals (those surf lessons could be closer than […]

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How to Negotiate on Wedding Costs

by Katharine Paljug May 1, 2015

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If you’re in the middle of wedding planning, you’re probably looking for a way to save on costs. And who can blame you? The average wedding in the United States, according to CNN Money, has climbed up to $29,858. That’s an exorbitant number — and for many couples, impossible to manage. To stay under budget, […]

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Three Tips for Creating a Savings Plan That Works

by Erika Torres April 30, 2015

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When my husband and I first got married, we were your stereotypical broke newlyweds. We lived in a guesthouse in someone’s backyard, ate frozen pizza for dinner, and rented a DVD for date nights. But four years later, we’ve paid off $45,000 in debt and are now saving half our income. Before you think that […]

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