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How I Learned to Act My Wage (and Pay Off Over $30k in Student Loan Debt)

by Christine Nguyen October 27, 2014

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Many of us are not born a natural money manager. I can admit that I don’t fall into this category. I’ve been working since I was 13, and going into college I had nothing to show for my years of hard retail. Sure, my closet was stuffed with clothes, CDs, and movie tickets, but in […]

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Get Inspired to Save: How One Couple Saved Over $10,000 in Less Than a Year

by Kali Hawlk October 22, 2014

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It’s easy to feel intimidated by our financial goals. Life is expensive, and our goals require large sums of money to achieve. Traveling around the world can be a few thousand dollars. Buying a home can be hundreds of thousands. And when you start talking about retirement, you also start talking about millions. But it’s […]

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Tired of Debt? 4 Tips for Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Debt October 21, 2014

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Paying off debt is more like a marathon than a sprint, especially for people like me who owe large amounts. My debt repayment journey will be spread out over the course of years, not months. Dealing with this reality can be difficult. Over the years, you may change jobs, relationships, or move. A lot can […]

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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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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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6 Celebrity Couples Who Are Financially Savvy

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2014

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We often think of celebrities as never having to worry about money (since they make so much of it). While that’s true, many of them are as concerned with saving and cutting corners as we are. That’s right — celebrities, they’re just like us! (Well, almost.) On that note, here are a few surprisingly frugal […]

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8 Ways to Save Money While Eating Out

by Sarah Chang September 19, 2014

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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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Saving Money: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang September 13, 2014

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We’re all looking to save a little more cash. Of course, that’s often easier said than done! Although it may sometimes seem difficult to trim your budget and put away any more money, we’ve always got your back with new (and inventive!) suggestions. These pins will inspire you, and put an extra $30 in your […]

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How to Have a Monthly Money Date With Your Partner

by Kali Hawlk September 4, 2014

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If you’re in a serious relationship, it’s vital to stay on the same page with your significant other about money. Why? There are several studies that state arguments over money early on in a relationship spell divorce. Money is at the heart of almost all we do in life, and if it’s one thing you […]

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#SavingsChat: Paying Down Consumer Debt

by Jessica Jones September 1, 2014

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Are you trying to pay down debt? Looking for some tips to aid you on your debt pay off journey? If yes, then you won’t want to miss our #SavingsChat on September 4th at 8:30pm ET. We will be discussing tips to pay down debt, including useful tools that can help you reach your goal […]

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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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How I Saved a $7,500 Emergency Fund on a $30k Salary

by Alexa Mason August 27, 2014

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I’ve always had a knack for personal finance, although I’ve never had a high paying job. I attempted college a few times over the course of my life, but I never made it all the way through. Without a college degree, the jobs I worked were low-paying. In fact, the most money I’d ever made […]

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10 Apps That Will Help You Reach Your Financial Goals

by Meredith Lepore August 25, 2014

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What did we do before apps? I imagine that people ran around horribly disorganized, not knowing how much cash was left in their bank accounts, and buying clothing at full price. Madness! These days we are incredibly lucky, because when it comes to being organized and proactive with our finances there are so many great […]

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#25aWeek: Meeting Your Money Goals With the GoGirl Savings Challenge

by Erika Torres August 24, 2014

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In January, GoGirl Finance started the #25aWeek Savings Challenge, to help fellow GoGirls meet their savings goals. Whether big or small, we were adamant you could build a savings fund with as little as $25 a week. We asked you to track your progress using the #25aWeek hashtag on Twitter. In total, GoGirls committed to […]

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Emergency Fund Horror Stories: Lessons Learned

by Tonya Stumphauzer August 19, 2014

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At some point in your life, you’ve probably found yourself in a situation where you unexpectedly needed a big chunk of money to get yourself out of a tight spot—maybe your car broke down, or you had a medical emergency, or you simply didn’t have enough cash to pay for next month’s rent. What would you […]

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Gearing Up For Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 16, 2014

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Fall is on the horizon. And although it’s hard to believe (it seems like we just celebrated the first weekend of summer!) there’s no better time to make some positive changes. Whether you’re trying to get organized financially this September, have a child going back to school, or are just looking for something yummy to […]

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How to Create a Savings Plan & Stick With It!

by Erika Torres August 13, 2014

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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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Financial Self-Improvement: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 9, 2014

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There’s always room for improvement in life – and we believe that’s particularly true when it comes to your finances. It’s always possible to build a better budget, cut out unnecessary expenses, or become better organized. Of course, it takes a little bit of leg work. But luckily there are infinite resources available on the […]

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