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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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How We Save on Daycare Costs

by Catherine MacLean August 5, 2014

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Daycare is one of the biggest bills we pay every month. But when I really think about how much we’re actually paying, in comparison to what we’re getting in return, I consider it a steal. You can’t put a price on knowing your child is thriving in a safe, comfortable and happy environment while you […]

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How Much Do I Need to Save Before Quitting My Job?

by Carrie Smith August 4, 2014

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Most experts say you should have at least 3-6 months worth of your monthly expenses saved in the bank. But that’s generally based on the fact that you still have a consistent paycheck coming in each month. Are you confused when you think, “How much money should I save before quitting my job to branch pursue other […]

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Financial Check-Up: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 2, 2014

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We’re just past the half-way point in 2015; the perfect time to plan a thorough check up with your finances! (Of course we know  you’ve been having your monthly money dates, right?)! This week we’ve got the best of Pinterest that will keep you on track with your bank account. Need to get back on […]

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How to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half

by Sarah Chang July 30, 2014

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Have you ever been sucked into an Extreme Couponing marathon? You’re not alone. I’ve spent hours in awe of the people profiled, who somehow manage to get five carts of food for free. In that time I could have found and clipped my own coupons, of course. But it’s far more fun – and less […]

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5 Ways to Build Your Emergency Fund on a Limited Budget

by Sarah Chang July 28, 2014

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In On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance, 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 […]

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5 Fresh Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk July 23, 2014

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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 5 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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Bust These 5 Bad Excuses for Not Saving

by Kali Hawlk July 14, 2014

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We all have our excuses for why we can’t do this or that. When it comes to good money management habits, those excuses for why we’re not doing what we know we should with our finances can become endless. It’s an issue Millennial women in particular need to get under control. We’re behind Gen Y […]

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5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang July 12, 2014

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We’re Pinterest fanatics – and you should be too. Whether you’re looking to make money, save money (or both!) Pinterest has some of the most inspiring and innovative ideas on the web. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. From side hustle to DIY, here’s the best of Pinterest this […]

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Saving Half Your Income: How We Do It

by Erika Torres July 9, 2014

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Just four years ago, my husband and I had $45,000 in debt. Today, we’re saving half our income. No, we didn’t win the lottery. We do it the old-fashioned way with lots of sacrifices and hard work. This is how we do it. We Paid Off Our Debt When my husband and I first got […]

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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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