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The 5 Minute Routine That Could Protect You From Fraud

by Ashley Feinstein April 8, 2014

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You’ve probably heard the horror stories. Someone stole a friend’s identity and took out thirty thousand dollars on their home equity loan or started charging large purchases to their credit card. Identity theft and financial fraud are unfortunately very real problems we have to deal with in today’s’ world. Here’s a five minute monthly routine […]

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From Two Incomes to One: How to Make the Switch

by Mary Beth Storjohann April 7, 2014

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Making the decision for one partner to leave the workforce for any period of time is always a tough one. Perhaps you’d like to spend time with children, need to care for an aging parent or are planning to launch a business that will require sacrificing some income for a few years. To minimize financial […]

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IT Manager By Day, Movie Theater Cashier By Night: How One GoGirl is Paying Down $90k in Student Loans

by Erika Torres April 6, 2014

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This is the second installment in the GoGirl Finance series called “The Side Hustle,” showcasing different ways people make money in addition to their day jobs in order to pay down debt or save money. Read our first post in the series: How to Become a Mystery Shopper. Have a side hustle? Share your story […]

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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

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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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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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3 Ways to Stay Organized All Year Round to Make Taxes a Breeze

by Ashley Feinstein April 2, 2014

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With tax season coming to an end, it’s important to reflect. Was preparing this year’s taxes a nightmare or a breeze? For most, it doesn’t matter if you prepare them on your own or with a tax accountant; it’s not an overwhelmingly positive experience. We have to sort through emails, sift through papers, recover lost […]

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How Four Families Plan to Pay for College

by Melissa Batai April 1, 2014

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Do you have a plan to pay for your child’s education?  If not, you may be feeling a bit panicked.  After all, a college degree these days is as essential as a high school diploma used to be 40 years ago. Yet, without a plan, you may wonder how your child will ever be able […]

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The Conversation Every Gen Y Couple Should Have

by Meredith Lepore March 31, 2014

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Though retirement doesn’t sound like the most romantic of topics, it is the conversation every Gen Y couple should have. Retirement may seem incredibly far away, but it’s important to start thinking about it now. According to Fidelity’s fourth Couples Retirement Study, approximately four in ten couples don’t agree on the lifestyle they want in retirement. The […]

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How To Budget For Your “Spring Break” Trip

by Meredith Lepore March 30, 2014

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Though you’re probably well past the spring break age, you may be looking forward to some sort of escape in the spring – particularly if you’ve been stuck here on the East Coast in 30 degree weather. Taking a trip feels so necessary sometimes – but can be expensive. Here are a few tips. Find […]

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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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4 Videos to Help You With Taxes

by Erika Torres March 29, 2014

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Free online account and bill organizer, Manilla, has launched four videos to help guide you through tax season and GoGirl has the scoop. How to Mentally Prep for Tax Season Does the thought of putting together your taxes make you feel overwhelmed? Yeah, you’re not alone. Helping to address this very problem, Manilla has put […]

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How I Made The Most of Underemployment

by Kali Hawlk March 28, 2014

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Generation Y, or the Millennial generation, has been known for its struggles with a weak job market. Only one out of two Millennials had a full-time job that required at least a Bachelor’s degree in 2012, which meant a full 50 percent of recent college graduates were either unemployed or underemployed. Being underemployed means you […]

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Should You Use an Online Bank? Feedback from Your Fellow GoGirls

by Erika Torres March 27, 2014

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In an increasingly connected world many day-to-day transactions now disintermediate people. Banking is no different. According to the Pew Research Center as many as 51% of Americans reporting an online banking experience. Logging into your bank’s app is one thing but, what about eschewing typical brick and mortar banking altogether and switching to an exclusively […]

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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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4 Reasons Why Women Make Powerful Entrepreneurs

by Kali Hawlk March 25, 2014

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Every year, more and more people decide to leave their jobs as employees and start their own ventures as entrepreneurs. The number of people who freelance, are self-employed, or identify as entrepreneurs is steadily growing, and many of those individuals are women. According to a Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study, 126 million women around the world […]

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3 Thoughts Holding You Back From Negotiation Success

by Melody Wilding March 24, 2014

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If you’ve successfully started your own business, decided to go freelance, or work at a startup, you’re used to rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and doing whatever it takes to get things done. But when it comes to negotiating, do you still freeze up or freak out? If you find it hard to approach […]

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