Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

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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The 3 Step Guide to Packing on a Budget

by Case Drury March 23, 2014

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Looking sharp and professional on business trips is easier than you think – and it doesn’t require expensive travel clothes, fancy suitcases, or portable appliances. This is your guide for how to get the most bang for your buck when packing for a trip. 1. Choose Wisely As long as you make a few smart […]

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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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Meet a Financial Planner: Russ Thornton, Helping Women Cope with Divorce

by Rebecca Jackson March 21, 2014

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Russ Thornton is passionate about helping women understand their finances. Russ witnessed first-hand how poor financial choices impacted his mother’s financial standing in the years after her divorce from his father. This led him to question how different the situation might have been had she worked with an advisor who had taken the time to […]

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How To Start A Business This Weekend

by Meredith Lepore March 20, 2014

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Starting a business – much less doing so over a 48-hour period – sounds extremely daunting. But Rachel Hofstetter says it is, in fact, quite possible. She should know, considering her longtime job was to talk to and study successful entrepreneurs in the food industry, then write about her findings for magazines including O, The […]

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5 Things You Should Never Do At The Office

by Chloe Sorvino March 19, 2014

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 Everyone has slip-ups at work, but there are some things you should just never do at the office. These may not be firing offenses, but it’s important to have common courtesy. Remember: You were hired to do a job well — so do it. Leave the bad behavior at the door. Here are five bad […]

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Timeless Advice From 4 Women Pioneers Who “Got It”

by Ashley Feinstein March 18, 2014

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Women’s History Month honors the many incredible women who have contributed to events in history and contemporary society. Not only were these women extremely courageous and wonderful examples of pioneers in their own lifetimes, but their stories are timeless examples for us to learn from today. Here is some advice from four women pioneers who […]

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