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Five Healthy Financial Habits for the Self-Employed

by Katharine Paljug November 20, 2014

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When I started my freelance writing business, I didn’t really know what I was doing. I had to learn as I went: how to find clients, how market my work… even how to keep myself on a schedule while working from home was a challenge! One thing I had going for me, though, was good […]

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Facebook At Work? The Pros And Cons Of A Professional Social Network

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 19, 2014

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Anonymous sources told the Financial Times last week that Facebook has been secretly working on a product called Facebook at Work, and it’s currently in the pilot stage at a few companies. It would allow users to interact with colleagues on group pages, post to newsfeeds, share documents, and participate in online chatrooms, combining elements […]

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How to Turn Your Struggling Business Around in 24 Hours

by Carrie Smith November 18, 2014

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Are you stuck in a business rut? Is your career struggling to stay afloat and you’re not sure why? At the beginning of 2014 I found myself in a phase of business depression. Everything I did seemed like I was just spinning my wheels. I worked day and night but never made any real progress, […]

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Marriage & Money: How to Divide Bank Accounts

by Katharine Paljug November 17, 2014

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Where do you and your spouse put your money? It seems like a straightforward question, but for many new couples it’s a minefield. Should you combine everything into joint checking and savings accounts? Have individual accounts and put a portion of your income into common accounts? If you keep some of your money separate, does […]

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Turn Your Closet into Holiday Cash In Three Steps

by Erika Torres November 14, 2014

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It happens to the best of us — despite the best of intentions to save for the holidays in advance, sometimes we just can’t get enough money together. What’s a girl to do? To begin with, don’t panic. There is still hope. With Christmas right around the corner, and no wiggle room in your budget, it is possible […]

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Five Ways to Trim Your Thanksgiving Budget

by Erika Torres November 12, 2014

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Halloween has passed, Thanksgiving is among us, and stores are already shoving Christmas down our throats. It’s this time of the year that makes even the most financially savvy among us fear for our budgets. But don’t worry, GoGirl has you covered on how to throw a fabulous Thanksgiving feast on a budget. Here are […]

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Three Ways to Get Off the Freelance Financial Roller Coaster

by Carrie Smith November 11, 2014

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As a freelancer it may seem impossible to stick to a regular monthly savings or debt payoff plan. Some months you’ll have extra money after paying all your bills, and other months you won’t have enough to even buy the necessities. It’s a monthly financial roller coaster when you work for yourself. I speak from […]

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3 Reasons Not to Quit Your Job

by Catherine MacLean November 7, 2014

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I’ve always considered myself a dedicated employee. I’ve never not had a job in the last 15 years and have only had five jobs total (two of which I held concurrently). Though I may not have loved all of my jobs equally, I’ve always made the best of my situation. I can honestly say I gave the […]

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How 4 Women Entrepreneurs Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

by Kali Hawlk November 6, 2014

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Employees and entrepreneurs alike have long struggled with finding success in striking the perfect work-life balance. But in our modern world that is constantly mobile and plugged in, achieving work-life balance becomes significantly more difficult. Gen Y women may have a unique experience in seeking balance, because we’re members of the first demographic to have […]

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8 Reasons to Shop on Black Friday

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss November 5, 2014

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The ads for Black Friday sales start earlier every year, spurring us into excitement and anxiety over the coming holiday season before we’ve even bought our Halloween candy. The concept of “Friday” gets broader each year too, with Macy’s leading a pack of stores that have announced they will open on Thursday at 6 p.m., […]

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Going Back to School? Here’s How to Plan Financially

by Katharine Paljug November 4, 2014

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Have you or your spouse decided to go back to school? Congratulations! Whether the goal is a bachelor’s or an advanced degree, going back to school can be a great way to advance at your current job or switch to a new career. But in order to get that degree, the two of you will […]

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Five Tips That Will Save You Hundreds This Holiday Season

by Leena Roy October 31, 2014

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Already feeling anxiety about the impending holiday season? You’re not alone. I always had a tough time balancing giving, saving and managing the stress that comes with this hectic (and expensive!) time of year. Not to mention the incessant marketing campaigns that inch earlier and earlier — it can be almost impossible to quiet the […]

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What I Learned From Getting My First Credit Card at 28

by Melanie Debt October 30, 2014

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According to a recent study commissioned by Bankrate and compiled by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, 63% of millennials between the ages of 18-29 do not have a credit card. I read the article, nodding my head. As an older millennial, I got my very first credit card a year ago at the age of […]

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Kimora Lee Simmons Sets A Fabulous Example For Us All With $1 Million Scholarship

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 29, 2014

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Kimora Lee Simmons made headlines last week in a way we’re not quite used to for former supermodels-turned-fashion-moguls/reality-TV stars. She announced to a classroom of 30 students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York that she was establishing a $1 million scholarship fund in her name. “I’m from St. Louis, Missouri, for those […]

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22 Ways to Go Green and Save Money

by Christine Nguyen October 29, 2014

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Many people think living an eco-friendly lifestyle means having to spend more, but organic produce, hybrid cars, and energy-efficient light bulbs are just one part of the equation. There are many simple changes you can make that will help protect the planet and can save you money too. Here are 22 “little acts of green” you […]

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Get Over Your Fears and Start Investing (Here’s How!)

by Ashley Feinstein October 28, 2014

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The world of investing can be very daunting. There is a lot of jargon to navigate, you may hear completely opposite advice from different (credible) sources, and it’s hard to know where to begin. You’re probably hesitant to get started — and it makes sense! Even so, it’s important to get over your fear and […]

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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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The 20-Something’s Guide to the Affordable Care Act

by Erika Torres October 24, 2014

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Navigating the world of health insurance can be complicated — particularly if you’re self-employed, a freelancer, or a student. You may be wondering whether you can still be covered under your parent’s plan, or whether you even need coverage. Health Insurance can be expensive, after all, and when you’re young and healthy it may seem […]

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