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How To Save Money When Launching a Startup: Advice from Real Entrepreneurs

by Meredith Lepore September 2, 2014

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I can barely imagine being so brave as to venture out on my own and start a business. In addition to the overwhelming amount of work required to create something successful, it can be a risky venture. Still, women are increasingly taking the chance, and making it work. The proof is in the numbers: there […]

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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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Women in the Workplace: Where We’ve Come From, & Where We’re Going (Infographic)

by Erika Torres September 1, 2014

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Gender equality in the workplace is arguably the best it’s ever been, but there are still many strides women have to take. You’re probably aware that women still only make $0.77 for every $1.00 a man makes, but you may not know that as the number of kids in a family increases, men work more, […]

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10 End-of-Summer Recipes That Won’t Break the Bank (Slideshow)

by Sarah Chang August 31, 2014

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Those last few days of summer are always hard to give up. The sun…the slower pace…and the food (of course). There’s something about warm weather produce that’s beyond delicious. Even better are the simple dishes you can put together with just a few fresh ingredients. Labor Day may be on the horizon (literally), but don’t […]

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7 Tips For Saving on Those Last Minute Summer Sales

by Meredith Lepore August 30, 2014

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This is really it. We are truly at the end of summer. No more summer Fridays, no more long lazy evenings, no more drinking iced coffee in the middle of the day. We’re sure you have your own list of warm weather indulgences you’ll miss once we hit September. Of course, on the plus side, […]

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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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4 Women Who Made Their Blog Their Business

by Kali Hawlk August 28, 2014

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For many, blogging is a fun hobby or a creative outlet. You can showcase your photography, art, and, and writing while connecting with likeminded people and readers. It’s another way for us to be social and grow our sense of community. A blog can also be a great way to promote a personal brand for […]

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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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Our Top 5 Websites for Budget-Friendly Clothes

by Case Drury August 26, 2014

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​Staying on trend can get pricey. Fortunately, with a little extra information, you can stay stylish without spending a fortune, all from the comfort of your browser. Here are our top five sites for serious fashionistas (with serious budgets to keep). Basics: RoyalApparel.net Royal Apparel offers American-made basic apparel; tees, tank, leggings, etc., great for layering, […]

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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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Personal Branding: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang August 23, 2014

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Your personal brand is one of the most important things you create. GoGirl Expert Pamela Weinberg says “having a unique, well-defined brand is one of the keys to landing the job you want and having career success at the job you have. A strong personal brand will differentiate you from competitors; ultimately making you more […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Eleanor Blayney – Changing The Face of Financial Planning

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014

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Eleanor Blayney is a pioneer of the financial planning profession. During a career that spans almost twenty-five years (she earned her CFP qualification in 1990) Eleanor has co-founded a firm, authored two books – “Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence” and “The Home Budget Workbook” – and, co-founded a second firm, “Directions for Women”. Eleanor […]

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Is Determination Enough to Achieve the American Dream?

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014

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Graduation from college, for many young people, is a profound experience of crossing over from one world to another. Depending on one’s appreciation for the unknown, this is either a time of excitement, or a time of anxiety. Most likely, it’s a time of multiple mixed feelings. For Debbie Artaza, the journey is “bittersweet at […]

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How I Manage a Business as a Stay at Home Mom

by Catherine Alford August 21, 2014

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Before I had my twins in March of this year, I thought I had it all figured out. After several months of working so hard my hands ached when I typed, I took the scary step to become completely self-employed as a blogger and freelance writer. As a planner, I did not make the decision […]

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How to Build a Professional Wardrobe

by Case Drury August 20, 2014

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Developing a professional wardrobe doesn’t have to be daunting or expensive. In fact, even with a small budget it’s possible to build a few versatile looks that will make you feel great – and could lead to even more success at work. The Basics Start with a few basic pieces – a print top, a […]

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5-Minute Actions That Will Improve Your Financial Life

by Ashley Feinstein August 20, 2014

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These days, productivity is all the rage. We want the best results from the least amount of time and work. We want to create change most efficiently. I am all about it! I know we are all busy going after our dreams and spending our time on fun and meaningful things. Here are three things […]

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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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