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What Missing a Credit Card Payment Could Cost You

by Ashley Feinstein July 15, 2014

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Have you ever wondered what missing a payment on your credit card is really costing you? It is probably costing you more than you think. A late credit card payment can actually negatively impact you in three ways — by decreasing your credit score, increasing the interest rate you get on future loans, and causing […]

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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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Dressing for Work: How to Accessorize on a Budget

by Case Drury July 13, 2014

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 Office Extras by casedrury Accessorizing for the workplace calls for a delicate hand, and finding the right mix of grown-up pieces can lead to easy overspending in an effort to retain your fashion identity. Luckily, several affordable options let you stretch your fashion budget to present a polished, professional look while still feeling like yourself […]

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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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Crowdfunding Part I: Strategies for Success

by Chinwe Onyeagoro July 11, 2014

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This is part one of a two-part series by Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO of FundWell. Be sure to check out part two, Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits. Crowdfunding Part II: Unexpected Benefits What is Crowdfunding? Over the past few years, crowdfunding has emerged as a popular tool for individuals to raise financing for social causes and […]

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8 Frugal Female Celebrities Who Put Themselves on a Budget

by Meredith Lepore July 10, 2014

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Keira Knightly made waves when she recently told Glamour Magazine that she only gives herself an annual allowance of $50,000 per year. The actress reportedly has a net worth of $50 million  (remember all those Pirates of the Caribbean films?). “I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can’t hang out with people who don’t live […]

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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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How I’m Saving for Retirement in My 20s

by Alice S July 8, 2014

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The last thing many of us are ready to think about when we’re in our twenties is retirement planning. We are busy growing our careers, juggling monthly payments, paying off student loans and other debts, and in our spare time we’re probably searching for that special someone to grow old with. What twenty-year-old has time […]

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Why I Chose Not to Go to Graduate School

by Kara Stevens July 7, 2014

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For years, I dreamed of going to graduate school. During my lunch break and—let’s be honest—during the time that I should have been working, I spent a lot of time researching doctoral programs in Women’s Studies, Sociology, African-American Studies, and Creative Writing. After secretly printing out the schools’ course catalogs and stuffing them quickly into […]

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7 Fun Budget Date Ideas For Summer

by Meredith Lepore July 6, 2014

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Summer can be a good time for romance. People spend more time outside, enjoy the gorgeous weather, and you can almost feel love in the air. But you can easily go broke trying to come up with great date ideas on a budget. We talked with Kendal Perez, the Marketing Manager for Kinoli Inc., a family […]

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A Swimsuit Guide for the Girl on a Budget

by Meredith Lepore July 5, 2014

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It’s summer, which means swimsuits are a must. Whether you’re surfing, doing some serious laps, relaxing on a float, or just lounging poolside, you most likely want a cute swimsuit. And if you actually want to work out (but we won’t judge if you don’t!), you need a supportive swimsuit. Though designer swimsuits are all the […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Leisa Peterson – Managing Money Mindfully

by Rebecca Jackson July 4, 2014

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Leisa Peterson is a “pioneer in money mindfulness.” Having spent more than 20 years working at some of the biggest financial institutions in the country, Leisa embarked upon an entrepreneurial journey to connect money management with spirituality. Her company, WealthClinic, helps people to unravel their (sometimes limiting) money beliefs in order to take control of […]

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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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How Blogging is Helping Me Pay Off $100k in Debt

by Catherine MacLean July 3, 2014

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I’ve always been interested in blogging and writing. I’ve had blogs in different niches and an interest in social media but always got bored with it because of lack of interaction. When my daughter was four months old, I started my blog Plunged in Debt out of boredom. It has become a place where I can vent and […]

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5 Reasons to Start a Savings Account Today

by Andres Riobueno July 2, 2014

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Whether you have begun working or not, opening a savings account is one of the most important steps you can take toward becoming financially independent and achieving your dreams. Here are five good reasons why you should start a savings account today. 1. To Start Building Wealth The road to financial freedom begins with a […]

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7 Almost Effortless Ways to Save Money

by Meredith Lepore July 2, 2014

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Some of us are very good at saving money, but some of us still struggle. (And if you fall into this category – don’t worry! You aren’t alone.) Figuring out where you’re spending every penny can be pretty challenging. And implementing changes that will help you save a few extra dollars even more so. Still, […]

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10 Reasons Why America Needs 10,000 More Girls in Tech

by Ruthe Farmer July 1, 2014

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As temperatures rose in the Southeast earlier this month, another tragic story about a child forgotten in a hot car made its way around the news cycle.  In response, 17-year-old Courtney opened her laptop and built Guardian Angel, a mobile app that reminds parents to check the car seat before exiting the vehicle. Courtney is smart […]

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10 Ways To Get Around The Starbucks Price Raise

by Meredith Lepore July 1, 2014

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In case you hadn’t heard, your favorite massive coffee chain is pushing up prices on its already expensive drinks. Starbucks is raising prices on lattes, brewed coffee and ground coffee, due in part to substantial drought in Brazil.  Grande and venti brewed coffee will increase by 10 to 15 cents, while tall and venti lattes will see price increases of 15 to 20 cents. […]

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