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Win Tickets to LearnVest Live 2014

by Sarah Chang October 14, 2014

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Need a little money inspiration? Here’s your opportunity to see some of this generation’s most inspirational financial speakers live. We’re giving away 5 sets of tickets (two tickets in each set) to LearnVest Live 2014, a 1000+ person event here in NYC that’s sure to inspire and ignite your financial goals! Here are the details:  LearnVest […]

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7 Things You Should Do Now to Fend Off Holiday Debt

by Meredith Lepore October 14, 2014

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It seems hard to believe that we’re already talking about the holidays, but once October is over, you know the big ones are coming. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas always seems to pass in a flash; it’s a month of parties, clothes, events, and excess spending. So how can we limit the fallout? We talked […]

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How to Design Your Own Career

by Kate Wilson October 13, 2014

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If you find yourself feeling down in the dumps over your career, then it just might be time to take matters into your own hands. So many people fall into line and end up following the career paths that have been laid out for them. While we can all appreciate things like a steady paycheck […]

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Credit Chat: How to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster

by Jessica Jones October 11, 2014

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We are excited to be teaming up with Experian for #CreditChat! Join us next Wednesday October 15 at 3pm ET if you want to get tips on how to pay down credit card debt faster. Follow along by using #CreditChat and get some great tips from expert Jeanne Kelly. Jeanne Kelly is an author, speaker, […]

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Why My Graduate Degree Was Worth It, Even Though I Don’t Use It!

by Julie DenOuden October 10, 2014

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Every month when I sit down to pay my bills, I pause when I get to the one for my grad school loan. I pause to reflect on the reality that I am paying for something I no longer use. Sometimes it seems like I’m making a car payment for a car I no longer drive, […]

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How I Achieve a Good Work-Life Balance as a Working Mom

by Alexa Mason October 9, 2014

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Do you struggle to maintain a good work-life balance? I used to be the same way. After getting divorced in 2012, I knew that I had to quickly earn enough money to take care of myself and two daughters. I worked two day jobs and even threw a side business into the mix. I was […]

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She Paid Off $20k in Debt, Find Out How

by Connie Mei October 8, 2014

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When I graduated from college in 2010, I had approximately $20,000 in student debt. That amount certainly wasn’t crazy. I had friends with debt in the six figures and really felt their pain. Still, any debt at 21 was daunting. I didn’t have a job lined up and the market was still dismal, so the […]

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How to Overcome Your Fear of Investing

by Vonetta Young October 7, 2014

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You start dating a great guy/girl, everything is going so well, then suddenly – boom – he/she breaks your heart, leaving you wondering what happened. The same happened with a lot of us during the Great Recession. Stocks tumbled, leaving 401Ks hollow and preventing some folks from retiring when they thought they were set (eek!). […]

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How To Afford Networking When You’re Between Jobs

by Claire Murdough October 6, 2014

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When I left my first job intending to pivot and land the job of my dreams, I was convinced I could go at it alone. I’ll be the solo pioneer of my own career, I thought. I just need to pull up boot straps and find a way to get all those HR managers to […]

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6 Celebrity Couples Who Are Financially Savvy

by Meredith Lepore October 5, 2014

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We often think of celebrities as never having to worry about money (since they make so much of it). While that’s true, many of them are as concerned with saving and cutting corners as we are. That’s right — celebrities, they’re just like us! (Well, almost.) On that note, here are a few surprisingly frugal […]

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Taking Advantage of Fall: 5 Pins That Will Inspire You This Weekend

by Sarah Chang October 4, 2014

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Although we’ve been craving crisp breezes, sweaters, and pumpkins for a while now – fall’s only officially begun. To kick things off, we’ve got some great money-saving tips and tricks that will make your October fab. From recipes to decorating, here’s the best of what Pinterest has to offer this week. Searching for some healthy […]

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How I Quit My Job at 30 and Started a Business

by Julie DenOuden October 3, 2014

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When I was four, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. As my peers changed their mind on a weekly basis about their intended profession, I held steadfast. I was going to be a teacher. I received lesson planning books and various other teaching supplies for birthday and holiday gifts. My siblings were designated […]

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Get Dirty and Help Raise Money for Breast Cancer

by Meredith Lepore October 2, 2014

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October marks the start of Breast Cancer Month. Though there are countless ways to give money and time to help fight this disease that impacts so many women, we’ve got one of the coolest. If you don’t mind a little mud. Mud runs — which began in the 1980s – have been growing in popularity […]

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12 Ways to Save for the Holidays in 12 Weeks

by Kate Wilson October 2, 2014

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Believe it or not, the holiday season is only about 12 weeks away. While that may seem like a distant dream, it’s closer than you think. Thanksgiving can usher in an expensive time of year — meaning you need to start making financial preparations now. If you don’t know where to begin, here are 12 […]

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How to Manage Your Money Like a Weight-Loss Expert

by Miranda Reiter October 1, 2014

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Have you ever tried to lose weight? Back in high school, I was that kid who was so skinny that I got talked about. And not in a good way. I even tried to gain weight but without success. I stayed this way all throughout my 20s, but in my 30s, weight-gain finally came knocking on my […]

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore October 1, 2014

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In case you haven’t heard, more people are freelancing today than ever before. According to a new study called “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” more than one in three workers — 53 million Americans — are now freelancing.  “Freelancing is the new normal — and this survey shows that America’s new […]

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How to Land Your First Managerial Role

by Lydia Loizides September 30, 2014

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Becoming a first time manager isn’t about hard work alone. It’s about hard work, preparation, planning and practice. Women are entering the workforce in droves but we are underrepresented in management. A McKinsey and Co. report found 53 percent of entry-level jobs go to women but are failing to climb the ladder in similar fashion. […]

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4 Pieces of Clothing that Are Worth the Investment  

by Nell Casey September 30, 2014

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In my younger years, I used to buy all the monthly magazines. Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and the rest promised me happiness, confidence and an amazing life simply by filling my wardrobe with (admittedly gorgeous) clothing. But it wasn’t just clothing – no, these were investment pieces. Features promised that “the hot pink pleather jacket is the investment piece of […]

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