Helping women gain confidence
when dealing with money

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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Why Chipotle Is Still Winning The Fast Food Wars, and Even Burger Fans Can Benefit

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 23, 2014

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The decision you make about where to spend your lunch break has been the big talk of Wall Street this week. McDonald’s and Chipotle made their earnings announcements on Tuesday, and for the most part, they proved what many have been saying for years: “Fast casual” restaurants like Chipotle, where high quality ingredients and customized […]

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Get Inspired to Save: How One Couple Saved Over $10,000 in Less Than a Year

by Kali Hawlk October 22, 2014

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It’s easy to feel intimidated by our financial goals. Life is expensive, and our goals require large sums of money to achieve. Traveling around the world can be a few thousand dollars. Buying a home can be hundreds of thousands. And when you start talking about retirement, you also start talking about millions. But it’s […]

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Tired of Debt? 4 Tips for Dealing With Debt Fatigue

by Melanie Debt October 21, 2014

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Paying off debt is more like a marathon than a sprint, especially for people like me who owe large amounts. My debt repayment journey will be spread out over the course of years, not months. Dealing with this reality can be difficult. Over the years, you may change jobs, relationships, or move. A lot can […]

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How Having a Baby Changed Our Financial Journey

by Catherine MacLean October 20, 2014

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I’m the first to admit we were totally unprepared for the arrival of our daughter, financially anyway. While we had necessities like clothes, diapers and a bed for her to sleep in, I actually had no idea how we were going to manage financially. I really wanted to capitalize on my full 52-week maternity leave […]

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Building Your Financial Toolbox: 5 Financial Resources For Millennial Women

by Claire Murdough October 17, 2014

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When I studied creative writing at UC Santa Cruz a common piece of advice came up time and time again: add to your creative tool box. As an undergrad learning the technicalities of a craft, it seemed exactly the opposite of what I might have guessed. I’d always assumed I had to find my voice […]

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Here’s What You Missed At Credit Chat

by Jessica Jones October 16, 2014

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Yesterday we had a great time chatting with Experian and credit expert Jeanne Kelly about paying down credit card debt. Missed the chat or just want a refresher? We’ve got all the details, below.   [View the story “Full Recap: Ways to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster” on Storify]

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How Employer-Paid Egg-Freezing Could Help And Hurt Women

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 16, 2014

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When Apple and Facebook announced earlier this week that they are (or will soon be) offering female employees compensation for having their eggs frozen for nonmedical reasons, there was much rejoicing. This is one more way companies can make it easier to lean in (fittingly offered by Facebook, home of Lean In author and COO […]

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What Does Diversification Mean… Actually?

by Ashley Feinstein October 16, 2014

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When it comes to investing you are likely to run into a lot of jargon. If you are at all like I was three years ago, you may find your eyes glaze over when you see terms like diversification and allocation. I certainly felt like it was a completely different language! However, after taking a […]

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Big New Job? Find Out How One Young Worker Gained Respect

by Connie Mei October 15, 2014

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Gaining respect in the workplace is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re young. When I was 24, an amazing opportunity came for me to work in a much larger role at a different company. I was excited, but also scared. At the time I had less than 3 years of work […]

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Thanks for Chatting! Get Some Advice to Pay Down Credit Card Debt

by Tanya Edwards October 15, 2014

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Welcome! If you’re coming in from #CreditChat and visiting GoGirl Finance for the first time, we’re so happy you’re here. Credit card debt can be overwhelming, and half of Americans have more debt than savings according to a survey from Bankrate. To help you take those first steps to getting your debt under control — or just […]

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Leadership: Would You Rather Be Loved, or Feared?

by Lydia Loizides October 14, 2014

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There is a point in everyone’s career where you choose a style of leadership that falls into one of two larges buckets: lovable or feared. Interestingly, the two most important traits that we use to judge others by (especially our leaders) is “lovable” or “fearsome” they are. Thankfully research is now available that shows us […]

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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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