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Nine Summer Budget Beauty Finds for Under $15

by Meredith Lepore July 9, 2015

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Summer is all about looking chic. Right? You probably just rolled your eyes. It’s pretty tough to look good when you have to deal with high temperatures, sudden rainstorms, and horrible humidity. Products can help — but you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on items you’ll only use for a few months. We’ll, […]

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How to Teach Your Kids About Saving Money

by Cindy Starke and Liane Rosenberg July 8, 2015

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Forty-three states now require some sort of basic personal finance education in their K-12 curriculum. So why do American high school students continue to score poorly on financial literacy tests? According to the National Financial Educators Council, students aged 15 to 18 averaged a score of 60% from 2012 through March 2015 on a financial […]

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Five Things You Should Check Before Donating to a Charity

by Katharine Paljug July 7, 2015

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When you give to a charity, where does your money actually go? It’s hard to remember to ask that question, especially when you’re face to face with pictures of infant cancer survivors or images of flood-ravaged communities. But no matter how important or impressive a charity sounds, it can still misuse funds. For example, the […]

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How To Prepare for a Spending Diet

by Melanie Lockert July 6, 2015

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For the past eight years I’ve been paying off the $81,000 in student loan debt I accumulated while in school. It’s been a long journey filled with periods of intense motivation and at other times, debt fatigue. I’ve been unemployed, underemployed and self-employed in that time. After all of these years, I am so ready […]

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The Top Seven Retirement Myths

by Lisa Hay July 6, 2015

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Most people believe that they’re on the right track with their personal finances and retirement planning. But often, they don’t know what they don’t know. Misconceptions can negatively impact how you prepare and save for the future and blind spots can undermine your financial security. When working with clients, I encounter the same misconceptions on […]

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5 Ways to Achieve Financial Independence this July 4th

by Meredith Lepore July 3, 2015

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The Fourth 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 as an individual — we need to celebrate. One of the best ways to do so is by taking control of your personal finances. […]

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Four Things Not to Do When Quitting Your Job

by Kali Hawlk July 2, 2015

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One of the trickiest career milestones to navigate is quitting your job. It can be awkward for employee and employer. But even if you have another job lined up and are counting down the seconds until you can book it out the door, you need to tread carefully. Your professional reputation is valuable and it’s important […]

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Seven Hassle Free Ways to Pay Back Your Student Loans

by Melanie Lockert July 1, 2015

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Paying back your student loans is a long, arduous process. It can be frustrating to still pay for something that you completed so long ago, especially when it seems tough to make any progress. Trust me, I know. Luckily, there are a few hassle free ways to earn more and pay back your student loans. […]

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10+ Websites to Save You Money on Travel

by Katharine Paljug June 30, 2015

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Planning a vacation this summer? Before you book anything, take some time to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible on your travel! We’ve rounded up our 13 favorite websites to help you save money while traveling in style. Airfare Skyscanner lets you look at hundreds of airlines and thousands of flights all at […]

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How To Throw a Summer Party on a Budget

by Sarah Chang June 29, 2015

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Summer is officially here as of June 21. It’s time to fire up the grill and soak up sun, suds and fun on the deck or patio! Of course, entertaining can be stressful for some — especially if you’re on a budget. From sides to salads, getting it all together is overwhelming. But now’s not […]

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Nine Ideas For a Fun, Budget-Friendly Staycation

by Melanie Lockert June 26, 2015

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Summer is a great time to get away, soak up the sun and enjoy life. But sometimes life makes vacationing difficult. Not only that, but between flights, hotels, restaurants, and transportation trip expenses can add up quickly. Luckily, there’s an alternative to pricey vacations — and if done right, they can be just as fun. […]

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These New Apps Will Make It Easier To Buy From Brands That Support Women

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss June 25, 2015

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People go out of their way to buy cruelty-free skin products, fair-trade coffee, and free-range chicken. It’s not such a leap to assume they’re also ready and willing to choose businesses based on how they support women. If only they knew which businesses those were. That’s the idea behind two projects getting off the ground […]

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Five Ways To Eat Clean on a Small Budget

by Meredith Lepore June 25, 2015

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If you’re anything like me you’ll blame your lack of buying vegetables and other healthy foods on the fact that it costs a lot to eat really well. There’s a reason Whole Foods is nicknamed Whole Paycheck, after all. But according to celebrity trainer Joey Thurman — a nutrition expert and creator of The Lifestyle […]

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Four Tips to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

by Kali Hawlk June 23, 2015

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For most of us, it’s tough not to spend extra money when we get it. Maybe you switched jobs and got a significant raise, or enjoyed a nice year-end bonus last winter. You decided you could finally afford a nicer car, even though your current car worked just fine. Or you treated yourself to a […]

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Eight Wedding Gift Hacks (So You Don’t Go Broke This Season)

by Meredith Lepore June 22, 2015

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We’ve all been there. It’s thrilling to hear a good friend announce her engagement. Then the invites the the shower, bachelorette, and destination wedding start rolling in. And all you see are dollar signs. It’s true, weddings have become atrociously expensive. In fact, a survey from American Express found the cost to attend a wedding has increased over […]

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Five Fresh Ways to Save Money

by Kali Hawlk June 19, 2015

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Finding costs to cut in an effort to boost your savings isn’t always easy. Let’s be honest: constantly looking for new ways to save money gets old after a while. Thankfully, we’ve got five fresh ways to save money this month that will leave you feeling inspired and excited about the cash you can put […]

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Seven Summer Fashion Trends You Can Pull Off On Any Budget

by Meredith Lepore June 18, 2015

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Summer is so close you can almost smell it. This is the time of year when we’re all craving a wardrobe update, whatever your budget. Of course, you don’t want to blow everything on summer clothing — especially when some of these looks will only be chic for three months. Lucky for you, we’ve done […]

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How Americans Feel About Finding Balance

by Erika Torres June 17, 2015

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Do you ever feel like you’re just running the rat race, trying to make it to the end of day, and not truly living? You are not alone. 65% of Americans say they feel stressed to their limits, and one in three Americans cite income loss and increased amounts of personal debt as the cause […]

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