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The 4 Investing Mistakes Women Often Make, According to A Financial Expert

May 01, 2018
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Originally posted on Career Contessa.   If the word "investing" makes you squirm, you're not alone. It's easy to get bogged down in confusion from Martha Stewart indictments to Spotify "going public" to NPR covering the morning stocks.   But it's also essential for women to do a better job of...
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Love & Money: Secrets to Managing Your Finances as a Couple

March 13, 2018

If you've ever had a disagreement with your partner over money, you’re not alone. Studies have shown that financial concerns are among the most common sources of disagreement for couples. The good news? It’s never too late to start a conversation about money. Whether you’ve been with your part...
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A Shocking Fact About Student Loan Forgiveness

February 20, 2018
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For many of us, income-based repayment is a great option for our student loans. Instead of receiving a debilitatingly high bill each month, we are charged an amount based on what we earn, typically making payments much more manageable. Then, after 20-25 years of on-time payments, our loans are forgi...
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7 Fabulously Frugal Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

February 13, 2018

Fun fact. According to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average $143.56 on Valentine’s Day this year. How does it break down? $88.98 on partners, $25.29 on other family, $7.26 on children’s classmate...
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529 Plans – Everything You Need to Know

January 23, 2018
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If paying for your child’s college education is one of your financial goals (and even if it’s not), you’ve probably heard you should start saving in a 529 plan. Here’s the lowdown on what a 529 plan is, the benefits, the potential downsides and generally, how much you want to be putting asid...
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The 3 Biggest Mistakes I Made When Planning My Maternity Leave

January 16, 2018
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There are many perks to starting a family as an entrepreneur. There’s the flexibility, no one to answer to except yourself and the passion you have for your work. You can create your life as you wish! But along with these fabulous perks come significant challenges. The responsibility to keep every...
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Joy in Simplicity: How Having Less Can Bring You More Joy (+ save you $$$)

January 02, 2018
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It’s easy to get caught up in a quest for more. More money equals more fun things, more enjoyable experiences and more luxuries. The quest for more can feel like a hamster wheel. We work harder, earn more, spend more and still want more. Ironically, even with more, we still aren’t saving. What g...
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Our Fave Holiday Season Frugal Joys

December 19, 2017
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If the holidays have you stressed out about money, check out our holiday planning guide and set yourself up for a kick-a$$ 2018 with the 30 Day Money Cleanse. If you are looking for some incredibly festive free or inexpensive treats, here are our favorite holiday frugal joys. If you are new to the F...
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Create Your your Dream Team

December 12, 2017
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Our financial goals often seem like they should be really simple and even easy to implement. Let go of some expenses, put more money towards paying off debt, contribute more to savings, etc.  Why are these new money habits so difficult?  Why do we have to make similar money resolutions every singl...
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Student Loan Consolidation vs. Refinancing – which is right for me?

December 05, 2017
student loan refinancing vs consolidation

Student loans are a hot topic. Whether I’m working with a client one-on-one, answering Q&A in the Money Cleanse or giving a workshop, there are always questions about student loans. How can I make my payments more manageable? How can I pay them off most easily and efficiently? It’s no wonder...
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