Make More Money: How 5 Women Increased Their Incomes

They say that in order to get something you've never had you're going to have to do something you've never done. Sounds logical. So let's apply that to your paycheck. 

One of the most popular questions I get on a regular basis is, "...

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Moving Back Home: What I've Learned

As I am writing this column, I’m sitting in the living room with the aroma of a turkey breast in the oven and the television blaring with the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that my siblings taped on the DVR. No, it’s...

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Spring Cleaning My Financial Junk Drawer

I don't know about you but, where I live, the weather is only just starting to show signs of spring. There are fewer clouds in the sky and the sun is finally starting to shine a little brighter. But opening my blinds on Saturday mornings proves I...

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The Habitual Holiday Hangover

How much did you spend on the holidays this year? $300? $500? $1,000? More? 

Did you also avoid checking your credit card statements this month? Or it is next month’s bill you’re worried about? If the thought of finding out...

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No Restaurant Month

With the holidays just around the corner, there is a pretty solid chance that both our budgets and our pants might become a slightly tighter. To help save a bit of room and money, here is a novel idea: no restaurant month.

Put simply, you...

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Life Post College: Don't Whiteout Your Finances

So you barely survived the 4+ best years of your life , but you did manage to conquer frat house toilet seats after late night partying, you never got caught using that fake ID, and you did earn a degree while also learning to set up a mean...

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Yoga, Meet Finance: Applying Ancient Teaching to a Modern World

Christa Avampato is a product developer in the mobile space, yoga teacher, and freelance writer. She is the Founder of Compass Yoga, a nonprofit that provides wellness programming to non-traditional populations with mental and physical health...

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E-X-P-A-N-D Your Life: Rid Yourself of the Miscellany

Recently, while helping a client organize her financial records, it became quickly obvious most of her records were filed under Miscellaneous. A car repair receipt – miscellaneous file. Power bill receipt – miscellaneous file. Junk mail...

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Blonde on a Budget

This time last year, I was a stereotypical 20-something female. Not only did I shop a lot, and go out for dinners and drinks often, I put everything I wanted on my two credit cards. New couches? Swipe. A new HD TV? Swipe. A new purse? Swipe,...

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Lose Money and Still Be Happy

I stumbled across a great story today that suggested we should take our eyes off our stocks and instead focus on things that we actually can change. Truer words never spoken (about our bank accounts at least).

Though all...

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