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Quick Money Makeover

  Seventy percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, according to Dave Ramsey, author of the best-selling book Total Money Makeover. Most of us like to think we’re in the “good” 30 percent, but what ...

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5 Ways You Can Mess Up Your Retirement in Your 20′s

I know how far off retirement seems when you first enter the job market laden with student loan debt and ready to finally live like an adult. I also know that whether or not you are actually able to retire in that distant-feeli...

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What Is The MyRA & How Can It Help Me?

There were several points in President Obama’s State of the Union address last week that had me cheering in my living room (“Women deserve equal pay for equal work. … It is time to do away with workplace policies that...


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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

  Getting divorced sucks. Believe me, Career Girls – been there, done that. Not proud. You may both be better off in the long run, but there is no avoiding the fact that unraveling a life together is painful and can be f...

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The Single Biggest Budget Buster & How to Avoid it This Year

As you did your review of your money in 2013 as suggested in step one of my Year-End Checklist, what did you notice about where your money went? Most likely as you reviewed each month’s spending, there was always somethi...

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Career Girl’s Year-End Financial Goal-Setting Checklist

  According to a Fidelity® study on New Year’s resolutions, almost half of Americans are setting some kind of financial goal this year. If you are one of those who are hoping that 2014 will be the Year of Financial ...


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4 Creative Money-Saving Tips

  It seems everywhere we turn these days we find a story about how to save money. I bite every time, only to find that most of the ideas shared (take your lunch to work, trade your car in for a less expensive model, shop t...

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Stick to Your Holiday Gift Budget

  It’s almost here – the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Right after Black Friday comes December, my favorite month. Despite the cold, snow and lack of sunshine, I love December because that’s when I wa...

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Financial Wisdom

One of the first things you see when you walk into my office is the sign that says, Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. I’ve been collecting quotes like this most of my life an...


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How I Finally Organized My Desk

  As a visual learner, my desk is usually a mess during the day (yes, that’s my desk in the photo) – I need a visual reminder to do something or it is “out of sight, out of mind,” literally. It may look like I...