Financial Fitness
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6 Times We Overspend (and How to Stop)

Overspending happens to all of us. Even when we think we have a budget set-in-stone, there are certain times in our lives when overspending seems close to inevitable. Our friends at LearnVest recently compiled six of these high...

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15 Ways to Save Money While Going Green

Our friend Allie LeFevere is one of our absolutely can’t miss bloggers, and her article last week on “15 Tips to Save Money While Going Green” was inspiring! We all want to help the environment, but often envi...

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Is Now The Time To Buy A Home?

  Two magazines arrived in my mailbox last week telling me that NOW is the time to buy a home; the real estate market has bottomed out and prices are starting to go back up. That whole buy low, sell high adage? This is buy...


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This Week, Try a Spending Cleanse

Spending. I use that word intentionally. There’s buying….there’s shopping…there’s paying…and separate of those two things is spending. Let’s take a minute to talk about the differences ...

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The Change You Should Make NOW to Save Money

A while back, I talked about living in a “post-cash” world, where everything can be bought and paid for via app from taxis to food and everything in between. Our financial expert, Kelley Long, warned that while this...

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The Frugal Career Girl: Eating Healthy On A Budget!

  As Career Girls, we are busy people. It can already be a struggle to make time to be healthy when it seems like we are always on the go: there’s always another meeting to get to, another networking event to attend,...


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How Does a Career Change Affect Your Tax Situation?

We’re now less than one month away from the dreaded tax day, and I’ve heard a number of friends and family say they still haven’t filed taxes. One of my friends spent an hour on the phone with Turbo Tax last w...

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De-clutter Your Financial Files: Document Retention Guidelines

Yay, it’s Tax Time! That fun time of year when we sort through the piles of paper in the, “I’ll deal with this later” file. This time-consuming task has many people asking themselves, “How long...

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The Frugal Career Girl: Fit Into Your Clothes While Fitting Into Your Budget!

    Quick question for all of the faithful CGN readers out there: when on earth did gym memberships get so expensive? Maybe I’ve been out of the loop for a while (okay, yes…I’ve been woefully out of ...


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Breaking Down Your FICO Credit Score

  When someone is talking about their credit score, what they usually mean is their FICO score, which is the standard credit score used in the majority of lending decisions in the US. Your FICO score is meant to represent ...