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GoBank: Breaking Down Brick And Mortar Banks One Swipe At A Time

GoBank (owned by Green Dot) is one of the newer competitors on the prepaid debit card scene.  And if you’re like me, you like when the new kid on the block challenges the status quo. In this case, brick and mortar banking. Mobile Banking GoBank wants you to bank on the go.  The handy mobile app?  That’s your bank.  They’ve …

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4 Of The Best Career Lessons From Jobs I Hated

Hate is a strong word, but I’ve been there.   And I suspect you have too. Getting up everyday for a loathsome job we detest for any number of reasons. Moody menopausal boss. Coworkers with personalities that rival Gemma from Sons of Anarchy.  Clients who force you to reconsider your reason for living. Been there.  Punched the clock! However, at …

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4 Tips for Women Entrepreneurs for 2015

Women entrepreneurs have a lot to look forward to in 2015.   The economy is continuing to pick up, and small businesses are enjoying renewed success. But, that doesn’t mean there won’t be any challenges ahead. Whether you’re dealing with financial decisions, marketing woes, or another business issue, use these tips to thrive as a woman entrepreneur in 2015. Track …

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Women Make Good Family Decisions But We Suck At This

Do you work hard for your money but always end up broke at the end of the month?  Do you feel like you’re doing all the right things financially but your earnings don’t don’t seem enough? Do you end up making the same money mistakes over and over? If you answered YES to any of the above, you’re not alone. …

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How Admitting I’m a Terrible Budgeter Boosted My Financial Goals

The first step towards financial success is creating a budget to discover and track where all your money is going, right? A typical (basic) budget includes things like rent, utility bills, subscriptions, health insurance, groceries, transportation, and bills to pay down debt. But then you get into the really hard-core budgeting (the kind personal finance experts advocate) so every single …

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There Are No Discounts In Dating: Stop Accepting Cheap Dates!

Everyone loves a deal.  Deals and coupons give us discounts which stretch our food, travel and entertainment dollars. Some of us clip coupons as if our lives depended on it.  And that’s fine.  We work hard.  We save hard.  Play hard. However, if you’re not a coupon, for heaven’s sake, stop giving discounts. I’m not referring to the daily deals we …

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Can Personal Loan Interest Rates be Tax Deductible?

Come tax season you’re anxious to get all the write-offs possible. As you pull all your bank statements and other financial documentation, you wonder if the interest rate you paid on your personal loan is tax deductible. Read on to discover if this is something you can capitalize on. Personal Loan Interest Used to Be Acceptable Interest rates were at …

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#MoneyChat: Real Talk About All Things Money and Business

Today we have an interview with Dorethia Conner Kelly, brilliant author and mastermind behind #MoneyChat – The Book!  I truly enjoyed her book as she gets real about money issues and how to solve them with real world solutions.  Check out her insightful interview below! Get a FREE chapter of #MoneyChat: The Book here: http://ow.ly/GKrCn via @dorethiaconner What is someone’s …

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You’ve Hired Guest Speakers. Here’s How to Treat Them Right.

Your business event is underway, and you’ve hired the perfect guest speaker to teach and motivate your employees. Here’s how you can treat your speaker the right way before, during, and after your event. Before the Event Take an honest look at your capabilities when it comes to event planning. If you need help with video creation, presentation, and live …

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Why I Can’t I Leave My Abusive Relationship?

Have you ever wondered by some women stay in abusive relationships?  You may be thinking “I’d never stay with a physically abusive partner!  I’d leave his @$$ for sure!” Think twice about that because the most dangerous time in an abusive relationship is the moment the woman tries to leave.  Once she becomes entangled with an abuser, it’s hard to leave …

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How Video Conferencing Contributes to Education

Interest on education and the importance thereof continues to increase worldwide. The average age of college students is increasing as more and more adults go back to school, thanks primarily to changes in the accessibility of college courses and degree programs. A great deal of this increase in accessibility is thanks to video conferencing and other related technologies, which transform …

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5 Tax Planning Strategies to Boost Your Refund

It’s the most wonderful time of the year- for the IRS. Yes, it’s tax time, so if you’ve found yourself waking up in a cold sweat and not knowing why, the impending dread of piles of paperwork and confusing forms could be the culprit. There’s a lot to prepare in order to file on time, and you want to make …

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Get Over Debt- How Women Do It

Regardless of gender, debt can often seem insurmountable. Whether you have a mountain of credit card debt or huge  student loans, you may feel that you might never repay all of it- let alone chip away a large chunk of it. No worries, you’re not alone! Debt, for sure, is no trivial matter. We can pay it down with a plan and …

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Quarter Life Personal Finance: 5 Tips To Manage Your Money In The Midst Of Chaos

If you recently graduated from college then you’ve been hit with the task of managing your own finances.  You may now have a job with a decent paycheck and along with that comes bills, unplanned expenses and learning to balance your checking account.  During this time you may also be experiencing some confusion, doubt and you can’t shake the feeling …

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#MyAvonStory Final Twitter Chat Recap

I am back with the recap of the final Twitter Chat in the #MyAvonStory series!  If you missed any chats in the series, we’ve got the roundup for you below: As I’ve mentioned previously, the chats have been nothing short of honest, inspirational and empowering.  I love watching women support each other through the hurdles and triumphs of entrepreneurship.  And the …

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