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How to Reduce Your Debt

Shortly after I graduated from college, I was invited to a happy hour with a friend who was in medical school. We met at our favorite bar and immediately started to catch up as ...
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How to Adjust Your Budget After Losing Your Job

"What to do after losing your job" "How to make ends meet when you're newly unemployed" "Budgeting tips for someone who just lost their job" Whatever the internet search was that brought you to ...
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What It Means to Be Financially Healthy

It is no secret that today's society is pretty health obsessed. Scrolling through social media, we are inundated with posts and advertisements for meditation apps, CBD gummies, green smoothies, and gym memberships that are ...
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5 Common Misconceptions about Investing

From books to podcasts to chat boards on Reddit, it seems like everyone is talking about investing nowadays, and as someone who consistently urges her community to partake in more money conversations, I'm thrilled! ...
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Divorce and Finances: What You Need to Know

Going through a divorce can be a tough transition even for the most amicable of splits. Along with high emotions, there's a high amount of paperwork to sort through, especially where financial information is ...
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Financial Considerations When Leaving a Job

While we all know that jobs don't define who you are, leaving one can impact your finances, either temporarily or long-term. You might be leaving for a new role, starting a business, or taking ...
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How to Financially Prepare for a Family

Anyone who has thought about starting or growing a family has likely been confronted by a startling statistic: On average, it costs about $233,000 to raise a child from birth to age 18 in ...
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Just How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

Did you know that the average American carries around 4 credit cards at any given time? That stat may have you asking yourself if you have too few-or too many-credit cards, and wondering at ...
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What to do if You go Over Your Wedding Budget

So you've planned the wedding of your dreams: the live band is booked, the RSVPs are flooding in, and you fall asleep dreaming of the mini quiches and crab cakes you'll serve at your ...
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How to Give Financial Advice to a Friend or Loved One

I have a friend-let's call her Alice-and we go way back. I'm talking about school uniforms, crayons, and decades of friendship. When you're friends with someone that long, you share a lot with each ...
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Meet our expert columnist: Tori Dunlap

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Tori Dunlap is an internationally-recognized money and career expert, and podcast host. Founder and CEO of Her First $100K, she has helped over three million people negotiate salary, pay off debt, build savings, and invest. Host of the #1 Business Podcast, Financial Feminist; author of the upcoming book “Financial Feminist” (Harper Collins); and Adweek's "Finance Creator of the Year", Tori's work has been featured on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the New York Times, and more.

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