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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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5 Ways to Teach Kids About Finances

One of the stats that always blows the minds of the Her First $100K community is that our money mindset is formed by age seven. When we think of what elementary-aged kids are taught, ...
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How to Create Your Retirement Plan

Have you ever had one of those nightmares that feels a little too real? You know the ones: you show up to work only to realize you have a deadline that you didn't meet, ...
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5 Money Saving Hacks to Implement This Summer

If the rising temperatures have you itching to get out with the old and in with the new, why not also channel that energy toward your finances? Think of it as a summer cleaning ...
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5 Financial Topics to Discuss With Your Partner

When you start dating someone, it's common to talk about career, family, and hobbies. Money, on the other hand, often feels like a taboo topic or something that simply isn't that fun to discuss. ...
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Achieving Financial Well-Being Doesn’t Have to Be Hard. Here’s How to Do It in Nine Steps.

Money is a tricky subject for just about anyone, and research shows millennials worry about finances about seven times a day, on average. Money is stressful to think about even when your finances are ...
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5 Tips to Ease Financial Stress

Money is great, right? I'm not going to gloss over the fact that money makes life better-period. I know there's the phrase about money not buying happiness, but I'm pretty sure whoever said that ...
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How to Understand Your Net Worth

There's a reason why hearing the term "net worth" makes you think of celebrities. Google will have you thinking it's only for the rich and famous. Beyoncé's reportedly worth $440 million, which isn't exactly ...
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What Inflation Means for Your 2022 Budget

If real life were a movie, we'd hear scary music every time the word "inflation" was mentioned. We see the headlines, like "U.S. Inflation at 7.9% Highest Since 1982 as Prices Surge for Gas, ...
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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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