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Qiana Chavaia

Qiana is the founder of GirlsFinance.com. Her work has been featured in Forbes, Time Magazine, Business Insider, AOL Daily Finance, and more.

Latest articles by Qiana Chavaia

10 Frugal Hacks for Single Living

Lots of frugal living advice is for couples and families, but anyone can cut costs dramatically while living alone, too — no roommate required!

6 Great Retirement Jobs

Even though you're retired, you might still want to make some extra cash. Here are some great side jobs to consider.

7 Smart Ways to Get Your Apartment Deposit Back

A security deposit is a big chunk of change. These cheap and easy clean-up tips will help you re-pocket that cash.

5 Reasons Paper Checks Are Still Relevant

Checkbooks — who needs them! Well, actually...you do. Here’s why.

6 Smart Ways to Make It Rain Today

If your emergency fund has seen better days, get creative about bringing it back to health. You can do this!

Americans Spend Less Than Other Countries on These 9 Items

Americans may spend big on health care and education, but we save big bucks on these common purchases, on average. Do you?

The 6 Best Cities for Single Millennials

When life is an endless vista of potential, where should you put down roots? Where other similarly situated people flock, of course!

8 Tax Mistakes Millennials Make

With major money changes, come tax changes — and Millennials are often guilty of these common tax-time mix-ups.

4 Purchases With Financing Options That Depreciate Fast

Before you take on new financing for that fancy new car or diamond necklace, know that they'll depreciate in a blink.

4 Common Money Misconceptions About Women

Women are more financially savvy than ever, but these myths still abound. How many do you recognize?

33 Places to Retire If You Love the Rain

If rainy skies leave you with a smile on your face, you may want to consider retiring in one of these affordable cities. Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain!

The 5 Best Cities for Starting Over

So long, Stinktown! If your current zipcode just isn't doing it for you, pull up stakes and start over fresh in one of these five forward looking 'burgs.

30 Minutes to a LinkedIn Profile That Gets You Hired

Give your LinkedIn profile the professional pizzazz it needs without hiring a professional — or becoming one yourself!

Don't Get Trapped by These Higher Education Scams

Too often higher education comes with empty promises and hefty bills. Learn to spot and avoid these money traps.

4 Ways Being a Nomad Saves You Money

Life on the road has many upsides, but you might be surprised to learn that not having an address can save you money.

Stabilize Your Portfolio With These 5 Bond Funds

Bonds don't promise thrilling growth, and that's a plus. Consider adding these five funds to your nest egg for balance — and some tax advantages.

8 Ways Your Smartphone Saves You Money

You may be saving on your monthly telecom bill with that old timey flip-phone, but you're also missing out on a lot of other ways to save.

4 Ways to Reduce Your Tax Bill With Bonds

Everyone knows bonds can add diversity and stability to your portfolio. Even better? Many can reduce your taxes, too.

4 Ways "Boring" Investments Make Life Exciting

The most exciting part about investing? Watching your money grow — and safe, reliable investments do that just fine.

5 Online Tools to Manage Your Money in Under 10 Minutes a Week

Remove one of the obstacles to managing your money by making it quick and easy. These apps can help.

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