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Best of Golden Girl Finance: July 2014

Happy summer y’all!

We certainly hope summer is treating you well and you’re reading our latest piece of financial wisdom from the comfort of your summer home (or at the very least, from an office with a view).

Our July reads offer a variety of financial themes to suit just how busy we can all be in the summer months. Whether it’s looking for a new job, renovating your home, examining your overall financial strategy, or just getting your everyday shopping done – we have content that can help.

With so much happening during the hottest months of the year, it can be easy to lose your financial head. So let’s refocus for a moment and check out July’s hottest reads. Here are 6 golden contents picks just in time for mid-summer…

Mortgages of the Rich and Famous (including Canada’s High Net Worth)
For some wealthy individuals – who have the cash to buy their homes outright – a mortgage can be a very nice way of borrowing money at an interest rate that is lower than personal loans or other forms of credit. And you don’t need to be a rockstar to do it. Here’s how to consider this strategy for yourself.

How to Renovate Your Kitchen Like a Royal
Kate may have decided to tear up a newly renovated kitchen, but should you? Here are 5 tips to help you decide when you should splurge – and when you should save.

How to Shop Where You Want to Shop – and Earn the Rewards You Really Want!
Sorting through credit cards and their rewards programs is enough to reduce most of us to incoherent babble. It’s no wonder we have cards with perks we don’t even use! Find out how to shop where you ACTUALLY want to shop – and get rewarded…

6 Ways to Spot a Worthy Business Trend and Avoid a Passing Fad
That’s the way the cupcake crumbles… Fourteen years after Carrie and Miranda devoured Magnolia Bakery cupcakes on Sex and the City, cupcakes are big business. But is the bloom finally coming off the rosewater frosting? And as a businessperson, what’s the secret to capitalizing on a trend without becoming the victim of a passing fad? Keep reading.

Will a Baby Bump Hurt Your Job Prospects?
Find out whether talking about your pregnancy in an interview will hurt or help your candidacy.

Rocking Your Job Like a Pop Star: 6 Tips from Taylor Swift
Even if you’re not involved in the music industry, Taylor Swift’s recent WSJ op-ed contains some interesting advice that we can all consider when marketing our work and furthering our careers. Let’s see what she had to say.