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Elyssa Kirkham

Elyssa Kirkham | Brave Saver

Salt Lake City, UT, United States

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Past articles by Elyssa:

How Internalized Sexism and Hurts Women’s Finances

Inspecting my beliefs money uncovered my internalized sexism. Here's how this self-directed sexism holds back my and other women's money and careers. → Read More

How Financial Advice Triggers Painful Money Shame

Money is a shame-laden topic. But the way financial experts and advice talk about money can breed further money shame — here's why. → Read More

To Curb Emotional Spending, You Need to Understand It

Got an emotional spending habit? Understanding emotion- or stress-based spending is key to curbing it. Here are common triggers of emotional spending. → Read More

Why Should Moms Have to Justify Their Choices?

This piece you’re reading isn’t the one I intended to write. Initially, I sat down to defend working motherhood. To lay out the financial, familial, and personal benefits of having a career and kids at the same time. It’s the kind of post I would have loved to come across as a new mom who didn’t know how to balance my kids and my career. In the months after becoming a mom, I had bent every which… → Read More

Happy Birthday, Oprah: Here’s a Look at the Billionaire’s Finances as She Turns 65

It's no secret that Oprah is one of the richest people in the world, but she also might be considered one of the most generous television personalities around. Take a look at some of Oprah's biggest charitable donations. → Read More

‘Enjoying Life to the Fullest’ Is 2016’s Top New Year's Resolution, Survey Finds

What your New Year's resolution? Find out what goals Americans are hoping to accomplish in 2016. → Read More

8 Ways to Bounce Back From a Financial Setback

Learn what leading money experts have to say about recovering from a financial setback with confidence. → Read More

15 Stores With the Best and Worst Return Policies

Two-thirds of Americans say they usually return holiday gifts. Here are the best return policies that make it easy, as well as the worst return policies to avoid. → Read More

Best and Worst Gift Cards to Buy This Holiday

If you're buying gift cards this season , you need to see the 10 best gift cards — and the worst. → Read More

12 Best Money Experts of 2015

GOBankingRates is launching the fifth annual "Best Money Expert" competition. Vote for your favorite finance leader, like Warren Buffett, Tony Robbins and more. → Read More

16 Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day

Wondering when stores like Sears and Macy's are open on Thanksgiving? See a full list of store hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2015. → Read More

Are Banks Open on Thanksgiving Day 2015?

This list of Thanksgiving bank hours will tell you which banks are open on Thanksgiving and which are closed, from Bank of America to Chase and Wells Fargo. → Read More

10 Most Expensive States to Raise a Family

GOBankingRates ranked all 50 states for affordability for families. See why these 10 states are the most expensive for families. Full ranking included. → Read More

The Best and Worst Online Retailers for Holiday Savings

Trying to save money when doing your online shopping?Discover the best online retailers this holiday season, and the sellers you should avoid. → Read More

Tony Robbins' 7 Habits That Help Him Make Money

Tony Robbins has achieved huge success, including a $480 million net worth. Find out which of Tony Robbins' habits have helped him create such amazing wealth. → Read More

10 Best and Worst States for Entrepreneurs

GOBankingRates ranks all 50 states to find the worst and best states for entrepreneurs. See the 10 states made for startup success, and the 10 that weren't. → Read More

Leaked Black Friday 2015 Ads From Walmart, Target and More: Get the Best Deals

Walmart, Target, Amazon and other major retailers are expected to release their Black Friday ads for 2015. Find out what Black Friday deals you can score this year. → Read More

Every Personal Loan Option for Your Credit Score

From high to low credit scores, there's a personal loan option to match. See the types of personal loans and rates your credit score qualifies you for. → Read More

Best Credit Unions: 15 Top Picks for International Credit Union Day

This International Credit Union Day, celebrate the 15 best credit unions nationwide. See which credit unions offer the best checking and savings accounts, and more. → Read More

The Struggle Is Real: 5 Reasons It Hurts to Save Money

Why is it hard to save money? Because saving money works against our psychology. Here are 5 mental obstacles to saving and how to overcome them. → Read More