THE FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE GAP #WMW16

#WMW16, Goals / Taking Action, Relationships & Money, Saving & Investing, Women's Money Week
When it comes to retirement saving, many women lag behind many men. Historically, that has been the case. The 2015 edition of Financial Finesse’s annual survey, The Gender Gap in Financial Wellness, offers more evidence of the problem – along with a few encouraging signs that women may be catching up.READ MORE >>written by Samirian Hill
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Career Advice for Women Looking for Work Life Balance #WMW16 @moneycrashers

Career Advice for Women Looking for Work Life Balance #WMW16 @moneycrashers

#WMW16, Entrepreneurship / Making Money, Parental Leave, Relationships & Money, Women's Money Week
Women wear hats. A lot of hats. So many hats, in fact, that one could say that they wear more hats than any other group in society, including ball players and construction workers. Women’s hats include the mom hat, the wife hat, the friend hat, the daughter hat, the sister hat, and the employee hat.With so many roles that women have to play, the role of career often becomes rushed, half-hearted, or interrupted. Women have so many demands on them that they cannot always live out their dreams in the workplace. Working can become a burden, instead of a way to fulfill ourselves.READ MORE >>provided by Money Crashers
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How to Start Saving for College – #WMW16  @BrightwaterFin

How to Start Saving for College – #WMW16 @BrightwaterFin

#WMW16, Budgeting, Goals / Taking Action, Money in Your 20s/30s/40s/50s/Retirement, Saving & Investing, Women's Money Week
When I talk with parents about their biggest financial concerns and goals, saving for college inevitably comes up in the conversation. And I understand why college savings is on their minds. The average 2015 graduate will have to pay about $35,000 back in student loans and about 70% of 2015 college graduates left school with student debt, as shared in this Wall Street Journal article. Yeesh! Not to mention the results of this college cost calculatorcan be a little depressing.READ MORE >>by Cathy Derus
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7 Ways to Become a Better Parent and Investor – #WMW16  @BrightwaterFin

7 Ways to Become a Better Parent and Investor – #WMW16 @BrightwaterFin

#WMW16, Money in Your 20s/30s/40s/50s/Retirement, Saving & Investing, Take Action, Women's Money Week
Now that we have two kids, the stakes are a little higher in the parenting department. Lately, I’ve been reading the book Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids. While feeding our newborn son at 2am or trying to fall back to sleep, I started thinking about how parenting advice also applies to investing.Read More >>by Cathy Derus
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Rent or Buy?   This decision can save $100-$500 or more each month!  #WMW16

Rent or Buy? This decision can save $100-$500 or more each month! #WMW16

#WMW16, Saving & Investing, Women's Money Week
In some areas of the country, you can save thousands of dollars a year just by making the decision of renting or buying.  Never follow the advice of "it's always better to own".  THAT'S NOT TRUE!!  And, many of us found that out in 2008 or after.   So what do you need to know to just if it is right for YOU. Here are some key "tests" to judge for yourself. Check Your Local Economy - Some places are hot markets right now, and it makes it so tempting to buy a home "before they are all gone".  It's like a fire sale, but don't get sucked into the crowd mentality.  Get a calculator, and figure it out for yourself.  For example, let's say homes are selling for $100,000 in your area -…
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Was saving for college a New Year’s resolution?  #WMW16 @NVTreasury

Was saving for college a New Year’s resolution? #WMW16 @NVTreasury

#WMW16, Goals / Taking Action, Saving & Investing, Take Action, Women's Money Week
As winter winds down and we are all bombarded with spring break plans, upcoming holidays (St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, etc.), I am reminded, once again, on how fast time passes by. It seems like just last month my daughter started high school, and yet my son and daughter are almost done with this school year! With both kids in high school focused on their grades and excelling in school, I realize how grateful I am as a parent.My kids are both very fortunate to have their health, friends, and family support to pursue their dreams as they move through young adulthood. Raising children is quite challenging, and doing it alone brings its own set of financial and emotional setbacks and choices. As we juggle financial priorities between life’s needs and…
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Top 10 Female CEOs & Influential Business Women of American Companies  #WMW16 @MoneyCrashers

Top 10 Female CEOs & Influential Business Women of American Companies #WMW16 @MoneyCrashers

#WMW16, Entrepreneurship / Making Money, Women's Money Week
Margaret Thatcher once famously said, “If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” Neuroscientists have reported that there are innate differences in the way men and women think, but that doesn’t mean men make better leaders, despite the fact that more men have secured top leadership positions.Presently, there are roughly 22 female presidents or prime ministers in the world, and about a dozen women executivesat the helm of Fortune 500 companies. Getting to the top hasn’t been easy, especially for these top 10 women CEOs:READ MORE >>Provided by Money Crashers 
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