#WomensMoney Week: Financial Organization  #WMW16

#WomensMoney Week: Financial Organization #WMW16

#WMW16, Goals / Taking Action, Miscellaneous, Women's Money Week
At the end of last year, Peanut and I decided to do something we've never done before: automate our finances. We signed up for autopay on every bill that allowed it (which was pretty much everything besides credit cards), figuring that it would be a lot easier than sitting down and paying everything once a month. It was taking a long time to reconcile our spreadsheet and pay all the bills every month and we just felt like we could get more organized and streamlined by taking advantage of automatic payments.What a disaster.Read More >>by Little Miss Moneybags
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The journey from divorce to earning your worth – 3 tips  #WMW16

The journey from divorce to earning your worth – 3 tips #WMW16

#WMW16, Entrepreneurship / Making Money, Relationships & Money, Women's Money Week
As a divorced woman, I know well the trials and tribulations of this life event. Most of us don’t think about our earning power when we marry. Our lives are full of many things beyond career- from home to relationships and children. So when divorce happens, and money begins to demand our serious consideration, we are often awash in fear and confusion. Read More >>by Mikelann Valterra
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Simple Ways to Organize Your Financial Documents  #WMW16

Simple Ways to Organize Your Financial Documents #WMW16

#WMW16, Budgeting, Goals / Taking Action, Miscellaneous, Money in Your 20s/30s/40s/50s/Retirement, Relationships & Money, Saving & Investing, Women's Money Week
Chances are that organizing your finances probably doesn’t rank at the top of your list of awesome ways to spend an afternoon.But this to-do is just as important—if not more so—than cleaning out your closet or tidying up the garage. And, at some point, we all just need to buckle down and tackle it.Here is a simple two-step approach to organizing your financial documents. Keep Track of Electronic Accounts Organize your electronic passwords. You can do this with the Electronic Accounts Recorder.  This handy tool is available through the Women's Money mentoring program or in your Women's Money Guidebook.Create a One Sheet "Map" of Important DocumentsUse a Vital Documents Inventory to keep track of documents like: passports,birth certificates,stock certificates,social security card,  immunization records, etc. The Vital Documents Inventory Sheet is also another…
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What Should a Freelance Consultant Charge?

What Should a Freelance Consultant Charge?

#WMW16, Entrepreneurship / Making Money, Women's Money Week
Setting a Price on Yourself as an EntrepreneurWe all want to make more money, yet setting a price on yourself as an entrepreneur is not an easy task. One of the most difficult things to do when starting off in entrepreneurship, however, is deciding your worth. Whether you are selling a product, your knowledge, or your time, setting a fair price for your services is essential.Read More >>Submitted by Barbara FriedbergBy staff columnist,  Alexandra Deluise
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How To Start a Business for Less Than $100 #WMW16

How To Start a Business for Less Than $100 #WMW16

#WMW16, Women's Money Week
We've all seen those episodes of Oprah where the mom had an idea, and for less than $100 she started a multi-million dollar company. I've personally met several women over the years who have done the same thing.  Although it's not easy to turn $100 investment into a multi-million dollar company, it is very simple to start a business with less than $100 and save approximately $27,000 from the tradition model of business start up.1.    Set up your business as a sole proprietorship rather than a corporation. Go to IRS.gov and set up your business TAXID number for a sole proprietorship that's different from your personal social security number. Setting up a TAXID number is free (sole proprietors can also get free checking accounts for your business this way…
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Women’s Money Week Voices Financial Concerns Facing Women #WMW16

#WMW16, Women's Money Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women’s Money Week Voices Financial Concerns Facing WomenLas Vegas, NV,   March 3, 2016--  Women continue to fall behind men in nearly every category related to finances - from investment practices, to savings, to salaries. Women's Money® Week 2016 (#WMW16) aims to close these gaps by encouraging women and men to raise awareness for important money-related issues impacting women and their families. This fifth annual Women's Money® Week takes place next week, March 7th - 11th, 2016, and coincides with International Women's Day. During Women's Money® Week, personal finance journalists, broadcasters, and bloggers are joining together to raise awareness about women’s money-related issues as they share resources, information and experiences.  The Week will feature five personal finance topics, one daily, and participants will contribute their knowledge and experiences on…
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