Category Archives for "Women’s Issues"

Preparing for the Long Term

Do you ever think about suddenly becoming incapacitated and not being able to provide income for you and your family? It’s something most of us don’t want to think about. I get it. While death is inevitable, and many people purchase life insurance to protect their families when that inevitability occurs, only 9% of Americans […]

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Being an ESG Millennial Investor

In talking with millennials, I find many have a difficult time thinking about investing. When retirement is so far away, living today is much easier than saving for the future. I always point out to my millennial friends, the earlier you start on the road to investment – the earlier you make putting money aside […]

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Divorce – It’s Not Just About Infidelity

When we hear a couple is divorcing, the first thought many people have is who cheated on whom? In fact, there are many other reasons people get divorced – inability to communicate, differing views on their future, marrying for the wrong reasons, etc. One of the top causes of divorce is a financial one. And […]

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Social Security Questions

Like many government programs, Social Security can be complex. Every time it’s updated, the complexities seem to expand exponentially. Fortunately, the most recent changes were in 2015, so the rules have been stable for a couple of years. Still, I find many women have questions about what benefits they can take, what are their spousal […]

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Single Again

Divorce or the death of a spouse can leave women in an uncomfortable position, especially if the former spouse was the breadwinner and household’s financial keeper. Suddenly, they find new financial responsibilities have been thrust upon them during a very emotional time in their lives. It’s a time when things are hazy and the ability […]

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Baby Mine

It’s universally agreed that having a baby is an awesome experience. Unfortunately, your little bundle of joy often comes with a bundle of financial questions. When you need to take time from work to have a baby, you need to review whether or not your maternity leave benefits support you. If they don’t, what are […]

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Advantages of Being a Girl

Several financial institutions have been studying investors and they’ve come to two conclusions: Most women think that, of the two genders, men are better investors Most women are wrong. In study after study, women are shown to be superior when it comes to investing their money. It seems as though women generally don’t give themselves […]

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Thinking Independently

Historically, our culture has done a disservice to women. Throughout most of the 20th century, women were taught that their place was in the kitchen and “the man of the house” took care of everything else. Even though we had statistical proof that women were as smart as (or even smarter than) men and could […]

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It’s Time for Women to Invest

There’s a lot of advice about investing around. Go to any financial website or magazine and you’ll find advice on things to avoid, advice on what to take advantage of, advice when to invest, and so forth. Almost all of the advice is directed toward men. You really can’t blame the authors of these articles. […]

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You are Woman. You are in Control.

Comedian George Carlin once said, “Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it.” Carlin was on the right track. And it seems that, finally, the world is coming around to agree with him. Men and women are not from different planets. We are all here, living and working together, and responsible for […]

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