Tag Archives: women

Have you really thought about what your retirement will look like?

I have a friend I’ve spoken about her many times before. She gave up her life here in North Carolina to take a job up north, so she could start taking actual steps towards her retirement dream of a building … Continue reading

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How talking it out can help ourselves and each other

Talking about money is not the easiest thing in the world. Far from it. According to one recent survey conducted by LearnVest, a financial education website, couples have about 20 conversations about money a year – and about five fights. … Continue reading

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Playing to your own financial strengths

Who manages the finances at your house? You? Your spouse? Both? Neither? I remember when it dawned on me that – even in houses run by people who are more than financially astute, Wall Street types and business owners – … Continue reading

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The opportunity that swept me off my feet

I turned 25 this August and I decided it was going to be my year of new opportunities. I’m finally feeling settled in New York, I’ve significantly decreased the number of times I check subway routes, and I feel confident … Continue reading

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Friends and money

Good friends are rare occurrence in life, you know the kind you can talk to about anything and they won’t judge or hold anything against you? If you have such friends you know what I’m talking about. One of my … Continue reading

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Affluent women making more money, but is confidence following?

Today we released a new survey on affluent women between the ages of 40-69 that reveals their perception of wealth, investing and retirement. What was most encouraging was that affluent women incomes are trending higher with 44% saying they earn … Continue reading

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Women and money. Why being the breadwinner changes things.

According to The Shriver Report, a joint study by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress, nearly four in 10 mothers are primary breadwinners – which means they bring the bulk of the income into the household – and … Continue reading

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Stepping out of my comfort zone

Do you remember when you were young and a year seemed like an eternity? Time was not something I viewed as a precious commodity when my whole life lay ahead of me. As I have aged, however, time is becoming … Continue reading

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A second chance to fly

Women are more financially independent than ever before: The majority – whether single, married or partnered – are their household’s primary breadwinner, according to a Prudential survey. They make up close to half of the work force, and more than … Continue reading

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The Stocking Room

Given that March is Women’s History Month, I’ve been taking some time over the past weeks to reflect on the remarkable history of some of the women in my own family. For instance, my grandmother Dorothy who passed away at… Continue reading

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