Investing for Women

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Affordable 2020 life insurance for moms

Here’s the thing with life insurance for moms: You know you’re supposed to have it, but you probably don’t because you think it is not affordable. Guilt and stress ensue. Ain’t nobody got time for that! Mama, you’re not alone … A Genworth survey found that 69% of single-parent families with kids at home are…

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How to get started investing for women

I am on a personal mission to get women to save and invest more. Studies that find that women are actually better at investing than men, but they save and invest far too little, too infrequently, which puts us at a huge disadvantage. The wealth gap is a terrible issue, as women have far less…

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15 signs your husband or wife is ready to leave you

Is your spouse distant? Depressed? Worried they are having an affair? Couples counseling may be the answer. But maybe your husband is ready to leave you. Online couples and individual counseling with BetterHelp starts at $40/week for unlimited phone, text, email or video sessions. Choose from thousands of certified and licensed therapists, and get a…

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Single mom holiday manifesto

I wrote this a couple of years ago, and revisit each holiday season for both myself and readers. I admit that the holidays are hard for me personally — so much pressure to make them memorable, spend more than I’m inclined to, and be cheerful when I often feel lonely and overwhelmed. Last year was first…

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How to run a single mom household like a boss

Single-mom household management can be challenging. But with the right tools, organization, and support, you can become exceptionally efficient when it comes to managing day-to-day tasks. Because let’s get real: YOU DON’T HAVE A CHOICE! By using apps, outsourcing, budgeting, and automating, you can organize your busy life regardless of whether you have multiple children,…

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How to negotiate a pay raise (the right way)

Feel like you should negotiate a pay raise? I mean, who doesn’t like more money, especially when you know the market is paying higher elsewhere (or even within the same company)? Ready to ask for that higher salary right now? In this post you will learn: What to focus on: It’s business, not personal Do…

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Is disability insurance worth it?

Disability insurance for the self-employed

Quick answer: You need disability insurance more than life insurance. Those who do not have disability insurance through a job, including the self-employed, can find individual coverage through reputable companies for an affordable price. Breeze disability insurance plans start at $9/month for people aged 18 to 60 years old, with monthly benefits ranging from $500…

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How to prepare for a recession

Economists are warning of a 2020 recession. This post will help you prepare for a higher chance of unemployment, investment losses and general financial instability. First: What is a recession? A recession is a downturn in the economy. On a broader scale, this means that businesses lose money and industry produces less product for two…

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Best places to sell your jewelry online

Are online jewelers all scammers? Quick answer: No. There are some highly reputable companies that will help you sell your jewelry quickly, safely and for a fair price (including some online jewelry buyers that I trust like, Worthy.com). More details: Top online sites to sell your gold and jewelry Where to sell jewelry: Worthy Where…

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How do I buy stuff I can’t afford?

You may be thinking about buying things you currently can’t afford — or don’t think you can afford, yet. Would you like to buy a home, new car, or go on vacation? What about a college education? Maybe you’re saving up for a divorce, retirement or want to pay off debt. Whatever your goal, take…

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Tips for caring for your aging parents—when you are a single mom

Patrice is a smart, hardworking single mom with limited involvement from the father of her two elementary-school-aged kids. She works full time as support staff at a logistics firm, while she runs a tight ship she consistently feels like she has her hands full. Then suddenly, her 67-year-old mom, who lives two hours away, experienced…

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37 reasons all moms need $1,000 in a savings account in her own name (and how to find it)

If I have one goal in this lifetime, it is to help women see the connection between their financial security, and their personal power. When you have a strong income and earning potential, you make better decisions about your romantic relationships — like choosing me men who rock your world, and not who might help…

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Clean out your jewelry box and rid yourself of clutter

Clutter is the enemy, and not just because stuff makes your home a mess, your closets, and drawers difficult to manage. Clutter hold you back in life. Sell your bridal jewelry or other diamond jewelry to minimize this physical, mental and emotional clutter — and make money while you’re at it! Worthy is the leading site…

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Who deserves to call themselves a “single mom”?

Updated May 17, 2019 Below, you will find a polite, academic picking-apart of the who-gets-to-call-themselves-a-single-mom debate. It rages on, constantly, and after 7 years of blogging about single moms (and being one myself for 9 years), I have come to this conclusion: The argument about who is, and who is not a single mom is…

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How to get through divorce without going bankrupt

Fact: Divorce is one of the leading predictors of both bankruptcy and home foreclosure. Women are especially prone to a long-term financial fallout from divorce. Within a year of the end of their marriages, women are three times more likely to live in poverty than men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. The London School…

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