Investing for Women

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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 — dating men not who will pay your rent, but men who rock your world.…

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Clean out your jewelry box and rid yourself of clutter

I’m a big fan of cleansing your life. Clutter is the enemy, and not just because stuff makes your home a mess, your closets, and drawers difficult to manage, and gives your housecleaner way too much work. Sell your bridal jewelry or other diamond jewelry to minimize this physical, mental and emotional clutter. Clutter — even…

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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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Best robo-advisors for single moms to get started investing

Robo-advisors are one of my favorite financial tools to recommend for long-term savings and investing goals. (It’s one type of investing account.) While the name can be intimidating, good robo-advisors are easy to set up and manage, have very low fees, and require little work over the long term. I am a fan of robo-advisors…

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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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Bestow life insurance review: No medical exam

Mama, you know you need life insurance — but likely do not have it yet (or don’t have enough). Here are common reasons women fail to have life insurance coverage: Too expensive (or assume it is too expensive) Too time-consuming to apply (meeting with an agent, medical exams — ain’t nobody got time for that!)…

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Why you can’t afford to do your own laundry (and how to outsource housekeeping & maintenance to save time)

Last summer my kids returned from a couple weeks in Los Angeles where they stayed with their aunt. Me: Why does Lucas have all new underwear? Helena: All his underwear had skid mark stains in them, so Aunt Tina bought him all new chonies at Target. Why didn’t I, his own mother, know that my…

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Nationwide Life Insurance review

Nationwide Life Insurance review This post was created in partnership with Nationwide. If you are a mom, life insurance is one of the fundamentals of financial planning — no matter your income, or whether you are the breadwinner or a stay-at-home or single parent. Even if you aren’t wealthy, imagine what your kids’ life would be…

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Why your arguments for alimony are wrong

I have a friend who had been married for 20 years. He had a high-earning career, and after spending her 20s in low-paid retail jobs, his wife stayed home full-time with the kids, until they were in high school, then worked part-time retail, tried to start a couple of craft businesses that went nowhere, and…

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Best saving accounts for single moms

9 best savings accounts for moms for 2019

Every mom needs a savings account in her own name, arguably more than the average American. After all, statistically, we are more likely to be fully responsible for the care and cost of children, and less likely to benefit from a spouse or large Social Security check later in life. More than half of us…

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How to start investing, get that raise, and be respected in the workforce

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play Sallie Krawcheck is often cited as one of the most influential women on Wall Street. The former president of Global Wealth & Investment Management at Bank of America, and CEO of Citigroup’s Smith Barney unit, Krawcheck today is the co-founder of the female networking…

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How to invest in art (for everyday people who aren’t rich)

This post was created in partnership with Masterworks.io. Over the past few years as I’ve started to make good money and max out of tax-sheltered options (401k and Roth IRA), I’ve explored other investment asset classes, or types of investments outside of traditional stock markets. Especially stuff that I can enjoy in real life. Like…

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