Investing for Women

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11 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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How to start a blog & quickly earn $1,000/mo

Not a week goes by when I don’t get asked “Emma, I want to start a blog. Can you give me some tips?” I am so flattered people see me as a successful blogger, and I am really proud of what I’ve accomplished. After all, just one month after launching Wealthysinglemommy.com in August 2012, I…

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How to become a corporate event planner

Think back to the last “big” event you attended, whether it was a giant corporate holiday party, a convention for work, or an educational conference. If the event went as planned, it should have been a seamless experience with a perfectly tailored itinerary, a realistic schedule of events, and a general feeling of organization. These…

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What it’s really like to be the single mom of a special needs child

While the numbers are not confirmed, experts agree that divorce rates among parents with special needs children is far higher than the general population. And since single moms of special needs kids have challenges and joys that other moms  — single or otherwise  — do not. Kim Thompson, a single mom of two boys, ages…

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Haven Life Review: A policy change saved this mom $7,670

I always had life insurance, but switching to a less expensive Haven Life life insurance policy saved me nearly $8,000. Here’s my story. After my oldest was born, her dad and I proudly made sure we ticked every prescribed financial item on the universal to-do list, including life insurance: Open a 529 college savings account…

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How to become a child care provider (or nanny)

Child care has become increasingly expensive for American families, so much so that 33 percent are now spending 20 percent or more of their annual household income on care for their children. That figure comes courtesy of the 2018 Care.com Cost of Care Survey, which also revealed that the average weekly cost of care for…

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How to become a graphic designer

If you have a flair for creativity, artistic skill, and great communication ability, a career in graphic design could be a great and lucrative career. The field of graphic design is responsible for creating the visual effects and concepts that sell products and inspire consumers. Examples include logos, websites, signs, book covers, packages — pretty much…

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How to become a virtual assistant

Virtual assistants are in hot demand — and a very popular work-at-home option, especially for parents. Benefits include: High pay. Depending on skill level, you can earn $20 to $75 within the first year. Extreme flexibility. Work anywhere in the world you like, often any hours you prefer Very high demand. Every industry and business…

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Teach kids about money — in an age of no cash

In my day, even if your parents didn’t explicitly teach you about personal finance, money lessons were inherent to life: Allowance for kids and babysitting jobs were paid in cash. Savings accounts meant coins and wadded-up singles deposited into piggy banks and the local bank branch. Charity meant writing a paper check (remember those?!) to…

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How to become a social media manager

While businesses once relied on major media to advertise their products or services, the internet ushered in a new era that changed how marketing works. Instead of paying for radio and print newspaper or magazine ads as the bulk of their strategy, most businesses today turn to social media to get the word out. And…

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