Investing for Women

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

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play 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…

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

This post is sponsored by CIT Bank. 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…

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how to become a graphic designer

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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Simplify your finances and reach your goals!

If you are stressed about your money, chances are that you are also financially unorganized, whether you regularly fail to stick to a budget (or maybe you don’t have a budget? You’re not alone!), don’t reach your saving or investing goals, or your debt and credit scores are a mess. In fact, a deep clean…

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how to become a virtual assistant

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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selling tiffany jewelry

Sell Tiffany jewelry (and make extra cash)

Are you destined to get ripped off if you try to sell your Tiffany engagement ring or other Tiffany jewelry?  Short answer: No. Read on to learn how to sell your diamond ring safely, for the highest price … Tiffany is one of the most trusted, beloved brands in the jewelry industry. A recent survey…

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Places to sell jewelry online

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. More details: Do you have fine, unworn jewelry or watches cluttering your jewelry box, or safety security box? Maybe you have a diamond engagement ring or other…

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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 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 an organization,…

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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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Why single moms should disclose their income in online dating

Should you include your income in your online dating profile? I have been of two minds on this question — and came to the conclusion: Yes. After a divorce, I’ve been single for five years, actively dating for four. When I first ventured out into the new-again world romance, first on Match.com, later on OKCupid, I…

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How to find quick, hidden money in divorce

If you’re looking for sneaky or aggressive ways to shake money from your soon-to-be ex, click off this post and look elsewhere. But if you’re going through a divorce, and are stressed about money, keep reading. And if you ARE going through a divorce, or are divorced, there is a very good chance that financial…

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Prosper Review: Is a personal loan right for you?

One of the biggest names in the loan business is Prosper, which claims to have approved more than 700,000 people for loans since its 2005 launch. Prosper offers personal loans at low rates, and have topped “best of” lists for the last several years for pioneering the peer-to-peer lending business model. Apply for a Prosper…

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