Investing for Women

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The only divorce checklist you need

Here is a divorce checklist of things you need right now to move forward with your new life and family. Whether you are plotting to leave a bad (or even dangerous) relationship, or have already mutually and amicably agreed to part ways with your spouse, the key to a healthy breakup, in which both parties…


What single parents need to know about wills and estate plans

Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play   In this episode, LegalZoom’s Laura Goldberg joins me to answer listeners’ questions about how single moms can easily get a will and estate plan online: Why a will is so, so important. The expensive, heart-wrenching process that your loved ones face if you don’t have a…

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10 best debt consolidation companies of 2018

If you’re drowning in high-interest debt or tired of paying multiple bills each month, debt consolidation is a smart solution to consider. Whether your debt includes credit cards, student loans, medical bills or car payments, juggling these expenses can be stressful — or even impossible. By consolidating your debt into a single, new loan, you…

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ThredUp Review: Is online consignment worth it?

Whether you’re looking for ways to expand your wardrobe on a budget or cash in on nice clothes you no longer wear, consignment stores can be a solid option. Most consignment stores offer a broad selection of second-hand casual, business, and evening threads at much lower prices than you’d find in your local department store.…

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How to get through divorce without going bankrupt

Fact: Divorce is one of 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 of…


Minimalist Living for Real Moms (with Liz Frugalwoods)

 Other ways to listen: iTunes  ♦  Stitcher   ♦  TuneIn   ♦  SoundCloud ♦ Google Play On today’s episode, I interview colleague, fellow blogger and friend Liz Frugalwoods. She’s a mother who – now in her early-thirties – is already retired. We discuss her definition of financial independence, the importance of a holistic (and realistic!) financial approach, plus tips for frugal living. Liz…

Best saving accounts for single moms

9 Best savings accounts for moms

, 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…

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Why being a stay-at-home dad stopped working for this entrepreneur

  Guest post from my friend, fellow journalist, author and entrepreneur, Damon Brown. Damon coaches solopreneurs and side hustlers. He is author of The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur, the latest in the best-selling series. Get a special rate for his new self-guided creative business income boot camp as well as free videos, guides, and coaching at…

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Common investing mistakes women make

Here is the irony: According to many studies, women are actually BETTER investors than men, but, statistically, we save and invest far less than dudes — even though we NEED more money over our lifetimes. After all: Women live longer than men Women are far more likely to have the expense of caring for children…

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Should you pay for credit repair?

  One of your greatest tools to building wealth is your credit score. With a solid credit score and history, you have access to interest rates, including a mortgage for a home, a car, good rates on your credit cards and student loans. Credit scores are also used by employers to vet job candidates, and…

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Why I will tell my daughter to have babies young

I wrote this post a few years ago, and want to give it some more attention, especially in light of the new attention the egg-freezing industry is receiving. See, for the last decade, feminists have been loving the new push for young, professional women to freeze their eggs to give them more flexibility in finding…


Best money saving tips for single moms

  When it comes to saving money for single parents, my advice is simple: Shop less Focus on maximizing time vs. money Focus on quality over quantity — this is true for products you buy, as well as life experiences. I prefer three weeks in Vietnam with my kids over three days at Disney. The…

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Investing for kids (simple steps to get them started)

Here is my beef with the financial services industry, as well as pretty much every financial writer I have ever encountered: They all make money too complicated and confusing. The average person who is not passionate about personal finance knows they should save and invest. But the information, instructions, and infrastructure (like brokerage accounts) in the…