Three Steps to a Better Relationship with Money

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Women yearn to have a juicy, satisfying relationship with money.We want intimacy, yet often shy away from talking about finances. What surprises me, after facilitating thousands of women over the last decade to transform their financial suffering, is what a complex and often painful relationship everyone has with money. Improving your posture and attitude toward money can amplify your happiness, family, business, community, and, of course, your bank accounts.Ladies, are you thankful for the pleasure that money provides?Start with gratitude for the people and things you already have. Appreciating people and things builds patterns of connection and trust, and it strengthens belief that our friendly universe always provides. This exercise creates new neural pathways of sufficiency, that feeling of appreciation for what already is.Most women want to get more comfortable…
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Master Your Money and Finances: Plan

Master Your Money and Finances: Plan

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There are four key pillars used to improve your financial health: Spend, Save, Borrow and Plan. Today we’re focusing on *Plan* to help you master your finances.Perfect PlanningThe future holds a lot of possibilities and unknowns. Smart financial planning, including insurance and savings, can help you and your family weather unexpected financial hardships, such as a huge medical bill, loss in the family, or auto accident ending in a lawsuit.Ensuring Your FutureThere are very few things people buy that they hope to never use. Insurance is one of those items. But when a disaster happens, the right insurance helps you and your family bounce back instead of falling deep into debt. Be sure you carry adequate liability coverage on your home and auto policies. You also want long-term disability coverage…
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Save Now – Retire Better

Save Now – Retire Better

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When you’re in your 20s, you do not spend much time thinking about retirement. Although it doesn’t need to be priority #1, spending some time planning for retirement now will save you major headaches in the future. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a woman who retires at 65 can expect to live another 20 years, 2 years longer than a man. Having personal savings for retirement makes a substantial difference in your quality of life and ability to meet the cost of healthcare. How much you need to save right now depends on your age, the lifestyle you want, and how many trips you plan on taking when retired. In your 20s, save whatever you can afford to, but aim for 10-15% percent of your income. When approaching…
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We are pleased to share the Women’s Money Annual Report for 2016.

We are pleased to share the Women’s Money Annual Report for 2016.

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We are pleased to share the Women’s Money Annual Report for 2016.  This year marks another period of tremendous growth and opportunity for the organization and for financial education to women and families. download the report Looking back on 2016, so many moments served as vivid reminders of the important challenges women are up against, as well as the amazing power we have as a collective force to bring about greater change for justice and equality.Each story in this annual report reflects a moment, person, or project that inspires and energizes us, and continually gives us hope that our work is having real impact.  The year was one of exceeding expectations for Women’s Money. Both, the 2016 Women’s Money Conferences exceeded expected attendance by 15%, and National Women’s Money Week…
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Are You Sharing Too Much On Social Media? The Cost of That “Free Lunch”  #WMWeek17 @juliemacccredit

Are You Sharing Too Much On Social Media? The Cost of That “Free Lunch” #WMWeek17 @juliemacccredit

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Have you ever thought about how much information is requested when you sign up for a social media page? Most sites ask for your birthday information, ask for permission to track your location or post your location, your place of employment and more personal information that from a security standpoint you really should not be sharing.Don't feel bad for over sharing, the social media culture hasplayed on our emotions to solicit information we normally would not share to "win" that free lunch, deep discount orshare our anniversaries or personal moments and achievements that we have experienced with our family members, friends or co workers!Most of the social media websites ask for your birthday so that they can send an announcement on your behalf or for other special occasions that you…
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​A Tax Penny Saved Is A Tax Penny Earned #WMWeek17

​A Tax Penny Saved Is A Tax Penny Earned #WMWeek17

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When we talk about money and investing the focus is often on how to make more, but as Ben Franklin famously stated, a penny saved is a penny earned. Because of this, an important component to smart money management is reducing its outflow. Over the course of our lives our largest expense is not our house or the sum total of our cars and their expenses. The largest expense for most Americans comes in the form of taxes. When we understand this and also understand that there are opportunities to make more money while reducing our marginal tax burdens, seizing these opportunities becomes obvious.Taxes are very complicated and there are numerous taxes that involve almost every type of transaction.But you don’t need to be a tax lawyer or CPA to…
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