Why We Should Talk About Women’s Financial Empowerment Now More than Ever

Millions of women all over the world took to the streets on January 21st to stand up for what they believe in. The energy of the Women’s March was contagious, and it was thrilling to be a part of the sea of knitted pink hats and hand-made signs with clever slogans such as: “Tweet women […]

Happily Self-Employed: 10 Tips to Finding Bliss as Your Own Boss!

A friend who recently left her corporate job and is now self-employed asked me how I manage to run a business while still enjoying an active, interesting life outside of work.  She wanted some suggestions, which made me reflect on what has been most important for me in achieving a healthy and happy work-life balance. […]

A Little Year End Tax Planning with Your Holiday Punch

Or,  8 Year End Tax-Related Deadlines and Things to Think About With the busyness of the holiday season, it’s easy to forget about things like tax planning. After all, we’d rather focus on having fun with our friends and family! However, there isn’t much you can do to improve your tax situation after December 31st […]

Why We Need To Invest In Stocks

When stock markets correct, like they did last week, it’s important for long-term investors to remind themselves of why they are in the market in the first place. It’s because stocks over the long haul return more than bonds or cash. They do this because they are riskier, and riskier assets offer higher returns to […]

Finding Your Style Can Save You Money

There was a time when men’s grooming and fashion was as complicated as women – but that time is long gone. Today, women probably spend four times as much as men on their appearance, maybe more. The amount of money spent on clothing and accessories can do damage to one’s budget. Happily, it’s possible to […]

Will Wearables Save Healthcare?

We all know that healthcare costs have risen at an alarming rate over the last 20 years. And this might be a reason for alarm. But, if you look at the percentage of the increase related to diagnostic tests and corrective instead of preventative treatments, there’s reason for hope. And that reason lies in the new […]

Interesting News about Women, Money (and Cats)

Who can forget Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lopez’s spontaneous and rowdy response to Patricia Arquette’s comments about women’s equality at the Academy Awards this past March? Meryl Streep is taking it one step further by funding a screenwriting lab for women writers over 40. The sad truth is that women represent only 7 percent of […]

NoBody Knows – And That is Why You Diversify

– Nobody knew that the yield on the 10 year Treasury would keep going down. – Nobody knew that the price of a barrel of oil would drop by 55%. – Nobody knew the Russian ruble would crash. – Nobody knew that Japan would dip into a technical recession. – Nobody knew that Europe’s tentative […]

Women and Clothes Shopping – 25 Tips to Take Control

There was a time when men’s grooming and fashion was as complicated as women – but that time is long gone. Today, women probably spend 4 x as much as men on their appearance and unwittingly get caught in the trap of trying to keep up with the fashion and beauty industry. Clothes shopping can […]

A Few Of My Favorite Reads in 2014

I’ve loved reading all my life. I can remember lying on my bed as a girl with my head deep into a book while chaos swirled around me in the cramped house I grew up in with five siblings. I read through most of the Bobbsey Twin and all the Nancy Drew mysteries and then […]