Finding Your Style Can Save You Money

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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 […]

3 Things You May Not Know About the Roth IRA

Roth IRA’s are a great savings tool. They are different from traditional IRA’s in that they aren’t deductible, so Roth’s don’t lower your tax bill immediately. However, the tax-free nature of any earnings, no required minimum distributions (RMD’S) and ability to withdraw your contributions at any time tax and penalty free, make them a great […]

Will Wearables Save Healthcare?

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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 […]

3 Ways To Be Smarter, Saner, and Savvier

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Much of my life, like yours, is spent on my desktop, laptop, tablet and smart phone. This has brought invaluable efficiencies to my work and personal life, but it has also brought tremendous headaches. So whenever I find a tool whether it be a gadget, app, or service that allows me to do or get […]

Interesting News about Women, Money (and Cats)

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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

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– 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

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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

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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 […]

Women: Look Out For Yourself When It Comes To Money

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Women have something in common when it comes to their money: At some point in their lives, they will need to manage it on their own. Women are marrying later or never marrying, at a higher rate than ever, with marriages down 60 percent from 1970.* The divorce rate in the U.S. remains high, at […]

Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Money

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Cultivating a Healthy Relationship with Money Cultivating a healthy relationship with money is the foundation of a rich and happy life. Just like any other relationship, for your money to prosper and grow, it needs attention and care. You don’t want to smother it with worry and fear, but you also don’t want to be […]