Seven Ways Women (and Men) Can Prepare for a Better Retirement

Seven Ways Women (and Men) Can Prepare for a Better Retirement

Studies indicate women are falling behind with retirement. Here’s how you can prepare for a better retirement. According to all sorts of data, women face greater financial challenges later in life than their male counterparts. A big part of this equation has to do with traditional gender roles that mean that women spend a lotContinue Reading

Same-Sex Finances: Are You Ready for Tax Time?

Same-Sex Finances: Are You Ready for Tax Time?

It’s the first tax season in which the federal government recognizes same-sex marriage. Are your same-sex finances ready for a new world? Last year, the Supreme Court made it clear that the federal government had to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed. The result was that the federal government started offering benefits to same-sex couples, andContinue Reading

Could Your Automatic Payments Hide Your Death for SIX YEARS?

Could Your Automatic Payments Hide Your Death for SIX YEARS?

One woman’s automatic payments hid her death for about six years. Could your bank account handle that? Recently, I read an article about a woman who had been dead for six years, but no one noticed because her automatic payments came out of the bank like clockwork. When the bank account finally ran out ofContinue Reading

Market Yourself: Transferable Skills for Any Job

Market Yourself: Transferable Skills for Any Job

You might be surprised at the way transferable skills can help you in a variety of traditional jobs. Not everyone wants to work from home. While I love running a home business, I know a number of people that prefer traditional jobs. There’s something to be said for the benefits packages, social interaction, and regularContinue Reading

Start a Home Business to Boost Your Household Income

Start a Home Business to Boost Your Household Income

Thanks to technology, there is no reason that a stay-at-home parent can’t boost household income. All you have to do is start a home business. One of the things I hear a lot is that it’s harder and harder to make things work on a single income. The fact that wages have not kept paceContinue Reading

Grow Your Dough: February Update

Grow Your Dough: February Update

Here’s where my Grow Your Dough portfolio stands as of the end of February.  As you may — or may not — know, I’m participating in the Grow Your Dough Throwdown, a fun little challenge orchestrated by Jeff Rose and involving several personal finance bloggers. We’re all putting in $1,ooo a portfolio, and seeing whatContinue Reading

Why are More Women than Men Enrolling in the ACA?

Why are More Women than Men Enrolling in the ACA?

Disclosure: This blog post was written for Transamerica pursuant to a paid content arrangement I have with the company’s representatives. All views expressed are entirely my own, and were not influenced or directed by Transamerica. In recent years, it’s become apparent that women have unique financial challenges. Studies indicate that women face greater financial challenges over theirContinue Reading

Solopreneur: Do You Have a “Real” Business?

Solopreneur: Do You Have a “Real” Business?

Just because you’re solopreneur doesn’t mean you don’t have a “real” business. I’m on the email list for Social Triggers, Derek Halpern’s site. In one of the emails he sent, he told a story about attending a meeting with some magazine honchoes who wanted help with social media marketing. One of these guys started outContinue Reading

Barbara Friedberg’s New Microbook Teaches Investing Basics

Barbara Friedberg’s New Microbook Teaches Investing Basics

Want to learn investing basics? Barbara Friedberg takes you through it step-by-step. A perfect primer in how to get started — and it’s free. I’ve long been an advocate of using investing to build wealth, and I also tirelessly explain that investing doesn’t have to be complex, and it doesn’t have to be hard. BarbaraContinue Reading

Women and Money: Four Reasons You Should Be Involved

Women and Money: Four Reasons You Should Be Involved

One of the challenges associated with women and money is that it’s still difficult to be involved. Here are four reasons to get involved with your household finances. While it appears that some women are increasingly claiming places as “family CFOs,” the reality is that there is still a gap between the sexes when itContinue Reading