Is Frugality in Your Gene Pool?

January 22, 2016 by Stacia Friedman

By Stacia Friedman

In the late 1960s, Grandma still had flapper dresses tucked in her closet, and she showed up to work at her Center City pharmacy attired like a silent-film star. Her penny-pinching had nothing to do with her finances. By all standards, Grandma was loaded.

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Tzedakah — The Gift of Giving

December 28, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson


By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

How will you give this season? How you give is as important as what you give. If you make wise choices from your heart, I can think of no better gift to yourself and to those in need at this time of year and throughout the next year. Give anonymously, with joy, and reap the benefits all year long!

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When It Comes to Getting Older, the News Is Not All Bad

September 15, 2015 by Diane Vacca


By Diane Vacca

If you are an American who is getting older — and who isn’t? — you will benefit from several current trends when you reach retirement age.

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Tech Tuesday: Websites and Apps That Save You Money

July 14, 2015 by Amy Blum


By Amy Blum

With a smart phone, computer, and an open mind, not only can you save on goods that you regularly purchase, you can also find deals on opportunities that would otherwise be a reach.

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Mind the (Coverage) Gap, Please!

June 29, 2015 by Maura Carley


By Maura Carley

This post is a needed forewarning about health-insurance-coverage missteps that can pose serious consequences for the individual-insurance consumer.

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Crossroads: Dire Straits in the Food Emporium

February 1, 2015 by Emily Kelting


By Emily Kelting

My credit cards were declined. When a man behind me in the Food Emporium line (a fellow church member) had to step up and pay for my groceries, I knew this was my fork-in-the-road moment.

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Holiday Shopping: Creative and Thoughtful Gifts Under $25.

December 5, 2014 by Women's Voices For Change


For those who want to steer clear of the culture of excess during the holidays, our Women’s Voices family has curated a collection of gifts under $25 that are simple, thoughtful, creative, and affordable.

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Medical Monday Alert: Deadlines Loom for Choosing Your 2015 Individual Health Insurance Coverage

September 29, 2014 by Maura Carley

By Maura Carley

Most consumers will have additional options to consider for next year’s coverage. So look carefully at premiums, but also at the plan’s benefits, referral requirements, and other rules—and at the plan’s network; many new plans will have narrower networks next year.

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SECOND ACT: Obamacare Frustrations, and How to Solve Them

February 20, 2014 by Maura Carley


By Maura Carley

The Initial Enrollment Period will end on March 31, 2014. It’s always possible that the deadline will be extended, but if you don’t have coverage by then, you will most likely owe a penalty.

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Women’s Poverty, by the Numbers

September 29, 2013 by Patricia Allen


By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

It is hard to find a ratio that is as astonishingly high as this 2-to-1 disparity between the poverty rate of older women and the poverty rate of older men.

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The Wednesday 5: The Little Black Jacket, Hormone Replacement Therapy, and Judge Marilyn Milan

June 13, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

This week, bloggers payed homage to the little black jacket, specifically the Chanel version, synthesized the recent news on hormone replacement therapy, offered tips on short-term bond investments, gave a shout-out to Judge Marilyn Milian, and anticipated the release of a documentary on rape in the U.S. military.

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Social Security and the Gender Divide: The Alarming Truth

May 15, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

“The genius of the [Social Security] system is that it has lasted so well and so long,” Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton noted recently. But the system was designed for yesterday’s workforce . . . and women are the losers.

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Is Our Economy Broken?

March 11, 2012 by Kathleen Rogers

By Kathleen Rogers

The “new normal” economic asceticism we are experiencing will take some adjustment on our part, given the excesses of our past.

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When a Spouse Retires: 5 Tips and 3 Resources

December 5, 2011 by Judith A. Ross

By Judith A. Ross

Retirement is among the most stressful life transitions, and not just for the retiree. Here are a few tips that have made the process easier for us.

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Shifting Gears: When a Spouse Retires

December 4, 2011 by Judith A. Ross

By Judith A. Ross

After 30 years, he’s suddenly home to stay. It’s great. But there have had to be some adjustments.

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