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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Financial Literacy: 11 Ways To Get a Handle On Your Money

October 20, 2011 by Jacqueline Darien, CFP, CMFC

Jacqueline Darien

Drastic ups and downs in the markets and indices spinning like out-of-control tops have left many of us wondering what we should do about our finances. If your own situation has you worried, the most important thing you can do right now is to hone your financial literacy skills. Here are some steps to take that should help you now and in the long run.

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Are Women Better Investors Than Men?

August 30, 2011 by Jacqueline Darien, CFP, CMFC

By Jacqueline Darien, CFP

Although women often display better investing habits than men, gender differences can lead to women having less retirement income, on average. What do you need to do to change those odds?

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In Wake of S&P Downgrade, Repercussions Are Dramatic

August 9, 2011 by Diane Vacca

By Diane Vacca

When S&P made its announcement last Friday after the American markets closed, howls of protest screeched out of Washington.

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Women Control 3/4 of America’s Wealth

July 21, 2011 by Jacqueline Darien, CFP, CMFC

By Jacqueline Darien

Knowledgeable women are empowered women. Develop strategies to grow your financial wealth and the result should be financial comfort, now and in retirement.

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Video Pick: Have You Talked to Your Spouse About Retirement?

July 18, 2011 by Women's Voices For Change

Do you know when/if you’ll retire? Where you’ll live? What you’ll need? Of couples in midlife, nearly half haven’t even started having that conversation, according to a new study.

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