The Wednesday Five: Shattering Stereotypes, Smell the Roses, and a Retirement Reality Check

May 18, 2011 by Women's Voices For Change

This week’s blog menu includes how to protect yourself from toxic food packaging, questions about financial planning and challenging Psychology Today’s stereotypes about black women’s attractiveness.

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Inflation? Turkey Prices Hit All-Time High

December 14, 2010 by Catherine D. Wood

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It’s true: our purchasing power is going down. And not just in terms of turkey, but in all kinds of food, energy,and soon almost everything.

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College Bound: Is Your Child Making the Right Choices for the Future?

November 9, 2010 by Catherine D. Wood

By Catherine D. Wood

Despite many parental worries, a liberal arts education during the next decade may be just as valuable as it has been during the past fifty years.

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Inflation and Women Over 40: Looking Ahead to the Next Decade

October 31, 2010 by Catherine D. Wood

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What should women in mid-life do if they think the purchasing power of the dollar will fall due to inflation? An overview, and a few suggestions to consider.

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Elizabeth Warren: A New Sheriff Takes Questions (VIDEO)

October 13, 2010 by Women's Voices For Change

If you’ve been wondering whether the Wall Street reform had any teeth, check out this video of Elizabeth Warren answering questions about her new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Downsizing a Household: 5 Tips for an Easier Transition

July 19, 2010 by Moira Gehring

By Moira Gehring

Do phrases like “appraisal” and “estate sale” terrify you? An expert offers guidelines to get you started.

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10 Tips for Extending the Life of Your Car

May 26, 2010 by Anne Fleming

By Anne Fleming

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, some common-sense guidelines from the founder of a group that helps empower women drivers.

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Money Matters: Buy Those Diamonds After All?

April 14, 2010 by Kathleen Rogers

By Kathleen Rogers

A former securities trader looks at investment options in a shifting economic climate.

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Going Out of Business – is there anything you can do? Definitely!

August 17, 2009 by Alexsandra Stewart

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Another shop in my Portland, Oregon neighborhood is closing. It’s the second in a month! Signs of the times all over my city include sad notices: “Going Out of Business,” “For Lease” and “Tenant Relocating.” That’s why I love the idea of The 3/50 Project — a program designed to support local economies and independently owned […]

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FTC: Don’t Get Scammed

July 5, 2009 by Women's Voices For Change

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Get-rich-quick schemes have always plagued our society. But now, with the Internet, it is all that much easier to be taken in — particularly in these economic times, when so many people are unemployed or underemployed, looking to make ends meet. This week, WVFC was contacted by Jennifer Leach at the Federal Trade Commission, who […]

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Toni Geyelin: Give Madoff Some Cellmates

June 30, 2009 by Antoinette Geyelin

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So, Mr. Bernard Madoff is going to jail for 150 years. Seems like a fairer sentence than the twelve his lawyers asked for. But you know what? I don’t think he should be there alone; I think he should have some company. Quite a lot of company in fact. Who should be there with him? […]

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After the Meltdown and Madoff, Back to Basics for Investors Like Us

June 22, 2009 by Antoinette Geyelin

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I am delighted and indeed very flattered to have been invited to write for WVFC, joining this group of very talented women. The idea is that I will be able to add some commentary on the financial world, which is the one I come from. I am one of those people who has reinvented themselves […]

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Understanding Financial Markets: From Fear to Fluency with Viv’s Vocabulary

October 21, 2008 by Elizabeth Hemmerdinger

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By Elizabeth Hemmerdinger I don’t know about you, but I feel the need to follow this dreadful financial crisis almost perpetually.  Until a couple of weeks ago, I was an innocent, only occasionally scanning the headlines  and topic sentences of media coverage about business.  After all, I’m an Arts-Person, so I was drawn to the […]

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Finance News Brief: $2 Trillion in Retirement Savings Gone; Suze Orman on What to Do Now; Female Execs Earn More, Pass Financial Savvy to Daughters

October 9, 2008 by Women's Voices For Change

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First the newest bad news: If you were worried about the impact of this month's financial meltdown on you retirement, a new Congressional report gives hard numbers to those fears. "Americans' retirement plans have lost as much as $2 trillion in the past 15 months — about 20 percent of their value," reports the Associated […]

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Don’t Panic, Say Experts, Consider Staying at Work; Ellen Newest Cover Girl; Not Such a Rush to Screen for Osteoporosis; New, Massive NIH Study on Hot Flashes

September 22, 2008 by Women's Voices For Change

A new ‘Cover Girl’ for the new power age: Once, the largest cosmetic company in America wanted at its center the youngest, dewiest sylph around. Now, says the New York Times, Cover Girl has grown up, along with its customers: “They are less likely to identify with Lindsay Lohan than, perhaps, with Andie MacDowell, 50, […]

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