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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Money Talk: Investing Strategies in Volatile Markets

June 16, 2011 by Jacqueline Darien, CFP, CMFC

By Jacqueline Darien

In the past few years, the market has been particularly volatile and the economy and job situation in the United States, plus escalating world crises, give pause to even the most optimistic person.

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The Importance of Sound Financial Planning

May 19, 2011 by Jacqueline Darien, CFP, CMFC

By Jacqueline Darien, CFP. CFMC

All investors need a financial plan to address their goals. Your plan should reflect your values, time frame, risk tolerance and a number of other factors.

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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

By Catherine D. Wood

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

By Catherine Wood

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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