Medical Monday Alert! Don’t Let These Changes in COBRA Put You in Financial Peril!

July 14, 2014 by Maura Carley


By Maura Carley

Until March 31, 2014, you could terminate COBRA whenever you chose to and apply for individual coverage. But—attention should be paid!—this is no longer true.

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Detroit: I’m Emotionally Invested

August 10, 2013 by Roz Warren


By Roz Warren

The author hangs on to her Detroit municipal bond out of sentimentality for the city where she grew up, the city where the trees are, indeed, the right height.

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Wednesday 5: Lilly Ledbetter; ‘Vagina: A New Biography'; and Diana Vreeland

September 5, 2012 by Women's Voices For Change

The New York Times’s article on who’s wearing the pants; Lilly Ledbetter on; Noami Wolf’s “Vagina: A New Biography”; the release of “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel”; and cartoonist Isabella Bannerman wins Union of Concerned Scientists’ environmental-cartoon contest.

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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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Single, Child-free, and Getting Older: Should I Be Worried?

June 7, 2012 by Eleanore Wells

As a single woman with no kids (a spinster), I am due for a pretty bleak existence as I get older, researchers tell me. I keep seeing these reports, but I never feel as if they’re talking about me. Who are these people they’re talking about?

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At the Crossroads between Security and Risking Joy

May 31, 2012 by Jennifer Cheyne

By Jennifer Cheyne

My first semester in college, at 49, was just one long whirl of delight. But this semester, two things happened: I turned 50, and I started to feel fear.

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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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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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Video Pick: ‘Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl’

June 26, 2011 by Women's Voices For Change

Financial writer LouAnn Lofton has studied the investing practices of Warren Buffett and she finds his approach is decidedly feminine.

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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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Tax Day Video Pick: Nancy Giles on Saving Money

April 18, 2011 by Women's Voices For Change

However Tax Day makes you feel about your finances, we promise this video from CBS’ Nancy Giles will make you feel better — or at least make you laugh.

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Book Review, Geneen Roth’s Lost and Found: Dollars and Diets and Life After Madoff

April 5, 2011 by Ainslie Jones Uhl

By Ainslie Jones Uhl

Geneen Roth examines, with good humor and precision, the ways our insecurities display themselves in how we handle our finances and in how we define sufficiency in an acquisition-mad society.

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A Resolution for 2011: Know Your Money

January 10, 2011 by Roz Warren

By Roz Warren

You’ve resolved to get to the gym. Or to eat less pizza and more salad. Let me suggest another resolution for 2011: understand your money.

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