As we’re almost halfway through the fourth quarter, I can’t help but think “Whoa, where did 2020 go?” I think many of us can agree that we are looking forward to a new year and a fresh start. In recent years, I have stopped making new year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t have goals or…

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The numbers can be staggering: 60% percent of Americans don’t have enough money to cover a $1,000 emergency, and 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Combine those numbers with the fact that fewer than 40 percent maintain some sort of budget, and you’ve got a financial mess. Maybe you don’t keep a budget…

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1) She knows exactly what her income is How much did you get paid last week, last month, or last year? Do you know? Do you earn money from interest or shares in your account? How about those side jobs where you sell items on Etsy or Facebook? You may write a blog – what…

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It’s not uncommon for married couples to divide responsibilities. Often, I meet with couples where the husband takes control of the money matters, from paying the monthly bills to making investment decisions. While that works for many couples, I always ask the wife if she would be able to take over if something should happen…

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Beyonce knows what I’m talking about. And in our previous post, when we discussed the sad reality that despite women still being the sole responsible gender for raising families, i.e., raising our future, women more than men are finding themselves struggling in their retirement years. “Strong enough to bear the children, then get back to…

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We’ve come a long way in this country, but at times it can feel like for every two steps forward, we take one step back. And despite what Paula Abdul’s catchy lyrics say, opposites do not attract when it comes to the issue of gender equality and saving for retirement. Even today, women still make…

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This article was written and published originally for Kiplinger.com. See the original article here. With a longer lifespan and often less time building a nest egg, the stakes for women are higher in retirement, but these challenges don’t have to sideline your planning. Financial professionals will tell you that every retirement plan is distinct because…

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