3 Ways To Help Move the Needle Toward Gender Equality in Finance

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In light of the upcoming International Women’s Day on March 8, I’ve been thinking around the topic of gender inequality in finance. How far we’ve come as a society, and how much more work remain. When I started my financial coaching business, I intentionally decided to focus on women because I felt that systematically women…

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Giving GenX Women a Voice

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Are you a Gen Xer? If you were born between 1965 – 1980, then the answer is Yes, although according to some studies, only 41% of Gen Xers associate themselves with that label. Why is that and what are the implications? I started asking the questions recently. A forgotten generation, sandwiched between the baby boomers…

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Pre-Marital Money Compatibility Conversations

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Money and Communication are the two top reasons for divorce. When you combine a difficult subject, like money, with a general lack of communication over a long period of time, misunderstanding and resentment build up. It’s no wonder the divorce rate is so high. In this article, I would like to highlight a few areas…

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A Post-Divorce Checklist

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One of the hardest things in life is going through a divorce. It is emotionally crushing and financially draining. From a financial perspective, getting back on your own feet can be challenging and overwhelming, particularly for women. In many cases, it can also be a very lonely process as most women going through a divorce…

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How does your money psychology influence your career choices?

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Career choice plays a key part in determining the level of happiness we feel. From the time we enter high school, the looming thought of “what will I do when I grow up” hangs like an unshakeable cloud over our psyche. According to some research reports, a large percentage of working adults aren’t happy with their…

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Financial Coach vs. Financial Advisor, What’s the difference?

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“What’s the difference between a Financial Advisor and a Financial Coach?”   I have been asked this question many many times, it’s time for me to write a post to hopefully answer for everyone! Most people are familiar with Financial Advisor, also known as Financial Planner or Investment Advisor. FAs are licensed and registered by…

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Is a houseboat on the Seine a good investment?

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During our vacation to Paris last month, I decided to stay on a houseboat on the Seine. “How did you get the idea?”, I was asked this question many times. Well, I have a friend in Paris who lives on a houseboat. I had been to her boat before, and always thought it was such…

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Why do the things today when you can wait til tomorrow?

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was a good kid! My mom used to brag about the fact that she never needed to harass me about “do your homework first before going out to play”. Somehow, I just knew the “right thing” to do. Somewhere along the way as I grew up, I lost it! I became a procrastinator, a…

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Finding the Zen in Weed Pulling

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I’ve let it go…. for the last 10 months… Yes, I’ve been ignoring it, thinking “it will be fixed”. Honestly, I even enjoy the aftermath in a self-justifying twisted way. I’m talking about my gardens, front and back! Ever since we moved back to the U.S., I’ve been totally ignoring them. Why? Because we want…

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Newly married couples: How well they can manage their money

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contributed by personal finance writer & blogger Amy Nickson   Money problems are one of the most popular reasons of divorces taking place in our society. According to the survey, money topics always cause a clash between couples. An increasing number of couples, whether unmarried, married or cohabiting, end up having an occasional tiff about their…

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