Why The Rules of Money are Different for Women

Anyone who says women don’t need financial strategies specifically for them is wrong. Women have traditionally been more vulnerable financially, whether we’re caretakers or the head of household. While we women face a unique set of financial challenges, our capacity for emotional strength as we endure life transitions positions us to weather financial storms…if we […]

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What’s your Resilience Quotient?

Dear friends…in the spirit of my UP Talks brand, today I’d like to put forth an “uplifting yet provocative” conversation. We’ll start off with the provocative, and end with uplifting music by my favorite female duo… My concern for us today is about the American economy today (November 2019)—how we are describing it and thinking […]

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What is Financial Wellness?

That’s me taking a stand for you. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau defines financial well-being as: Having control over one’s finances Being able to cope with a financial shock Enjoying financial freedom of choice Being on track in meeting financial goals The terms ‘financial freedom’ and ‘financial independence (FI)’ are often used interchangeably. Vicki Robin […]

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Ready for a Planned Escape from Cubicle Life?

If you’re like many American workers, you’ve had it with Cubicle Life. For many, Cubicle Life connotes constraint (do you feel like a caged animal when you’re in the building?), limited advancement potential, office politics, fiefdoms, nonsensical policies that managers aren’t interested in revisiting, and for some women, offensive #MeToo moments created by people who […]

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Does your elevator pitch pass the “Face Test”?

Happy Sunday, you amazing budding (or existing) entrepreneurs! Just a little Sunday tip for y’all to muse on and practice this week. This is about your elevator pitch. When someone at a party asks the dreaded “what do you do?” and when you’re crafting content for your website, you’ve gotta be crystal clear on what […]

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Feminine Financial Leadership in Action

If you don’t subscribe yet to “In Her Words” from the NY Times, I recommend it straight to your inbox. Here’s an article from Susan Chira about women, men, money, wage gaps, and power. The article’s title is Money is Power, and Women Need More of Both. I’ve pasted a few key paragraphs from the […]

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The Middle Class Crunch

The NY Times published this article on 10/3/19 detailing four American family budgets. It’s a sobering look at the stress and anxiety facing families juggling rising housing and health care costs, student debt, and children. This article drives home the poignant fact that the choice to have kids can push many families past a financial […]

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