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Quote Of The Week: Successful Women Still Put Their Own Needs On The Back Burner

“Just because a woman has a lucrative profession, a desk in the C suite or a thriving business doesn’t mean she has her personal and estate planning in order. In fact, she may be more likely to put this on the back burner given the multiple demands on her time. Women frequently put themselves last, especially […]

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Forget The Wedding Planner: Why Couples Should Hire A Financial Planner First

With more couples marrying later, and bringing debt, assets and entrenched money habits into the marriage, talking to a financial planner before tying the knot is much more important than picking out the right china pattern. It’s not just a question of who pays the bills, and whether to open a joint account.  It extends […]

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Reaching Across The Language Barrier

Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the population and are one-and-a-half times more likely than the general population to start their own businesses and earn a healthy income as a successful entrepreneur. Yet, financial planners are significantly behind in offering their services to the growing Hispanic market, writes Claudia Gonzalez, in a new article about […]

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The Last Taboo

Almost half of Americans say they would rather discuss death, politics or religion than talk about personal finance, reports wealth psychology expert Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, author of a new book on how to talk about money. Talking about money is still the ultimate taboo. In couples, talking about money and sharing information about assets and […]

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Room At The Inn: How Baby Boomers Over 60 Are Forging New Careers As Airbnb Hosts

Baby boomers in their 50s and 60s are finding their newest gig in a surprising place. They’re supplementing their income by hosting visitors in their own home using services like Airbnb. For some, it’s all about the money. Earning extra income by renting a spare room can make the difference between keeping their home or […]

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Quote Of The Week: Training Women For The C-Suite

“Women often get too focused on just doing the job and think they need to spend all of their time working. They don’t understand how important it is to build relationships with others who are going to help them do their jobs. We tell women, ‘don’t eat lunch at your desk every day.’ You have […]

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Women And Salary: To Negotiate Or Not?

Research tells us that women often make less money than men because when it comes time to negotiate, they often ask for and expect less, they negotiate less, and when they do negotiate, they may actually get penalized because higher-ups perceive them as “pushy” or “bossy.” It can be a no-win situation. I was in […]

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Scholarships Help Local Women Live Better Lives

It’s always good to give back, and twice as good when the gift is a chance to change your life for the better. Last Monday, I joined other members of the Broward Women’s Alliance to honor scholarship recipient Monica Terrazas at Fort Lauderdale’s Tower Club. Monica is finishing her M.S. in Biomedical Informatics at Nova Southeastern University. A […]

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Later-Life Wage Benefits: How Much Can You Gain By Working Longer?

Does it pay to keep working later in your career? New research shows it does, especially for women. Here’s why. Filling in the zeroes Your Social Security benefits are calculated using your top 35 years of earnings. Nearly half of women had zeroes in some of those years, meaning they took time off and left […]

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From Drive-Up Teller To Chairman Of The Board: Yet Another Woman Called In To Fix Embattled Company

She majored in drama at the University of North Carolina. After college, struggling to make ends meet, she applied for a job at a Virginia Beach dry cleaner … and got turned down. As a last resort, she took a job as a part-time, drive-up bank teller. Now, Betsy Duke, age 65, has been named […]

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