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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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Grandma Gets A Job

Older American women are working more than ever, says Quartz, a digital business-oriented news outlet. Chalk it up to Baby Boomers who haven’t saved enough and are afraid of running out of money. By 2024, there will be twice as many women over 55 in the labor force as women aged 16-24. There are lots […]

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Mari Adam Among “Best Of Best” Independent Financial Advisors Attending Barron's Top Independent Women Advisors Summit

Mari Adam Among “Best Of Best” Independent Financial Advisors Attending Barron’s Top Independent Women Advisors Summit

Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2017)—Mari Adam, President of Adam Financial Associates, Inc. attended the second annual Barron’s Top Independent Women Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to exchange ideas and best practices, with an eye towards improving their business and serving the investing public in the best possible manner.  The invitation-only conference was held June 12-14 […]

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Why Don’t More Women Start Their Own Business?

What holds many women back from starting a business? According to new research cited by The New York Times, there are plenty of qualified women with business-ready skills, but not enough mentors, role models, or support networks. Despite making up about half the workforce, women own only 36% of companies in the U.S., says author Claire […]

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Making A Difficult Process Easier

Some of your family, friends or neighbors may be going through a divorce. Heck, you may be divorced yourself. Many people are. About half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. Going through a separation or divorce can be very difficult. It’s not unusual to feel sad, angry, frustrated, stressed or confused. Most people need […]

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“Show Me, Don’t Tell Me” – How To Get More Young Women Into Finance

What’s the secret to getting more young women in financial careers? At a New York event hosted by The Wall Street Journal, senior women in finance offered advice on creating equal opportunities for women, and creating a pipeline helping women advance from entry-level to positions of power. What are some of the key takeaways? “Top […]

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Equal Pay For Women: Slowly But Surely Moving Forward

April 4 was Equal Pay Day, drawing attention to the lower wages paid to women in our country and advocating for a more level “working” field. Women make an average of 82 cents for every dollar a man earns. The good news? Women’s pay is advancing and moving closer to parity. The bad news? Progress is […]

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Last Minute IRA Tip: Don’t Let Divorce Derail Your Retirement

Here’s a last minute IRA tip that can help you stay on track for a comfortable retirement: Many divorced people who are receiving alimony neglect to fund their IRAs every year. That’s a mistake, because putting money aside each year into your Traditional or Roth IRA can help you keep your retirement savings on target, and […]

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Women Bouncing Back Better After Middle-Life Divorce

It’s not just your imagination. The divorce rate for couples over the age of 50 – dubbed “grey divorce” – has doubled since 1990. A new survey reported by Investment News finds that “women are coping with the challenges better than men,” meaning that women are far more likely to adopt positive financial behaviors post-divorce than […]

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