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Wine, Women & Books: Here’s To Lasting Friendships

Couldn’t help but post this photo taken last week at our September Book Club. Our Book Club has been going strong for 16 years. That’s right, we’ve been meeting every month for 16 years. That’s a lot of books! (Not to mention an awful lot of wine!) This past month, we read and thoroughly enjoyed Madeline […]

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Florida Best Place For Women To Launch New Business

We’re thrilled to work with many women clients, including several who run their own business, consulting firm, or professional practice. We’re proud to support them in their quest for success on both professional and personal levels. That’s why we were pleased to see that when it comes to the best places for women to start […]

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Balancing Being Mom With Work: Never An Easy Task

Work? Kids? Family? Friends? How is it possible to balance it all? It’s not easy, as we all know. I still have vivid memories of waking up at the crack of dawn, getting dressed for work, packing lunches, getting two toddlers ready for day-care drop off, then making it to an early morning work meeting, […]

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We Love To Work With Women Clients, And It Shows! 

We’re thrilled to share some exciting news. Mari has again earned the prestigious Women’s Choice Award ® for Financial Advisors and Firms and was recently featured in USA Today, spotlighting our firm’s commitment to our female and couple clients. You can take a look at the USA Today announcement here. This recognition demonstrates our commitment […]

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3,120 Reasons Women Fall Behind In Saving For Retirement

It’s simple math. Women are on average out of the workforce 12 years to care for children or an older relative. That’s 12 years of lost salary, benefits, and savings. To break it down further, that’s 3,120 days of missed work, during which they serve – unpaid – at home raising children or caring for […]

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After 226 Years, NY Stock Exchange Finally Has A Woman President

“The NYSE named a woman as president. Thirty years ago, its lunch club didn’t have a ladies’ room.” – Headline from the May 22 Washington Post It took 226 years, but Stacey Cunningham will soon take over as the first woman President of the New York Stock Exchange. The lesson: get your foot in the […]

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What Every Divorced Woman Should Know About Social Security Benefits

We’ve had more than a few meetings in our office recently with women clients, talking about improving their retirement readiness and the benefits they can expect to receive from Social Security. We have to admit that there is little that is more complicated, even for financial professionals, than the ins-and-outs of Social Security. Not to […]

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Barron’s 2018 Top Independent Women Advisors Summit

Mari had the good fortune to spend 2½ days last week at the gorgeous Palm Beach Breakers hotel, site of Barron’s 2018 Top Independent Women Advisors Summit. It’s a fantastic setting, and offers unsurpassed networking with leading women financial advisors from across the country. It’s also a great opportunity to learn what’s new in investment strategies […]

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Beauty And The Beast

Shopping for cosmetics at Ulta? Congratulations! You’re supporting gender diversity. Fortune reports that Ulta Beauty is one of only 24 companies in the Fortune 500 list of powerful corporations that has a female CEO (in case you don’t have a calculator handy, that’s less than 5%. Pretty shabby). Ulta Beauty’s CEO is Mary Dillon. She’s been  […]

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What Every Woman Truly Fears: The Bag Lady Syndrome

Women want to plan for their financial future, but what they often see in the years ahead frightens them. The math is simple. Women tend to live longer than men. And living longer carries a hefty price tag. We have an unmarried client just entering her 70s. She has well over a million dollars saved […]

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