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Quote: Women Need To Look Squarely At What The Financial Future Holds

“Women themselves must take responsibility for looking squarely at what may be in store for their later years. We have worked with women who assumed, but did not verify, that they would be OK in retirement, only to find that an insurance policy was canceled, a beneficiary designation was changed, or there was more debt […]

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Mercer Advisors’ Scholarships Support Next Generation Women Planners

Mercer Advisors is making news! Mercer Advisors just awarded two 2020 scholarships to students at the University of California, Irvine to support the next generation of financial planning professionals. Allison Cherna and Zoey Zhou were both awarded scholarships to help fund their student careers at the prestigious UCI Paul Merage School of Business. The scholarships […]

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Coronavirus: Could It Disrupt Spring And Summer Weddings?

The coronavirus is disrupting supply chains across the globe, but the largest U.S. bridal retailer vows that it won’t lead to cancellations of spring and summer weddings. “We know how stressful a delayed order can be to a bride, so I’m here to unequivocally say that every customer will have the dress of her dreams […]

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Women Leading The Way In Investments

How we’ve grown! Mari was at a breakfast meeting this week for women financial advisors and investment experts, kicking off the Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Florida. That’s an annual get-together in Florida that attracts 2,000+ professionals from across the country, who come together every year to learn, network and share the latest ideas in […]

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A Better Way After Divorce

I’m still so excited about a presentation I gave Monday for the Boca Raton chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals (NADP). The talk was on “The Power of Positive Planning After Divorce,” and it showed how smart financial and investment planning after divorce can totally change financial outcomes and put divorced individuals back on track […]

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‘Tis The Season! How I Give Back For The Holidays

One of the most powerful experiences of my undergraduate years was living with a family and studying in a university overseas. I perfected my language skills, got to see life from a different perspective, and segued into a post-grad career as a Foreign Service Officer working at Embassies abroad. (Not to mention filling in as […]

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Think You’ll Inherit? What You Think May Be All Wrong

Many Americans may have an unrealistic view of how much they’ll inherit, and that’s especially true of millennials, or the generation born between 1981 and 1996. There seems to be a huge disconnect between what millennials think they’ll inherit and what’s actually on the way, writes Rose Kennedy for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, quoting Adam Financial […]

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Quote Of The Week: Good Stocks Versus Clean Socks

What Women Would Do Differently In A Financial Do-Over A major financial firm surveyed women who were divorced or widowed about the financial challenges of being on their own.  Nearly 60% of women surveyed said they wished they had been more involved in their finances while they were married. In fact, more than half said […]

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Women In Distress: Moving Forward Through Economic Empowerment!

It’s all about economic empowerment! Our South Florida chapter of the Financial Planning Association is sponsoring monthly financial literacy presentations for women residents at Women in Distress, a local full service domestic violence center serving the Fort Lauderdale area. For 45 years, Women in Distress has been helping domestic violence survivors and their families. Last month, […]

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How Caregiving Duties Are Pushing More Women Out Of The Workforce

Many working age women (and men) – and quite a few of our clients – are caring for aging parents. That’s a difficult and often exhausting job. A recent New York Times article on the reality of caregiving (“Why Aren’t More Women Working? They’re Caring for Parents”) showed how women caregivers are often forced to drop […]

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