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Financial Freedom for Women: It Opens Up Choices

By Sarah Webb - Nov 24 2017


More women are graduating from college, becoming the primary breadwinners in their home and reaching new levels of career success than ever before.  In fact, according to BMO Financial Group (Women of Wealth. Ettinger, H. and O’Connor, E. Family Wealth Advisors Council, 2012. http://familywealthadvisorscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/FWAC_ WomenOfWealth_12pp.pdf) “women are now the primary breadwinners in over 40% of…

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Kara’s Story of Financial Freedom: Broke To Financial Educator

By Sarah Webb - Nov 24 2017


More women are graduating from college, becoming the primary breadwinners in their home and reaching new levels of career success than ever before.  In fact, according to BMO Financial Group (Women of Wealth. Ettinger, H. and O’Connor, E. Family Wealth Advisors Council, 2012. http://familywealthadvisorscouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/FWAC_ WomenOfWealth_12pp.pdf) “women are now the primary breadwinners in over 40% of…

Health & Wellness

My Call Into Nursing

By Cindy Carter - Nov 23 2017


Thirty-five years ago when my mother was admitted to a military hospital (and placed on the pediatric floor as the only available bed), I didn’t know that day would change my life forever. With an inconsolable six-month old in the next room crying alone in his crib (while both of the military parents were working),…

Health & Wellness

Prompting Change: Alzheimer’s Awareness

By Jaime Cobb - Nov 23 2017


November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month and there are many campaigns encouraging us to take action to End Alz., and to Go Purple with a Purpose. We are asked to show our support by wearing purple, hanging purple ribbons in windows, and to update your Facebook profile with a purple icon. Currently, there are more…

Inspiration

Stuff You Own but Can’t Take With You

By Deb Kreimborg - Nov 22 2017


Time for some introspection this week as I sit overwhelmed by stuff.  Stuff you own but can’t take with you.  Stuff you love but … no one wants?  Stuff you need but not six of them.  Stuff that makes you smile but at the same time, cry.  Stuff you hold on to because well there…

Inspiration

Thankful for the Kindness of Strangers

By Kimberly Sulfridge - Nov 20 2017


The temperatures outside have cooled down and the leaves have started to turn.  It must mean fall has finally arrived.  It’s November and the holiday season is upon us.  Thanksgiving and Christmas are full of traditions and a time to look back over the year and celebrate with one another.  As I look back at…

Inspiration

Finding Gratitude in Everything: Thanksgiving

By Janet Bernstein - Nov 20 2017


As we approach the upcoming holidays, once again we will be bombarded by social media posts about being thankful or “blessed.” I’m not saying I don’t get it. I totally do. It’s a great time of year to attempt to be focused on anything except the stress of getting all done and feeling overwhelmed. But…

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How To Talk To Your Parents About Money with Emily Stroud

By Sarah Webb - Nov 17 2017


The psychology of talking to our parents about money is confusing because it’s one of those things they should have talked to us about.  As adult children we sometimes take on the role of the parent by advising our older parents in financial and health matters.  Emily Stroud  is on Plaid Radio shares her advice….

Career & Money

How To Talk To Your Parents About Money

By Sarah Webb - Nov 17 2017


The psychology of talking to our parents about money is confusing because it’s one of those things they should have talked to us about.  As adult children we sometimes take on the role of the parent by advising our older parents in financial and health matters.  Here are some ideas to make the conversations easier…

Home & Family

Does Your Spouse Know Your Inner Child?

By Ami Evans - Nov 16 2017


It seems we get too serious, uptight and lose our playful self in the business and structure of life. Do you make time to play? Do you remember back in elementary school when there was recess time? It was the most anticipated time, after you’ve been sitting in a desk and staring at the chalkboard…

Health & Wellness

Hope Emerges from Recovery

By Julie Jeter - Nov 15 2017


Nov. 15 will always be a day filled with gratitude for me. Well, 29 years ago on this day I didn’t feel very grateful.  I had arrived at the absolute lowest point of my life, yet the paradox was that by finally getting there, circumstances could inexorably change for the better. What happened on that…

Career & Money

When Women and Men Work Together: The Costs and Benefits

By Dr. Anne Litwin - Nov 14 2017


Many women and men are still wary of working together when their work requires them to have one-on-one meetings or to travel together for business. New research reported by Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times  reveals that almost two-thirds of the 5,282 registered voters surveyed by the New York Times say, “People should…

Inspiration

#MeToo – Breaking the Silence of Sexual Abuse

By Silke Schwarzkopf - Nov 13 2017


Eight years ago I turned fifty, left my marriage, sold my house in Texas, purged and packed my belongings in preparation for my move back to Orange County, California. It was then I ran across my 35-year-old college books. Perusing the titles raised a few smiles, and I simply couldn’t bring myself to place “Women…

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Butter Your Nose, It’s Tradition

By Michele Gooch - Nov 13 2017


On my mom’s side of the family, we have an unusual birthday tradition. In celebration of the day you were born, we will ambush you and butter your nose. We don’t know how it got started or why, but we dutifully keep it alive. Our family is spread wide across several states and deep through…

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Building Up An Emergency Fund With Clever Girl Finance

By Sarah Webb - Nov 10 2017


Bola Onada Sokunbi is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), money expert, business strategist and all-round finance junkie.   She runs Clever Girl Finance and today is going to share her story and a bit of wisdom about emergency fund. Web: clevergirlfinance.com  clevergirlsknow.com Instagram:  @clevergirlfinance @clevergirlsknow Facebook: Facebook.com/clevergirlfinance Facebook.com/clevergirlsknow Twitter: @clevergirlCGF @clevergirlsknow