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Women and Retirement Planning

Women and Retirement Planning

Women face special challenges when planning for retirement. Because their careers are often interrupted to care for children or elderly parents, women may spend less time in the workforce and earn less money than men in the same age group. As a result, their retirement plan balances, Social Security benefits, and pension benefits are often […]

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Savvy Women and Money- Running Edition

By on January 17, 2014 in Featured, Savvy Women & Money with 0 Comments

Running a 5K was a goal on my bucket list. There was just one problem: I was not a runner. I couldn’t run from my front door to my mailbox. I tried a “Couch to 5K” program that I found online. It was hard. And boring. And I had loads of excuses why I couldn’t […]

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Why Women Need Social Security

Why Women Need Social Security

Did you know that the first person ever to receive ongoing Social Security benefits was a woman? Ever since Ida May Fuller received the first retirement benefit check in 1940, women have been counting on Social Security to provide much-needed retirement income. Social Security provides other important benefits too, including disability and survivor’s benefits, that […]

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The “Weight Watchers” approach to a healthy Financial Lifestyle

Every woman has gone on a diet at one time or another. Much of what we learn from dieting can be applied to a financially healthy lifestyle. Below are statements found on the Weight Watchers website as to why their program is different and successful.

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