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Over the last 100 years, women and money have come a long way. Learn about the history of women’s financial rights, the modern statistics associated with women and money, and why improving women’s financial literacy is Family Finance Mom’s #1 mission. While there’s endless discussion today of the gender wage gap, the reality is women’s…Read More
When it comes to investing, many of you are coming with a completely blank slate. You want to know what you need to do to get started and what’s the best way to invest money. Learn about the types of account you need to access the markets, where I recommend you start, and what to…Read More
Congratulations, your precious baby is finally here. Now the real fun begins! While you may have purchased everything on your baby registry list, there are many family legal and financial tasks you cannot actually begin until your baby arrives, and some come with significant time sensitivity. So even if you’ve been preparing for a baby financially…Read More
Once your budget is under control, the next most common question I get is “How much should I save for retirement?” Our retirement plan is likely to look a lot different than it did for our grandparents, and even our parents… and most of us aren’t saving nearly enough!Read More
Before kids, most parents never even gave life insurance a thought. Most of us don’t like to dwell on our own mortality… especially when celebrating a new life, the birth of a child! But when you have a new baby, that’s exactly when you should be thinking about it most. It’s what life insurance for parents is for – to protect your family financially when faced with the loss of you or your spouse. So what exactly is life insurance? How does it work?Read More
Last month, you made your budget, and (gasp) realized how much you actually spend! You might be thinking, I pay HOW MUCH for that?!? I know the first time I went through the exercise one line item that jumped off the spreadsheet for me was cable. I remembered signing up for the ‘Triple Play’ to save all this money,…Read More
We can’t play Santa to everyone during the holidays. While our shopping list might seem as long as his, we don’t have unlimited funds, an army of elves, and a workshop in the North Pole cranking gifts out all year. From extended family and friends, to teachers, neighbors and co-workers, the list to buy for seems…Read More
I received complimentary product from Burt’s Bees Baby to facilitate my review. All opinions presented are 100% my own. #BurtsBeesBaby #Holiday Holiday savings sounds like an oxymoron, right? But the holidays don’t have to be a budget breaking extravaganza. Today’s Financially Savvy Friday post is the first in a multi-week series featuring holiday savings tips to celebrate…Read More