Making the planet better is a heartfelt goal for most of us. But it’s difficult to know how one person can do that and truly make a difference. Jane Mosbacher Morris has some ideas In her practical new book, Buy the Change You Want to See: Use Your Purchasing Power to Make the World a Better […]
“Two-income households typically make more, but save less,” says Cindy Hounsell, president of the Washington D.C.-based Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER).
“First and foremost, for us, the life we want to create is the target, while money is the tool that helps us achieve it. For many men, it is the other way around.”
“Once you have been to a place, you have a feel for it,” Cliff says. “As you get older, you appreciate the subtleties a little more. You have done all the tourist stuff but getting to walk in the neighborhoods and feeling like you are living there by going to the grocery stores and markets, is the magic. You’re part of the fabric of the culture and not just a tourist.
For Lindsay Corner, 25, saving for retirement has a greater urgency than for many of her peers. “None of my girlfriends talk about it, but I feel fairly confident about managing money and finances,” Ms. Corner said. “I learned about it from my parents and, in college, I studied accounting and finance and took a […]
I recently attended a Milken Institute Future of Health Summit panel in Washington, D.C. called Race, Gender, and Work: The Economics of Healthy Aging. The experts’ insights whizzed across a range of topics from caregiving to investing and jobs, but there was one common thread: the critical financial issues facing women. I was especially struck by […]
Women entrepreneurs who have trouble raising capital for their ventures and managing the month-to-month cash flow often find business credit cards especially helpful. A business credit card provides you a credit line, and, if used prudently, can help your company navigate through periods of lopsided cash flow. Plus, it can provide you a cushion between […]
Shortly after we got married, my husband set up an appointment with his financial adviser for us to discuss the blending of our financial lives. It was an eye-opener. His adviser barely made eye contact with me after the initial introduction and addressed all his remarks to my husband. Bristling and insulted, I pledged never […]
When Colleen O’Bryant pivoted from her job as operations manager at an insurance firm to start her own business as an herbalist, her training came with a steep price tag. Ms. O’Bryant, 40, didn’t make any rash money moves, however. She and her husband budgeted for her education, and she took the necessary coursework over […]
Fluctuations in pay make it tricky to set aside the correct amount for your yearly tax bills. When I filed my 2017 taxes last month, I was reminded what a scramble that process can be for freelancers like me. It’s not uncommon for self-employed workers to have to write big checks in April to cover […]