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Doing Well By Doing Good: How to Match Your Investments with Your Values

Doing Well By Doing Good: How to Match Your Investments with Your Values

  When certified financial adviser Kenneth Klabunde of Precedent Asset Management asks clients if they’re interested in investing in companies whose values match theirs—such as those that promote diversity or clean energy—or excluding companies for moral or ethical reasons, it’s usually the women who light up, he says. His experience echoes a recent study by Morgan Stanley that found women (along with millennials) are leading the charge in what’s called sustainable, responsible impact investing (SRI), with 76% showing interest versus 62% of men. Women are more than twice as likely to look at an investment’s positive... Read More

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Are You a Wealth Generator?

Are You a Wealth Generator?

  (Re-posting an oldie but goodie to honor the late Thomas Stanley, author of the “The Millionaire Next Door”). This was one of my aha money lessons years ago: Growing your wealth has nothing to do with how much you make. When it comes to generating wealth, net worth is what counts. In fact, studies show that those in certain... Read More

Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

  I read a quote on the blog, A Wealth of Common Sense (one of my favorites on investing wisdom), that struck me as a powerful way to think about saving. It basically said that we owe ourselves money for the future. A lot of money. And the more we pay up today, the less we owe. At first I wondered, could that concept convince anyone to save?... Read More

One Tip for Creating More Fulfillment in Your Work and Life (Editor’s Blog)

One Tip for Creating More Fulfillment in Your Work and Life (Editor’s Blog)

  There’s a quote that circulates on social media that says, “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.” (It doesn’t say who the author is). Having worked on and refined that process myself... Read More

How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

  A friend said to me recently, ‘How can you mix money and mindfulness when those two things are at such opposite ends of the spectrum?’ I understand why she might feel that way. Many people equate mindfulness with spirituality, and money doesn’t seem to fall into that category. But the truth is, they absolutely go together. Here are two... Read More

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

  With the new year coming up in a matter of weeks, it’s a great time to take stock of your financial health, get organized, and make sure you’re on track for 2015. One of the best ways to do that is to start running your household finances as if you were a business, which essentially you are—You, Inc.—with you as the CEO and... Read More

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

  In his work, Robert Schmansky, a Michigan-based financial advisor, meets a lot of women who are nervous about investing, in some cases because they don’t know enough about it or find it confusing, or they don’t want to risk losing what they have. We can all identify, and it’s likely that some of the terminology doesn’t help... Read More

Why Women Fear Success and Why We Shouldn’t

Why Women Fear Success and Why We Shouldn’t

  I feel like we need a big pow-wow on this topic. Research shows that while women fear becoming bag ladies, they also fear success. Specifically, women are afraid that success will alienate them, according to the 2013 Allianz Women, Money, and Power Study. The thinking is that if they earn too much, they won’t be liked. And what ‘s... Read More

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How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

How Mindfulness Can Help You Grow Your Nest Egg

  A friend said to me recently, ‘How can you mix money and mindfulness when those two things are... Read More

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

Manage Your Money As If You’re a Business: 7 Tips for Being a Great CFO

  With the new year coming up in a matter of weeks, it’s a great time to take stock of your... Read More

Roots of Success: An Interview with Internetpreneur Nicola Bird

Roots of Success: An Interview with Internetpreneur Nicola Bird

  Business coach, Nicola Bird’s website says she is “the owner of one outrageously successful... Read More

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

Matching Investments to Your Goals Can Help You Invest More With Less Stress

  In his work, Robert Schmansky, a Michigan-based financial advisor, meets a lot of women who are... Read More

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