Research shows that in reality, women are better than men in financial terms especially when it comes to investing. It's because we don't have a problem following the rules. And we don't mind asking questions if we don't know.
Times are tough right now and holidays are right around the corner and so are lots of expenses. Every one of us is scratching our heads and trying to figure out ways to bring in some extra cash. You may need extra money to buy gifts or just to pay the rent.
Women want to feel empowered with money, but it may not be a concern for them until they are facing a breakup or divorce. The best way for women to recover from a breakup, is to get comfortable and powerful with money fast. Women Who Attract (or have left!) Mr. Wrong, need different money advice and education than women who don't have, or have never had, man or money drama, and they need a different kind of information than men.
With so many people still struggling to find work in this slow moving economy, those with jobs being quite frugal even during the holidays, and many losing much of their retirement funds... are we all going to be working just like today till we're 80? I saw a tv news story of a woman who had always hoped she's retire in her 60s or even 70s, but now realizes she may have to continue working into her 80s. How many people can imagine this?
What do you think... • Do personal finance books written by women for women perpetuate the myth that women are bad with money? • Why is there a "money management for women" section but no "money management for men" section at Amazon and other booksellers? • What's up with all the diet analogies in these books - could they be any more demeaning?
By Krissy Dolor Forbes may be a money magazine, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love celebrities, too! Last week, the magazine reported on a recent study conducted by the University of Abertay Dundee in Scotland, which found that as women earn money and financial independence, their attraction to good-looking, older men increases. In addition, these women hold a man’s looks to a higher standard. The university has dubbed this “The George Clooney effect.”
Do you have enough money? Last week I wrote about the high cost to women of not speaking up for ourselves financially in the workplace. One statistic from that piece keeps floating through my head like the Goodyear blimp: Women who consistently negotiate their salaries throughout their careers earn $1 million more over their work lives than women who do not.
Quick - what was the first thing that came to your mind when you read the title of this post? What about "Gentleman, should you ask for it?" Would this change your response? For many people the female-oriented title raises sexual connotations while the male-oriented iteration conjures thoughts of money and power.