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    1. Steps to Building Your Wealth

      Steps to Building Your Wealth

       Thought we'd share this thought-provoking article from Money Check. It's got some really interesting tips.

      Here's one that we just couldn't resist but share:

      The biggest thing that separates the rich from the broke is their mindset on execution. Rich people take massive action all the time. There’s not a moment of the day that they don’t fill with priority tasks designed to move them forward in life.

      Give the rest of this article a read to learn the rest...

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    2. Property Investing for Millennials, Beginners, and Noobs

      Property Investing for Millennials, Beginners, and Noobs

      Australian Millennial looking to get a foot in the door of property investing look no further. Here's an interesting piece from CNBC's Karen Gilchrist with some wisdom for you.

      In it, she shares some advice on beginners in the market. It's littered with interesting suggestions such as this one:

      Look at local data to find gentrifying locations. Those tend to be areas with high income and population growth rates. Generally though, said Butchovich, areas with good links to a city’s central business district and close proximity to parks and schools tend to be good bets.

      The ...

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    3. When is a Purchase Worth Breaking Your Financial Rules For?

      When is a Purchase Worth Breaking Your Financial Rules For?

      So, you've committed to saving but then you're faced with a purchase that you just can't say no to... What do you do? If you've had to face this dilemma, this piece from Get Rich Slowly is For You. 

      It's called When to Follow the Rules - and When to Break Them. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking: 

      Now, there's no doubt that sometimes a fence — or a rule or a guideline — outlives its usefulness. Sometimes when a person complains that a fence serves no purpose, she's right. And sometimes, as in the ...

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    4. Taking the Leap from being an Educator to an Entrepreneur

      Taking the Leap from being an Educator to an Entrepreneur

      Louise Luton turned her passion for teaching art into a passion for selling it. This article tells us all about her journey and how she made the transition from teacher to entrepreneur.

      In it, she also shares some of the most important lessons she learned along the way. Here's one that really resonated with us:

      No matter what you’re facing, remember the importance of working on your business “little and often” – accept that you can’t do everything today, but you can do SOMETHING today so just keep chipping away at your idea until you get there.

      This ...

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    5. Tips For Millennials on How to Achieve Financial Freedom

      Tips For Millennials on How to Achieve Financial Freedom

      Here's a noteworthy article from the Business Insider called You Control Your Money or Money Controls You.

      There is a lot of good advice here. This one's both helpful and very insightful:

      For those that are in debt, Lowrey advocates for a "debt attack plan." This could either be a debt snowball approach, in which a debtor pays down their debts in order of the smallest balance to largest balance, or a debt avalanche approach in which the borrower pays down their debts in order of highest interest rate to lowest. 

      Lowry says that the debt snowball approach ...

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    6. Fashion Stylist Highlights The Importance of Spending Smart During the Christmas Shopping Sprees

      Fashion Stylist Highlights The Importance of Spending Smart During the Christmas Shopping Sprees

      Marie Claire published this interesting piece. It's called The Frugality on How to be Smart with your Cash This Christmas. 

      In it, Olivia Adams shares some fascinating perspectivesHere’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking: 

      Christmas is associated with generosity, and therefore, often wealth – and it doesn’t have to be that at all,’ Alex, 36, explains. ‘If you have conversations about money often everyone is really relieved. Empower yourself by knowing how much money you have and where you choose to spend it.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s observations.

       
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    7. Female Entrepreneur Association is Saying Hello to a New Decade

      Female Entrepreneur Association is Saying Hello to a New Decade

      Thought this piece from the Female Entrepreneur Association would make a great read early in the year. It's called Saying Goodbye to The Decade and it shares the beginnings of the website and where it's headed.

      Here's a short excerpt:

      Just know that change will happen, but get really intentional about creating success, living your best life and building the business of your dreams. That’s what this is all about.

      So take some time now to start focusing on where you want to arrive in 10 years and start creating this picture for yourself. As a ...

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    8. Your Big Ideas Can Grow Even Bigger. Here's How You Can Do Just That

      Your Big Ideas Can Grow Even Bigger. Here's How You Can Do Just That

      Samantha Leach gives us some awesome advice in this article from Glamour. It's called 5 Tips For Turning Your Big Idea Into Even Bigger Business.

      She makes some really important points in it. Here’s one that got us to really think hard about our own expenses:

      When I decided I wanted to work on the Fiscal Femme full-time, I created a spreadsheet called the "Project Freedom." Here I tracked all of my income and expenses, and most important, it was a place where I tracked my total savings. Every time I saved money, I added it to the ...

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    9. Why Having Kids Shouldn't Cost As Much as You Feared

      Why Having Kids Shouldn't Cost As Much as You Feared

      Financy serves up some real wisdom in this interesting piece. It's titled 10 Things to Help Lower the Cost of Raising Kids.

      It's got some well-thought-out suggestions. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Make the most of economies of scale. Consider clothes that can be, or have been handed down, particularly as play clothes for children. Kids grow so fast that some items are hardly worn so don’t turn your nose up at this one!

      Give the rest of helpful write-up a read for more information.

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    10. The Value of Building Professional Networks for Women

      The Value of Building Professional Networks for Women

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Authority Magazine, a Medium-powered online magazine. It’s a feature on finance expert, Stacey Taylor.

      In it, she shares some stimulating ideas for women in the workforce. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      Women need to build professional networks, look for opportunities to shine, and come forward with their best ideas. Companies can help by creating formal mentorship programs for under- represented groups and creating flexible work scheduling and maternity programs that help women return to work in a way that supports families.

      To find out more about ...

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    11. There's Nothing Disposable About Your Income

      There's Nothing Disposable About Your Income

      This article from The Balance really piqued our interest. In it, Latoya Irby shares some really sound advice.

      It's called 10 Simple Ways to Manage Your Money Better. Here's a short excerpt:

      A critical part of your budget is the net income or the amount of money left after you subtract your expenses from your income. If you have any money left over, you can use it for fun and entertainment, but only up to a certain amount. You can’t go crazy with this money, especially if it’s not a lot of it has to last ...

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    12. Talking About Women and Money is Still a Taboo Topic

      Talking About Women and Money is Still a Taboo Topic

      Came across this noteworthy piece from The Guardian and thought that we would share it. It's called For Women to Talk About Money, Let Alone Demand Equal Pay, is Still Taboo.

      In it, Suzanne Moore shares with us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      Women’s relationship with money is still somehow considered embarrassing by society. Young women write confessionals full of masochism and the world is fascinated by these unspoken desires, which are part of our romantic ideology.

      Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context.

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    13. Why We Might Have to Save More Money Than Men

      Why We Might Have to Save More Money Than Men
      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Merrill Edge blogs. It’s titled Why Women Need to Save More for Retirement Than Men.

      It offers some interesting ideas. This one's a particularly thought-provoking one:

      While there is clearly a gender gap in earnings, data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics has shown improvements in women's earnings. Higher earnings for women could mean the potential for more investments.
      Nonetheless, the bottom line is that in order to make up for differences in earnings and benefits, and more retirement years due to longer life spans, women may have ...
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    14. Christmas Gifts Don't Have to Cost You An Arm and a Leg

      Christmas Gifts Don't Have to Cost You An Arm and a Leg

      Thought we'd share this interesting piece from Beanstalk Mom's Lucy Good. It's called Cheap Yet Life-Changing Christmas Gift Ideas.

      In it,  shares some perceptive observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      If there is one thing we all want more of in this crazy-busy word, it’s time. So gifting time to someone is really special. Organise some chores to be taken off your friend’s hands so they have more time for the activities they enjoy. You could do the chores yourself (or get your kids to do them!).

      Have a look at the complete ...

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    15. 10 Ideas in Alleviating Economic Inequality That are Worth Looking At

      10 Ideas in Alleviating Economic Inequality That are Worth Looking At

      Came across this piece from Financy and we thought that it would grab your attention too. It’s called 10 Big Ideas for Achieving Economic Equality.

      It has some thought-worthy ideas that in alleviating economic inequality. Here’s one of them:

      Media and school campaigns that promote gender equality in unpaid caring and housework such as “doing your fair share”, “it’s all not women’s work,” and “share the load on parenting.”

      To learn about the rest, take a look at the rest of the article at the link down below...

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    16. Women's Personal Finance

      Women's Personal Finance

      Found this article feature on Virginia Porcella, author of women's finance books High Heels Economy and SOS Economy. It's called 7 Strategic Financial Management Tips for Women.

      In it, the author shares some fascinating nuggets of wisdom. Here's one of them:

      Money cuts through all aspects of a person’s life: at a personal, employment, and even at a social level. Focusing on our personal finances means focusing on our lives. There is no overlap but rather integration, managing our accounts is not just another task but a key aspect to all that we do.

      Take a ...

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    17. Perks of Investing in Physical and Financial Wellness

      Perks of Investing in Physical and Financial Wellness

      Investing in your physical wellness can be just as beneficial for you as putting money to improve your financial wellness says this fascinating article. It's called Here’s Why an Active Wear Investment is Worth the Spend.

      In it, the author makes some really poignant points. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Gladstone-based financial planner Regina Taarnby believes that the best results can come from simultaneously investing in your physical health and your financial situation.

      Have a look at the complete article for more of the author’s interesting insights.

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    18. Why Female Homeownership Might Soon Rise in Australia

      Why Female Homeownership Might Soon Rise in Australia

      Stumbled upon this fascinating article from the Financy. It’s titled Are Lower Rates Motivating More Women to Buy Property?

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      According to a new survey by Allianz Australia, women are more motivated (79 per cent) than men (69 per cent) to buy their first home and are also more interested in growing their wealth through property.

      To find out more about these ideas, look into the rest of this insightful piece.

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    19. Why Honeymooning Around The World Right After Your Wedding Might Not Be the Best Financial Decision You'll Make

      Why Honeymooning Around The World Right After Your Wedding Might Not Be the Best Financial Decision You'll Make

      This article from Northwestern Mutual's blog page piqued our interest. Natasha Burton, the author, titles it How to Decide When to Take Your Honeymoon.

      It offers up some fascinating nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

       it’s crucial that you and your fiancé decide on a set budget for your honeymoon. For some, a honeymoon is a splurge-worthy occasion. For others, it’s just the first of many fabulous trips you’ll take together, so there’s not as much pressure to go all out. View this as an opportunity to practice financial planning together and get ...

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    20. Women Regret Joining Finances With Their Significant Others

      Women Regret Joining Finances With Their Significant Others

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Good Housekeeping. It's by the magazine's consumer affairs director Caroline Bloor.

      She shares with us some really fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

      New research by challenger wealth manager, Netwealth, shows that two in five divorced women regret not keeping their financial independence when they joined forces with their partners. Almost a third don’t believe they had or have a complete understanding of their partner’s wealth.

      Give the rest of this remarkable piece of writing a read for more information and context.

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    21. Keys to Securing Women's Financial Future

      Keys to Securing Women's Financial Future

      Here's a compelling 2018 article from Forbes. It's called 5 Ways Women Can Better Plan Their Financial Future.

      In it, Jennifer Halloran shares some fascinating observations. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Utilizing one’s personal network can help you succeed in many aspects of your personal, professional and financial life. In fact, 63 percent of women say their career has improved because of their community. And millennial women say that a community helped them saved more money and 38 percent have been supported by community during a time of financial stress.

      Have a look at the ...

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    22. An Overview into the Difference in Money Management Between Men and Women

      An Overview into the Difference in Money Management Between Men and Women

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from the Money Crashers. It’s called Men, Women & Money – How the Sexes Differ With Their Finances.

      It offers some stimulating ideas. Here’s one that we thought was genuinely noteworthy:

      The problem is that, while women are saving a larger share of their earnings, those earnings are smaller than men’s. If a woman making $30,000 saves 10% of her salary, while her male coworker with a $40,000 salary saves only 8%, he’ll still end up with $200 more in his account each year.

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    23. Women Are Better Than Men in Money Management Yet We're Less Likely to Get Invested In

      Women Are Better Than Men in Money Management Yet We're Less Likely to Get Invested In

      This article from Forbes piqued our curiosity. The author calls it 2 Reasons Women Are Truly Better With Money - In Business and Personal Lives. 

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom. This one was particularly thought-provoking: 

      As the statistics show, women are able to achieve business growth and so should be considered as big players in the business world. The question still stands: why are women not invested in? Why does the stereotype that women are poor in the business world still stand? One reason that this view is still held is due to the patriarchal dominance which is still ...

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    24. How to Take Care of Your Financial Health When You Fall In Love in Midlife

      How to Take Care of Your Financial Health When You Fall In Love in Midlife

      Came across this fascinating piece from the Daily Mail and it really piqued our interest. It’s called Why Every Midlife Woman Must Watch Their Money When They Fall In Love.

      It shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Keep finances separate and only open a joint account if you need to — for instance if you take out a mortgage together. Leave that account for paying the mortgage and bills, and continue to deal with things like holidays separately. If you are not earning the same amount of money, then agree who is going to pay what proportion ...

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