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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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!).

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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.

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    15. 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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    16. 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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    17. 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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    18. Why Women Earn Less

      Why Women Earn Less

      Stumbled upon this noteworthy book feature from The Guardian and thought that we would share it. In it, Rachel Cook reviews Equal: A Story of Women, Men and Money by Carrie Gracie.

      It shares with us some important ideas in the book. Rachel points out: 

      Men are not necessarily going to acknowledge how hard we work themselves, or not in any concrete way, for all that our productivity may be exceedingly useful (“you ask so little”). Some of them, in fact, may be quite determined not to acknowledge it, or even to notice it at all.

      Give the full article ...

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    19. Financial Habits to Build for a More Stable Financial Life

      Financial Habits to Build for a More Stable Financial Life

      Here's a compelling article from the Shape. It's called 16 Money Rules Every Woman Should Know by Age 30.

      In it, Locke Hughes shares some interesting ideas. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Studies have found that 20 percent of adult women say they never negotiate salary at all, even when it may be appropriate. And even if women do negotiate, they don't ask for much: 30 percent less than male peers. Prepping for the big meeting? Make sure to highlight your contributions and commitment to your company.

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    20. Money Tips from an Uber Successful Financial Learning Startup Founder

      Money Tips from an Uber Successful Financial Learning Startup Founder

      Here's a fascinating article from the Glamour. It's called Alexa von Tobel Wants to Save You Time, Effort, and Money.

      In it, the successful financial education startup founder shares some insights into money and wealth creation. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Make a list of every financial thing you do or want to do, from checking in on the balance in your 401K to preparing for taxes to planning big trips or big-ticket purchases. Then make each "event" recur on a schedule that makes sense for you. Everything goes into a calendar as a reminder to ...

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    21. Myths About Women and Money That are Too Accurate to Dismiss

      Myths About Women and Money That are Too Accurate to Dismiss

      Some myths are just too accurate to dismiss. Thought we’d share this fascinating article from The Muse that shares with us some of the most prominent myths about women and money. It’s called 5 Myths We Believe About Women & Money.

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

      I think that myth persists because women themselves believe it. It’s the old joke: Men think they’re the expert if they just see something about something. Women have a PhD in a topic and they’re still concerned they don’t really ...

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    22. Having the Money Talk With Your Friends

      Having the Money Talk With Your Friends

      Here's a fascinating article from the online magazine, Glamour. It's called 6 Tips to Make Money Conversations With Friends as Painless as Possible.

      In it, Samantha Leach, a frequent contributor to the site, shares some insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      If you're in a position where a friend is demanding a lot from you financially, take a moment to step back and run the actual numbers. Once you know what you can afford to spend, reframe the conversation around that, rather than making it about what you can't afford.

      Have a look ...

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    23. Women Are Beginning to Flock to Investing Firms in Droves

      Women Are Beginning to Flock to Investing Firms in Droves

      Here's a fascinating article from the Medium. It's called The Future of Finance Will be Female.

      It has got some really insightful perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Impact investors want to make decisions based on risk, reward and on the amount of “good” an investment produces in the world. For women and millennials, this “good” is not contingent on conventional investment-return metrics. In the face of global population growth, income inequality and climate change, risk and opportunity in 2019 are very different from 1989.

      Have a look at the full article for more of the ...

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    24. What if The Wife Makes More Money Than the Husband?

      What if The Wife Makes More Money Than the Husband?

      Here's a really fascinating article from the Vox. It's called She Makes Triple His Salary.

      It's a fascinating piece that we thought we ought to share with you. Here's one point that clearly made an impact on us here at Wise Girls Money:

      So my goal for so long as a woman was to make my own money and be my own person and have a career so I would never get stuck in a relationship like that, where I’d have to depend on somebody.

      I had always assumed that it would be equal, that ...

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