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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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.

      Have a look at the complete article for ...

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Money Management Tips for Women

      Money Management Tips for Women

      Here's a fascinating article from CNBC. It's called How Women Can Take Control of Their Money and Grow Their Wealth.

      In it, Michelle Fox shares some really eye-opening insights. Here's one that really piqued our interest:

      Women learn, in part, by talking with others. Yet, there is a taboo around discussing finances.

      Take a look at the rest of the tips here as it may be the one that makes you rich...

       

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    10. How to Build a Wellbeing Economy

      How to Build a Wellbeing Economy

      The free market economy doesn't have to be a cutthroat game. This article from Financial Capability helps us envision such an economy with this fascinating op-ed. It’s titled Redesigning Finance for a Wellbeing Economy.

      In it, Yasin Masukor shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Empathy finds ways to create wellbeing outcomes, and entrepreneurialism finds ways to create financial sustainability. Both are needed for success. Empathy without entrepreneurialism leads to well-meaning initiatives that are impossible to sustain. Entrepreneurialism without empathy leads to predatory products, unhappy customers, and broken trust.

      If you want more of her fascinating ...

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    11. The Importance of Settling Finances Straight Before Getting Married

      The Importance of Settling Finances Straight Before Getting Married

      Prevention, they say, is better than cure. For post-divorce financial disputes, this is also the case. Doing so would make moving on so much easier.

      Here's an article by Philippa Hunt from Wise Girls Money that shares some insightful ideas on the subject. It's called Be Money Prepared Before You Get Married or Live Together.

      She gives us some interesting thoughts here. This one's particularly noteworthy:

      Even though you think that drawing up a financial agreement is unromantic now and looks as though you don’t trust your partner, you need to look out for your input ...

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    12. Closing the Gender Investing Gap

      Closing the Gender Investing Gap

      Came across this fascinating piece from Ellevest and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled A How-To on Closing the Gender Investing Gap.

      In it, Sallie Krawcheck shares some intriguing points. Here’s one of them:

      Of all the assets controlled by women, 71% is in cash — aka not invested. When you leave your savings in cash, you may miss out on market gains that could be earned over time, and even worse — inflation actually lessens your purchasing power. This is the precursor to the gender investing gap, and it’s not our fault. Honestly it’s not.

      The ...

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    13. Building These Money Habits Can Help You Find Financial Independence

      Building These Money Habits Can Help You Find Financial Independence

      Came across this fascinating piece from Paula Pant and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled Money Habits You Shouldn't Skip.

      She shares some intriguing points here. This one is a great example:

      If you live in a manner that’s far too frugal and deprive yourself constantly, you'll eventually counter-balance by overspending. If you maintain a lifestyle that’s sustainable, complete with occasional indulgences in the things you value most, you’ll maintain strong financial habits over the long run.

      If you want more, give the full article a quick read at the website linked below…

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    14. The Role of Money in Women's Empowerment

      The Role of Money in Women's Empowerment

      Here's a fascinating article from Newsweek. It's called Women Won't Achieve True Power Until We Start Talking Frankly About Money.

      In it, Sallie Krawcheck shares some interesting perspectives. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:

      Money is not everything. But it is something: It's a source of power, and we as parents—and the media—are unknowingly hurting our children, teaching our daughters a helplessness around money, and forcing our sons to bear the majority of the stress around money.

      So if we truly want to empower our girls, it's time to acknowledge that empowering ...

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    15. How Money is One of the Central Issues Why Women Stay in Unhappy Marriages

      How Money is One of the Central Issues Why Women Stay in Unhappy Marriages

      Thought we’d share this fascinating article from CNBC. It’s titled Money Stress Traps Many Women Into Staying in Unhappy Marriages.

      It offers some thought-provoking perspectives. Here’s one that we thought was interesting:

      The years spent out of the workforce can have a devastating impact on the earning potential of women. Having taken a pause in their careers to raise children, these women struggle to re-engage in a professional world that may not welcome them back.

      To find out more, take a look at the rest of this write-up.

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    16. Women Aren't Adopting Digital Banks

      Women Aren't Adopting Digital Banks

      Thought we would share this interesting piece from Your Money Blog. It's called Why Do Challenger Banks Have a Female Problem?

      It's by financial journalist and blogger Iona Bain. In it, she shares some fascinating insights like this one:

      The gender gap in challenger bank awareness has complex and varied causes. One major factor to consider is that men are more likely to be “early adopters” than women, latching onto new technology quicker. Women are doubly disadvantaged when it comes to fintech because they have also been left behind in the world of tech, both as consumers and ...

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    17. The Evolution of Women's Relationship with Money

      The Evolution of Women's Relationship with Money

      Came across this fascinating piece from Bustle and it really piqued our interest. It’s titled 5 Stats the Prove the Money Conversation Has Changed Drastically for Women.

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

      Women may combine friend groups and closets with their significant others, but not finances: Nearly two-thirds of millennial women in relationships surveyed say that keeping a separate bank account helps them to feel independent from their partner. It’s an obvious improvement from the days when women had limited access to their own money, but it’s also a sign that millennial ...

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    18. Trading Goals for the Wise Trader

      Trading Goals for the Wise Trader

      Think you can make money in trading? Luckily, we stumbled upon this article from Money Control so we can share it with you. It's called What Should Be Your Ultimate Objective While Trading?

      It shares some thought-provoking insights. Here's one of them:

      Initially it is good to learn by listening to experts and the trading/investing community. When you have achieved a sufficient learning curve, it is always good to undertake a self-analysis and self-experiment rather than confirm your opinions with other traders/investors. Cross-checking with experts calls for a probability of a loss in a dynamic market ...

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    19. Cryptocurrency Scam Alert!

      Cryptocurrency Scam Alert!

      Con artists and scammers litter the internet. Luckily, we stumbled upon this article from the Business Insider. It's titled 5 Cryptocurrency Scammers Charged Over $3 Million Fraud.

      It's important to stay abreast on scams like these so we're sharing this informative article. Here are some key insights from the piece:

      In 2018, Australians lost a combined $489.7 million to scams, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. This only takes into account scams reported to Scamwatch, ACORN and other government agencies.

      For more information on this scam, give the rest of the article a read ...

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    20. How to Deal when You've Hit Bottom on Your Bank Account

      How to Deal when You've Hit Bottom on Your Bank Account

      We sincerely hope this doesn't affect any of our readers, but it's good to be prepared for the absolute worst. When you've scraped the barrel and there's nearly nothing left, you need to fight the urge to panic and make the hard decisions you need to survive.

      Melanie Pinola and Lisa Rowan of LifeHacker share the emergency measures you need to take to keep yourself afloat. Here's one tidbit from the article when prioritizing where to allocate what little money you have:

      When money’s really tight there are some bills you can let slide ...

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    21. What You Should Know About Starting and Running a Business

      What You Should Know About Starting and Running a Business

      Ever thought about building and running your own business? We're lucky to have stumbled upon this article from Living Well Spending Less so we can share it with you. It's called Are You Ready To Be Your Own Boss? 8 Truths About Running Your Own Business.

      It raises some important points. Here's one of them:

      When you own your own business, you’re in charge of making all the decisions. While initially, this sounds like a great deal, it’s also daunting and tough at times. If you don’t perform, you won’t earn money. The ...

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    22. 11 Statistics about Work-from-Home that Might Shock You

      11 Statistics about Work-from-Home that Might Shock You

      Work-from-home opportunities are becoming more and more common nowadays, and yet some people are nervous about it because they have certain conceptions about the way it works. This article from Fundera shows the numbers behind surveys and studies conducted on remote workers and their employers that might make you consider joining their ranks.

      Here's one that debunked my personal misconception about working from home:

      On average, telecommuters have a higher income than non-telecommuters do. Here’s how it breaks down: Among those employees who make $100,000 a year or less, the average telecommuter makes approximately $4,000 more ...

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    23. 8 Things You Can Do To Stop the Shopaholic in You

      8 Things You Can Do To Stop the Shopaholic in You

      In our consumerist culture, buying things = feeling good. But more often than not, the joy we get from shopping is fleeting and leaves us feeling guilty afterward. This article by Courtney Carver of BeMoreWithLess lists 8 concrete ways that you can start curbing your shopaholic tendencies today.

      Here's one I'll definitely try:

      What really matters to you? If you want to become debt free, support a local charity, spend two weeks in another country, take salsa dancing lessons, build a house, or change careers, start a fund specifically for that. When you are tempted to shop, ask yourself ...

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    24. Bloggers on FIRE: Who to Follow if You want to Gain "Financial Independence and Retire Early"

      Bloggers on FIRE: Who to Follow if You want to Gain "Financial Independence and Retire Early"

      The "Financial Independence, Retire Early" (FIRE) idea is gaining traction, and here are 9 blogs that you should consider reading if FIRE is one of your goals. Kelly Anne Smith of Forbes Magazine shares the 9 bloggers who are at the forefront of this movement--and 6 of these are women!

      Here's something I found interesting from the anonymous blogger behind Frugal Girl:

      The money is one thing, but the bigger goal should be to find the current joy in living,” she says. “Even if you reach a million dollars you can be miserable. You should be able to say ...

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