Don't Drive into Debt

Don't Drive into Debt

Now that tax, and tax return, season is upon us, maybe you’re thinking about purchasing a car. A tax return can make a solid down payment on a car. Because cars are a depreciating investment, it is important to find a reliable car that fits your budget and won’t break down, causing extra bills and stress

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Is the Mortgage Tax Deduction in Your Best Interest?

Is the Mortgage Tax Deduction in Your Best Interest?

So tax season is upon us, and if you’re paying on a mortgage, you probably feel pretty excited about the home mortgage tax deduction that comes with it. After all, everyone says that you should hold off on fully repaying your mortgage because the tax deduction saves you money. Unfortunately, that common sense advice isn’t really sensible at all, and may actually be costing you money.

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How To Save More Money & Still Enjoy Life #WMWeek17 @journeytolaunch

How To Save More Money & Still Enjoy Life #WMWeek17 @journeytolaunch

In a perfect world, we all want to improve our finances by saving more, spending less and avoiding debt. Often, what holds us back from making trans-formative changes to our finances, is the fear that we will be in essence giving up the things we enjoy the most

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3 Solid Reasons to Keep Your Finances Separate #WMWeek17 @mmarquit

3 Solid Reasons to Keep Your Finances Separate #WMWeek17 @mmarquit

We hear all the time that you should combine finances when you combine lives. Here are some reasons to keep your finances separate even after you get married. It’s pretty much taken as an article of faith that marriage means combining finances with your S.O.

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First Step to Overcoming Financial Stress

First Step to Overcoming Financial Stress

It’s easy to despair over your finances, whether it’s your debt load, learning poor spending habits left you broke, or simply realizing you don’t know squat about doing your taxes. And it’s okay to have a cry once in a while. Crying is a normal reaction to stress. But when tears and despair become the norm when you think about your finances, you’ve got a problem. The more you despair, the more you lose hope and feel powerless to make any meaningful changes. News flash: this is your life, and you’re the only one who can improve it. And the first step to creating change and hope is gratitude.

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Women Veterans - How to Overcome Financial Uncertainty

Women Veterans - How to Overcome Financial Uncertainty

55% of veterans believe they aren’t well prepared for a financial emergency. 77% of service members have financial worries, and 57% worry especially about losing income and job security due to defense cuts. These statistics show a grim reality for America Veterans, regardless of gender. Approximately 11% of our veteran population is female, many of whom are mothers. If you are a female veteran feeling financial strapped and worried about your family, we at Women’s Money® salute and honor your service to our country and want to help you achieve financial security.

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Acorns to Assets: Preparing Financially for 2017

Acorns to Assets: Preparing Financially for 2017

So 2017 is approaching and your financial situation is less than ideal. Believe me, a broke college graduate, when I say I understand. But it’s time to take that mess and sort it out. A scary prospect? Absolutely. But one of the most important things to remember is that building a stable financial life is a process. It’s not going to happen overnight, and that’s okay. I have a few tips and tricks to help begin the process of turning your financial acorns into 2017’s assets.

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7 Ways Your Bank May Be Robbing You Blind

7 Ways Your Bank May Be Robbing You Blind

Putting money in the bank always feels satisfying. But how do you decide which bank to put your money in? The first thing to consider when choosing a bank isn’t their rewards program or the quality of their commercials. It’s their...

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College Seniors - Start Your Student Loan Payoff Plan NOW

College Seniors - Start Your Student Loan Payoff Plan NOW

The first day of your last year as an undergrad is a satisfying day, because it puts you that much closer to the finish line of your bachelors. Unfortunately, it also puts you that much closer to the student debt you’ve spent the last three years trying to ignore. In my experience, student loans are the biggest underlying stressor of college, but ultimately being uniformed about your debt profile does you no favors. However, it’s not too late to study that beast and prepare for battle.

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Mujeres y Dinero - Cuidado con los fraudes

Mujeres y Dinero - Cuidado con los fraudes

We are HONORED AND THRILLED to announce Miriam Lira-Hickerson, Ombudsman of Minority Affairs for the State of Nevada, will be speaking on August 13 at the La Conference de Mujeres y Dinero. She will sharing information on "Cuidado con los fraudes".   Keep your hard earned money safe with the tips and resources Miriam shares!  Don't miss her. Register today for the conference. http://www.womensmoney.org/2016-rnomyd

About Miriam - OMBUDSMAN OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS FOR MINORITIES

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It's time to give your finances a spring cleaning. Start with a #FinancialSelfie #WomensMoney

It's time to give your finances a spring cleaning. Start with a #FinancialSelfie #WomensMoney

It's been almost three months since New Year's Eve. The first day of spring has passed, and holidays celebrating reflection and renewal are coming up.  It's the time of "spring cleaning". 

It's also time to get an honest picture of your personal financial condition. 

Here are some quick, cool, and fairly painless ways to get your financial status reviewed:

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Turn budgeting into date night #WMW16 @12LocalNews @sslatton

Turn budgeting into date night  #WMW16  @12LocalNews @sslatton

This week you can find more financial advice for women, as part of National Women's Money Week. Several topics and articles are on www.womensmoney.org. Maple Grove personal finance author Carrie Rocha is involved with the nonprofit that promotes financial education for women.

"So much financial information is geared and written toward the way men think, however women are central to a family's financial experience, so it's really set out to target and empower women," says Rocha, who encourages readers to learn something new this week about smart money management.

"Whether it's setting a budget or getting out of debt, or investing or managing your assets, wherever people are, they need to make the wisest choices for their unique situation," she said.
 

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