The Wonderful World of Robo-Advisors

The Wonderful World of Robo-Advisors

Investing money is an effective way to grow your wealth, but knowing how to invest and what to invest in can be difficult when starting out. Until recently, the only options for investing were doing it on your own (a rather intimidating prospect for a newbie) or hiring an investment advisor, which comes with its own research burden to find the right advisor. Fortunately, there is now a third option available - using a robo-advisor.

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How Do You Know What You Can Deduct?

How Do You Know What You Can Deduct?

It’s tax time and that can be stressful. It can also be a time where people feel hopeful about receiving a large refund for taxes overpaid during the year. In order to fully understand this process, it is important to recognize that your refund is for taxes that you paid during the year that are more than your tax burden should be based on your income and expenses. This seems simple enough, but many people feel sheepish about taking the full benefit of their write-offs. This is silly however, because a write-off represents your expense while contributing to the the economic value of our economy.

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Personal Finance Insights from Self-Employed Women #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Personal Finance Insights from Self-Employed Women #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Yesterday I had the privilege of organizing an event in honor of Women’s Money Week at Whetstone Workgroup. Since the patrons at Whetstone are self-employed, we set up a discussion with financial counselor Katharine Perry on saving for retirement when you’re self-employed (and female.)

I  learned a lot about what self-employed women are worried about when it comes to personal finance, and also got some insights from those who have done this freelancing gig for a lot longer than I have. I wanted to share some of that with you here today.

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A Big Mistake Most People Make As Their Salary Increases #WMWeek17 @ClaudiaRwealth

A Big Mistake Most People Make As Their Salary Increases #WMWeek17 @ClaudiaRwealth

In celebration of the 6th annual Women’s Money Week, see this post below about spending to match your income. #WMWeek17

I venture to guess that when you were growing up your parents told you that you needed to get a good education so that when you graduated you could get a great job.

So you did just that. Fast forward to today, you’ve been working for years.

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Ways of Making Money Online that You May be Overlooking #WMWeek17 @ thewahwife

Ways of Making Money Online that You May be Overlooking #WMWeek17 @ thewahwife

When it comes to ways of making money online, our minds usually head straight to things like customer service for a company such as Amazon or blogging – because that’s what everybody is doing. Right? Well, there are so many options in between that you may be overlooking.

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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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Teaching Kids About Money and Business with Pokemon Go!

Teaching Kids About Money and Business with Pokemon Go!

I began playing Pokemon Go out of curiosity. There were a lot of headlines surrounding the new phenomenon, and I wanted to experience first-hand what it was about. As I played, I became enthusiast and began writing about the game’s obvious health benefits. Since I’ve been playing for a while now, I’ve observed some other subtle rewards that reinforce my appreciation for the game: most notably, Pokemon Go teaches players (hopefully young players) about money. The game is both a model for how to how to manage money and promote business.

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4 Tips to Getting a Good Job Out of College

4 Tips to Getting a Good Job Out of College

So you just graduated college, and you’re sitting at home staring at your really expensive piece of paper, wondering “Now what?” Leaving college, particularly as a 20-something, can be an intimidating shift. We’re leaving the relative shallow safety of our collegiate reef and swimming off the continental shelf into open ocean, which is full of scary fish like “finding a job”, “student loan debt” and “bills”. In what so often feels like a sink-or-swim situation...

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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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Career Advice for Women Looking for Work Life Balance #WMW16 @moneycrashers

Career Advice for Women Looking for Work Life Balance #WMW16 @moneycrashers

Women wear hats. A lot of hats. So many hats, in fact, that one could say that they wear more hats than any other group in society, including ball players and construction workers. Women’s hats include the mom hat, the wife hat, the friend hat, the daughter hat, the sister hat, and the employee hat.

With so many roles that women have to play, the role of career often becomes rushed, half-hearted, or interrupted. Women have so many demands on them that they cannot always live out their dreams in the workplace. Working can become a burden, instead of a way to fulfill ourselves.

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Top 10 Female CEOs & Influential Business Women of American Companies #WMW16 @MoneyCrashers

Top 10 Female CEOs & Influential Business Women of American Companies  #WMW16 @MoneyCrashers

Margaret Thatcher once famously said, “If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” Neuroscientists have reported that there are innate differences in the way men and women think, but that doesn’t mean men make better leaders, despite the fact that more men have secured top leadership positions.

Presently, there are roughly 22 female presidents or prime ministers in the world, and about a dozen women executivesat the helm of Fortune 500 companies. Getting to the top hasn’t been easy, especially for these top 10 women CEOs:

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Money Lessons for my Younger Self #WMW16 @ctwbdc

Money Lessons for my Younger Self  #WMW16 @ctwbdc

I look back on those formative years and have to laugh.  Although I was working really hard, I really wasn’t working very smart.  I was a kid, living at home, and had all of my expenses paid for…I guess in a way you could say I had the best gig in town. 

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To Budget or Not to Budget #WMW16 @foundingmom

To Budget or Not to Budget #WMW16  @foundingmom

In the beginning of my transition from 9 to 5 life, I tried to budget every penny, now when I say budget, I mean the part where you try to plan where every dollar is going to go. After my dollars decided to go where they pleased instead of where I’d told them to go I quickly learned that life as an entrepreneur for me was less about planning and more about preparation.

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