Money Talks. You Should, Too.

Money Talks. You Should, Too.

I think we can all agree that talking about our finances is uncomfortable, especially if your finances are not in the best health. Fortunately, you  do not need to broach this subject with everyone you meet. However you do need to be able to communicate with your significant other about money, especially in serious relationships.

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Plan your Meals; Plan your Spending

Plan your Meals; Plan your Spending

Making food at home is an easy way to trim your spending, but it can often feel difficult to fit in cooking, and clean-up, within daily life. A few months ago, my boyfriend and I started meal planning to save money and eat healthier and so far, we’re achieving our goal.

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Romance on a Budget

Romance on a Budget

So Valentine’s Day is 10 days away and you still don’t have a gift for your significant other. Don’t worry, I’ve also been procrastinating, but we’re going to get through this together. I’ve compiled a list of low-budget gifts and dates to help us make Valentine’s a success on a budget.

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A Rose on Any Other Day

A Rose on Any Other Day

If you’ve recently visited a store, you know Valentine’s Day is almost here. I’m a huge romantic sap and love the idea of Valentine’s Day, but the hype is a little out of control. Yes, chocolate is delicious and roses are pretty, but they are also expensive extras. While it is definitely important to take time to appreciate your significant other, and Valentine’s Day is a good day to do so, it’s important not to break the bank in the process.

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You’re worth more than you know #WMWeek17 @SDMInvest

You’re worth more than you know #WMWeek17 @SDMInvest

This time of year can bring about a lot of anxiety and feelings of earning inadequacies. When we look back over our previous year, we may feel that we didn’t make as much money based on our perceived worth. Your feelings are very real and you shouldn’t go about the new year being unhappy, angry or frustrated about your earnings. Making more money in 2017 can be as simple as 1-2-3, if you understand how you earn your money. Imagine if you lost your job and your income suddenly stopped. How would you generate income? While the well may have run dry from your labor (job), your “assets”, “resources”, and your “potential income” are still there. 
 

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How To Stop Procrastinating Emotionally & Have The “Money Talk” With Your S.O. #WMWeek17 @maggiegermano

How To Stop Procrastinating Emotionally & Have The “Money Talk” With Your S.O.  #WMWeek17 @maggiegermano

I’m sure you’ve heard it before, but money is reported to be one of the top reasons for relationship discord. And no, it’s not due to the lack of money. It’s the lack of compatibility and communication about money. But it’s not hopeless. There are constructive ways to have these conversations while making sure you’re being heard and understood by your partner.

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How Caribbean Millennial Women Can Build A Solid Financial Foundation While Supporting Extended Family #WMWeek17 @melisaboutin

How Caribbean Millennial Women Can Build A Solid Financial Foundation While Supporting Extended Family #WMWeek17  @melisaboutin

During my first summer internship, between my sophomore and senior year of college, I asked my American roommate to give me a ride to the post office to send money back home to my family in St. Kitts. Her reaction caught me off guard when she blurted out, “Well, that’s a role reversal!”

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Lived Experience, Bravery and Fear #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Lived Experience, Bravery and Fear #WMWeek17 @femmefrugality

Today, Taylor of The Freedom from Money  joins us for our weekly Friday series on women’s money issues in honor of Women’s Money Week, which will take place January 1-7, 2017. Taylor’s story reminds us that financial decisions aren’t always about math—there’s a lot more to life than numeric calculations.

Please use the hashtag #WMWeek17 when sharing this story.

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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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Your Marriage is in Jeopardy before it Starts #WMWeek17 @emily4families

Your Marriage is in Jeopardy before it Starts #WMWeek17 @emily4families

For those of you who are planning your 2017 wedding, I invite you to consider investing in the health and longevity of your MARRIAGE in the best way possible.  How?

By knowing how to talk about the most taboo subject in relationships… …MONEY!

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How to Organize Your Finances Like a Responsible Adult #WMWeek17 @shoeaholicnomor

How to Organize Your Finances Like a Responsible Adult #WMWeek17 @shoeaholicnomor

Let’s face it: No one likes to deal with paperwork and clutter, especially the finance-related stuff. When you spend hours combing through sheets of easily torn, ink-smelling material, it can be mind-numbing. For the sake of being a responsible, tax-paying citizen, though, you have to do it.

Fortunately, you don’t have to do it the hard way.

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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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Mujeres y Dinero - La relación entre la Salud y Dinero Speaker

Mujeres y Dinero - La relación entre la Salud y Dinero Speaker

We are very EXCITED to announce Yolanda Flores, MD, MS, MMM, FACP Medical Director as the speaker on August 13 at the La Conference de Mujeres y Dinero. She will sharing information on "La relación entre la Salud y Dinero". She is a WONDERFUL speaker. Don't miss her. Register today for the conference. http://www.womensmoney.org/2016-rnomyd

About Dr Flores - Yoland Flores is the Medical Director for OPTUM and Primary Care Physician P/T, Southwest Medical Associates Inc.

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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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THE FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE GAP #WMW16

THE FINANCIAL CONFIDENCE GAP  #WMW16

When it comes to retirement saving, many women lag behind many men. Historically, that has been the case. The 2015 edition of Financial Finesse’s annual survey, The Gender Gap in Financial Wellness, offers more evidence of the problem – along with a few encouraging signs that women may be catching up.

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