Category: Saving and Investing

How to Secure your Financial Future

It’s a huge fear, especially for single moms: No matter how much cash you have stashed away for the future, you might run out of money. I’ve heard that worry from my family, friends, and clients – especially when it’s happened to someone they know. And for years I was terrified that it would happen...

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Five Good Mutual Funds for Beginners

When you’re new to investing, it can be hard to figure out where to start. That’s where mutual funds come into play: They offer access to hundreds – even thousands – of stocks or bonds with a single share, making diversification affordable for anyone. Most of us can’t afford to buy enough individual stocks and...

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Not Sure Where to Invest? Here’s a Beginner Portfolio to Help You Get Started

Updated for 2020 Choosing your first investments can be overwhelming. There are so many options available, and it’s hard to figure out where to start…and the sheer number of choices can be crippling. To get instant diversification, low fees, and hundreds of commission-free investments, ETFs (exchange traded funds) are the best way to go. That...

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Don’t lose 30% of your 401k! Roll it over the right way

Whenever you leave a job, no matter what the reason is, your 401k can come along with you. Single moms, this is something you absolutely want to do – it gives you more control over your retirement savings. And, despite what some advisors may tell you, the process is really very simple. The trick is...

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Getting Divorced? Get a QDRO

Ladies, we are seriously behind when it comes to retirement savings – and divorce can make that picture even worse. So if your husband has built up a sizable retirement nest egg during the marriage…and you haven’t…you’re probably entitled to a good portion of that money. Due to complicated laws and taxes surrounding retirement plans...

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The Post-Divorce Money Plan

Now that you’re in charge of the finances, it’s time to get things in order. Believe me, it’s actually easier to manage the household cash when there’s only one person spending it – even though it is tougher to manage without that extra income. A lot of women coming off a divorce feel really insecure...

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