3 Start-Small Financial Goals for Every Woman

Getting control of your finances is a big task, but you can always start small. Three mindful steps could get you on the right path.

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During Women’s History Month, we celebrated the women who have contributed to society in ways that have changed our world. We also reflected on the advances women have made in the last several decades, which are extraordinary, and acknowledge that we still have a long way to go.

For example, women still fall far behind men on the financial front. Women earn an average of 73 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement. That means women are earning over 25% less than men.

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Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA®, CES™
President & CEO, Francis Financial Inc.

Stacy is a nationally recognized financial expert and the President and CEO of Francis Financial Inc., which she founded 15 years ago. She is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) who provides advice to women going through transitions, such as divorce, widowhood and sudden wealth. She is also the founder of Savvy Ladies™, a nonprofit that has provided free personal finance education and resources to over 15,000 women.