Women & Money

Financial Challenges Facing Women
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Financial Challenges Facing Women

An expert weighs in on the unique issues women face when planning for retirement.
March 25, 2019
Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years Away
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Countdown to Retirement: 10 Years Away

For a smooth ride to retirement, take these financial steps when you have 10 years to go.
January 3, 2019
Do You Need Life Insurance in Retirement?
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Do You Need Life Insurance in Retirement?

One form of life insurance that may be worth investigating for its tax advantages and estate benefits is an indexed universal life policy.
December 21, 2018
Timeshare Nightmares: Don't Let This Happen to You
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Timeshare Nightmares: Don't Let This Happen to You

Hours-long, pressure-filled timeshare encounters leave two couples in tears. Consumers can learn a lot from their stories. Here's what to know about t…
December 10, 2018
A Money Smart Divorce
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A Money Smart Divorce

Whether your divorce is amicable or rancorous enough to inspire a country music song, it’s important to pay attention to taxes when dividing your asse…
November 1, 2018
The 5 Things People Ask Potential Advisers and Why They Are Wrong
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The 5 Things People Ask Potential Advisers and Why They Are Wrong

Finding the right financial planner takes more thought than asking the same old questions. Here's where people are going wrong, and what they should a…
October 11, 2018
Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate
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Health Insurance Too Expensive? A Cheaper Option to Investigate

They aren't for everyone, but health care sharing programs are a faith-based alternative to traditional health plans that can save some people money. …
August 30, 2018
What I Bought When Stocks Tanked
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What I Bought When Stocks Tanked

Our "Practical Investing" columnist happily seized the moment to buy two stocks that had been on her wish list for a long time: Costco and Boeing.
March 8, 2018
Social Security Strategies for Divorced Couples
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Social Security Strategies for Divorced Couples

You may be able to claim a benefit based on your ex-spouse's earnings.
March 1, 2018
Social Security Strategies for Married Retirees
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Social Security Strategies for Married Retirees

Try these tips to boost retirement benefits for you and your spouse.
March 1, 2018
Social Security Strategies If a Spouse Dies
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Social Security Strategies If a Spouse Dies

Claiming survivor benefits after losing a spouse can ease the financial loss.
March 1, 2018
Under the New Tax Law, Is My Alimony Tax-Free?
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Under the New Tax Law, Is My Alimony Tax-Free?

The new policy goes into effect in 2019. Older divorces can be modified to follow the new rules—if both parties agree.
February 9, 2018
Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?
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Flying Blind With Bitcoin: Should You Invest, too?

My own kids dabble in bitcoin. If you feel compelled to join the crowd, I have three pieces of advice for you.
January 23, 2018
Smart Retirees Eventually Realize They Need a Professional Plan
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Smart Retirees Eventually Realize They Need a Professional Plan

I've seen people with $1 million, even $2 million, run out of money because they didn't have a plan. You can only wing it for so long.
December 20, 2017
The Secrets of Women Investors
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The Secrets of Women Investors

For starters, they do more research and they panic less. And­ guess what—they get better results.
October 4, 2017
Tech Entrepreneur Nina Vaca Goes Global
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Tech Entrepreneur Nina Vaca Goes Global

When we first spoke with Pinnacle Group's Nina Vaca in 2006, her IT business was making millions in revenue. Last year, it reached more than $1 billio…
April 21, 2017
Advice From All-Star Women Fund Managers
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Advice From All-Star Women Fund Managers

Four women managers of Kip 25 funds offer their guidance for female investors. For starters: Think long term.
April 6, 2017
Women Blazing a Trail in Finance
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Women Blazing a Trail in Finance

What drew these women into the financial field, and what lessons can they share with young women?
February 28, 2017
9 Smart Retirement Strategies for Women
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9 Smart Retirement Strategies for Women

Women and men have the same opportunities for saving, investing and borrowing, the same investments, and they are subject to the same rules.
February 19, 2017
6 Secrets to Saving More for Retirement
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6 Secrets to Saving More for Retirement

Our steps will get you there, with a big push from your boss.
December 21, 2016
5 Money Lessons Women Must Learn
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5 Money Lessons Women Must Learn

It's important to understand these five basic points in order to take control of your life and be financially independent.
December 2, 2016
Why the Investing Gender Gap Works for Women
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Why the Investing Gender Gap Works for Women

The so-called weaknesses females have when it comes to investing might actually be strengths.
November 14, 2016
What This Mother-Daughter Fund-Manager Team Can Teach Us About Investing
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What This Mother-Daughter Fund-Manager Team Can Teach Us About Investing

The Weirs have been collaborating on Paradigm Micro Cap since 2008.
November 1, 2016
Social Security for Divorcees
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Social Security for Divorcees

You may be eligible to collect half of your ex-spouse's full retirement benefit.
October 24, 2016
6 Things That Cost Women More
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6 Things That Cost Women More

The gender pay gap often takes the spotlight when it comes to women's financial issues.
August 14, 2016
How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships
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How Money Is Used as a Weapon in Relationships

Financial literacy is a key to fighting economic abuse.
August 10, 2016