Category Archives: Financially Empowering Women

September 2015: Financially Empowering Millennial Women

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Consistent with my desire to financially empower women, I have been working with other researchers to understand why women are not financially empowered. Continue reading September 2015: Financially Empowering Millennial Women

August 2015: Going Back to Work and Getting the Job You Want

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Last year President Obama remarked on equal pay for equal work, which got people talking.  He said that “Today, the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns He went on to say that “in 2014, that’s an embarrassment.”  Continue reading August 2015: Going Back to Work and Getting the Job You Want

July 2015: Financial Empowerment Allows Women to Deal with Financial Shocks That Happen to Many of Us

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Over the past eight years of financial turmoil, more Americans from all different backgrounds have suffered from shocks to their wages and benefits.    Some people are still out of work.  Continue reading July 2015: Financial Empowerment Allows Women to Deal with Financial Shocks That Happen to Many of Us

June 2015: Know the Difference Between Debt Counseling and Debt Settlement

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As a nation, Americans owe billions on outstanding credit cards and the average U.S. household with at least one credit card owes over $15,000 in credit-card debt.  Many Americans are in trouble as they endure harassment from debt collectors, yet only a fraction of people seek aid from a credit counselor. Continue reading June 2015: Know the Difference Between Debt Counseling and Debt Settlement

How Buy Now, Pay Later Is Destroying American Consumers

abcnews-byline    June 18, 2015
by Baron Financial Group

High personal debt levels are common in America — ironically, a wealthy nation. Americans are nearly $12 trillion in debt, and this figure is increasing.

Most people don’t realize what going into debt actually means: moving money from their future to their present at a high cost in the form of interest. Continue reading How Buy Now, Pay Later Is Destroying American Consumers

May 2015: Using Power to Create Financial Success

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There are many academic and non-academic studies that talk about the power that women have over money.  A recent 2013 study that showed that 40% of households with children under the age of 18 were headed by breadwinning women.  That’s four times higher than the number of breadwinning women who headed their households in 1960.  Continue reading May 2015: Using Power to Create Financial Success

April 2015: Financial Empowerment and Your Car

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Today’s show features Marty Guerrero, author of “Exposed: Auto Repair’s Dirty Little Secrets to Rip You Off!”, where she explains how we can take back our power when dealing with auto mechanics who often charge fees for services which are either unnecessary or, in some cases, aren’t even done. She exposes mechanics’ tricks and offers additional advice on things that you should know about your car to stay safe on the road. Continue reading April 2015: Financial Empowerment and Your Car

March 2015: The Story Behind Financially Empowering Women™ and Top Tips for Women

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Women constitute 51 percent of the population and are earning, inheriting and controlling more money than ever. Yet a recent survey across the United States, United Kingdom and Asia surveyed women with a personal income of at least $100,000, or investable assets of $500,000 or more, and the research indicated that more than half of women surveyed do not have financial advisors. Continue reading March 2015: The Story Behind Financially Empowering Women™ and Top Tips for Women

Financial Confidence From Knowledge: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Returns

March 19, 2015
by Baron Financial Group

 Why those who have the least amount of knowledge about investing are most likely to go it alone.
 
“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”  —Mark Twain Continue reading Financial Confidence From Knowledge: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Your Returns

Why Annuities Are Often Sold, Not Bought*

If you have substantial assets or suddenly come into money through inheritance or a divorce settlement, there’s a good chance that someone will try to sell you an annuity.  Annuities are highly complex investments that are marketed aggressively, often to individuals for whom they may not be appropriate. Investors usually don’t go looking for an annuity. Instead of being sought, these investments are sold. Continue reading Why Annuities Are Often Sold, Not Bought*