Social Security plays a key role in many Americans’ retirement plans. Understanding the benefits available in different situations is important, especially for women. According to the Social Security Administration, the median earnings for women are approximately 80% of men’s earnings.Read More
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Did you know that women are more likely to give to charity, tend to give more to charity, and are more likely to volunteer compared to men?
Based on survey results published by Fidelity Charitable, women are also more likely than men to seek advice from professionals when making decisions about their charitable giving.Read More
On August 16, 2018, we lost a national treasure. Aretha Franklin, a.k.a. the “Queen of Soul,” passed away in Detroit at the age of 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer.¹ What is not too surprising is that Franklin will join the long list of celebrities who died without a will, including, most recently, Prince.Read More
It was the first year of my marriage in 1991 and I was driving home from work listening to a call-in program. The host asked listeners to give the best advice they had ever received to help them stay motivated. It could be for anything: setting goals, maintaining a healthy diet, exercising, having positive relationships, handling money, etc.
One of the callers offered that he followed the 6 F’s — Faith, Family, Friends, Fun, Fitness, and Finances.Read More