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Dating Our Money

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Dating and money are not typically two topics that come together in the same sentence. Yet, for "suddenly single" women out there, the reality is that these two world will collide before we are often ready. Join me here as we explore these topics together and get ready for the release of my new book, "Dating Our Money." Welcome!

Equal Pay for Women

Wow! I was stunned when I heard the statistics on the radio last Tuesday which was “Equal Pay Day” in Missouri that women working full time still make an average of around $10,000 less than men working full time. ¬†Imagine how much this results in over your career? They stated that in Missouri alone women EACH years have lost over 7 billion dollars! That is Missouri alone. What would the statistics be if you multiplied that to all of The United States? These statistics are staggering. The statistics are all clearly seen if you research Working Women and State’s Wage Gap. It is time for us to stand up. If the wage gap is eliminated, the statistics are again staggering. This would be equal for most families to eight months of mortgages for a family or 83 more weeks of food or 2500 additional gallons of gas or 14 more months or rent or 2.7 more years of family health insurance premiums. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a step in the right direction. if you want to read more, please look at the link below:

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Establishing Your Own Credit

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to spend some time in a local Bank of America. The helpful representative told me that one of the biggest issues they confront with the older population is that women in their sixties and seventies have never had a credit card in their own name. This becomes a huge issue if their husband passes on. It is very difficult for them without any credit record. Being a financial planner, I was regularly given statistics that show a large portion of widowed women live below the poverty level but most of them never lived that way until their spouse passed on. Please be proactive! Ask your grandmother if she has her own credit card.

I encourage all woman to have one credit card in their own name. You only have to use it once a month and pay your bills on time to create a good credit record for yourself. This can be crucial if life throws you an unexpected curveball. Many divorced woman have a difficult time renting their first apartment because they don’t have a credit card of their own or credit record. Creditcardguide.com offers a wonderful website that compares the costs and benefits of all different credit card offers. You may go back to my post “A New Way to Save” to learn of one of my favorite ideas for a credit card.

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