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Invest Like a Woman: 6 Ways Women Can Wield Their Financial Power

Invest Like a Woman: 6 Ways Women Can Wield Their Financial Power

By Bridget Handke, CFP, CAP

I’ve never engaged in Millennial bashing because I can’t think of anything bash-worthy. I love Millennials! I have two daughters, both in their twenties. They don’t do things the way I did at their age but that doesn’t matter because I appreciate their different point of views and passions. For...

Club Sandwich Generation

Club Sandwich Generation

By Dana Brewer, CFP

Much has been written about the traditional sandwich generation, a generation of people responsible for bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents. According to the Pew Research Center, nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent age 65 or older and are...

Six Financial Things You Can Do Now That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

By Bridget Handke, CFP, CAP

Recently at a family reunion, I overheard my niece Brittany explaining to my daughters that she often says, “Thank you Past Brittany!” That got my attention. She went on to describe how she often runs across a situation that is going smoothly for her only because she had prepared for it in the...

The Nine Financial Things Everyone Should Know Before Becoming A Widow(er)

The Nine Financial Things Everyone Should Know Before Becoming A Widow(er)

By Bridget Handke, CFP, CAP

My sister in law is an Emergency Room nurse. Our conversations can be odd in that when I talk finance, she wants to cover her ears. When she talks medical, I do the same. Even though I often try not to listen to her stories, her words have gotten through and I’ve learned an important lesson....

Bag Lady Syndrome

Bag Lady Syndrome

By Dana Brewer, CFP

Today, there are more successful, wealthy women in America than at any time in our history. This growing trend might lead you to believe that women are feeling confident and in control of their financial futures.

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