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Candace Bahr, CEA, CDFACandace Bahr is co-founder of Bahr Investment Group as well as the non-profit Women’s Institute for Financial Education, WIFE.org, sponsor of the acclaimed Second Saturday program called "What Women Need to Know About Divorce."

With a career that spans almost three decades, Candace is known nationally as an advocate for women’s financial independence. As a trusted financial guide, she has enhanced the lives of thousands of people through her non-profit endeavors.

A Christmas Wish From Long Ago

Old-fashion doll

In the spring of this year my mother passed away. As my first Christmas without her approaches, I remember a Christmas story that she once told me. In 1934, my mother was eight years old, and she wanted only one thing for Christmas – a Shirley Temple doll. Shirley Temple was the most popular movie […]

Why The Best Investors Are History Buffs

history

Oh, how easy it is to get distracted by the day-to-day fluctuations in the market. Many investors have a herd mentality. Poor jobs report? Suddenly gold prices spike. A major CEO has the flu? Their company’s stock falls ill as well. The best investors, however, step back from the herd and take a long view […]

Life Events and Your Finances: Are You in the Know?

Life Path

The old saying, “what we don’t know can’t hurt us,” is good for a laugh when we’re talking about the number of calories in a mocha frappuccino. However, we really do want to know as much as we can about how certain predictable life events can affect us, especially our finances. Although we can’t know […]

Women’s Prosperity Check 101

Women's Prosperity Check

“You’ve come a long way, baby!” said the 1968 ad, aimed at patting women on the back for their amazing progress in the world. Fortunately, today’s women can look back and laugh at the idea that they had reached their potential in 1968. Women were just getting started back then and have since continued to […]

Estate Planning, Especially for Women

Fitting the Planning Pieces Together

Everyone who’ll be leaving this world needs an estate plan, and they probably need financial planning while they are here. Women in particular should pay attention to this crucial and life-affirming process. Regardless of marital status or net worth, women need to make decisions and arrangements today in order to protect themselves, their husbands or […]

Life After Divorce: Can be Taxing

In addition to the emotional impact a divorce can have, it’s important to be aware of how your financial position will be impacted. Consider tax implications You’ll also need to consider the tax implications of your divorce. Your sources of income, filing status, and the credits and/or deductions for which you qualify may all be […]

Life After Divorce: What You Need to Do Now

Now, more than ever, you need to make sure that your finances are on the right track. You will then be able to put the past behind you and set in place the building blocks that can be the foundation for your new financial future.  Review your insurance needs Typically, insurance coverage for one or […]

Life After Divorce: Time to Reevaluate Your Financial Life

Ironing out a divorce settlement, attending various court hearings, and dealing with competing attorneys can all weigh heavily on all the parties involved.  But now that you’ve made it through the process, it’s time to reevaluate your financial life as a single person. Take control of your debt While you’re adjusting to your new budget, […]

Life After Divorce: Time to Assess your Financial Situation

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally trying time, but it is also an opportunity to start fresh.  Now that you are single, it is important to begin with a strong financial base. Assess your current financial situation Following a divorce, you’ll need to get a handle on your finances and assess your current […]

What is Your Greatest Risk?

Long Term Health Care

My grandmother and my mother-in-law each lived to age 96. Many of us know women who lived to age 100 or later.  A lot of women are afraid of a stock market decline, but because we are living longer than ever before, there’s actually something that could be more devastating to your hard earned wealth—the […]

A Wise Risk Today Brings Good Fortune Tomorrow

Wise Risk

Investing for the future is always a game of chance, and risk-taking is part of the game plan. All investing involves some element of risk. The secret is to be a wise risk-taker and find the right balance for you between hopeful excitement and sleepless nights. While it’s natural to fear risk, it helps to […]

Beware These Risks to a Comfortable Retirement

Retirement Risks

Americans are more at risk than ever before of not being able to maintain their same standard of living after they retire. The National Retirement Risk Index shows that in 2012 the number of at-risk households increased from 44% to 53% in the previous five years. This reflects the effects of the poor job market, […]