Archives for November 2014

A Mutual Fund All About Women

If you go to Morningstar.com and type in PXWEX in the Quote box, you’ll get its take, albeit a limited one, on Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund [hereafter referred to as PXWEX or Fund], which should be, for obvious reasons, of interest to the membership of WIFE. This fund made the news in June […]

Make A Wish This Thanksgiving And Then Make It Come True

This Thanksgiving, families and friends across the country will sit around the dinner table and consider the things they are thankful for. In a world that pushes us to want more than we have, it’s nice to actually appreciate the abundance already in our lives. Still, there is always a place for dreams in Thanksgiving. […]

Is Your Credit Card Safe This Holiday Season?

Last year might as well have been known as the “Year of the Data Breach.” It wasn’t the first time a major retailor announced a breach of client data by hackers, but 2013 saw the most massive breaches in history, including Target (110 million customer records hacked), Neiman Marcus (1.1 customers compromised), Michaels (3 million […]

Here are Five Big-Ticket Items You Shouldn’t Buy During the Holidays.

Think You Get The Best Deals During The Holidays? Think Again! It’s holiday season, a time of carols, decorations, and cut-rate deals. Black Friday is infamous for the deep discounts retailers are willing to offer to entice holiday shoppers through their doors. These deals may be tempting, but savvy shoppers can save even more on […]

Over Half of Americans “Haven’t Got Around” To Making a Will

Think of all the things you own, from the money in your retirement account, to your home, your car, and your beloved stamp collection. Where will they go after you die? If you are like 61% of Americans who have not created a will, then you are leaving that question up to your home state […]

OMG, I’m Rich! Now What?

Five tips on how to save and play responsibly with your newfound wealth Have you just landed a big windfall? Maybe you’ve received an inheritance, gotten a bonus at work, sold your business, or won a lawsuit. Congratulations on this infusion of cash. You now have the means to create more financial stability in your […]

Is Fear Running Your Investment Strategy?

It is impossible to think about money, (especially YOUR money), without bringing your emotions along. We all have a huge and complex tapestry of emotions connected to our concept of money. For many women, money represents security, and they fear putting any of it at risk. The thought of becoming a “beggar lady on the […]

A Christmas Wish From Long Ago

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 […]

Make a Wish This Thanksgiving and Then Make It Come True

This Thanksgiving, families and friends across the country will sit around the dinner table and consider the things they are thankful for. In a world that pushes us to want more than we have, it’s nice to actually appreciate the abundance already in our lives. Still, there is always a place for dreams in Thanksgiving. […]

Why The Best Investors Are History Buffs

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 […]

Seven Simple Secrets to Transform Your Financial Life

Put down the lottery tickets! You don’t have to pray to the God of Powerball or wish on a shooting star to improve your financial life. You have the power to turn your finances around and sail into retirement on a metaphoric yacht of financial stability. Change your habits and change your financial life with […]

How Do You Spell Success?

In case you haven’t heard, women’s financial stars are on the rise. Women now hold almost 50% of all corporate management positions and control more than half of the private wealth in America. Are you a working woman ready to step up your progress toward greater prosperity and accomplishment? Start with your own definition of […]