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Financial Independence for Women

5 Tips to Help You Achieve Financial Independence

Women & Co | Posted 09.16.2012 | Women
Women & Co

I recently spent some time in the homes of three amazing military women -- an Army mom, a Navy widow and a Persian Gulf veteran -- who shared with me their tips for managing life's transitions and achieving financial independence

The White House Report on Women: 3 Surprising Insights

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

So how are we faring? One out of every five women work as nurses, nurses aides, teachers, secretaries, and cashiers.

Are Your Bonds Safe?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

With loans, you lend money for a pre-determined period of time and in return receive interest. It is the return that has caused people to view bonds as "safe." But alas, there are still risks.

Shocking Statistics on Women & Retirement

Manisha Thakor | Posted 06.09.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

Do you ever worry about ending up old and poor? For many women, becoming the proverbial "bag lady under the bridge" is one of their worst nightmares...

The Four Most Dangerous Words to Your Portfolio

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Manisha Thakor

"How Should I Invest?" are the four most dangerous words to your portfolio. The answer to that question is often given as if one size fits all, when it's anything but.

Surprising Financial Lessons From a Caribbean Cruise

Manisha Thakor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Manisha Thakor

On the enjoyment scale I'd give the cruise a 5, but on the life lesson scale it was an absolute 10. Here's what I learned and how it can help you spend your hard earned money & time more mindfully.