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Financial Advice for Women

What Young Women Really Need to Know About College

Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Julie Zeilinger

We need to stop presenting college as a time when women can and should be getting perfect grades, have legendary social lives and universally satisfying sexual experiences and instead present it as a nuanced experience full of all kinds of emotional, psychological and academic experiences that are different for women.

How Much Emergency Money You Should Have On Hand, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some great advice to share when it comes to how much emergency money you should have on-hand. “I always li...

Should You Close Credit Cards That You No Longer Use? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some excellent advice to share with us on the topic of whether or not to close inactive credit cards. Suze ...

Why Municipal Bonds Might Be A Good Investment For You, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to advice on where senior citizens should invest their money, personal finance expert Suze Orman thinks municipal bonds are a great opt...

The Truth About Your Credit Score, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to breaking down the truth about credit scores, personal finance expert Suze Orman taught us a valuable lesson or two. “This is the...

Can You Afford To Have Children? From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some expert advice to share when it comes to deciding whether or not you can afford having a child. Accordi...

How To Prevent Yourself From Getting Ripped Off Online, From Suze Orman (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Personal finance expert Suze Orman had some valuable tips and information to share with us about preventing identity theft online. In light of sev...

A Common Mistake People Make On Their Taxes (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to tax advice, personal finance expert Suze Orman had quite an interesting spin on tax refunds to share with us. “Here's the botto...

Suze Orman With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 03.03.2014 | MarloThomas

I was so thrilled to have personal finance expert Suze Orman join me as a guest on Mondays With Marlo. We discussed all things financial, from how to ...

Paying for the Life Reinvented

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Morra Aarons-Mele

I care about my family and want to make sure they aren't left between a rock and hard place when or if I'm no longer able to make decisions for myself.

How to Make Your Retirement Dream a Reality

Manisha Thakor | Posted 07.21.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Given the statistical reality that women live longer and earn less than men over the course of their lifetime, it vital that we both develop a clear strategy for a comfortable retirement and take action on it.

The Marriage of Love and Money: How to Protect Yourself From Financial Heartbreak

Manisha Thakor | Posted 07.08.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Financial knowledge creates financial freedom and power. Under the influence of romance, it is easy to be distracted from practical concerns, but including financial planning in the creation of your authentic partnership will help sustain the love life you desire.

5 Readers Dish: How Breaking Up Was Good for My Money

LearnVest | Posted 06.25.2013 | Women
LearnVest

If you have an ex -- which most of us do -- you've probably received the "You're better off without them," speech from a friend. But what if the breakup left you better off in unexpected ways? Say, richer?

Even Little Money Mistakes Can Add Up

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 06.23.2013 | Women
Jeanette Pavini

Despite our best intentions, we occasionally forget to pay a bill or let cash rewards expire -- even the savviest consumers mess up once in a while. But little money mistakes can have a big impact on finances. Don't let your cash go to waste.

Why I Chose Love Over Money

LearnVest | Posted 06.15.2013 | Women
LearnVest

I worried that, despite our best efforts, Andreas and I wouldn't be able to undo the precedent we'd set -- that his career might always come first or his ability to make more money would somehow determine how we prioritized our goals.

7 Ways Money Memories May Affect Your Finances

LearnVest | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
LearnVest

As children, we begin to form our beliefs and attitudes about money through value-laden messages that are passed on to us by our parents, grandparents and society.

Suze Orman With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

This week, I was joined by personal finance expert Suze Orman who is a veteran on Mondays With Marlo! Suze is so knowledgeable -- we spoke about every...

Sorry, Lizzie Wurtzel, It's Not Cool to Not Have a Savings Account

Nisha Chittal | Posted 03.12.2013 | Women
Nisha Chittal

Saving, investing and growing your net worth gives you the greatest freedom of all, because you're no longer tied down by the limits of money; you're free to travel, to move, to take risks, to ascend in your career, to take care of your family and to handle unexpected surprises.

How You Can Help Your Family's Finances In 10 Minutes

LearnVest | Posted 03.10.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

The New Year is a time to conquer any traces of "put-off-ability," because the longer you put things off, the more you'll continue to put them off. Admittedly, some of the tasks that get pushed off the longest are the ones that can help your financial life.

How My Dad's Life Insurance Rescued My Family

LearnVest | Posted 02.09.2013 | Women
LearnVest

Mom and Dad had just moved us to a tiny town in North Carolina to be closer to family. They bought some land, started building their dream home and convinced my grandparents to build a little home nearby. They had a lot of financial obligations that depended on my father's income.

Express Your Authentic Self (to Spend Wisely)

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.19.2013 | Women
Manisha Thakor

Over time, I've come to view the current economic climate as a golden opportunity to reset our attitudes about money, happiness, living and life.

Can a Woman Be Happily Dependent?

Christina Vuleta | Posted 01.16.2013 | Women
Christina Vuleta

A 20-something recently asked me whether a woman could be happily dependent on a spouse or if financial independence is a necessity.

The Average Woman: How Does Your Spending Compare?

LearnVest | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Do you ever feel a pang of guilt when you hand over $4 for a fancy coffee? Do you have an internal rule for how much is too much to spend on shoes?

Looking to Combine Finances With a Partner? Here Are 6 Ways to Do It Right

LearnVest | Posted 11.10.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Long gone are the days when combining your finances with your partner involved getting married and assuming that your husband would control your joint financial fate.

Why I Think Weddings Are a Stupid Waste of Money

LearnVest | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
LearnVest

Just because we were brainwashed into thinking a wedding is the ultimate entitlement doesn't mean we have to act on it.