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Financial Security

Life Insurance Advisor: Out of the Closet

Don McNay | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Don McNay

I've called myself other titles, masking that my income comes from the life insurance industry. There are multiple reasons why my lifetime occupation became a semi-hidden secret. The industry itself went through the same kind of identity crisis.

Financial Advice for Recent College Graduates

Charu Sharma | Posted 08.17.2014 | College
Charu Sharma

1.6 million of us have graduated from college in the US in 2014 alone, and we realize that most of us are not trained in planning our finances, invest...

States Have the Power to Create Economic Opportunity -- And Show Congress the Way Forward

Andrea Levere | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Andrea Levere

Without policy interventions at all levels of government, far too many families will remain stuck in place -- barely managing to save enough to cover emergencies and with little or no hope of investing in the future. It doesn't have to be that way.

Designing Financial Security

Kristen Noel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Kristen Noel

Should we be saving for a rainy day, or at a minimum, retirement?...that's what Susie Orman screams at us through the TV. It certainly sounds like a solid plan, but what if we don't make it to our "golden years?"

Kathryn Sollmann: The Social Security Secret No One Tells Women Who Don't Work

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Give the "fulfillment dollars" more weight -- and realize that even savings from a small income can significantly add to a family nest egg over time. Women often overlook "the power of compounding," which is especially potent when they return to work in their 40s or 50s and save even small amounts for 20 years or more.

Kathryn Sollmann: Be A One-Minute Mentor

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 03.16.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Busy people are focused on their own busy schedules, not the all-encompassing career and life change foremost on a friend or family member's mind. But mentoring does not have to be hand-holding or micro-managing.

Kathryn Sollmann: A Winning Pitch For Work Flexibility

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.25.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

When you're making the pitch for flexibility, it's all about reminding your employer -- in a respectful, non-confrontational and collegial way -- that you're too good to lose. Employers know that most women eventually leave when they don't get the flexibility they want or need.

The 6 Things You Are Doing Wrong in Your Job Search

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Job seekers are not powerless victims of an economy that has volatile fits and starts. The reality is that strategic, optimistic and tenacious full-time job seekers do find jobs. The more lackadaisical, defeated, angry, once-in-a-while job seekers do not.

Kathryn Sollmann: Why Freelancers May Have the Best of Both Worlds

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

At any age, freelance work also gives you the room to breathe, to pursue passions other than work, to take your foot on and off the gas pedal as life evolves and to have full flexibility to attend every school play or game.

How to Be A 40 Carat Gem in the Workforce

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Who would want me now?" is the question I've been asked by hundreds of women -- stay-at-home Moms for 10 years or more -- who have fear and trepidation about transitioning to a paid job.

Kathryn Sollmann: Find Financial Security and Inner Peace

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 12.09.2013 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

It's undeniable that loosening your grip on your smartphone, being in the moment with your children and replacing multi-tasking with uni-tasking leads to greater well-being.

Pathways Out of Poverty Require Two-Generation Solutions

Carla Thompson | Posted 09.10.2013 | Impact
Carla Thompson

The philanthropic community has pursued a range of strategies to break the poverty cycle for parents and children through strategies that focus on early childhood development or parental capacity building, yet we've failed to achieve more positive outcomes at scale. Why?

Struggling With Spending

David Geller | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
David Geller

If you can redefine your security in nonfinancial terms, you may open the door to spend your money with confidence in ways that will help you create the life you desire, enhance the lives of the people you care about, and leave a living legacy that represents your passions and values.

Christina Mace-Turner: A Meaningful Life

Christina Mace-Turner | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Christina Mace-Turner

My parents disagreed about many things, but on the topic of success they were surprisingly united. Wealth was, if not the ultimate measure of success, a very important component of getting there.

The Importance of Ensuring Older Adult Financial Security

John Taylor | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
John Taylor

After the irresponsible lending and nefarious practices that led to the crash of the economy and the housing crisis, it is the moral responsibility of financial institutions and regulators to right the ship and do right by older adults, and indeed by all consumers.

What Your Smartphone Won't Tell You

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.29.2013 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

It's fairly safe to assume that calendars, call logs, contacts, emails, financial data, text messages, photos and videos stored on smartphones or mobile devices are at risk of being monitored or stolen.

Money and Miracles

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

You'll begin to understand that energy is currency. When your energy has an essence of abundance, you greatly increase your capacity to receive more abundance.

A Life Lesson: Protect What You Value

Megan K. McAvoy | Posted 04.07.2013 | Business
Megan K. McAvoy

Consider why you work. The common answers to this question are: current consumption, future consumption (retirement), and pride that you get from your career. Our income is our greatest asset, but have you considered what would happen if one day you could no longer go to work?

Is Your Financial Ship Leaking?

Pamela Yellen | Posted 04.02.2013 | Business
Pamela Yellen

Look at your income and expense line by line. Where can you make adjustments?

What Would Make You Feel Financially Secure?

Women & Co | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women
Women & Co

Whether it's a good paycheck, cash from investments or even the lottery, the women in Citi's LinkedIn group want to know that they have the cash flow to do better than simply cover their bills every month.

The Banquet Table of Security

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.18.2013 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Beyond the desire to be happy, beyond the looming financial crisis, beyond the threat of the fiscal cliff, there is in each of us an insatiable appetite for security, a longing for safety, a grasping for certainty. Where does this desire get fed?

3 Conversations All Newlyweds Must Have

Denise Oliveira | Posted 01.24.2013 | Weddings
Denise Oliveira

The best way to avoid the money trap and stay happily married? You've got to talk about money with your partner.

Love + Family = Economic Progress: A 7 Step Plan for Family Empowerment

Ryan Mack | Posted 01.19.2013 | Money
Ryan Mack

It is up to each of us to determine how to use our skills, maximize our talents, and fully recognize and implement the resources in our communities to move forward economically. One of the most precious and underutilized resources is the family.

Release False Beliefs to Hear Your True Hunger

Manisha Thakor | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Manisha Thakor

By connecting your financial actions to what gives you the deepest sense of both meaning and pleasure, you will find greater fulfillment in your relationship to money.

Older Adults Should Be Able to Retire With Dignity and Security

John Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
John Taylor

It is important to establish that these issues aren't just relevant for today's older adults. All Americans should ask: What will a compromised Social Security or Medicare program or the absence of a meaningful pension mean for me when I wish to retire?