Smart money tips for women from women
We all have opinions about money, some of us might even feel we know a thing or two about it—probably because making it, saving it and spending it (not necessarily in that order, by the way) happens for everyone. Some of us are better at each of these things than others. There are those who struggle to make enough, some who aren’t very good at saving or investing, and then there are plenty of us who are a little too good at spending—don’t look over your shoulder at whoever is sitting next to you right now, you know who you are. Whether it’s about money or another topic, advice is always better when it comes from someone you know can relate to your particular circumstances. Maybe it’s a good friend, a trusted colleague, or a favorite aunt. Whoever it is, it’s usually someone who’s “been there and done that.”
Woman Crush Wednesdays are the perfect opportunity for us to highlight and send props out to financially savvy women who give other women access to great financial tips and resources—because we know they know the ropes, the unique challenges women face and the way women think and they’re invested in helping women succeed. Check out the great resources and expert tips on all things money that these awesome women offer, and stay tuned for highlights on more noteworthy money mavens.
Amanda Steinberg ~ The founder of DailyWorth, a leading financial media company for women, is a self-described “serial optimist.” According to her website, Steinberg is a thought-leader on the topic of women and money, working to advance women’s financial confidence and wealth. DailyWorth provides money and career advice to women through https://www.dailyworth.com/ and daily newsletters.
Grab a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine, and spend some time checking out all their blog categories—Money, Career, Business and Life. Each one has really useful, easy-to-digest blogs on things that matter. Besides all the straightforward and engaging information you’ll find, we especially like their Connect resource for financial and career help. In it you’ll find profiles and links to a variety of professionals who can help with specific needs like career change and leadership coaching, and insurance, investment and legal advisors.
Nicole Lapin ~ Nicole says this about her website http://nicolelapin.com/: “It’s the one-stop destination for all smart chicks to find the resources to help them get their financial you-know-what together and create a life they’re proud of. And it’s Jam. Packed. Fun.”
Her background as a successful financial journalist, anchor and expert money commentator for shows like Good Morning America, CNN and The Wendy Williams Show as well as her Redbook personal finance column, give her street cred; her sharp wit makes her fun to read. Nicole’s recent book, Rich Bitch, has gotten killer reviews and includes advice along with tools like a spending plan and a personal worth balance sheet. As her website says about the book, “Because budgeting sucks…but so does being broke.” Combine an informative and credible website with educational and entertaining content on Nicole’s YouTube channel, and a great book, and you’ve got plenty of reasons to check Nicole out and pay attention to what she has to say.
Jean Chatzky ~ Today Show Financial Editor, AARP’s personal finance ambassador and best-selling author are some of the many hats Jean wears. Her no-nonsense financial advice clearly resonates with everyone, but we especially appreciate Jean’s advice aimed toward women.
Her new podcast on iTunes, HerMoney with Jean Chatzky, focuses on the unique financial challenges women face. Jean’s also written a book specifically for women, Make Money Not Excuses, a how-to guide for those of us looking to gain control over our finances. Jean’s website, https://www.jeanchatzky.com/, also has tons of awesome blog content to read and take to heart.
Sallie Krawcheck ~ She’s been referred to as one of the most successful and influential executives on Wall Street, she’s owner and chair of Ellevate, a global professional women’s network, and now also CEO and founder of early-stage start up Ellevest, a digital advisor website for women.
Go to https://www.ellevest.com/ and the first thing you read is, “Dream big. Invest smart. We’re redefining investing for women, and you’re so invited. Get exceptional tools to reach your biggest goals.” It’s totally worth a visit to this newly-launched, simple to navigate site. We’ve all heard time and time again, “pay yourself first,” meaning make sure you regularly tuck away dollars into savings before you spend on anything else. Wisely and confidently investing those savings is something women may overlook, or feel too uninformed to do much of anything about. That’s where this digital investment platform by women, for women comes in. No matter whether you’re at a point in your financial life where you’re ready to take advantage of the investment resources they offer, be sure to check out their Resource Center for informative, relatable and usable tips and advice on a wide variety of financial topics. Topic categories include Reach Your Goals, Life & Career and Your Finances—all have great reads.