Mental Wellness Summit…Better Than A Pill

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The Mental Wellness Summit is an educational and empowering experience that explores better ways to approach and treat mental health from a root cause perspective–it’s designed with everyone in mind. I think you should attend because today’s powerful treatment options, including specialized diet and improved nutrition, integrative medicine, naturopathy and functional medicine, somatic therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga and meditation, to name a few, are available but rarely considered for treating mental health everyday. And yours truly will be one of the spears as well chatting you up about the connection between money and your mental health! The Summit goes beyond just psychiatry and pills, and explores the best options for wellness in this evolving field. Register for … [Read more...]

Money Mistakes That Can Break The Bank + Your Relationship – On The Joy Sutton Show!

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Hey Girlfunds! I apologize for my personal absence here but rest assured I have been busting my tail behind the scenes on a few things in store for later this year.  I've been doing a lot of media and press since the Elle magazine feature in April and one of those interviews goes live this weekend.  I need to do a better job of posting them here so bear with me as I get my stuff together! Two weeks ago I taped a segment for the Joy Sutton show and it was awesome!   I had so much fun because Joy and her staff are just nothing short of awesome!  I love helping women make better decisions as it relates to their money and the topics we covered are sure to get your juices flowing!  Per usual, we talked about the things that we as women don't like to hear out loud when discussing money. … [Read more...]

#MyAvonStory Final Twitter Chat Recap

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I am back with the recap of the final Twitter Chat in the #MyAvonStory series!  If you missed any chats in the series, we've got the roundup for you below: As I've mentioned previously, the chats have been nothing short of honest, inspirational and empowering.  I love watching women support each other through the hurdles and triumphs of entrepreneurship.  And the series did just that for many of us.  Jen Groover who is just totally inspirational shared with us tips on how to gain confidence, get out of our comfort zones, face our fears - all while doing work that feeds our souls.   Here's a recap of each chat: Chat 1: Gaining Confidence and Independence with Your Business This chat's topics focused on women garnering the confidence to take a bold step to start and run their own … [Read more...]

Tackling Our Deepest Entrepreneurial Fears: #MyAvonStory Twitter Chat Recap

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Last week's #MyAvonStory was incredible!  I say that as a woman interested in human dynamics, right?   After all, I am a psychotherapist and what I do for a living involves helping other women get in touch with their deepest fears. The Twitter Chats have grown to become almost a way for the women involved to support and encourage each other towards greatness.  I have and always will be a fan of women supporting each other, even if it means shedding our masks and discussing some of our deepest fears as entrepreneurial women.   And that was the most significant takeaway for me.  I saw the participants really get real about their fears but also discuss how they're managing them on a daily basis.  Love that! We discussed the following questions and I've shared the answers of some of the … [Read more...]

Here’s What You Missed From The #MyAvonStory Twitter Chat

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If you weren't able to join us last week for the #MyAvonStory Twitter Chat with Jen Groover, never fear, I've got a recap for you. Inspirational.  Honest.  Empowering.  Bold.  Fearless. Just a few words I'd use to describe the event as all the women participating shared their perspectives posed by the marvelous Jen Groover.  The questions posed included: Q1. How have you grown your confidence, personally or professionally? #MyAvonStory Q2. How many of you have successfully taken yourself out of your comfort zone? What have you done? #MyAvonStory Q3. Self-doubt is inevitable for everyone. How do you cope & ultimately overcome to be successful? #MyAvonStory Q4. What characteristics or qualities have great leaders in your life embodied? Which of these do you strive to … [Read more...]

Join Our Twitter Chat for Entrepreneurs with Jen Groover, Avon + Me

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Female entrepreneurs ROCK.  And Avon is in the business of empowering women to embrace entrepreneurship giving them the financial freedom they crave.  This is my third series with Avon and I am continually amazed at the life-changing stories shared by women who utilized the opportunity to quit their job, pay off debt and/or achieve financial freedom.   I am in the business of empowering women to find their center - financially - so I feel personally invested in this campaign. I understand the need to create financial freedom, especially as a woman in today's economy.  We are mothers, sisters and wives tasked with making it happen for ourselves, financially.  I founded Girls Just Wanna Have Funds over a decade ago (wow!) and today I run two businesses.  Girls Just Wanna Have Funds and a … [Read more...]

Bethesda, MD – Smart Women Finish Rich Seminars

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 Smart Women Finish Rich® Seminars are here in DC! We've teamed up with Edelman Financial Services to get the word out about educating smart women about the steps needed to achieve their financial goals! Bethesda, MD is up next on November 11 2014 and November 12, 2014  at 1pm or 7pm   I had the pleasure of attending the Fairfax, VA event last night.  The information presented was very educational without being "salesy".  After chatting with some of the ladies from the Meetup group, they felt the same way I did.    I got the sense that Edelman Financial Services takes a personal approach with their clients in helping them develop concrete goals with regards to retirement.  They also addressed impediments to retirement as well as ways to overcome them.  Being a visual gal … [Read more...]

Fairfax, VA – Smart Women Finish Rich Seminar with David Bach

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 Smart Women Finish Rich® Seminars are here in DC! We've teamed up with Edelman Financial Services to get the word out about educating smart women about the steps needed to achieve their financial goals! Fairfax, VA is up next on November 4, 2014 and November 5, 2014  at 1pm and 7 pm You know David Bach.  He's the wildly successful author behind 9 NY Times Best Sellers and the man behind The Latte Factor® Smart Women Will Learn: How to put your money where your values are How to Figure out where you stand financially How to develop a plan for financial security in good times and in bad times How to use the power of “The Latte Factor®” Why smart women are practicing the Three Basket Approach to personal finance Which retirement account you should use now The 5 … [Read more...]

She Who Manages the ‘Gold’, Makes the Rules – Join Us For The Smart Women Finish Rich Seminars

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emergency withdrawal 401k

Women live longer than men.  This is fact.  So it makes sense that we need a few more coins in the bank to make it through our golden years without going broke. We face many more challenges which prevent us from saving enough for retirement.  Our careers are often interrupted to care for the little ones and/or elderly parents resulting in earning less money during our prime years, lower retirement balances, social security benefits and pension benefits than men in the same age group. The average amount of social security benefits is a little over $17,000 per year for men and a little over $13,000 per year for women. One of the reasons that women are likely to have lower lifetime benefits is because they often have lower lifetime earnings than men. They are more likely than men to take … [Read more...]

Success After Divorce: How She Did It

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It is said that all is fair in love and war.  When it comes to matters of the heart I may tend to agree, but when it comes to our money the rules aren't so clear.  We always hear horror stories about women who are left with nothing after a divorce, or even worse women who are left with nothing but debt after their marriage ends. There are two ways to look at this if you find yourself in one of these two situations: you can wallow in  your sorrow and feel bad for yourself or you can take it as a learning opportunity and overcome your defeat.  This is the story of how one women overcame her financial struggles after a divorce and ended up on top of her game. The best breakup revenge is success In 2011 Carrie Smith found herself newly divorced and over $14,000 in debt from credit cards and … [Read more...]

Join The Fem-Pow!er Movement: Meet Me In DC!

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What’s a Fem-Pow!er Movement Event Like? You + Knowledge + Fun = Fem-Pow!er First, you’ll sit your awesome self down and have a nice continental breakfast while you listen to the CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) introduce you to Fem-Pow!er and your speakers for the day.   Alex Elle, Author & Entrepreneur: Alexandra L. Smith, more frequently known as Alex Elle, has made an immense impact on women, both of her generation and beyond. She has quickly gained recognition for her candid, honest words, most notably in her acclaimed debut book, Words from a Wanderer. Alex is also a natural hair blogger, jewelry designer, and poet. Her poetry and prose are frank, derived from real life experiences and the raw human emotions in which everyone can relate. For More Info on Alex … [Read more...]

Fill Her Up: DC Gets A Dose Of #FinancialFuel with Glinda Bridgforth

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Nicole James lives paycheck to paycheck which means she spends exactly what she earns until the next payday.  With no money saved for emergencies, in the event of a lay off or unexpected large expense, she runs the risk of losing everything she's worked hard to achieve since moving to DC 4 years ago. "It seems like no matter how hard I work, I'm still short on cash a few days before payday" she says. Enter Toyota's #FinancialFuel along with Glinda Bridgforth who ushered in a breath of fresh air for many DC women in Nicole's position: needing solutions around how to fill their financial tank. The event was first class in every way.  It was superbly organized and everything flowed like a well oiled machine.  The venue's ambiance was classy with a dose of grown and sexy with dinner … [Read more...]

Toyota’s #FinancialFuel – Interview with Glinda Bridgforth

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Toyota Financial Services is hosting Financial Fuel here in Washington DC on June 12, 2013, featuring guest speaker Glinda Bridgforth.  I interviewed Glinda to get a sneak peak about what she plans to share with us as well as how she made it from financial crisis to financial dynamo.  Take a look at our chat below:   What To Expect Based On The Last #FinancialFuel Event in Chicago Glinda tells us that she is thrilled to be at #FinancialFuel event in DC.  In short, Chicago's event was a hit. She loves that Toyota continues to provide financial education and literacy in a manner that meets its attendees needs without being stuffy.  Chicago's event was a mixer with a message which made it different from other financial seminars.  #FinancialFuel is purely literary education to the … [Read more...]

Carnival of Personal Finance #383 – Capitol City Fall Edition!

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Welcome to the 383rd edition of the Carnival of Personal Finance -Capitol city Fall Edition!  Like many of you, DC is experiencing the lovely turn in weather as Fall approaches.  The parks and trails have an even better feel to them now because the weather cooler and many residents get into the spirit of Halloween by decorating their homes with ghouls, pumpkins and other scary surprises! Editor's Picks Mike from The Financial Blogger presents How Do You Go Back to Work When Being Self-Employed Flops?, and says, "Nobody ever discusses the reverse. The idea of going back to work." Rich Avery from Money Wise Pastor presents Will Supreme Court Take Away the Right to Sell Your Stuff?, and says, "The right to sell your own stuff on eBay, Craigslist, at pawn shops, and garage sales is as … [Read more...]