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Amanda’s Feed: Financial Empowerment During Women’s History Month

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Amanda wants to live in a world where retirement security is no longer a dream. When she’s not nerding out on social media, you can find her exploring life through her motto, “live life like a curious child with a meticulous attention to details.” Her retirement goals are to travel and own a French vineyard. Happy saving #SaverNation

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March 11, 2016 at 8:52 am
Personal Finance

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March is Women’s History Month. So, this week we focus on women’s financial successes and recognize the challenges impacting them today.

For this Amanda’s Feed, we found the following articles to help women plan their next financial steps and feel comfortable taking an active role with their money.

1. Why I’d Fund Daenerys if She Were a Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Did you know that female entrepreneurs are more likely to deliver a higher return on investments (ROI) for clients than men? Carry on, ladies! This IRIS article explains the eight characteristics that transform women into entrepreneurial pros. Check out the article for more insights on how to slay your finances like the Mother of Dragons would.

2. Retirement Often a Tough Challenge for Single Women

Single women who earn less and live longer on average than men have a particularly hard time saving for retirement. However, there are several ways women can change this pattern. Whether you decide to focus on your emergency fund, Social Security benefits or lowering expenses, this Investor’s Business Daily article provides techniques women can use to achieve their retirement dreams.

3. 10 Investing Tips from Successful Women

The notion that women and finance don’t mix has been allowed in the financial industry for too long. There are successful women around the world making smart saving and investing decisions! This U.S. News and World Report article features tips from some of those female powerhouses on how to feel comfortable taking an active role with your money.

4. Improving Women’s Retirement Security

This Forbes article gives us a fuller picture on why women lack access to adequate retirement savings and, consequently, must find creative ways to save more and spend less. The good news is the retirement industry has proposed to increase spousal and part-time employee access to retirement benefits. Women work just as hard and deserve adequate access to their nest eggs when they need them!

What steps have you taken to better-understand and manage your finances? Tweet your tips to @MadNerdist!