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Finance Tips For Single Women

The way most people live these days is drastically different than in generations past. People are generally waiting until much later in life to marry and have families. Considering this, many women will be single for at least part of their adult lives. Also considering the current rates of divorce, there is a reasonable likelihood that many women will find themselves single again at some stage after marrying. Read more »

The Best Savings Tips We’ve Ever Heard

At LearnVest, we're all about quick and easy.
That's why we love the little tricks that can bolster your budget in big ways. And when looking for ways to save money, get organized and be more productive, who better to ask than the LearnVest staff?
From saving money on meals to breaking bad financial habits, our team practices what we preach, and we're happy to share the prized "life-hacks" that make our days easier (and our bank accounts fuller).
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The Average Woman: How Does Your Spending Compare?

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?
True: There's no such thing as normal when it comes to spending -- money is about choices, and if you create a healthy budget that allows for your financial goals, everyday costs and lifestyle expenses, you should spend on what you intend to and feel good about it.
But that doesn't mean we're not curious about how other people spend their money!
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Americans Flopped This Personal Finance Quiz. Can You Do Better?

Only 14 percent of Americans correctly answered all five questions in a survey of financial literacy that was released May 30, 2013. Keep reading to the bottom of this article to see if you can do better.
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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-05-31/americans-flopped-this-personal-finance-quiz-dot-can-you-do-better.

The Consumer Finance Watchdog Is Having an Impact

In the year and a half since opening its doors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has hired more than 1,000 staffers, collected 90,000 consumer complaints, and begun supervising many of the 153 banks under its authority.
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12 Financial Tips for Women

12 financial tips for women
By Dana Dratch
Bankrate.com

While neither gender has an exclusive lock on money management skills, the financial deck is stacked against women. They earn about three-quarters of what men make. In a divorce, they get less of the assets and more of the children.

Read the full story at http://www.bankrate.com/brm/news/pf/20060426a1.asp.

 

6 Tips for Women Who Want to Retire

For many women, retirement isn't the relaxing haven it's cracked up to be. Because women earn less over their lifetime than men, they tend to have less saved. Women also live longer than men, which means their savings needs to stretch longer. According to a 2012 Government Accountability Office report, 12 percent of women age 65 and older are living in poverty, compared with only 7 percent of men. For divorced and widowed women in the same age group, the poverty rate is higher, at 21 and 15 percent, respectively. Read more »

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