Created by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996, Equal Pay Day highlights the gap between men’s and women’s wages. This gap often requires women to work longer than men for the same amount of pay. As a result, women may struggle financially or find themselves reliant on others to meet their financial goals.
It’s important for everyone, including women, to make smart financial decisions that steer them toward financial success. When women thrive financially, they may feel less financial stress leading to independence and the ability to accomplish various short and long-term goals. Here are several tips for empowering women in order to make better financial decisions for yourself:
Oh, sweet, summertime. Summer is here, and we are ready to get outside! As every state is typically warm, it’s time to enjoy this summer as we officially rise from our winter dazes. Now that getting fresh air is top of mind, here are activities for kids, pre-teens, and teens for the whole family to enjoy!
Reviewing your financial goals, retirement planning, and life insurance policies once a year is essential, but many do not realize the benefits of reviewing mid-year. Summertime is the time when people know they’re halfway through the year and think about what they want to accomplish before fall. Summertime is a great time to perform a financial check-in, update your retirement plan, and any insurance policy you need to complete. The benefits of a mid-year review are many:
Life insurance is a significant addition to your portfolio that help can protect your loved ones. And your beneficiaries if you unexpectedly pass away. While no amount of money can ease the grief of losing someone, life insurance can reduce the financial burden they may face. Let’s take a closer look at how life insurance works and what to consider when you shop for life insurance so you can make an informed decision before purchasing life insurance.
While retirement is an exciting time, it can also be nerve-racking for many people. For some, living on a fixed income, coping with declining health, and dealing with the worry that they’ll outlive their savings is a concern. Unfortunately, retirement during COVID-19 has heightened risks.
The new stimulus plan may have an impact on your finances. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is a $1.9 trillion relief package is designed to help struggling Americans overcome financial hardship. Here’s an overview of several of its most important components that relate to individuals:
Due to the pandemic and Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the 2021 tax season may look a bit different this year. By becoming familiar with certain deductions and rules, you may be able to potentially avoid costly mistakes. Here’s what you need to know for the unique 2021 tax season: