Author - Claire Emory, MBA, CFA, CFP®

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Women and Negotiating: Is It Worth the Risk? Part 2
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You Not Updating Beneficiaries May Haunt Your Heirs
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Warren Buffett: What to Look for in an Investment
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Spending Money in Ways That Increase Happiness
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Women and Retirement: Attitude is Everything

Women and Negotiating: Is It Worth the Risk? Part 2

In Women and Negotiations: Is It Worth the Risk, Part 1, we discussed how sometimes women don’t negotiate because they sense it will do them more harm than good, even though their finances and overall quality of life would benefit from earning more and having greater flexibility at work.

You’ve probably heard that ‘it never hurts to ask’ and that you have the most bargaining power after you’ve been offered a job but before you actually start. In article that says women should not always negotiate, The Atlantic offers the cautionary tale of a professor who counted on both …

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You Not Updating Beneficiaries May Haunt Your Heirs

Investopedia outlines the many reasons it is so important to update the beneficiaries on your retirement accounts. Whether you update your beneficiaries right after a major life change or go over this information periodically with a Fee-Only financial advisor, this is not something you want to ignore.

You may already know that you need to check to see who your beneficiaries are if you divorce, remarry, or have a child and that if you don’t designate someone, the courts will decide. But have those of you leaving money to charity checked periodically to make sure the charity is still …

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Warren Buffett: What to Look for in an Investment

There are a lot of investment experts out there and Warren Buffett is one of the best. He isn’t the flashiest but he has longevity. In “Warren Buffett: My Greatest Investing Advice And The Investments Everyone Should Make,” the man known as the “Oracle of Omaha” discusses how he became interested in investing and talks about what he looks for in an investment.

Buffett is honest that in some ways he followed in his father’s footsteps since his father was also in investing. Buffett would tag along with his father and read things in his office. However, you …

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Spending Money in Ways That Increase Happiness

An article from The New York Times article says, “Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests.” Does this surprise you?

This past summer, the National Academy of Sciences published a study which found that when you spend money on something that will save you time, you can reduce stress and likely increase your happiness. This is something to consider as we enter the winter holiday season, a time when some people find themselves dealing with stress related to holiday preparations and travel, in addition to their everyday stressors and responsibilities. The findings …

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Women and Retirement: Attitude is Everything

Kerry Hannon has written about women and money since the 1990s and she has been disappointed to see that not a lot has changed since then. Women still earn less than men and are likely to leave work to take care of family members. But she doesn’t feel that these things mean that women, in particular, women over 50, have no recourse when it comes to retirement planning. According to Hannon, attitude makes a difference. In “The Wisest Retirement Solutions for Women,” she writes:

“From my research, I’ve found that the root of the money quandary many

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