Author - Claire Emory, MBA, CFA, CFP®

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Financial Planning Advice for Single Mothers
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Give a Graduate the Gift of Financial Planning
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Don’t be an April Fool…Plan for Retirement
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Working Women and Our Current Tax Code
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Women: Use Your Clout as a Consumer

Financial Planning Advice for Single Mothers

WealthySingleMommy.com offers the kind of financial advice you may find elsewhere with the addition of offering attitude adjustment advice needed when you’re facing a tough situation. It is easy to panic but better to save money and explore your options:

“But being a single mom does not mean you’re destined for the welfare line, free school lunches for your kids, or living in your parents’ basement.

The first step is to convince yourself that your new life will be one that is full, joyous and financially rich.”

Emma Johnson of WealthySingleMommy.com encourages single mothers to see themselves as financially independent …

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Give a Graduate the Gift of Financial Planning

The 4 best financial gifts to give a college graduate (other than money)” is aimed at people who want to give a useful gift to a college graduate but you may want to also think about giving a gift that helps with financial planning to any high school graduates in your life as well.

Saving and Investing: The article offers two suggestions—either that you give a monetary gift with the stipulation that a graduate has to invest that money or you take the step of opening an account at a brokerage for the graduate and offer seed money …

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Don’t be an April Fool…Plan for Retirement

If you have reached adulthood then you are already aware that plans go awry. Your plans for one day can be derailed so it goes without saying that your plans for retirement may not play out the way you think they will. Still, many of us remain a little too optimistic that we’ll be able to retire when and how we want.

In “3 April Fool’s Jokes for Your Retirement Plan,” TheStreet.com observes “There are many disparities between the expectations of a worker aged 50+ and the reality.” Rather than be a April fool, consider how you can …

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Working Women and Our Current Tax Code

A Slate article on the ways in which our current tax code hurts working women points out:

“The biggest roadblock to fixing the system is that most people don’t even know it’s broken—or at least in which particular ways it’s broken.”

You may think of filing taxes as something you must do as an individual but really, our system taxes families as a whole.

While someone might argue that our tax system is fair because it penalizes the second earner in a family (no matter who that person may be), because more often than not, that second earner is a …

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Women: Use Your Clout as a Consumer

Recently, CNN reported, “SnapChat stock loses $800 million after Rihanna responds to offensive ad,” one that she said made light of domestic violence. That startling monetary loss came not because this celebrity stopped patronizing them herself but because she also asked her fans to drop Snapchat as well.

While everyone does not meticulously research the retailers and service providers that get their dollars,  more people are paying attention to the stances the businesses they patronize take on certain issues. You can use your clout as a consumer to express your views on political and social issues, especially if …

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