I’m no stranger to helping women become more empowered financially. I’ve been working with women for decades that for one reason or another (and many times through no fault of their own) have needed some guidance in getting to a better place financially.
Sometimes, they lost a spouse or partner, and they weren’t on solid footing to begin with financially. Now, with one income, and the same level of debt and expenses, things can unravel pretty quickly.
I saw my own mom go through something similar when my dad passed away some 40 odd years ago.
Fortunately, my mom and dad were very good savers, lived below their means, and had no debt. However, when my dad died, we had to hire three people to replace the positions in his business that he took care of himself. I was even assigned the fun role of billing.
Hiring additional employees impacted the business’ bottom line and ultimately, it wasn’t economically feasible to keep the business running.
Recently, as fate would have it, I was approached by a colleague that sits on the board of $avvy Ladies and was asked if I could help. You can check out a few short clips from actual woman who have been helped HERE.
Through $avvy Ladies, I offer help to women of modest means become more financially empowered. Most are struggling with debt which we usually tackle first before moving on to other life goals. With over 25,000 women helped in all 50 states, it is clear there is a need for this type of help.
Mark Twain was known for saying, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”. (It was actually first said by novelist, Grant Allen).
The unfortunate thing is, financial literacy is not generally taught before college. And even then, not unless one decides to major in finance.
Most graduate high school knowing what Sine, Cosine, and Tangent are. (Not sure how many use that in their daily lives but that is another story) but few if any, know how a stock or bond works, how to save for retirement, what a net worth statement or budget looks like, or a multitude of other financial topics.
Financial literacy can help everyone. Be better savers, better consumers, and hey, maybe even help you sleep better. If you or someone you know is feeling stress and anxiety around money, I can help. You do not have to go this alone and help is available.
If you know of a woman that could use a little guidance but can’t afford to work with a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, $avvy Ladies might be the answer.
Feel free to reach out to me if you or someone you know could use some help.
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All the best.
Rick Fingerman, CFP®, CDFA™, CCFS®
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