News Articles for Women

News Articles for Women

When it comes to divorce, it’s important to stay up to date on the latest laws and financial news to make sure you know what to expect. Whether you’re looking for information on finances, insurance, investing, or general divorce guidance, our news articles are designed to keep you in the loop.

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What is Collaborative Law?


Elaine Hall and Andrea Stoller join Cathy DeWitt Dunn on the Women, Money & Power radio show to discuss collaborative law and divorce.

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What can you expect the collaborative process to be like in a divorce?


Andrea Stoller and Elaine Hall join Cathy DeWitt Dunn on the Women, Money & Power radio show to answer the question, “What can you expect the collaborative process to be […]

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What is the role of the financial expert on the collaborative team during divorce?


Andrea Stoller and Elaine Hall join Cathy DeWitt Dunn on the Women, Money & Power Radio Show to discuss the role of the financial expert on the collaborative team. Learn […]

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What to expect in the beginning stages of the divorce process


Rick Robertson joins host Cathy DeWitt Dunn on the Women, Money and Power Radio Show to discuss the financial aspects of divorce and what to expect and the beginning stages […]

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What you can do to prepare for division of assets during divorce


Rick Robertson joins host Cathy DeWitt Dunn on the Women, Money and Power Radio Show to discuss the financial aspects of divorce and what you can do to prepare for […]

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Why you might need a CDFA in your corner during a divorce


A CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) in your corner during a divorce may mean the difference big bucks one way or the other. Rick Robertson joins host Cathy DeWitt Dunn […]

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What a QDRO can do for you during a divorce


A QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) during a divorce may mean the difference big bucks one way or the other. Rick Robertson joins host Cathy DeWitt Dunn on Women, Money […]

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Cathy DeWitt Dunn Warns of New Tax Scams


Financial professional, Cathy DeWitt Dunn, joins hosts Laila Muhammad and Oliver Tull on Eye Opener TV discussing last minute tax filing, the IRS, and tax scams. Cathy DeWitt Dunn warns […]

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The Gender Pay Gap and What You Can Do About It


Do you want to wait until 2186 to balance the gender pay gap? Didn’t think so. Check out this Fox 4 News interview to see how you can be proactive […]

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Divorce the Right Way – Divorce in Peace


Part 4 of the Women Money and Power Talk Radio interview with authors John and Laura Roach discussing their newly released book, Divorce in Peace.

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Want a peaceful divorce? Read Divorce in Peace


If you want a peaceful divorce, you’ll want to read John and Laura Roach’s Divorce in Peace. Read the transcript below of  Cathy DeWitt Dunn interviewing the authors Judge John Roach […]

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Authors John and Laura Roach on Women Money & Power


John and Laura Roach, authors of Divorce in Peace, join Cathy DeWitt Dunn on Women Money and Power to discuss their newly released book. Part 2 of the interview with […]

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Divorce in Peace on Women Money & Power Talk Radio


Divorce in Peace authors Judge John Roach and Laura Roach join Cathy DeWitt Dunn on Women Money & Power Talk Radio to discuss their book.

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Divorce Over 50? – Get to Know QDRO


It is heart wrenching to be a spectator of a divorce. Many of us have witnessed one or more of our girlfriends go through the Big D (AKA hell) or, […]

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Divorce Financial Checklist Part 2


Be prepared with our Divorce Financial Checklist! If you’re contemplating a divorce, you’re likely overwhelmed by all of the emotions and uncertainty about the future associated with such a move. […]

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Divorce Financial Checklist Part 1


If you’re contemplating a divorce, you’re likely overwhelmed by all of the emotions and uncertainty about the future associated with such a move. However, to get the most for your […]

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Why Financial Strength is Crucial in Divorce


Transcending Legal: Why Financial Strength is Crucial in Divorce Connecting with the right attorney is critical in divorce. But if you have accumulated a significant asset portfolio during your soon-to-be […]

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Divorce and the Family Home: Stay or Go?


When considering a divorce and the family home, take your time to evaluate your options. Don’t base your decision on emotions! When facing a divorce, it’s common for one spouse […]

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Christmas Sex, Food or Budgeting… Which is on your mind?


Weight Watchers once commissioned a study that showed that while 58% of women think about sex at least 10x a day, some 70% have far more regular fantasies about food. […]

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Holiday Shopping Survival Guide


In this Fox 4 News interview, our own Cathy DeWitt Dunn shares some great tips for surviving the holiday shopping season – financially speaking that is.

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Beware of Holiday Charity Scams!


Don’t get taken by holiday charity scams during the Christmas season! Here are some great tips to help keep the scammers at bay from Cathy DeWitt Dunn on KRLD Radio.

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10 Richest Women in the World


Of the 1,645 billionaires in the world in 2014, a record 172 are women. Here are the top 10 richest women in the world for 2014.  #1 – Christy Walton […]

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Life Insurance Provides a Legacy of Love


With life insurance, you don’t get a mulligan. You either have it when you die or you don’t. What will you leave for your family? More bills or security?

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Top 10 Most Powerful Women in the World


Who are the world’s most powerful women? In May of this year, Forbes released its list of powerful women based on a range of criteria including money, media coverage, sphere […]

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Navigating the complexities of divorce and taxes


With the exception of child custody, the distribution of marital property is arguably the most important aspect of a divorce agreement. When considering division of assets, remember that what looks […]

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Get to know QDRO – Qualified Domestic Relations Order


It is very common in a marriage for one spouse to earn most, if not all, of the family’s income – especially if the couple has children. Generally, this means […]

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Divorce and the Marital Home


When facing divorce, it is common for one spouse to want to stay in the family home to minimize disruption in the lives of the children, or just to hold […]

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Empowerment Zone: Recreating Your Future with a CDFA


Divorce consumes every aspect of your life: emotional, familial, social, spiritual, legal, and financial. It generates emotions that are often conflicting and intense. In divorce, expect upheaval in virtually every […]

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Turmoil in the Middle East and Your Finances


With all the turmoil in the Middle East, what does that mean for your finances here at home? On Women Money & Power Talk Radio, Cathy and Bruce discuss the […]

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Looking for a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area?


With our corporate headquarters conveniently located in Addison, Texas, we assist clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Richardson, Carrollton, Farmers Branch, Plano, McKinney, Garland, Frisco, and the surrounding area. As a […]

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What You Need to Know About QDROs


One of the reasons people place retirement funds into qualified retirement plans such as an IRA account is that the funds are set aside pre tax. When you’re going through […]

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What Does a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Do?


If you’re preparing to divorce, you probably know that you will need an experienced divorce attorney to help you navigate the process. But did you know that you should also […]

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Valuing Specific Assets in Divorce


When you’re going through a divorce, you may be dividing a variety of different assets. Each will need to be properly valued to come to a final settlement. Specific assets […]

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Business Assets and Divorce


If you want to make sure that you receive everything to which you’re entitled, you’ll want to learn about business assets and divorce. A business is treated like any other […]

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Finding Hidden Assets During Divorce


No one wants to believe their spouse would willfully hide assets before or during a divorce, but it happens. In a community property state such as Texas, you’ll want to […]

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Dealing with Debt During Divorce


If you are approaching a divorce and wondering what your financial state will look like once the process is over, you are likely to be curious about the division of […]

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Divorce, Finances, and the Marital Home on KDFW Fox 4 News


Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Cathy DeWitt Dunn, discusses divorce, finances, and the marital home on KDFW Fox 4 News in Dallas, Texas.

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Fixed Index Annuities can be a Perfect Fit for Women


There’s no question that finance is traditionally a male-dominated industry. Though the number of female financial professionals has increased dramatically over the last several years, there is a lingering sense […]

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Take Charge of your Retirement in the Face of Market Volatility


It’s no secret that women tend to be under-served in the financial world. As a result, a woman planning for retirement today is less likely to feel she understands the […]

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Step-by-Step Guide for Dividing Marital Assets in Texas


As you go into your divorce, you’re probably curious about the process for dividing assets during divorce in Texas. Each state has its own legal standard for the division of […]

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Freezing Assets During Divorce: What You Need to Know About TROs


When you’re going through a divorce, tensions are likely running high. You may be concerned that your husband will modify assets as a way to harm you or prevent you […]

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What Divorce Lawyers Wish You Knew About Your Finances


Most divorce lawyers wish their clients had a better handle on what a fair and equitable settlement would be at the time of divorce. Very often, emotions take over and […]

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When Benefit Cuts Sabotage Your Retirement Plans


One of the consequences of all of the turmoil in our economy over the last few years has been companies reducing retirement benefits. Whether you are happily married, divorced, or […]

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The key to a long, happy marriage may be matching credit scores


The key to a long, happy marriage may be matching credit scores! Believe it or not, a new study looked at millions of couples over the last 13 years, and […]

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Generating immediate income after divorce


Getting back on one’s feet after divorce can be challenging and stressful –– especially for women who have been out of the workplace for years taking care of family. Here’s […]

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The Stock Market Roller Coaster


 by Cathy DeWitt Dunn ~ Do you remember those roller coaster rides when you were a kid? I sure do. I could hardly sleep the night before because of the […]

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Catch Cathy on KDFW Fox 4 Good Day Dallas


With the markets going gangbusters and tax day just around the corner, local networks are reaching out to help their viewers make sense of it all. Women, Money and Power’s […]

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What is a QDRO?


Since our post, “QDRO – Dividing up Retirement Accounts at Divorce“, we have received numerous requests for more information regarding QDROs. If you or someone you know is facing a […]

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Cathy DeWitt Dunn on DFW’s Channel 11 CBS Evening News


WomenMoneyandPower.com’s Cathy DeWitt Dunn on DFW’s Channel 11 CBS Evening News discussing student loans, money, and marriage. For the Couple’s Quiz.

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Is the Federal Government Eyeing Your 401K?


by Cathy DeWitt Dunn – The question as to whether or not the United States Federal Government is looking into taking over private 401K assets has been asked many a […]

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QDRO – Dividing up Retirement Accounts at Divorce


Divorce can have dire consequences for women and their retirements if proper care is not taken. During years of marriage, many women have focused on raising a family…instead of focusing […]

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Long Term Care Insurance – Plan now for a little TLC through LTC


Hitting that century mark or even living well into our nineties is hard to fathom––so much so, that a lot of us are guilty of just ignoring the “what ifs” […]

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Fiscal Cliff Imminent – Are Your Retirement Savings Protected?


Everywhere we turn we hear the warnings of the coming fiscal cliff. It’s the top story in the news. The financial world is on fire. Wall Street is holding its […]

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Don’t let inflation bite into your retirement income


Regardless of whether you’re retiring tomorrow or ten years from now, inflation can take a toll on your retirement nest egg. Don’t be part of the majority of people who underestimate its impact! We encourage you to play around with an inflation calculator to get a firm understanding of how inflation can drain the power of your retirement savings.

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How one woman increased her retirement income 40%


We recently met with Katy, a female executive at a Fortune 100 Company, who was looking to add an income component to her portfolio as she prepared to retire. Her company’s 401k administrator suggested that she roll over her 401k into a company-sponsored annuity. After discussing her situation with us here at Women Money & Power, we were able to find an annuity option that provides her over 40% more a month in income.

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The biggest retirement myth for baby boomers


While some financial advisors may tell you that you’ll probably be spending less money in retirement than what you’re spending now, we don’t believe it. We think this is a myth…and we want to make sure you’ve got an income plan in place that allows you to continue to live the lifestyle you want to live.

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How a 62-year old Texan met her retirement income goal with just $500K


Many savers get discouraged when they try to wrap their heads around how much money they’ll need to accumulate before retirement. Savings are important, without a doubt! But generating a predictable income from your savings––income you can’t outlive––is even more so.

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How to protect your savings against stock market losses


We have all heard stories from our parents or grandparents about forgoing bank accounts and sticking money under the mattress during the economic nightmare that was the Great Depression. Now, many people are facing another nightmare as retirement savings account values have plummeted over the past few years.

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Uncle Sam Weighs in on Lifetime Income


As life expectancy continues to climb, the fear of outliving one’s assets has become top-of-mind for most Americans. Today, it’s becoming more important than ever to put retirement strategies in place that guarantee lifetime income.

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Plan Now For Long Term Care


Have you considered who is going to take care of you in your later years? Do you deem the child who can’t even put on matching socks qualified? You may require professional medical care, especially…..

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A Client’s Story | Stay-At-Home Mom Faces Divorce


At Women Money and Power, we have helped many clients who felt hopeless about their future income streams. Here is just one client’s story that you may be able to relate to or know someone who could benefit from Cathy’s financial expertise.

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Consider The Upside of Staying Employed


Working an extra few years could have an enormous impact on your retirement income. Consider moivng your retirement date back a few years if you wish to reap a big windfall from your core retirement assets.

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Worried You Will Live Too Long?


Most women will agree that living longer is a blessing if, of course, we keep our health and have the financial means to live life to the fullest without becoming a burden to our family. The statistics behind rising life expectancies paint a clear picture of how important a retirement income strategy can be –– a strategy that provides guaranteed income for life regardless of how long you live.

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Review Your Insurance Policy ASAP | Save $$


Did you know that most insurance companies thrive on your laziness? While you live your life feeling protected knowing that you are insured on multiple levels, the insurance companies are […]

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A Client’s Story – Option for a 401k Rollover


At Women Money & Power, we want to share some real life situations that might give you some insight to how we have helped women create an income stream for life. In this scenario, Katy was ready to roll over her 401k but she thought she was locked into the options of her company.

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Baby Boomers | Tips for Seeking Employment … Again


Sometimes finding work can be a challenge in today’s world and sometimes being a baby boomer in today’s job market can be intimidating. The great news is there are plenty of jobs for this highly-sought after group – the key is how to position yourself strategically in today’s evolving job market.

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Fixed Index Annuity Myths vs. Reality


At Women, Money, & Power, we specialize in helping women understand various retirement income planning options that can help them create a more secure feature. One great option is the Fixed Index Annuity, a high quality fixed income product that provides you income for life –– income you can’t outlive.

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Retirement Income: Myths vs. Reality


While some advisors may tell you that you’ll probably be spending less money in retirement than what you’re spending now, we don’t believe it. We think this is a myth…and we want to make sure you’ve got an income plan in place that allows you to continue to live the lifestyle you want to live.

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Focusing on Cash Flow During Retirement


How much guaranteed lifetime income could come from $500,000 from a 401k generate during your retirement years?

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The US Government Weighs in on Annuities and Guaranteed Lifetime Income


As life expectancy continues to climb, it’s becoming more important than ever to put retirement strategies in place that guarantee lifetime income. We can help you take the uncertainty out of retirement income planning.

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Auto Liability in 2012 | Are you underinsured? What if you hit a Bentley?


You may want to seriously think about reviewing your auto policy…..there is almost 1 in 12 chance that if you cause an accident it could include a car that costs $56,000 or more new.

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Is it Possible to Deflate Inflation in your Retirement Planning?


If you’re worried about inflation taking a bite out of your retirement dollars, we can help you take the bite out of inflation. Inflation relentlessly erodes the value of each dollar in your portfolio. There’s a better way to prepare for inflation……….

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2012 Consumer Goods Outlook – Ouch!


Whether you are a senior on a fixed income or working in the job market – cost of living adjustments (aka raises) were few and far between in 2011…and may be even scarcer in the future. So be sure to stay educated on the rising prices in consumer goods. It’s a good start for budgeting in an every-changing world where day-to-day decisions will impact your long-term income plan.

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Resolutions, real life, and sweating the small stuff


It has been said that “if we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.” We believe that this incredibly astute adage is the perfect guide for women and saving for retirement. And, with the New Year upon us, it’s a great time to adopt it as a guiding principal for paving the road to a more secure retirement future…

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2011 Year End Tax Tips


Get up to speed on money-saving tax deductions that are set to expire in 2011. Minimizing your tax burden is essential to your investment planning whether you’re still in the workforce or just about to retire. […]

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Baby Boomers & Their Boomerang Kids


“Theyyyy’ree BACK”…….it was once the cry of a cute little blond girl named Carol Ann in the 1980’s horror flick Poltergeist II. It has now become a cry of dismay […]

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Consider Fixed Indexed Annuties Because Some Investments = Stashing Money under your Mattresss


Money under the mattress or in a money market? What’s the difference? We have all heard stories from our parents or grandparents about forgoing bank accounts and sticking     money under […]

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Prepare Yourself Financially to be Single Again – Either by Death or Divorce


The statistics continue to reflect, as a female, you will more than likely survive your spouse. Many of you are already thinking on different terms – “Wait a minute, there’s […]

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Sex, Food or Budgeting for Christmas….Which one is dominating your mind?


Weight Watchers recently commissioned a study that showed that while 58% of women think about sex at least 10x a day, some 70% have far more regular fantasies about food. The crime here is not how often we think about sex or food, but we spend very little time fantasizing over our finances!!

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Gen X & Y: Getting Back to Black


Being young in today’s world isn’t easy. Gen Y and Gen Xers are facing greater challenges day by day with the lagging economy and prospective jobs situation not improving.

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403b and the retired-teacher-to-be


If you are a teacher, you have more than likely made the smart decision to participate in a 403b – the teaching profession’s equivalent of a 401(k) investment plan. If you’re 59 1/2, it’s now time to take a look at your options.

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Women & Investing…did you know?


According to an Allianz Women Money Power survey, overwhelmingly, men find financially independent women sexy. Only 4% of men surveyed disagreed!

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Private Placement Investing & Wealth Building


When it comes to investing for portfolio growth, taking calculated, well-researched risks can lead to higher rewards.

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Women, The Perilous Paradox, and The Retirement Thing


Retirement can be a scary thing to contemplate. Especially when you factor in the ‘perilous paradox’.

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Be realistic in retirement.


Did you know that financial advisors generally recommend withdrawals from savings of about 4% per year during retirement?

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Embrace National Retirement Week…Year ‘Round!


The week of October 17-21 has been declared National Retirement Week. Did you just roll your eyes? We know it’s not as thrilling as National Shopping Day. However, it does bring attention to planning for our golden years.

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Quick Tip – Conservative Investing & Your Retirement Nest Egg


Research shows that many women investors are extremely conservative and often do not pursue enough investment portfolios diversification. Putting one’s eggs into the same basket in and of itself can be risky, even when you’re investing in CDs or government securities…

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Annuities: the bad-boys of the investment world?


Let’s just get it out in the open. Annuities have a reputation for being the bad boys of the investment world. And, not in a good, Marlon Brando kind of way…

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Long term term care insurance plan fact


More than 70% of nursing home residents are women yet only 14% have a long-term-care insurance plan. To learn more about whether a long term care insurance plan makes sense […]

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Don’t fall into the retirement gap


Unfortunately some things continue to evolve at a snail’s pace –– including the average women’s income. Despite all the progress made over the past few decades, there’s still a gap between women and men when it comes to earning money.

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The Perfect Trifecta – Women Money & Power


Welcome to Women, Money & Power…a new blog focused on covering investing news and notes, geared exclusively to Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex women…

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