Financial independence for women has been a topic of much discussion this month, as women nationally and internationally celebrate Women’s History Month. They are celebrating their accomplishments, as well as planning for future efforts toward gender equality. Financial independence for women is a top issue, not only for themselves, but for their families. Gaining confidence can lead to a rewarding and powerful feeling of achievement and influence as they strive for equal wages, career advancement and financial success.
It’s important to note that many women are not disinterested in personal finance or even reluctant to take more responsibility, it simply has not been on their “radar” until now. Women are becoming more independent, whether by choice or necessity, and this has nudged them into taking charge of their own financial futures. Whether married or single, women are becoming major players in the financial world, as they realize the need to understand finances in order to build a better future for themselves and their families.
It’s also important to note that education is the best way to address any challenging project, so we would like to encourage our readers to do just that. There are websites now available with free financial assistance, many with other related subjects that might prove very beneficial to women of many different circumstances.
- The Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) is a non-profit organization promoting financial welfare for women, with an emphasis on retirement. They promote budgeting, saving for emergencies, saving automatically, saving by reducing debt and saving with your children (passing it on).
- The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE) is one of the oldest non-profit organizations dedicated to providing financial education to women to help them connect with the resources they need to succeed and prosper. They value the role of women in the financial security of their families, as well as themselves, and know that women desire to shelter those they love within their own financial security.
- The Financial Literacy Organization for Women and Girls (FLOW) is a charitable organization that hosts conferences, seminars, workshops and boot camps to assist women in financial independence. They believe that financial education can never start too soon.
As Fee-Only Certified Financial Planner™ professionals, we’ve been advocating financial education for women for decades. To this end, our CEO, Lois Carrier, currently conducts WIFFI™ Workshops for women interested in financial independence. Women Investing for Financial Independence workshops offer women the opportunity to learn about their own finances in a highly practical and entertaining manner.
- It’s a fun environment where women learn practical principles of investing in an easy, pain-free way.
- Sessions are an hour and a half in length, including time for questions and answers.
- Women grasp concepts of their own well-being with confidence, discovering it’s easier than they ever imagined.
- They leave truly inspired and empowered to pursue their own financial independence.
If you are a woman, or know other ladies that would benefit from learning how to take hold of their financial future and independence, give us a call. We’ll schedule a WIFFI™ gathering for you and some of your friends!
Have a great weekend!