Category: Financial Fitness

ENCORE: Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life | 2020 Session

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What do we want from money? Some look for independence and security, while others desire more choices and a better way of life. And all of us want to feel less stress about money. Now that women have more money—and power—than ever before, how can we start making our money work for us? In this session, Today show financial editor and bestselling author Jean Chatzky will share what she’s learned about living a financially robust life and detail her strategies for understanding your life in relationship to your finances, including: tactical solutions to get paid what you deserve, make your money last, leave a legacy, and, most importantly, bring you joy. 

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Your Money: A Pathway to a Richer Life | 2020 Session

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2020 conference.

What do we want from money? Some look for independence and security, while others desire more choices and a better way of life. And all of us want to feel less stress about money. Now that women have more money—and power—than ever before, how can we start making our money work for us? In this session, Today show financial editor and bestselling author Jean Chatzky will share what she’s learned about living a financially robust life and detail her strategies for understanding your life in relationship to your finances, including: tactical solutions to get paid what you deserve, make your money last, leave a legacy, and, most importantly, bring you joy. 

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What It Will Take for All Women to Advance

Minda Harts

Minda Harts noticed something recently while being on the circuit of women’s events over the past year. When she signed copies of her new book, The Memo, she rarely saw a white woman. That’s not surprising perhaps, given the book’s subtitle, What Women of Color Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table. But it is, in her view, a missed opportunity.

“I often say success is not a solo sport,” Minda recently said. “If we saw each other as resources, we could get so much more accomplished.” But to do that, takes the courage to listen to and understand other people’s experiences—to pay more attention to the intersection of race and gender, among other things, that fall under the commitment to gender equality. Only then, she suggests, can women succeed in doing what is required for true gender equality: namely, turn allyship into action. Read More

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4 Money Tips to Help You Have More Time to Do What You Love

Tonya Rapley

Tonya Rapley, who Black Enterprise Magazine called the “New Face of Wealth Building,” is on a mission to help women break the cycle of living paycheck-to-paycheck and do more of what they love.

Author of The Money Manual and founder of My Fab Finance, Tonya offers these tips for making better decisions about money: Read More

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4 Proven Strategies that Will Help You Get a Raise

How to get paid

The gender pay gap became front-page news last month after presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced a proposal that would require companies to prove they pay women equitably—or pay a fine.

But if you don’t want to wait to see what comes of that, here are four tips that expert Conference for Women speakers say have helped them negotiate salary increases: Read More

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5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

Ann Miura-Ko, a founding partner of Floodgate

So you have a great idea for a business. What’s your next move?

First, take an honest assessment of your personality. Claire Lee, head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank, has noticed three traits in successful entrepreneurs.

“Number one is adaptability: the ability to pivot, really be open to feedback and advice, knowing which to take and which to ignore,” Lee says. “Number two, and perhaps as important, is resilience and grit—you’ve really got to develop a thick skin. And third is resourcefulness—being able to leverage your network, know where to get help and not be afraid to ask for help, is critical.”

Did you check all three boxes? Great! Here are five more starter steps to help you forge a path forward: Read More

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2019 Session | Mind the Gap: Negotiation & Getting Paid

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Are you negotiating to the best of your ability? No matter what industry you are in, knowing how to negotiate is an essential skill for communicating your value and advancing your career. Whether you are negotiating on behalf of yourself or others, this session will cover how to prepare for a negotiation, present yourself effectively, and respond to pushback. A panel of experts will provide you with important talking points and insights to consider before your next business negotiation. Read More

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2019 Session | Encore: Budget for Life

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Do you have the funds to support a rich and meaningful life? If your credit is lacking, your debt is out of control, your investing is aspirational at best, and your finances are frankly a mess, it’s time to start budgeting for life. “The Budgetnista” was a preschool teacher making $35,000 annually, and she saved $40,000 in two years. She has since dedicated her life to financial literacy and helping others live richer lives. In this session, you will learn her invaluable money management system to shift your money mindset, manage your credit, start budgeting, saving, and investing, and get out of debt once and for all. Read More

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2019 Session | Budget for Life

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Do you have the funds to support a rich and meaningful life? If your credit is lacking, your debt is out of control, your investing is aspirational at best, and your finances are frankly a mess, it’s time to start budgeting for life. “The Budgetnista” was a preschool teacher making $35,000 annually, and she saved $40,000 in two years. She has since dedicated her life to financial literacy and helping others live richer lives. In this session, you will learn her invaluable money management system to shift your money mindset, manage your credit, start budgeting, saving, and investing, and get out of debt once and for all. Read More

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Live Richer in 2019 with Tiffany “the Budgetnista” Aliche

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America’s favorite personal finance educator shares her top tips for maximizing your money in 2019, how to prepare for unexpected financial hardships, and the least-scary ways to raise your net worth.


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