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7 Ways To Become A Woman Of Influence

One of the great tragedies of the world we live in today is that it has largely been created while women have been oppressed. Patriarchal social structures and misguided energy have left the world to be dominated by men, and look where that’s got us. Luckily, though, one of the most salient characteristics of female […]

A Woman Of Influence

One of the great tragedies of the world we live in today is that it has largely been created while women have been oppressed. Patriarchal social structures and misguided energy have left the world to be dominated by men, and look where that’s got us.

Luckily, though, one of the most salient characteristics of female energy is resilience and passion, and because of this, millions and millions of women have broken down these male-imposed barriers to show to the world how unfairly they’ve been treated.

how someone can become a Woman of Influence, here’s what she recommended:

Be willing to learn

Women of Influence always want to know more about their finances, investing and retirement planning.

So make sure you have a willingness to become more knowledgeable about your 401(k) and the IRA rules.

One way to smarten up is to partner up. Many women work with personal trainers to get physically fit.

Be the chief financial officer of your household

If you’ve been leaving money management decisions to your husband or partner, get involved and engaged. Work toward reaching the point where you’re in charge financially.

Set financial goals — and stick to them.

If you’re not religious about putting money away for the future, start a systematic savings habit. Take your financial future seriously.

Approach financial planning as life planning

According to the study, the No. 1 topic women want to know is “how to have my desired lifestyle in retirement.” As that phrase suggests, women are sometime skittish about the term “financial.” If that sounds like you, cast this subject as a form of life planning.

I put images around my work desk of where I’d like to travel in retirement to inspire me to save and invest for my future.

Little wonder that a growing number of financial planners now call their practice a “life planning service.”

Take the initiative to advance your career

I’ve found that the more responsibility a woman has at work (and, consequently, the higher her income – generally speaking), the more likely she’ll be to take charge of her finances, too.

If you’re married and not in charge of your money, think like a single woman

This reframing will then spur you to become more financially aware, protect your savings and find ways to make your portfolio grow, rather than counting on your husband to do these things.

Don’t Be Afraid to Push Yourself

Want to be a Woman of Influence? You can. “But you have to work at it and keep pushing yourself,”

Whatever you do, don’t wait for the next recession to scare you into action.

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