Managing your finances efficiently is a challenge in itself. While men face their own hurdles in this regard, the subject is all the more sensitive when it comes to women. Besides the obvious factors, many women hesitate to delve into it at all. Jessica Weaver wanted to adopt a non-conventional approach to finances for women as she firmly believes that the traditional approach is obsolete to modern-day challenges.
Jessica Claire Weaver is a financial advisor, author and social influencer. Being a resident of New Jersey, Weaver is pursuing her mission to help women gain control over their finances and lead a successful life. “I have personally observed that the biggest hurdle women face while starting to invest is figuring out how to go about it. However, it’s not rocket science. Ideally, it is best to start your investment journey right from the time you get your first job, that is, in your early 20s. By early 30s, women should start building their asset portfolios. Though this time is often directed towards other personal priorities, but a part of it should also focus on your finances and investment strategies to build a comfortable future,” Jessica said.
Weaver’s work is not only confined as the financial advisor of her present organization, Raymond James Financial Services, but also as a certified divorce financial analyst. Her compassionate understanding towards these sensitive issues has made her a well-known personality in the sector.
On completing her bachelor’s degree in economics in 2010, Weaver joined her father’s finance firm. She soon realised that the conventional approach of investment and financial planning couldn’t be of aid to the women of today’s world. Soon she began to host workshops and events, where she would share her suggestions about financial independence with other women. Opening the ‘Strong Retirement Club’ community, writing blogs under ‘Not Your Father’s Advisor’ column, hosting various online events to share her insights, and finally authoring two books on the relevance of financial planning to women, are some of the initiatives that Jessica took.
“I have seen my grandmothers struggling in their post-retirement period, especially with the aftermath of their estate. From an early age, I knew that I have to take a stance. I want women to live life on their own terms, without any regrets. A well-charted financial plan plays a big role and communicating its importance and creating a roadmap for people is my responsibility,” said Weaver.
With more and more followers reaching out to Weaver for her advices, the finance guru penned her two best-selling books, Strong Woman Stronger Assets and Time to Refine: A Strong Woman’s Guide to Retiring on Her Own Terms, to assimilate all her ideas on how to invest wisely, earn more money, and raise one’s net worth and self-esteem. The books shed light on personal finance, money management and mindset coaching. Weaver continues to play a huge role in providing guidance to women in the field of finance.