She Writes For Him – The Loss of a Dream (Chapter 10)

  I am truly honored and excited to be a contributing author featured in She Writes for Him: Resilient Stories of Faith (Redemption Press). This powerful collection of beautiful stories is a debut in a series of volumes, which showcases the personal struggles of ordinary women and our noble journeys of God’s healing, redemptive grace. […]

How Can the Coronavirus Stimulus Plan Help You and Your Small Business?

Coronavirus Stimulus Package Info and Resources to Download

  Needless to say, the last four weeks have been nothing short of surreal. Navigating this new normal and doing everything we can to stay positive and not get too rattled by the onslaught of news has suddenly become our primary focus no matter what our walk of life. Over the last few weeks, I’ve […]

What I’m currently reading – International Women’s Day

One of my favorite things to do when I’m traveling out of town is to visit the local bookstore. Today, in honor of Women’s History Month, I was inspired to pick up these books yesterday in Napa Valley. I’m loving Vibrate Higher Daily, by Lalah Delia. I so relate to the message that everything is […]

These married women carry the greatest retirement risk

  According to the retirement article, This group of women bears the highest retirement risk, “Married women in two-income households are at the greatest risk of not being able to maintain their standard of living after retirement.” That’s the finding of new research conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and published […]

Money is Self-Care for Women

Ellevest's Sallie Krawcheck explains how (video article review)

Patti Fagan, Award-Winning Money Coach for Women

  In this video article, Ask Sallie: Is it Really Possible to Feel Good About Money? Sallie Krawcheck, the founder of Ellevest, shares how money for women does not actually inspire confidence and empowerment. Rather it represents insecurity and loneliness. So much so that women would much rather talk about their own death than talk […]

How to Overcome Your Financial Fears

Plus 5 curated women & retirement articles to increase your financial literacy

Last week, I was talking with a friend and we got to talking about women, money, and retirement. She told me how her fifty-five-year-old cousin is worried about her husband leaving her, which would put her in a vulnerable financial position. She’s thinking about retiring in the next five years but is afraid to because […]

Women’s Financial Status – Women’s History Month

Women's History Month Women's Financial Status

Today is International Women’s Day!   In honor of Women’s History Month, Shurwest Financial posted an article listing ways in which women have advanced in terms of social and economic status.   Unfortunately, not all of it is good news. Apparently, middle – and low – income women are losing ground while the wealthiest women […]

5 Investing Resources for Women

Patti Fagan, Award-Winning Financial Coach

Women’s Equality Day was August 26th, but many women are stilled being paid less than men. This is one reason why I believe women need to create financial wellness by making their money work hard for them. A great article was published on Bankrate.com: 5 Investing Resources for Women (read it here) that I think […]

Why Should Women Save More Money?

Patti Fagan, Award-Winning Financial Coach

  Here’s a very well written article, 3 Reasons Women Should Save More Money, that spells out the challenges women face when it comes to saving for retirement. The author goes even deeper into explaining how these challenges keep women coming up short in retirement account balances by sharing hypothetical scenarios to illustrate the point. […]

How our retirement system discriminates against women

Ladies, Here’s an eye-opening article that talks about a major financial crisis we face as women. According to studies, we have a greater chance than men of living in poverty due to financial challenges that impact retirement savings. The article does a nice job of listing the key factors involved. Such as the longevity issue: […]