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Women: Put Your Money to Work

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You might say women’s relationship with money is getting better all the time.

It’s long been the case that women make most of the buying decisions. But women now control more than half of the wealth in the U.S. today, and one in 10 are entrepreneurs, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Report from Babson College.

“Women are very in tune with their money,” says Joan Goodman, Vice President, Regional Planning Consultant for Fidelity Investments. “Women are good savers, and when we do invest, we are very successful, largely because we are very disciplined.”
Nevertheless, women don’t always feel confident about having enough money. About 71% of women don’t think they can realistically achieve their financial goals. What explains the gap?

“Sometimes it is challenging to connect the dots,” says Goodman. “Knowing what we want our money to do and actually putting money to work and having it work for us.”

It’s time to take control of your future. In the first of this three-part series presented by Fidelity Investments, you will discover:

  • Why now’s a great time to get organized and where to begin
  • Building a budget
  • Balancing savings and debt priorities
  • Planning for other goals

This article, and associated webinar,  is intended to be made available only to individuals in the United States, and the information on this page is only for such persons. Nothing on this page shall be considered a solicitation to buy or an offer to sell a security, or any other product or service, to any person in any jurisdiction where such offer, solicitation, purchase or sale would be unlawful under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About the Author

Susan Price has been writing about careers, entrepreneurs and personal finance for more than a decade. She’s been an editor at BusinessWeek, Money, and iVillage.com, among others.