The battlelines have been draw and feelings are strong on each side of the issue. Some say renting is the lower cost route; and some say owning. The right answer will have a significant effect on your personal finances.
The challenges facing women are far from complete. It is hard to balance the pay scale when we don’t have control. It is hard to balance the pay scale when women are different than men. Maternity leave is a major contributor to the pay gap. Mothers definitely are paid less than male and non-parent female counterparts. And neither you nor I can fix that problem in whole.
But there is an issue women do have control over. Sunday The Motley Fool had an article by Maurie Backman on the gap in male and female retirement savings. The difference is incredible, or “astounding”, using Backman’s word for the gap. While the same issues are in play — maternity leave, medical issues and family time — there is at least some control women can take to close this gap.
I am of the firm belief you can learn something from every situation, from every event you attend. With this in mind, I decided, after years of avoidance, it was time again to check out what happens behind the closed doors of the free dinner invitations.
The first time Karen Carpenter stood on the stage as the focal point and vocals of the performance she died.
One of the most important studies ever conducted on human interactions with money, wealth, and retirement was undertaken in 1968 and it involved mice.