The world needs strong women – women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved, women who live bravely, both tender and fierce, women of indomitable will. – Amy Tenney

Eaton Financial Group is proud to celebrate International Women’s Month in support of women across the world. Our financial planning team specializes in providing financial solutions based on the needs of our female clients and customized to match their specific goals, whatever they may be.

Below we’ve included a few relatable resources that we hope you’ll find valuable in your ongoing pursuit of growth and success. When it comes to financial planning, there is always value in a quick cup of coffee and a 2nd opinion – we’d love to get to know you and help you reach your goals.

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Quick Financial Tips for Women to Build Financial Success

When providing financial advice, I often find myself answering these common questions: “What would you do if it were your mother? Your daughter? Your family?”

These are sometimes hard questions to answer, depending on the context of the conversation. But when it comes to the well being of my loved ones, it is important to prioritize financial management and planning, no matter what age or stage of life.

So in honor of International Women’s Month and all the mothers, daughters and loved ones who are women in my life and yours, below I’ve outlined what I am always teaching my own daughters, Lizzie and Caroline, to understand about money management – and what I believe could help any woman teach other women and girls about financial responsibilities.

Make smart decisions with money, rather than emotional ones (always ask yourself: Do I NEED this or do I WANT it?).

The first bill you should pay every month is to a savings account. Save a set percentage of your income (start with 10%) each month.

Give to those less fortunate than you, even if it hurts a little. Just do not go beyond your means. Trust me…it will feel great!

Treat yourself, within reason, every once in a while. Depriving yourself is not healthy. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

In general, women live longer than men, so never stop saving and understand that women ultimately need to save approximately 25% more than men. Start that process now.

Failing does NOT make you a failure. Failing helps us all to learn. Making minor financial mistakes will teach you lessons that will help with bigger financial decisions in the future.

I know for me, there are so many important life lessons the women in my life have taught me – compassion, humility, perseverance, bravery and leadership, to name a few. I hope that this financial wisdom is one attribute I can add to the list of contributions as it relates to money management and planning for women and for all.

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