Posts with the category ‘Women’

The Female Brain

Prepared by Adri Miller Consulting As a woman how does your brain impact how you engage in your financial affairs? Amygdala and Limbic System: The Amygdala is the center for emotion, fear, and aggression. It is located in the Limbic System and is the part of the brain responsible for the fight or flight response. The female brain’s limbic system is typically larger than the male’s. Scientists hypothesize that the larger limbic system contributes to women being more compelled to… Read More

Are you waiting for a crisis?

Prepared by Adri Miller Consulting Are you like most women? Will you wait for a crisis before you are ready to become smart about money? “A crisis”, by definition, is a quick and sudden change marked by instability and chaos.  Put another way, a crisis is an event that feels as if the universe is trying to shake you into action.  And sadly, it often does take a crisis to wake women up and get them moving – anything from… Read More

The Positive Side of Emotional Decision Making

By Elaine Floyd, CFP® Rational investors make better decisions—or so the thinking goes. However, new studies show that rational thought and emotions are both necessary to cut through the details, focus on what’s important, and get on with the decision that needs to be made. The science of economics has long been based on the assumption that people act rationally when making financial decisions. Money and math require cognitive thinking, so it’s presumed that rational thinking is what people use… Read More

Financing a New Baby: The Cost of Parenthood

By Amy E. Buttell and Elaine Floyd, CFP® Whether you are a parent or a grandparent, your new little bundle of joy will be “dear” in more ways than one. Here’s how to plan for the financial to-dos and priorities of new (grand) parenthood. Births, deaths, marriages, and divorces are significant life events that require financial resources and planning. Of all of these, a new baby is one of the most joyful, as parents and grandparents share their hopes and dreams… Read More

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