I must admit that I never read the 1990s’ bestseller, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray. But as a wife, daughter, sister, and mother, the title certainly rings true.
Personal experience aside, there are well-documented differences between men and women, including the way our brains are structured and how we react to events and stimuli. It should come as no surprise, then, that women think, talk and relate to money differently from men.
Women and Money: The Anxiety and the Solution
What may be surprising, however, is that many women, including those who are well-educated and hold executive positions, feel intimidated by or unwelcome in the financial world. Many report stress, fear, and a lack of confidence when it comes to financial planning and investing – feelings which frequently translate into avoidance that results in not taking charge of one’s financial future.
But due to lower lifetime earnings and longer lifespans, most women are likely to find themselves dealing alone with complex or vulnerable financial situations. And they may be ill-prepared to do so.
If discussing things like stocks and bonds, risk and return challenges your peace of mind, let’s speak in a money language that you understand, cutting through the financial jargon. I go at a pace that is right for you and together we work to give you clarity and build your financial confidence.
I can help you construct a financial plan after understanding your needs, your desires, and your life goals. By building a strong and supportive money relationship, your courage blossoms and the fears wither. You will feel in control of your money and the weight will be lifted.
You can then get on with living a more meaningful and fulfilling life.