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Estate Planning for Women – Part 2

Inheritance can be a blessing or sometimes a curse. Consider what is being left to you, as well as what you are leaving behind. Join the conversation with women who are navigating the complexities of planning for both children and parents.

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How Women Negotiating Salary Compensation Can Get What They Deserve

Asking for more pay at work is not easy for most people. But when it comes to women negotiating salary increases, it appears to be especially challenging. Despite what some politicians and media personalities may lead you to believe, the gender pay gap is very real. Here are hard facts to prove it. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:[1] The median weekly earnings of full-time workers in the fourth quarter of

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Executive Decisions. Addressing Your Team’s Individual Needs with Amy Wilson (podcast)

Amy Wilson is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Dow Corporate, which aims to become the most innovative, inclusive, customer-centric, and sustainable materials science company. They provide science-based products and solutions to their customers in spheres as diverse as packaging, consumer care, mobility, and infrastructure. Amy’s responsibilities with Dow include leading and providing counsel in corporate governance, as well as managing compliance matters. She is also the executive sponsor for Dow’s lesbian, gay, bisexual,

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Keeping up with Emergency Savings, No Matter What

There are many good reasons why financial experts recommend building an emergency savings fund. Having a dependable reserve of money can allow anyone to handle unplanned expenses without relying on credit cards or loans. And for some, emergency savings can even make a difference between leaving a toxic job or relationship — or getting stuck in a bad situation for months, years, or even decades. In this post, we’ll talk about how emergency savings can

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Retirement Tax Strategies for Women

Saving for retirement is challenging no matter who you talk to. So why have a separate set of retirement tax strategies for women? It is true that both men and women are subject to the same IRS rules. They have similar resources and savings tools at their disposal. However, different life circumstances can make saving for retirement different for women. Our SYM Financial Women’s Initiative leader, Michelle Hipskind, puts it best. “Women have a tough

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Key Estate Planning Documents and Tips for Women | SYM Financial

At some point in life, every woman will have to consider the family’s estate planning documents. Whether through a divorce, a death in the family, or a decision to not get married, leaning on someone else to think through the estate plan is simply not an option for many of our clients. And even for those who are happily married and who could delegate these decisions to their significant other, having some level of understanding

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