She heard her mother say that an accountant always talked directly to her father, waving her off as if finances were just a man’s business.
True or not, but it was the catalyst for the creation of business lady Jennifer Richardson of Charlestown. Received money Med – a center of financial advice only for women.
Offering advice on money issues such as budgeting, cash flow, loan management and investment, the mother of three hopes to give women a better understanding of their financial circumstances.
“Growing up, I saw how my mom felt when it came to family finances,” Jen says.
“She felt stupid when she went to her financial planner and couldn’t understand what he was talking about.
“It was in the early eighties, but I think so many women are still in the same position.”
Trained accountant Jen now uses her knowledge to help other women become financially savvy.
“I know the hardest thing when it comes to money management is feeling lonely and feeling demotivated while traveling,” she says.
“Not only are women more focused on marketers than men, but because of the gender pay gap they retire with less money but have a longer life expectancy.
“It’s important that they feel empowered when it comes to their finances, and that power comes with knowledge.”
Jen founded Got Money Honey in 2021, and this month she is launching an online course in personal finance that will allow her to share her training with more women.
My money makeup – is a webinar that takes place independently, including five training modules, nine financial tools to download, access to additional resources and an invitation to a closed group to support social networks.
The course begins on Monday, May 9th.
“The course is designed to help women achieve their financial goals faster and easier than ever before, with all the tools needed for financial success,” said Jen Newcastle Weekly.
“Instead of just creating a DIY course that just tells women what to do, I wanted to make sure it was inclusive, fun and that it really works.”
A mother of three knows all too well that changing habits and creating future models of spending and savings is a process.
“There are a lot of women who are just fighting to make ends meet. I have a lot of clients who say to me, “You’re so lucky you understand this Jen”
“I want to use what I’ve learned over the years to help women feel confident in making important decisions about their future, how to deal with bad financial decisions and how to continue to enjoy themselves.”
As part of the My Money Makeover course, Jen offers tips on how to cut costs, explores the psychology of why we spend, and offers tools on how to change any current negative views on finances.
“We tell our kids that they can achieve anything if they think about it,” Jen says.
“And yet, as adults, we forget about ourselves.
“Anyone can make a budget, but this course will help women understand why they spend, and that it’s not about not enjoying spending in life, but about setting yourself up for a better life.”
And read in detail the main tips and tricks of Jen?
“Set up a separate email address for marketers, and all of these subscriptions and offers can’t block your daily channels, and it will save you from the temptation to constantly shop online.
“Buying products online helps you stick to a budget, not impulsive purchases.”
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