Giving Holiday Gifts on a Budget

How Much are You Spending on Gifts This Holiday Season? When you are strapped for money but want to give holiday gifts make a list of how much you want to spend per person. First, check the Internet for the best prices for stores that are close to you. Making the list and determining your […]

Prince Charming Isn’t Coming

Weekly Trip to the Library Barbara Stanny is a money expert that has appeared on numerous national and regional television and radio programs to spread her message of financial empowerment for women. As the daughter of the R in H & R Block, she grew up relying on her father, then her husband, to manage […]

Women and Money – Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny

You have undoubtedly seen the very popular financial advisor Suze Orman on Oprah or her ET Saturday night televison series, “The Suze Orman Show.” In her book Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny  she tackles the complicated relationship women have with personal money management. In her review of the book, Daphne Durham explains […]

Financial Planning is an Emotional Issue

Smart Women Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Achieving Financial Security and Funding Your Dreams By David Bach Book review by Brad Doll Today we continue our recommendations of the best books for nannies to help manage money. Since most nannies are women, the focus of our next book is to help women understand that financial planning […]

On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance

Weekly Trip to the Lbrary There are plenty of books about financial planning, how to save money, save for retirement, buy a first home, and invest money. But, how many of them are addressed to single women? If you are a single woman, On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance, […]

The Easiest Way to Lose Control of Your Life is to Lose Control of Your Money

Women and Money Since most nannies are women, this week we will review our favorite books to help women manage their money. Even in this century and new decade, many women let the men in their lives manage their money for them. But, don’t you hate women who just sit around waiting for Prince Charming […]

Books About Managing Money (For Nannies)

Weekly Trip to the Library This week we discussed starting the new year with a new attitude towards managing your money. We told you to plan a budget and live within your means. The next most important step is to pay-off debt. Then, you should build a savings account or emergency fund. Once your debts […]

Things to Save, Things to Save For

Retirement Investments What did you do with your holiday bonus? What did you do with your last raise? Did they fall into the abyss of stuff you don’t remember you purchased? If you have been following our discussion this week, you are already aware that paying debt and establishing an emergency fund are good uses […]

S.O.S.

Building an Emergency Fund for Nannies Stuff happens. Emergencies occur regardless of careful planning. Accidents, car maintenance, health problems, and getting laid-off are just the start of an endless list of possible threats to financial stability. Once you have paid-off your debts you should build an emergency fund that has at least six-months of expenses. […]

Who to Pay First? Yourself!

Getting Out of Debt If you have followed our advice over the past few days you know how much money you have, how much that you owe, and have established a goal for your money. Now the question is: “Who to pay first?” You should pay yourself first. The money should be used to pay […]