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Principles of personal finance management are gender-neutral but a woman faces situations in life that men don’t such as relocation due to marriage, career disruption on childbirth, re-entry into the corporate rat race, or a complete career switch to achieve work-life balance.

A man is not a financial plan

Women Quote by Beyonce

Women Quote by Beyonce

Social Experiment – Are Women Being Left Behind

In the Paytm ad, 30 people, men, and women of different age groups are lined up and questions are thrown at them. If they can answer ‘\yes, then they take a step forward; if not, a step backward.
When the questions end, the gap between men and women is very wide, as the men have moved forward but the women are behind. And what were these questions? Most of the questions were to do with money management. The ad called ‘The Divide’, raised the issue financial literacy gap.​

Women and Money

Times have changed we have nuclear families, women also working, higher cost of living, and parents asserting their financial independence. So after marriage, there is my money, your money and then your expenses, my expenses, our expensesmy goals, our goals, my career, our career, our investments etcA couple has to decide how will they handle finances (joint account, investments, running of the house, goals of when to buy bike/car, house) etc. But one also has to talk about how they will support their parents.

Taking control of your money is probably the most important thing you can do. Managing finances has been a male agenda due to the gendered division of household duties. And women often overestimate the men’s ability to do it right and underestimate their own ability to manage their financial life.

Money jargons, financial terminologies puts off many people and especially women. Remember no one was born with financial knowledge, one needs to start from basics like ABC or Do re me. Start by reading one money article a week. Subscribe to good YouTube finance channels.

Video on How Women should take control of their money

This 3-minute video from Monika Halan, author of the book Let’s Talk Money, on how women should take control of their money.

What Married Women Should Know about Home Finances – and ask her husband if she doesn’t

Among married couples with a single earning partner, a skew often slips into the financial equation. If the husband takes care of everything, from earning and spending, to saving and investing, there is a tendency to dictate terms to the non-earning spouse. In many marriages, the husband shares money, but not information regarding his salary, spending, or investments. What happens if something happens to the husband?

What Women should know about home finances

What Women should know about home finances

Rights of Women

What are the Inheritance rights of women in India? How much right Priya, a Hindu woman, has on her parent’s property, how much right she has on her husband’s Suhas property & wealth? What is she had married outside her caste? What rights does Salma or Suzie have?

Divorce

Paper Work and Women

  • How to Change Name Officially: The procedure for legal name change in India is straightforward but somewhat time-consuming.The legal way to change the name is to apply for name change in the state government gazette.  You also need to see what documents you need to change your name in PAN, Aadhaar, Driving licence, Voter’s identity card, Financial documents: Bank Accounts, Deposits, Loans, Insurance Policies

Society and Women

Like any other girl, we grew up fantasizing about our handsome prince, living in a dream home having kids and living happily ever after. In truth happily-ever-after never came.  (No wonder all fairy tales end with handsome prince taking off his princess in the horse but where to?).

Women that inspire

Nita Ambani: Is there is more to her than money? Nita Mukesh Ambani is the wife of the richest man in India. But there is more to her than that. She is a multifaceted personality, co-owner of Mumbai Indians, runs Dhirubhai Ambani International School(DAIS), a Bharatnatyam dancer. 

Nita Ambani on Money, Mukesh, Dance, Kids and more: She comes across as the women very focused, hard-working and very much in love with Mukesh and her children. What do you feel about Nita Ambani?

PV Sindhu – First Indian to win World Championships: How was PV Sindhu’s journey? What sacrifices did she make? Where has she studied? How much does she earn through brand partnerships?

Kylie Jenner: Billionaire, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kylie Cosmetics: In Mar 2019, At 21, Kylie Jenner became The Youngest Self-Made Billionaire Ever.  Who is Kylie Jenner? How is she related to Kardashians? What is the show Keeping Up With the Kardashians? What is Kylie Cosmetics?

Famous Weddings

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh Wedding, Cost, #DeepVeer: All about Deepika and Ranveer Konkani and Sindhi weddings on the banks of Lake Como, Italy on 14 Nov and 15 Nov 2018. By keeping a small family they showed that family comes first. It is also a strong message to young Indians who are increasingly opting for inter-community, inter-religious alliances. What was the Cost of the Wedding of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh?

Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas Wedding: Cost, Who paid for it, Functions Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas married on 1st  and 2nd December 2018 in a two-day, lavish, East-meets-West celebration, after a whirlwind four-month engagement. According to reports on the internet, Priyanka and Nick spent an estimated $584,000 on their two-day event. Their combined net worth is estimated to be $53 million.  Details from the wedding, such as the venue (the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India), her dress (custom Ralph Lauren with a 75-foot train!), her jewellery, her makeup, captivated the internet, as also speculation about their relationship, Priyanka is 36 and Nick is 26 years old

Books for Women

Becoming by Michelle Obama : In her memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama,the first African American First Lady of United States of America, invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her, from her childhood to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the White House.

You’ve got to be twice as good to get half as far.

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