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3 wealth building moves for women

first_imgAt a time when women have never been more empowered, educated, successful and outspoken, many still hesitate to take charge of their financial lives.A recent UBS Own Your Worth report found 56% of married women take a backseat when it comes to investing and financial planning. Sixty-one percent of Millennial women, who handle the day-to-day expenses and bills, leave investment decisions to their spouse. The report found twice as many men believe they are highly knowledgeable about investing as women.That lack of confidence is a problem. Between women outliving men and the growing number of couples divorcing in their 50s, it is estimated that 8 out of 10 women will be responsible for taking charge of their financial lives.The good news is, when it comes to women and money, it’s never too late to start. Here are just a few steps women can take to ensure a brighter, self-sufficient financial future.Start talking. No more postponing the awkward money talk. Open up about goals, spending and savings styles. Find out exactly what the financial picture is. That means adding everything up. Know how much you owe and what you have saved. Get clarity on the why behind the current investment strategy.Shift your mindset. Go beyond the daily or monthly financial planning and start thinking in terms of building wealth for your longer-term needs. How can money support your current life and the future of your dreams? Think not just of your bucket list and retirement savings, but how to fund your future health care needs as well. Growing your wealth not only ensures your financial security, but also helps make your dreams become a reality.Ask for help.The best way to build confidence in your ability to manage your financial future is to take advantage of the financial education resources available. A better understanding of how building wealth works, will help overcome any fears about debt, retirement and investing. 73SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Detailslast_img read more

Norwich’s Hooper hopes for England call

first_img Press Association His aims are simple after moving to Carrow Road on a three-year deal, with Norwich having the option of a further year. “(To) score goals,” Hooper said. “That’s what I get paid for, that’s what the gaffer got me in for and that’s the challenge: to play and score goals. I wanted to play in the Premiership and to try to get an England call-up. I think there’s a good chance of that.” Hooper felt that at Celtic the opportunity for England recognition was limited, even though he came close to a call-up under Roy Hodgson earlier this year, only to be ruled out through injury. “You don’t really get a look in up there,” Hooper said. “Down here you’ve got more chance. The main thing is playing, getting on the pitch first, and doing what I do. To play for your country is anyone’s dream, but my first dream is to play in the Premiership.” Manager Chris Hughton supports Hooper’s ambition. “He’s got to play well enough for Norwich City Football Club and score goals and prove that he can do it in this very, very difficult league,” Hughton said. “That’s the reason why he’s here and that’s the wonderful challenge that he has.” Hooper scored 31 goals for Scottish champions Celtic last season and is the Canaries’ seventh summer signing. He was Celtic’s leading goalscorer for the last three seasons, having joined from Scunthorpe in 2010 for £2.4million. Hooper could have joined sooner, but opted to stay in Glasgow in January to be part of Celtic’s Champions League campaign. Hooper added: “I had the Champions League and Celtic wanted to keep me. It was a tough decision, but I’m here now and I’m happy.” QPR also had a bid accepted for Hooper and he carefully considered a move to Loftus Road. “I was close, but I wanted to come here and play in the Premiership,” Hooper added. The 25-year-old signed from Celtic last week and met up with the Norwich squad on Sunday following their return from the United States. The Canaries’ long-standing interest and the prospect of playing in the Barclays Premier League persuaded Hooper to swap Champions League nights at Parkhead and the goldfish bowl that is football in Glasgow for Norfolk. center_img Gary Hooper hopes moving to Norwich from Celtic will enhance his bid for a place in England’s World Cup squad next summer.last_img read more

Juventus wants Džeko?

first_imgJuventus have been linked with a move for Manchester City striker Edin Džeko, reports sportsmole.co.uk.The Bosnian is rumoured to be heading for the exit door at the Etihad Stadium after struggling to live up to his £26m price tag since moving from Wolfsburg two years ago.The Bianocneri were believed to be tracking the 27-year-old before he joined the Citizens and are known to be in the market for another forward this summer.According to Il Sussidiario, Antonio Conte wants Džeko to partner the incoming Fernando Llorente, who is joining on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao at the end of the season.Džeko has scored 12 goals in 28 Premier League appearances this season.last_img