Last updated: 21:37 / Thursday, 15 September 2016
Advise from a CFP

Five Things Millennial Women Need to Know About Their Money

Five Things Millennial Women Need to Know About Their Money

According to Joslyn G. Ewart, Founding Principal of Entrust Financial and writter of Balancing Act: Wealth Management Straight Talk for Women, millennial women have redefined what success is and they work hard for their assets.

As women of wealth, what do they need to know about taking care of their money? In her opinion, first and foremost affluent millennial women need to take charge of their money. Whether they earned it, inherited it, or received a substantial divorce settlement, the decision to take responsibility for their wealth is paramount. She presents five tips to do so:

  • Take charge of your wealth planning.
  • Avoid the "Just sign here, honey!" syndrome, as described above when that special someone is given authority over your personal finances.
  • Consider the benefits of finding a competent wealth advisor to help you achieve all that is important to you with respect to your money.
  • Make a spending plan.
  • "Get started."

"I predict a couple of phenomenal outcomes when affluent millennial women choose to take charge of their money. The first is they will be better able to take care of themselves and their families no matter what curve balls life throws their way. The second is that women are charitably minded, more so than men, and often serve as a catalyst for social change, change that benefits not only their families but all of us." Says Ewart.