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The Facts Of Life

What Every Woman Should Know About Money

(Whether Married Or Single)

By Craig Lock

How to make the most of your money.

Money can't buy you happiness.  
But it helps you to be miserable in comfort."

Fact One:  Most of the Financial Hardship Experienced by Women in Later Life is Due to Someone Refusing to Fact Facts Early On.

Fact Two:  Women Need to Prepare for Financial Independence as much as Men Do:

These days one does not hear so much about the "family breadwinner, "largely because so many women either provide for themselves or make a substantial contribution to the FAMILY INCOME. But what happens if your husband dies and his income dies with him? Suddenly you are prevented from working. All to often the result is a dramatic fall in the family's standard of living and in their quality of life. And this happens just at the time creature comforts are most needed to soften the blow. No amount of money can bring back a loved one, but quite small amounts set aside regularly can make the difference between sadness and absolute despair for you and your children. The only way to be sure you can cope is to do something about it yourself-- to make sure you are adequately provided for.

Fact Three:  Three out of Four Women have no Personal Savings.

Fact Four:  Women live longer and so have a greater chance of being left alone.

Fact Five:  One Marriage in Three  ends in Divorce, Desertion, or Separation.

Fact Six:  Thinking about what Might Happen Doesn't Make it Happen.

The Final Word

Hope this information has been helpful to you. Good luck*

Craig Lock "Believe in yourself and in your dream, Though impossible things may seem Someday, somehow you'll get through To the goal you have in view. Mountains fall and seas divide, Before the one who in his stride Takes a hard road by day Sweeping obstacles away. Believe in yourself and in your plan Say not - I cannot - I can The prizes of life we fail to win Because we doubt the power within..." - anon

* "luck", as they say, is where preparedness (is there such a word?) meets opportunity.

Craig has worked for "many moons" in the financial services industry. He has studied and written extensively on money matters: articles, brochures for financial institutions and books (including money books). Craig Lock's books on money management and how to achieve financial success are available at:

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