Women are working and earning more than ever before and controlling increasing amounts of wealth in our country. Yet, only slightly more than half of the women surveyed by LPL know the likely amount of their retirement income, and only 44% have calculated the amount of their essential expenses.
Welcome to The Money Clubs, an online curriculum created by Bahr and Wall to address the issues by helping women create lifelong financial stability, leveraging the fact that women love to learn and share information in groups. As pioneers in the area of women and money, it was BLANK years ago that the pair created the original, “in-person”
It doesn’t take a wealth expert to run a Money Club – in fact, about 90% of in-person clubs that have cropped up around the country are led by everyday women.
WIFE’s new online group is being led by “Coach Shelley” Murasko, an engineer/mom with a passion for taking the mystery out of money while making it fun. After starting her own Money Club in 2010 called “The Frugalista$,”
It has been nearly one quarter century since Bahr and Wall founded WIFE.org, after realizing that there were a staggering number of women in desperate need of a place to go for financial education. With a career spanning over three decades, Bahr is known nationally as an advocate for women’s financial independence. She is co-founder of Bahr Investment Group and a CEA (Certified Estate Adviser), as well as a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst). Wall is a nationally recognized expert and columnist on the subject of women and money. As a forensic accountant, her credentials include CPA, CFP®, and CDFA. She has authored eight books on personal finance and was named one of the 250 top financial advisors in the country by Worth Magazine eight years in a row.
For Bahr, “Women are all about connection and being together. The support of other Money Club members provides a sense of community and belonging. With the help of friends to keep them on track, women can help each other change their financial lives forever in a very powerful way. Like having a diet buddy to help lose weight, friends in the Money Club provide the encouragement that each member needs to succeed.” To join the group and the fun, visit https://www.facebook.com/
Bahr and Wall have been speaking nationally on behalf of WIFE.org since 1988, offering workshops and making media appearances on shows like NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CBS This Morning, CNNfn, PBS and National Public Radio. They also keynote women’s conferences sponsored by State Treasurers and Governors around the country, educating women about financial issues and spreading the word about the help their organization provides. All proceeds from their speaking engagements go back into WIFE.org to support new and existing programs.
The Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial education to women in their quest for financial independence. It was founded by wealth management experts Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall, who have a lifelong mission of helping women connect with resources that help them prosper and grow financially.
Under the guidance of Bahr and Wall, WIFE.org has gained national prominence. It was recently named one of the top 500 financial sites by “Online Investor,” capturing the interest of women and the press seeking non-biased financial advice and information for women. For more information, visit www.WIFE.org.
*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2011, based on total revenue