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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Allow March 8 to Inspire You to Make Financial Freedom a Priority

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Did you know that we, as women, have an entire day dedicated to us? No, I’m not talking about Mother’s Day or your birthday or even Boss’s Day. I’m talking about today, March 8th. It’s International Women’s Day—a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And what a great day for all of us to look at how far we’ve come and review our plans for the future.

This year’s theme, “#PressforProgess,” was chosen because the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report findings show that gender parity is still more than 200 years away. Two centuries? Really?

It’s our duty as women to keep motivated, push forward and #PressforProgress in our continued struggle for gender parity. Clearly, it won’t happen overnight, but we are making positive gains each and every day. The growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support will help motivate women and unite them for this cause. Wouldn’t it be such an amazing world if our friends, colleagues and communities could think, act and be gender inclusive?

Your Journey Toward Financial Freedom

To me, one of the most obvious ways you can contribute to this effort is by taking action on living the life you both want and deserve. I’m talking about your journey to financial freedom. If you’re dependent on a man for your financial security, I’ve got news for you: You’re going to end up in trouble sooner or later.

Maybe your partner handles all of the finances. Or perhaps you just don’t want to deal with money and numbers. Well, what if your partner decides to leave you? Or what if you decide you want to leave him? What if he takes ill and can no longer work? Or what if, God forbid, he dies? Meanwhile, you’ve had your head stuck in the sand for however many decades and have no idea what your current financial situation is or how to improve it. Well, it’s time to “put on your big girl pants,” as my good friend says, and take control! Let’s make 2018 the year that you no longer rely on others to take care of you financially.

Doing Your Part

International Women’s Day reminds us how women throughout history sacrificed and worked hard to give us the rights we have today, and it’s time to take advantage of these opportunities. The best part? You can absolutely change your life for the better without having money, a husband, or even a diploma. It’s all a matter of finding the right information, treating yourself to a financial education, and then taking action on what you learn. Need help getting started?

Celebrate Your Freedom

International Women’s Day reminds us that now is the perfect time to look at your life and re-focus on where you want to be in the future. But it doesn’t stop after March 8—you must take the spirit of this one-day celebration and carry it forward by taking action on it every single day.

Start by committing to do one thing each day to increase your financial education and get one step closer to your life of financial freedom. You owe it to yourself and all of the women throughout history who have fought for you to have the freedoms you have today.

Check out my book, It’s Rising Time!, for more information on women, money and financial freedom. International Women’s Day belongs to all groups, collectively, everywhere. So together, let’s all continue to Press for Progress.

Original publish date: March 08, 2018

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