Mommy moguls – how do they do it?

Words of wisdom from 10 highly effective business power-moms

Powerful entrepreneurs? The world is full of ‘em. Powerful mothers? If you grew up with a mom or have become one yourself, you are no doubt familiar with the special brand of power wielded from the womb (hello Tiger Mom!). Mix those personalities together and you’ll find a group of especially gifted women who manage to successfully combine child birthing and rearing with the launch and management of their own businesses – that’s right – the mompreneurs, as they are so commonly called. 

Yes, for as long as there have been school bake sales, soccer team fundraising drives and Tupperware parties, moms have been naturally entrepreneurial in spirit. Perhaps it’s all those desperate late-night problem solving sessions required to stop a baby’s cries, the creative challenge of inventing Halloween costumes on the fly, or the intellectual agility required to simultaneously drive, meal plan and negotiate a shared custody agreement between four-year olds over a Buzz Lightyear doll that gives moms an edge in the start-up business world…

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How to help your advisor help you

Eight tips to being a great client 

Photo credit: Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire

“Help me…help you,” implores Jerry Maguire to his client Rod Tidwell in the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire. Maguire (Tom Cruise) is a superstar sports agent who becomes disenchanted with the superficiality and lack of ethics in his industry. He forms a life and career changing relationship with Tidwell, a loyal but super high-maintenance pro-footballer client, played by Cuba Gooding Jr.

Like Tidwell, there are probably times when you just want to shout, “show me the money!” to your financial advisor. But as Tidwell realized, a good representative is hard to find. When you are fortunate to find an advisor with whom you “click” – someone you can understand and trust – you want to rely on this person for years to come as you build your wealth and plan your portfolio accordingly. So what can you do to help your advisor help you… 

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What keeps women awake at night

30% of women blame this for a lack of sleep

Insomnia is the worst. Why is it that everything seems way scarier and more stressful in the middle of the night? Trying to turn those thoughts off can be impossible when you’re tossing and turning, viciously aware of the dwindling hours between you and the sound of the morning alarm.

According to a survey by website Manilla.com, the number one answer among women of “what keeps you up at night?” is financial worries. That’s right – 30 per cent of women said money stress is keeping them up at night… 

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