Get in the Game!
Make sure to take the extra step to start saving and then invest those savings. Shying away from the stock market, or failing to buy investment property because you're afraid that you'll screw it up and lose money in the long run, means that you'll never grow beyond your present circumstances.
Increasing your knowledge, making concrete plans, and taking some risks are essential steps in gaining financial independence. Even if you make mistakes — and you will — you will grow and you will learn to make better decisions. Trust yourself and get in the game!
Women often fail to value themselves or their talents in the workforce. Men, on the other hand, almost always negotiate for a higher salary or benefits when interviewing for new jobs or pushing for promotions. Rather than settling for what's offered, ask for what you know is a reasonable salary, fee, bonus, or raise, and — by all means — feel worthy.