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The biggest stimulus plan ever – what’s in it for me?
President Biden recently released details of an ambitious and unprecedented $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, which includes a myriad of measures focused on supporting the struggling
COVID-19 Resources: Opportunities for women and families
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused a fundamental shift across the world, from loss of employment, school closures, social distancing, and everything in between. In
Comparing debt repayment strategies – Snowball vs. Avalanche methods
If you have debt, you are not alone. According to the Federal Reserve, the average American household carries $137,000 in debt.
Small Changes, Big Impact: Meet Ashley
Ashley was referred to The Women’s Resource for coaching through Madge Bush Transitional Housing, one of The Women’s Resource’s community partners.
How Do Balance Transfer Credit Cards Work?
Balance transfer credit cards allow you to move debt from a credit card, or a loan, that’s charging you interest, to a card that doesn’t
Four years ago, Allencia left her job to become a full-time student and pursue her goal of working in the healthcare field. Unfortunately, her resources
January is the month of resolutions, and if you are like me, you indulged quite a bit over the holidays. There are many temptations in
Smart Budgeting and Spending for the Holidays
Like clockwork, the holidays are here again! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have all successfully come and gone, but yet, many of
November is an excellent time to think about entrepreneurship
November is National Entrepreneurship Month. In 2016, President Obama established the month by Presidential Proclamation to “celebrate entrepreneurs who serve their communities and bolster our
Get Smart About Credit Day
Did you know that the mean credit card debt of U.S. households is about $5,700, according to Value Penguin? Texas ranks number 21 with an
What you Need to Know for Retirement
Are you planning for your retirement? It is never too early or too late but starting as soon as possible gives you the gift of
The Women’s Resource of Houston Receives SunTrust Foundation’s 2019 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 Grant
Recognized for its generous contributions to Houston, The Women’s Resource was awarded a 2019 Lighting the Way Award and $75,000 grant by the SunTrust Foundation.
Avoid Financial Regrets
A recent study commissioned by a charity coalition found that of those surveyed, half regretted focusing so much on financial matters in their lives at
4 ways to save money on school supplies in Houston
Ice cooler, grill and freeze pop displays have quickly switched to pallets of markers, packets of white lined paper, glue sticks and pencils in stores,
Teaching Financial Responsibility this National Parents’ Day
This July 28 is National Parents’ Day. It’s a day to commemorate what it means to be a parent, celebrate the teamwork between parents and
Smart Vacation Planning
Summer is here, and you may be thinking of taking a summer vacation. According to a recent survey, 74 percent of Americans say they have
Volunteer Spotlight: Claudia Mollerup-Madsen
Claudia Mollerup-Madsen, one of our financial coaches and past board member of The Women’s Resource, was recently honored by Morgan Stanley in the Morgan Stanley
Spring Cleaning your Finances
Spring cleaning season is here! While you are freshening up your home and cleaning out your closets, take this time to assess your overall financial
Are you expecting a tax refund? Here are smart ways to use your refund
Tax season may not be enjoyed by many, but the thought of receiving a tax refund can put a little spring in your step. Will
The Women’s Resource’s 2019 Annual Spring Luncheon Celebrating #OutstandingWomen
In the spirit of Financial Literacy Month, over 600 business and community leaders gathered on Friday, April 12th, to raise over $300,000 for The Women’s
Should you use a credit card to renovate your home?
Whether your home is new, or you have lived in it a while, you may be ready to tackle some home renovation projects but may
Many of you may have already started your holiday shopping after Thanksgiving by participating in Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Retailers not only offer
Tips for Beginning Investors
Are you looking to put away money for your children’s college or begin saving for retirement but are unsure how to begin? If you are
Halloween is coming up! As Americans, we like to celebrate this time by having fun with fear. Ghosts, goblins, and witches provide entertainment for all
Creating an Emergency Fund
When I talk with friends and clients about investing their money, I can be flexible. I listen to their needs and desires, and we make
Ask TWR: How do I talk to my soon to be college student about money?
Welcome to Ask TWR, where we answer your pressing questions about money, finances and how to handle them. Have a burning questions about money? Send
4 Things to Consider Before Launching Your Side Hustle
It seems like everyone has a side hustle these days. Your brother is an Uber driver, your best friend runs an Etsy shop, and, heck,
For parents, approaching the start of school may leave you feeling a mixture of emotions as you watch your children grow up and mature. With
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Home
Summer is a smart time to buy a home. While spring time features a large inventory, staying patient through summer months can offer homebuyers good
Bridging the Gap for Women
The Women’s Resource in partnership with the United Way Houston is helping local businesses bridge the gap between women and the construction industry.
Preparing Your Finances Before Tying the Knot
If you are like many of the couples in America getting ready for your big day this wedding season, you’ll be faced with making many
Avoiding Women’s Poverty Later in Life
Mothers tend to have a habit of constantly giving: love, time, energy, attention – the list goes on. Even on Mother’s Day when the day
Financial Literacy for Our Children
April is “Financial Literacy Month,” and a good reminder of the importance of learning skills for effective financial management. Financial literacy encompasses everything from learning
The Impact of Credit Card Limits on Your Credit Score
Advice often given to those looking to build credit is to open a low limit credit card and pay the balance off every month. This
The Power of Compound Interest
You may often hear that it is important to start saving early, whether it be for your child’s college education or your own retirement. While
RISE! Your Road to Independence Success and Empowerment
RISE! is our four-year program for economically disadvantaged high school girls. Girls enter the program their freshman year and are placed in groups of their
Avoid Common Retirement Savings Mistakes
A September 2017 Morgan Stanley Investor Pulse Poll found that 35 percent of high net worth investors overall and 44 percent of high net worth
The Power to Choose
In 1990, a group of visionary women established The Women’s Resource on the founding belief that a woman who controls her finances controls her destiny.