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“The Finances of Being Female” Panel Discussion

With the rise in popularity of personal finance blogs and sites, women have more educational resources available to them than ever before. And many of these sites know that women need personalized financial advice that speaks to their individual needs – not just blanket rules for becoming a millionaire in a male-dominated world.

Queue our first Facebook Live and an honest discussion with the women who aim to help others make better financial decisions.

Before I started working at Haven Life in 2014, I was pretty clueless about managing my finances. Outside of knowing to save for retirement and spend less than I make, I found monetary decisions confusing and had few resources available to help me.

Fortunately, my career switch to the life insurance industry brought with it a network of money-savvy individuals and a realization of how empowered I could feel by improving my financial situation.

With the rise in popularity of personal finance blogs and sites, women have more educational resources available to them than ever before. And many of these sites know that women need personalized financial advice that speaks to their individual needs – not just blanket rules for becoming a millionaire in a male-dominated world.

Cue our first Facebook Live and an honest discussion with the women who aim to help others make better financial decisions.

Our Facebook Live Panel Discussion

Emma Johnson from Wealthy Single Mommy, Bola Sokunbi from Clever Girl Finance, Erin Lowry from Broke Millennial and Shannon McLay from The Financial Gym joined us at the Haven Life office to discuss women’s most pressing financial concerns.

My biggest learning from the candid 30-minute conversation: the financial services industry has a lot to learn when it comes to reaching and educating women about their money.

Some of the other key takeaways from the evening:

  • Women need to get financially naked with their partners and bare the good, bad and ugly in order to have a successful relationship.
  • Investing lingo and platforms are intimidating and unapproachable to many women.
  • Unfortunately, many marriages fail. And if that’s the case, women need to be prepared to ask for what they need and deserve in order to stay financially afloat.
  • Women are givers by nature and tend to give more financially than we receive. That could include saving less for retirement to put kids through school. Women need to prioritize their own finances more.
  • Pinkified finance is not what women want to see.

Watch the full conversation here:

A special thank you to the wonderful women who joined this discussion and help educate others on a daily basis.

This discussion is intended as general education only and is not legal, tax or investment advice. Haven Life doesn’t recommend any products or services discussed. Opinions expressed by participants are their own, and do not necessarily represent the views of Haven Life.

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About Brittney Burgett

Brittney Burgett is the marketing and communications director at Haven Life, a customer-centric life insurance agency backed and wholly owned by MassMutual. She joined the startup more than five years ago as one of the first ten employees and oversees external communications, content, SEO and various other growth marketing initiatives. Brittney is a passionate leader who believes that managing your financial life doesn't need to be intimidating or complicated and brings that philosophy to all the editorial and brand work at Haven Life. Prior to her role at Haven Life, Brittney worked in public relations, her client list included brands in the tech, food and nutrition spaces.

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Our editorial policy

Haven Life is a customer-centric life insurance agency that’s backed and wholly owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). We believe navigating decisions about life insurance, your personal finances and overall wellness can be refreshingly simple.

Our editorial policy

Haven Life is a customer centric life insurance agency that’s backed and wholly owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual). We believe navigating decisions about life insurance, your personal finances and overall wellness can be refreshingly simple.

Our content is created for educational purposes only. Haven Life does not endorse the companies, products, services or strategies discussed here, but we hope they can make your life a little less hard if they are a fit for your situation.

Haven Life is not authorized to give tax, legal or investment advice. This material is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for tax, legal, or investment advice. Individuals are encouraged to seed advice from their own tax or legal counsel.

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Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (DTC and ICC17DTC in certain states, including NC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. In NY, Haven Term is DTC-NY 1017. In CA, Haven Term is DTC-CA 042017. Haven Term Simplified is a Simplified Issue Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC19PCM-SI 0819 in certain states, including NC) issued by the C.M. Life Insurance Company, Enfield, CT 06082. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and may not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is OK71922 and in Arkansas 100139527.

MassMutual is rated by A.M. Best Company as A++ (Superior; Top category of 15). The rating is as of Aril 1, 2020 and is subject to change. MassMutual has received different ratings from other rating agencies.

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