Women are expected to do it all. We are mothers, wives, career women, and frequently much more. By our very nature, we put the needs of everyone else before our own. Quite frequently, women are forced to make decisions that aren’t what they truly desire for one simple reason: lack of money. Career minded women are often forced to quit a job they love when they have their first child because they want to be there for that child, but can’t see how to fit a career into the equation too. Similarly yet different are the moms who can’t afford to quit their jobs and end up utilizing the only available option (day care), when they truly want to raise their children on their own. Sadly, there are many women everywhere that feel they have no choice but to remain in bad relationships because they can’t afford to leave!
All of these decisions are perfectly fine if that is what a woman really wants. However, our choices are frequently influenced by feeling that we have no other options because we don’t have enough money to do what our heart desires. When I say “enough money”, I don’t mean the money that wealthy people have that allows them to spend lavishly on every whim. I am talking about having enough money to empower you as a woman to do what is right for you. [Read more...]