Financial survival counselor Hollis Colquhoun is an expert in "financial self-defense" for women and author of the new book, Women Empowering Themselves: A Financial Survival Guide. Hollis wrote the concise, pocket-book manual to help women take charge of their finances and overcome money anxiety disorder (M.A.D.). Hollis, who holds black belts in Karate and Taekwondo, combines martial arts principles with over 20 years experience on Wall Street and with her work as a financial counselor to help women of all ages and situations achieve financial security and independence.
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Nov 09, 2011
Consumer Reports Offers 12 Tips for Getting the Best Holiday Shopping Deals
Black Friday shopping tips will help you have a merrier holiday.
Sep 26, 2011
Walk In the Shoes of the Working Poor
When you play "Spent" you take a walk in the shoes of the working poor.
Sep 06, 2011
Good Layaway Tips for the Holidays, Starting Now!
Start thinking about and utilizing layaway plans for the holidays. You'll save money and develop good financial habits.
Aug 01, 2011
Money and Marshmallows
The "Marshmallow Experiment" can be tied to financial planning.
Jul 10, 2011
5 Stages of Debt Delinquency - Don't Get Sucked In
If you don't pay your debt,you'll be sinking through the five stages of delinquency.
Jun 23, 2011
Women Impact Collective Intelligence
Groups with higher collective intelligence have more women.
Jun 06, 2011
Help Your Budget with Super Cheap, Healthy Food
Super foods with super low prices
Apr 24, 2011
On the Hunt for Bank Fees (Not Eggs)
Banks are trying hard to hide fees on checking and savings accounts.
Apr 07, 2011
Why Spend Money When You Can Get Stuff for FREE
There are many places where you can find free stuff.
Mar 29, 2011
Bank Rewards Programs are Going the Way of the Dinosaur
Bank rewards programs are about to vanish.
Mar 20, 2011
The Status of Women, Work and Wages
Women are making strides in the workplace and in school but they are still far behind men in high level jobs and salary.
Mar 13, 2011
Moving in with Parents, Oh NO!, Oh YES!
Moving back in with your parents can be a good way to build savings.
Feb 27, 2011
An Instant Tax Refund Will Cost You
A Refund Anticipation Loan is an expensive way to get your tax refund money.
Feb 20, 2011
After Valentine's Day Comes the Divorce Season
Valentine's Day can signal the beginning of divorce season so be financially informed in your marriage.
Jan 31, 2011
Our Timely Visit to Egypt
The current unrest in Egypt underscores the need for political, social and debt reform for its citizens — male and female.
Jan 22, 2011
If You’re Shopping for a New Mortgage, Be Smart and Don't Make These Mistakes
If you're trying to buy a home and need a mortgage,there are certain things you should do and shouldn't do.
Jan 10, 2011
How to Start Building Good Credit
It is important to build your credit properly because it will influence the rest of your life.
Jan 03, 2011
The Good and Bad Economic News for 2011 - Up and Down a Spiral Staircase
2011 will be a year of good and bad economic news.
Dec 29, 2010
Moving From Holiday Spending to New Year's Resolutions
The New Year will not bring new financial solutions.
Dec 20, 2010
Holiday Frazzle Dazzle Week
How to recover from holiday spending remorse.