The past few weeks have been … not great. And that’s putting it lightly. So if your headspace has also been not great, we’re right there with ya.
But here at Ellevest, we’re big believers in the power of doing something about it. That doesn’t just apply to your mental health, either (although it is Mental Health Awareness Month). We’ve found that the top driver of women’s financial confidence is taking action — saving and investing, yes, but also (we’re willing to bet, at least) taking meaningful action, to address what’s getting you down.
That said, we know we’re all different, with the news and everything else hitting each of us in different ways. So we figured, this should be a choose-your-own-pick-me-up-type week. We’ve collected a bunch of resources that have been popular with the Ellevest community lately and organized them based on what you might need, whether that’s a bit of good news, a how-to on setting boundaries at work, a big-picture look at the numbers, or a guide to overhauling how you spend. Take what moves you (or don’t!) and above all: Just be kind to yourself right now. This uphill battle rages on (and on, and on), but we’re still here for you.
Markets have you freakin’ out?
Here’s our latest insights about how markets have done over the past month.
Here’s a quick explainer on the Federal Reserve’s rising rates and what’s going on there.
Here’s a brief breakdown re: investing in crypto.
And here’s an intro to Series I bonds, which are having a very nice moment right now, to the tune of a 9.62% interest rate.
Money making everything feel worse? Need a quick tip?
Here are 15 ways to reduce your financial stress, based on how much time you have to spare.
Here are a few small money habits you can start working on right now that’ll help you build the momentum for the bigger stuff later.
Here’s how to determine the best time to invest. (Spoiler: It’s yesterday! Yes, even with the markets what they are. Maybe especially because the markets are what they are.)
Need a workplace intervention, stat?
Here are some ways to combat that feeling you get where everything is just too much.
Here’s an email course to help you chart a new, values-driven career path in just four weeks.
Finally saying goodbye (and maybe good riddance?) to your current job?
Here’s what to do about that 401(k).
Here are a bunch of things (besides salary!) you can negotiate when you get your next job offer.
Just the facts, ma’am?
You’re busy, we get it. Get the real lowdown — here’s what it’s going to take to close …
Just trying to get your bank accounts through the summer?
Here’s our best advice on saving to attend the biggest wedding season in years.
Here’s a primer on establishing your financial foundation — aka the basics you’ll need to start with in order to build your wealth (and wellness) going forward.
Here’s how to prioritize your savings goals with a financial roadmap.
Or maybe it’s time to really overhaul your whole situation?
Financial wellness — and peace of mind — is for everyone, no matter how much money you have. Here’s an introduction to how we define it and what it really entails. We also have an hour-long workshop that can help you get started (not to mention get your questions answered by one of our money coaches).
Speaking of workshops, the Ellevest community has been digging a few more of those that might help with this:
Inflation getting you down? Maybe it’s finally time to figure out a budget that works for you? We’ve got the how-to workshop.
Maybe you’re done spending at the big corporations and want to figure out how to start acting more locally with your money. We’ve got an intro to values-based personal finance and a workshop to match.
Looking for a little optimism?
Hope is about being able to visualize the future you’re fighting for. Here’s our CEO Sallie Krawcheck’s vision of what the world without a gender wealth gap might look like.
If you’re more of a “show me the money” type of person, we gotchu. Here’s proof that climate-conscious investing is starting to make a concrete difference in the world.
And if you just want the good gossip-slash-inspiration from your peers, here’s a roundup of recent money wins gathered from the Ellevest community. We knew you could do it.
Investing has had the further benefit of feeling a bit subversive for women, given that we are subject to a lifetime’s worth of patronizing and disempowering messages that we aren’t any good with money. And also because of the power that it gives us: If you don’t control your own money, you don’t control your own life.
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