Last night I attended the LearnVest Live event in New York. It was a fun evening with photo-booths, cocktails and tacos but more importantly I got to hear from some of the countries most powerful women on what makes them financially fearless. Cosmo Editor Joanna Coles wants us to get comfortable talking about money and to start sharing salary details amongst friends. Fashion designer Nanette Lepore credited a lot of her success to having a supportive partner that pushed her to start the label whilst Kathy Murphy, President of Fidelity, focussed on the challenges faced by young investors.
LearnVest is a personal financial planning service aimed at helping women take control of their destiny. The website is easy to use and they will pair you with an in-house expert to create a budget, track your progress and build a portfolio. Another great thing about LearnVest is the inspirational stories they produce everyday to help you stay focussed on achieving financial success. With articles ranging from how to advance your career with better body language to sound advice when combining finances with your partner it’s definitely worth a look.