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May 28, 2024
Angela Lessor

Taking Charge of Your Financial Future: How Single High-Earning Women Can Thrive

Getting professional guidance should be a top priority for high-earning professionals who want to optimize their investments and secure their financial futures.

And when we talk about financial advice, it’s essential to recognize that women face unique challenges on their journey toward achieving their life goals. From establishing a financial safety net to navigating the gender pay gap, my team and I are here to provide the knowledge and support needed to thrive financially, regardless of relationship status or career path. 

We aim to empower single women nationwide to take control of their finances, build wealth, and independently create a secure future for themselves. Here’s how.

Charting Your Course to Financial Success

Crafting a comprehensive financial plan is a vital part of the financial planning journey for successful single women. It is key to work with a financial advisor who understands your individual circumstances and challenges. 

Together, you can create a comprehensive plan that covers all of your short- and long-term objectives, such as retirement planning, tax optimization, estate planning, and risk management. By regularly reviewing and adjusting your plan to accommodate any life events like changes to your career or family circumstances, you can ensure that you’re always on track to achieve your financial goals.

Three main pillars to a secure financial future are budgeting, saving, and investing. 

  1. Budgeting: The Foundation of Financial Stability

Budgeting is essential to financial management, irrespective of relationship or financial status. As a single woman, it’s crucial to understand your income, expenses, and financial objectives. 

Tracking your spending can identify areas where adjustments can be made if needed. Develop a budget based on your priorities — from saving for a significant purchase to building your retirement nest egg. 

  1. Saving: Establishing a Financial Safety Net

Make sure you factor savings into your budget. A healthy savings account is important for providing a cushion for unexpected expenses and financial emergencies. A good plan is to save at least three to six months’ worth of living expenses in an easily accessible account. 

You can automate your savings by setting up regular monthly payments between accounts. To maximize returns while ensuring liquidity or consider high-yield savings accounts.

  1. Investing: Cultivating Wealth Over Time

Investing is a powerful tool for single, high-earning women to build wealth and achieve their long-term financial goals, but it’s essential to approach it with a clear strategy and informed decisions. Working with an advisor to assess your risk tolerance, investment timeline, and financial objectives is key to an investment strategy that aligns with your unique circumstances.

With the right support, you can develop a diversified investment portfolio that balances risk and returns across various asset classes. We work closely with our clients to monitor and adjust their investment strategy as market conditions and financial goals evolve. This proactive approach keeps your investments aligned with your objectives and optimized for long-term success.

Planning for the Future

The gender pay gap remains a significant obstacle, impacting women’s financial well-being across industries and professions. According to recent statistics, women in the United States earn approximately 84 cents for every dollar earned by men. This disparity highlights how important it is to actively negotiate salaries and advocate for pay equity, no matter where you are in your career journey.

Single women must also contend with the lifetime earnings gap, which mainly affects those of who interrupt their careers to raise children or serve as primary caregivers. In addition to building emergency reserves for unforeseen circumstances, it’s important to plan for future earning potential. 

We recommend investing in your education, skill enhancement, and professional advancement to maximize your earning capacity over time. A comprehensive financial plan will help you to navigate these challenges, making it easier to address potential gaps in income and career advancement opportunities proactively.

Remember, you already possess the ability to achieve financial success and independence through strategic planning and a proactive mindset. If you’d like to find out more about how we help successful single women thrive, book a call with our team today.




Financial Advisor

Angela enjoys providing guidance to clients to help ensure their overall financial success and well-being. She takes pride in cultivating strong client relationships through superior servicing. As a wealth advisor, Angela believes in a holistic approach to financial planning. She is responsible for investment strategies and implementation. She understands that there is no cookie-cutter solution that applies to everyone. Each client needs recommendations that are specific to their personal needs and goals.


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