Women’s Money Week – Taking Action

Before we begin, here are some (hopefully) inspirational quotes on taking action courtesy of Very Random Streams blog:

  • Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. – Napoleon Hill
  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain
  • Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. – Dennis P. Kimbro
  • Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
  • In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt

Women’s Money Week Topics
If you have followed the bloggings around the webshpere during Woman’s Money Week, you have read posts by a variety of authors on the topics of:

  • Entrepreneurship / Making Money
  • Relationships & Money
  • Saving & Investing Women are investors
  • Budgeting
  • Money in Your 20s/30s/40s/50s/Retirement and
  • Debt

Now you have a decision to make (maybe even several). Will you do anything differently based on what you read?

Do you want to do something differently, but don’t know how to get started? Here are a few resources to check out to see if they have something to offer to you.

Resources to help you get started.
Women’s Institute for Financial Education (WIFE.org) is the first non-profit centered on women’s financial literacy. They have a lot of articles on many subjects related to women and finance.

Money clubs is a website published by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education – especially for women. They want to help women be more effective with money. The money club offers simple steps and group support.

Wi$e Up Is a financial education program designed for generations X & Y. This site was developed by the US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. It has free courses you can take.

US Government Small Business Administration – Office of Women’s Business Ownership Offers women business owners comprehensive training and counseling to help them start and grow their own businesses (geared towards economically and socially disadvantaged women).

Practical Money Skills for Life has topics of interest to all on Financial Literacy – including games and other tools you can actually use on your website (if you have one).

Money Smart Week from the Chicago Federal Reserve the week of April 21 -28 in 2012 has free classes and activities to help manage personal finances.

And of course, all of the wonderful personal finance blogs that you perused this week!  You can see roundups of all the posts at Women’s Money Week.

Did you enjoy Women’s Money Week? Is it worth repeating next year? What were the best and worst parts of it?

This post is part of Women’s Money Week 2012.