I’m so excited to be sharing this month’s e-zine with you!  For the last 30 years, I have been teaching women that prosperity is more than money; it includes health, wealth, and happiness.  You need all three to be truly prosperous.  With more women taking on leadership roles, running companies, running for office, and leading the charge for equal rights and equal pay, it’s so important to put ourselves first on that “To Do” list. 

Most of us are still maintaining traditional roles as the caregiver for children, grandchildren, parents, and even aging spouses, while volunteering in the community and taking care of our homes.  It can be very overwhelming, and as we heard from Maddy Dychtwald last month, it can take a huge toll on our finances.

According to the Merrill Lynch/Age Wave study, the combination of the wage gender gap and time off work to care for family can cost women over $1,000,000 in earnings during their careers.

We also learned from the study that women are outliving men, 2-1 by age 80, and that most centenarians are women.  This means that as women, we must save more than men, and we must take care of our health so we can enjoy our longer lives.

This month, I am so thrilled to be interviewing Florine Mark, President and CEO of The Weight Watchers Group, Inc, and Dr. Keesha Ewers, the Founder and Medical Director of the Academy for Integrative Medicine Coach Certification Program.  These women both walk their talk, and I’m thrilled they are sharing their wisdom with us on Smart Women Talk Radio!

Don’t miss Harvard-trained physician, Dr. Susan Sklar’s quiz and free e-book, The Hormone Solution:  Natural Methods to Reclaim Your Health, in our self-care tip of the month.  Dr. Sklar is brilliant and working on cutting-edge anti-aging, brain health, and longevity research in California.

I hope you enjoy this issue and share it with the other women in your life!

Katana Abbott, CFP® practitioner, is a Wealth Coach™, host of the Smart Women Talk Radio™, founder of the Smart Women Companies with over 1 million subscribers globally, inspirational speaker and author of several books.

She began her financial planning career in 1987 and became a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner. In 2003, Katana created Smart Women’s Coaching® to offer financial coaching and educational workshops for women in transition who are dealing with caregiving, death of a loved one, divorce, retirement or looking to create or grow a business.  She founded Smart Women’s Empowerment in 2008 to bring free financial empowerment resources and programs to women around the world through her team of Contributing Experts. To learn more about Katana Abbott visit www.katanaabbott.com.