In March 2002 I read a quote "Our purpose in life is find our gift, perfect it and give it back to others". It inspired me to take early retirement from my PR job with the Social Security Administration and follow my passion to educate and empower women on financial issues. I retired on August 3, 2002 and founded Money Wise Women Educational Services, a non-profit organization. Today I host Money Wi$e Women Conferences throughout the Western United States. Since 11/02 more than 5,500 women have attended 55 Money Wi$e Women Conferences. I love it when women tell me how they took the information they learned at our conference and put it into action. My book is another way for me to educate and empower women.
I stepped way outside my comfort zone when I left my job with Social Security following Eleanor Roosevelt's advise "You gain strength, courage & confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.' I encourage the women who read my book and/or attend our conference to do the same thing. Money and finances create a lot of fear in us, but just do it -- one step at time. Small action steps create big changes.