Mar 7, 2020
Ep. 8 – Wealth for Women
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It’s almost International Women’s Day, and Travis and Derrick welcome Karen Witowski, Island Savings Branch Manager,to talk about the financial challenges that affect women. It’s likely that you or someone you know will encounter one of these hurdles, so use the simple advice from our three experts to prepare, manage, and feel confident about your financial health. 


0:55–Money Problem:Travis’ client had financial obligations in all corners of life and needed some help to manage all her needs and goals. 


1:45– Expert Examination: Derrick, Travis and Karen outline the common financial concerns that specifically affect women:  

  • options to thrive given wage disparity or income challenges; 
  • financial implications of working - or not - while raising children; 
  • being financially prepared for a longer life than a partner; 
  • advice and inspiration for women to take charge of their financial future; 
  • the financial demands on women who are in the “sandwich generation;” 
  • protecting seniorwomen from financial vulnerabilities. 


21:00– Weekly Financial Fix:getting approved for a mortgage requires good credit; Travis challenges you to get up to speed with your current credit rating. 


If you have an undiagnosed financial concern or want to better understand a financial subject, send Travis and Derrickyour question at islandsavings.ca/wealthbeing, or at wealthbeing@firstwestcu.ca, and we will consider it for a future episode. 

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