9 Reasons You’re Not Rich Yet

Updated Aug. 10, 2018 You make a decent living, have a nice house and don’t have any debt. But yet, you still haven’t achieved the true financial freedom that comes with ample retirement savings, capital to support the philanthropic causes that are important to you, and wealth to pass on to your children and grandchildren. […]

The Secret to Getting the Salary or Raise You Deserve

Dana White, author of “Leader Designed,” was offered a fellowship at the Wall Street Journal — an impressive accomplishment and coveted position by any measure. But, she turned it down. She was working for the Department of Defense at the time, and says she was well past the fellowship stage of her career.  “My position was, […]

How to Be Sure You’re Saving Enough for Retirement

While 98 percent of wealthy Chicago women say they are confident they will reach their financial goals, 67 percent of them lose sleep over money worries, according to a recent survey by Charles Schwab. Of those who say financial fears keep them up at night, the most common concern is outliving their money. So, what’s […]

4 Tips for a Strong Financial Start to 2018

For many people, the new year brings a fresh start and blank slate for many things, including their physical health. Whether it’s losing weight, eating healthier, or exercising, a strong January can set the tone for a healthy year. The beginning of the year is also a great time to make a clean financial start. I […]

100 Impact Stories: Finance

The 25 Most Powerful Women in Chicago By Olivia Ellis and Susan B. Noyes | July 2016 Park Ridge native Hillary Clinton’s then-recent win at the 2016 Democratic Convention broke new ground in American politics, with women taking center stage. It seemed the perfect time to launch Make It Better’s inaugural list of Chicago’s most […]