“Some day, my Prince will come” goes the song."
But what if he came – and went
-- and took half of everything with him? That’s the dilemma of the woman on
her own again. And once bitten, twice shy, she may not want to rush into a
Most women can expect to spend at least a third of their adult lives on their
own. That means they had better get savvy about saving and budgeting, and do
Saving sounds simple. Spend less than you make, then put the rest away in
smart investments. But like the standard advice about dieting (eat less and
exercise more), simple advice is deceptively hard to follow. The first step
to saving is budgeting.
To diet, before you can cut back, you have to know what you eat. And to begin
budgeting, first you must analyze where your money goes. Use Quicken or
another financial management computer program if you like, or make the
calculations by hand.