Yesterday began Women's History Month, so for the rest of the month of March I'm emphasizing things that will help my women readers better manage their money.
This is important for any number of reasons that I'm sure I don't have to explain: despite shifts in attitudes about women in the workplace over the past two generations and huge gains in the number of women climbing corporate ladders, pay inequities for men and women in the US are still persistent. And that's made worse by the fact that increasingly single women are the sole breadwinners in many households -- my own mother was one of them as I grew up.
So this month, I'll be taking a look at statistics regarding pay equity, discussing the dynamic money plays in relationships (though this affects both genders, it's a topic many more women have asked me about than men), and especially encouraging women to write in with their questions about managing their cash.
With that last thing in mind, I've got a surprise -- a giveaway. This month, I'm partnering with CSN Stores, a company that has more than 200 web sites offering kids bedding, modern furniture, cookware and thousands of other things. I'm giving away a pair of shoes from their site ShoesGotSole. Yep, a free pair of strappy pumps with a 2-3/4-inch heel that you can rock as soon as the warm weather comes:
So here's the deal: the shoes are going to the person who between today and March 15 asks me the best question about women and money (and who follows a couple other rules):
1) Leave your questions in the comments page of this post (use that link -- there's no limit on the number of questions you can ask);
2) Tweet about the giveaway with a link back to this post and include my handle (@k_dot_re) in the tweet so I know you did it;
3) Include a link to this post on your blog or elsewhere, and let me know that you did it (it doesn't count if I don't see it!).
Also, be sure to visit one of CSN's sites, especially AllChildrensFurniture. By way of disclaimer, CSN is generous enough to sponsor this giveaway; I'm not being paid to review or promote them but the hope is to help them build traffic for their sites.
So go forth and ask good, intriguing questions. I'm looking forward to answering them all.