So Money - Episode 1326

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Farnoosh Torabi

As we begin the month of March, Women’s History Month, we are dedicating our Friday episodes to important financial themes that touch all of our lives, but especially the lives of women – from planning to investing to retirement and more.

For this So Money® has partnered with Prudential and each Friday a financial expert from Prudential will join me to answer your money questions. Today our theme is women’s unique financial challenges, the importance of financial planning and how planning builds resilience.

Our guest is Sarah Benton Smedley who has been a Financial Planner at The Prudential Insurance Company of America since 2013. Sara is passionate about financial wellness and helping her clients achieve their goals through education, guidance and crafting custom strategies for their financial future. In this episode we’ll talk about how to financial plan if you’re unemployed, the evolving financial goals of women today (much different than 20 years ago) and when it makes sense to take on debt to achieve certain financial goals.

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