Savvy Savers – Triad Professional Women Share Their Favorite Cost Savings Secrets
About twenty ladies gathered in February to make new friends, see old friends, and share our favorite cost-savings secrets. What an impressive group! From favorite deals at Aldi’s to finding the best alternatives to cable—clever tips were exchanged!
As financial professionals, we talked about how we could play a pivotal role in expanding the definition of what it means to nurture family, friends, and coworkers. With our professional expertise, we have the potential of being able to play a transformational role in the lives of those around us. Through simply encouraging more financial conversations, we could possibly help those in our community who might be part of these national statistics:
- 4 in 10 adults would either borrow, sell something, or not be able pay if faced with a $400 emergency expense.
- The average middle-class family has only three weeks of reserves.
- One in five adults cannot cover their current month’s bills, and one in four skipped a medical treatment in the past year due to an inability to pay
Register now to join us on March 21st as Renee Leonard of Bell Partners facilitates our program, Live a More Productive & Purposeful Life. Time is our most valuable finite resource, and we all share it equally, so how can we better use it? In this TED Talk, New York Times bestselling author Rory Vaden discusses why we can’t solve today’s time-management challenges with yesterday’s time-management strategies. What techniques are you using to maximize time and live a more purposeful life in today’s fast-paced environment? Come prepared with ideas and discussion points as we dig deep into this topic!
NCACPA Triad Women’s Initiative Group is your opportunity to create meaningful professional relationships with some very impressive ladies. NCACPA graciously provides the forum. If you just attend regularly, our format will ensure that we all grow existing friendships, forge new ones and grow in the process… Mark your calendar to meet for good times and good food at Mimi’s Café in Friendly Center EVERY third Thursday of each month from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. The luncheon will be only $10 for NCACPA members, and $15 for non-members.
Paula S. McMillan, CPA/PFS, CFP®, CGMA, Senior Financial Advisor with Stearns Financial Group, chairs the NCACPA Triad Women’s Initiatives Group. Paula serves on the AICPA’s Personal Financial Specialist Credential Committee, creating two AICPA podcast series on retirement planning and women’s financial empowerment. She serves on the Society for Financial Service Professionals’ Foundation Board. Paula is also an active member of the Financial Focus for Women, Greensboro Estate Planning Council and NAPFA. Paula has been published and quoted in national and local publications, including AICPA’s The Tax Adviser, Kiplinger’s and The Business Journal and is a TEDx presenter for TEDxGreensboro on the topic of retirement challenges and opportunities from a national perspective. Paula regularly speaks to professional organizations, industry organizations, professional firms, civic organizations and businesses on the topics of Social Security, Retirement Planning, Financial Empowerment for Women and Financial Wellness. In addition to NCACPA Connect, connect with Paula at https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulamcmillan/.