This morning I attended the 1st West Fargo Women’s Expo which was hosted by Edward Jones agents. It consisted of breakfast, opportunities to shop at local vendors, presentation by Edward Jones agents and door prizes.
It was an educational offering, they were not trying to sell anything. The presentaton was information on setting goals for your spending and planning for your future. With more women getting into the workforce and many being solely responsible for finances it is important to learn about finances.
It used to be that many women did not know about their family’s finances. With many women living longer than their husbands and the divorce rate at about 41%, studies show that almost half of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives.