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Welcome to the frequently asked questions on the Women and Investing Board! While we believe investing is not gender-specific, this forum is a place Fools can discuss the unique financial issues women sometimes face (which can include widowhood, divorce, retirement, managing money, dealing with spouses and children, learning about investing, and anything else you can think of), and also have a little Foolish fun. Feel free to post questions, share your successes and your mistakes, and offer advice and experiences.

The Basics:

W&I Mission Statement:
How to Post
How to do Italics and Bold

Fool's School:
The first place you might want to look is Fool's School, the 13 steps are really helpful:

Credit Cards:
Dig Yourself Out of Debt
The Credit Card message board is a great place for support while getting out of debt:

Index Funds:
Here's some info on Index Funds too:
and the Index Fund message board:

Dow Dividend Approaches:
For basic information on Dow Dividend Approaches
You might want to ask at the Foolish Four Message Board:

Discount Brokers:
For more information on Discount Brokers you might want to look here:
You can find the Discount Brokers Board here:

Basic Information
also you might like checking out the message boards:
Drip Investing - The Basics:
Drip Investing - Companies:

Tax Strategies:
Tax Q&A :
Tax Strategies Board:
The IRS actually has a pretty useful Web site, which includes a Tax FAQ:

Retirement Investing:
Retirement Planning
Is Your 401(k) Foolish?
For the Retirement Investing board

Interesting threads (Note this isn't a list of ALL threads, just some of the most discussed/on topic threads):

Divorce and Widowhood: (there are many, so you may also want to Search for them)

New Board
Don't Have a Clue?
Modern Day Young Widows
Trusts for Spouses
The Widow's Walk
Mothers Money
Widow and Debt
43 yr old new widow

How Do I help My spouse be more Foolish & Be interested in the finances?

How Foolish Must He Be?
Part 2: How Foolish Must He Be?
Husband with Cyclical Market fixation
Why won't my wife pay off her Sears Card?
My wife paid off the Sears bill
Bills, money etc. . .
Husbands & investing...

Women and Investing/Financial Management

Thoughts Requested
Married Women
Money Mentors
Bonds and other Fixed Assets
Living on One Salary
Article on (money management in marriage)
Pre-nuptual agreements
gender issues
Foolish Wedding Tips
A worried question about demographics
Dealing with Debt:
Monthly Budget
Wenches with Wrenches

Why A Separate Board for Women?

The Dandy JustAndy and MikeBuckley Accounting Class:

What should you look for in a Balance Sheet?
Ye Olde Income Statement
Other ratios
Is anyone lost?
Confused on zeros
Diversification, risk, stocks and bonds
Zero-Coupn Treasury Primer
Fill in the Blanks
Stock Options 101

Books We've Discussed (mentioned here, there, and everywhere):

Jane Bryant Quinn - "Making the Most of Your Money"?
Peter Lynch's books
Motley Fool Investment Guide
Motley Fool You have More Than You Think
The Millionaire Next Door
The Wealthy Barber

Artichokes, French Maids, Tennis & Songs - A little W&I Folly:

How did Tony (TMF2Aruba) get that French Maid's Outfit anyway? And What CheezedOff TMF Cheeze?
Did you know TMFVenus played Tennis?

The Songs:

This Bull Market
Many ways to choose a stock (a song)
Silver Tongues of Market Gurus
Send in the Bears
Fun, Fun, Fun (How We All Met)

Hope this helps!
Always ;-)

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