Women and Money: Education and Work

Gone are the days where women were expected to quit their jobs after marriage and spend their lives raising children. Today, many women are staying in the workforce – and in many cases, women are the primary bread winners in the family.

In order to help women achieve their personal and financial goals, Consolidated Credit has created a special section dedicated to women. Our advice will help you build a foundation for success that will guide you throughout your life.

And, as always, Consolidated Credit is ready, willing and able to provide assistance for a variety of financial situations. If you have questions about debt, credit or how to maintain your financial health, call us today at or fill out a Free Debt Analysis online.

Phase 1: Education

FACT: More Canadian women than men have a post-secondary education (source: CBC)

Heading off to college or university is an important moment in the lives of women. Making good decisions during this period of life can lead to a lifetime of financial success.

Here are some tips to help you while you study –

Phase 2: Work

FACT: 57.9% of Canadian women are working, compared to 61.8% of men (source: Employment and Social Development Canada)

After you’ve put on your graduation gown, walked across the stage and tossed your hat high in the air, it’s time to start “real life”. Getting a high-paying dream job right away is not necessarily going to happen, so it’s important to have some financial strategies that will help you through any situation you face.

Our working life tips should be a good start –

For financial tips for women, check out our page – Financial Milestones for Women.

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