No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to learn a new thing or two. Money and investing are no different. You may have lost some upswings, but you will also have missed the downward plunges. It’s never too late! Our happiness is far too precious NOT to make the time for this educational and profitable money tour. Today, I wanted to share some folks who came into their own greatness later in life, by way of inspiration.

  • Mary Somerville: Scottish scientist and feminist, who published her last book published at age 89
  • Evangeline Booth: first female International Salvation Army Chief at 69
  • Margaret Mead: was still working and publishing in her 70’s
  • Julia Flikke: first female US Army Colonel at 64
  • Vaira Vike-Freiberga: Latvia’s first woman president at 61
  • Marlene Baldwin: former prostitute and brothel madam who later ran a successful direct-mail advertising company from home, at 64 named CA’s Businessman of the Year (2004) by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
  • Muriel Siebert – First woman to hold a seat on NY Stock Exchange. (I was privileged to chat with Muriel and was awed by her tenacity.)

And that’s just the first 7 that come to mind!

Small steps, taken one at a time, a journey makes. We can master the money mindset. Then, we can move on to how money works and lastly, how money can work for you. It’s not impossible, it’s just a question of breaking things down into manageable steps. Just like recovering from major surgery, losing weight and, frankly if you’ve had the misfortune to live this, grappling with grief.

We can do it, Women! Rosie Riveter wasn’t alone, and you aren’t either!


Excerpt from the upcoming book, “Financial Fitness For Women”, due out this summer.