Welcome, Smart Women!

The Smart Women/Savvy Money Club exists to empower women to take control of their financial future. René Nourse was inspired to create the SWSM Club to provide financial education and virtual networking opportunities for women of all ages and backgrounds. We know women are smart! But there's a gap between being smart and becoming savvy about your finances. We want all women to have the knowledge and confidence to make good choices about their money and their future.

Smart Women are busy. They have full lives, lots of responsibilities, and often not much time to manage and plan their own financial lives. (We understand this, because we're women, too!) Our goal is to have your back—to equip you to have important conversations at the intersection of finances and lifestyle.

Our Next SWSM Event
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Benefits of Engaging with a Life Coach Following the Death of a Spouse or Significant Other?

What are your goals, dreams, and aspirations for the future? Lori Andrews joins René Nourse to share her perspective to help us redefine how we live our lives.


The Top 5 Strategies for Building a Resilient Business and Personal Life

In these uncertain and often chaotic times, curve balls happen. They can disrupt your business from the inside and outside, and impact your personal life. How do you build resilience to weather whatever gets thrown your way? Join us to hear the top 5 strategies for building critical resilience… Continue reading


From Research to Results: How to Find the Perfect Home Health Care Agency for Your Parents

As our population ages, we face the challenge of how to care best for our elderly parents, especially when one has their own families, is working and/or living out of state. Having a plan is extremely important as there are many decisions to make. Kedrin Johnson joins Melanie Perry to discuss what… Continue reading

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The Vision of the SWSM Club

We love what we do. Our expertise is in managing money—but our experiences are what enable us to connect with people.

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Many times, an unexpected crisis faced by a friend or family member prompts a woman to start looking for answers to financial questions. For every woman, in every situation, the message of the SWSM Club is this:

(1) It is never too late. We encourage women to leave the past behind. Stop reflecting on what you "could" have done with your money.

(2) You can do this. You can move out of neutral and be brave, bold, and strategic about using your money.

Like you, we know what it's like to be a professional woman on an exciting career path. We know what it's like to be single, and part of a couple. We've faced the loss of family members—we know how difficult it is to say goodbye to parents, grandparents, and partners. We understand the unique needs of raising special children. We've experienced mixed emotions following divorce and the responsibility of being a single mom. We know the feeling. And, with you, we celebrate the endless opportunities to design a life of our own desiring.

Join the Club!

You're smart. Are you ready to build your financial savvy, too? Join the Smart Women/Savvy Money Club today. We can't wait to meet you!

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