Welcome, Smart Women!

The Smart Woman/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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3 Steps to Create & Maintain Financial Wellness in 2022: A Smart Women Savvy Money Webinar

For the past two years now, the global COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on many of us mentally, physically, and also financially. Some people have thrived in the midst of the pandemic, but many have struggled and are in need of financial healing.

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Planning for 2021 Tax Filing & Beyond: A Smart Women Savvy Money Webinar

The Smart Women Savvy Money webinar series continues in February with expert accountant Bella Wang. She will cover the latest tax laws that you should be aware of as you prepare to file your 2021 tax return, and she’ll look ahead to future changes that may be coming this year.

Recent SWSM Content
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.

The Pandemic Effect
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COVID-19 has changed life as we know it, and it has been especially hard on women. Women have been pulled in many directions at once—helping children with virtual school, leading and working from home, running a household despite product shortages and low-contact/high-cost shopping requirements. We also know that more than half of pandemic-related job cuts have been women. Some of you have made, or are considering, major adjustments to your lifestyle—including possibly leaving a career behind. It's a bumpy road for us all, and we'll be here to help you adjust to the "new normal," the "now normal," and the "next normal."

Meet the Women of UWM