5 financial tips for lesbians

Woman Balancing Her CheckbookBY BRIANA HERNANDEZ

No doubt you’ve heard the news that the United States is in a bit of a recession. But that doesn’t mean you have to make a run on the banks or start stuffing a mattress with your hard earned cash. Entrepreneur, consultant and LGBT mentor Jennifer Brown juggles her own business, extensive contributions to her community and maintains a healthy relationship with her partner of 11 years. From her own experience, Brown offers up her top five business, financial and life tips.

Procrastination is the enemy of financial planning. Due to the fewer rights allotted to gay couples, financial planning is one of the most important ways to protect your partner and estate in the event of your death. Because of this, Brown also cites the importance of coming out to those who would help you with your affairs, such as a lawyer. “If there’s no one you can totally feel comfortable with being really honest, that results in procrastination,” she says.

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