Women Wise

The Essential Guide to Financial and Lifestyle Decisions as We Age

When it comes to retirement advice, one size does not fit all.

Approximately five thousand women turn sixty-five in the United States every day. Despite that, many feel alone, forgotten, and unprepared for the realities of aging and retirement and all that comes with it. In addition to these anxieties, women often face challenges in their sunset years that are unique to their gender: longer lives, a higher probability of being single, and lower levels of financial literacy—all of which make retirement harder to navigate.

In Women Wise, highly respected CFP® professionals Eleanor Blayney and Marjorie Fox tackle the biggest retirement obstacles and decisions women may face, including optimizing Social Security benefits, choosing a Medicare plan, and deciding whether to remain in their own homes or move to a senior community. Combining comprehensive and practical financial advice with deeply personal anecdotes about the challenges they both faced during their sixties and seventies, Eleanor and Marjorie emerge in Women Wise not only as experts but as companions traveling the same road as readers.

Informative and relatable, Women Wise is a must-read for any woman looking to embark on the rest of life’s journey with confidence, grace, and wisdom.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-164-0
SKU: 08-631-01
Categories:Amplify Publishing, Business and Finance, Personal Finance

“Women Wise is a valuable resource for both financial planners and their female clients and belongs in every financial planner’s library!”—Alexandra Armstrong, CFP®,author, Your Next Chapter: A Woman’s Guide to a Successful Retirement

“Women Wise brings the vast professional and personal experiences of Eleanor and Marjorie to the decision-making needed for a successful transition into retirement. …They share what you need to know and also apply that knowledge with their personal experiences and observations. Their book is a real eye-opener.”—Wade Pfau, Ph.D., CFA, RICP,professor of retirement income at The American College; founder, RetirementResearcher.com; author, Retirement Planning Guidebook

“Blayney and Fox, with a combined sixty years of experience as two of the top wealth advisors in the United States, give readers the tools to successfully navigate the transitions that life throws us with financial peace of mind.”—Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA,president and CEO, Francis Financial in New York; one of the nation’s 20 leading wealth managers on CNBC’s Digital Financial Advisor Council

“In Women Wise, two well respected financial professionals explain everything every woman needs to know in order to navigate a financially safe and happy retirement. It’s an educational experience and a constant source of encouragement in one small volume.”—Bob Veres, MA,producer, Inside Information; coproducer, Bob Veres’ Insider’s Forum; author, The New Profession

Eleanor Blayney, MBA

Former Certified Financial Planner®


Selected in 2015 as a “Woman to Watch” by InvestmentNews, Eleanor Blayney, MBA is nationally recognized as a pioneer for shaping the practice and ethical standards of the financial planning profession. Throughout her career, Eleanor’s particular focus was on the financial planning needs of women, and her 2010 book Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence was written to address the money concerns of working women and their families.

Marjorie Fox, JD, CFP®

Certified Financial Planner®


Founder and CEO of FJY Financial, LLC, Marjorie L. Fox, JD, CFP®, retired at the end of 2018 after more than thirty years in the financial planning profession. She was named one of the “Twenty Most Influential Women to Watch” by InvestmentNews in 2015 and received NAPFA’s Robert J. Underwood Award for Distinguished Service in 2018.