WOMEN DON'T DISCUSS FINANCIAL STRESS WITH ANYONE
A close friend
It can be awkward to talk about money, but it gets easier. "It becomes a two-way conversation," says Jean Chatzky, a personal-finance expert and author of Age Proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip. "What you find is that their situation isn't perfect, either."
A money buddy
An accountability partner keeps you focused and motivated. If you don't want to share your financial struggles with someone you know, join one of the savingadvice.com forums.
A financial planner
A good advisor will help you grow your assets and plan for the future. But choosing one can be though, so ask for a referral or use resources like plannersearch.org, napfa.org and letsmakeaplan.org.