This article was written in conjunction with International Women’s Day, to celebrate the women in our personal finance community and beyond. Join our IWD 2019 GIVEAWAY here by sharing your thoughts!

In conversation, you usually hear people speak about the richest man in the world, but rarely (almost never!) about the richest WOMAN in the world.

Also, contrary to popular belief, the Seedly Facebook Community page shows that more than 40% of the group comprises of women, a percentage that would come as a surprise especially in the finance space, where male dominance is usually deemed as a given.

While monetary fortune and net worth is but one yardstick of success, Singapore alone boasts a charming list of ladies who have made a name for themselves on this island and even in the APAC.

TL;DR: For most women, being financially smart means living within means now, and preparing for a