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By: Jaclyn Strauss
Listen up Ladies,
We are going to get our crap together and organize the shit out of our lives and NOT let anyone keep us in the dark!
Historically, women have taken a back seat to manage our household finances and have heavily relied on our spouses or someone else to be that “point person” for our households. Those days are coming to an end, and we are earning more, proving to be better financial stewards overall, and moving out of the role that women traditionally held, which was one of inferiority when it came to money. There have been significant pay disparities in the workplace, acceptance that we weren’t expected to make more income than males, and the list can go on. We all know that we have made huge strides as females, and we aren’t turning back. But now, we must be more proactive around keeping our money, being educated about where we have it kept, and ensuring that we have a complete and transparent view into our household income but equally hold the keys to our castles. After all, we are co-creating them these days as equals or superiors in many cases.  There is a solution that oftentimes goes overlooked as it is something so simple to do and obvious when brought to our attention but you must digitally organize yourself.
The pandemic opened our eyes as women that many of us were caught looking like a deer in headlights and not prepared for the unexpected. We were all of a sudden thrown into this space of doing more than we had ever done before. It seems almost impossible because, as women, we have always carried the weight of the world on our shoulders and have tried to be everything to everyone. But, when it came to knowing the important stuff’s details, we were kept out of it for the most part. We just went into overdrive, and we need to leverage available resources to sustain our lives now and never be caught unprepared again. We can’t predict what the future holds, but we can prepare as much as possible. We can no longer afford to be reactive; we must be proactive.
The real social issue is that men have always taken the dominant role in knowing what powers our households when it comes to finances, and it is time that we solve for that. We must take back our power and do it through knowledge. Making an effort to digitally organize yourself is not rocket science by any means but rather by leveraging a simple tool that two female co-founders created that allows one to capture anything and everything important to them through a user-guided experience of yes or no questions only.

Will some male spouses feel threatened that all of a sudden, we as women are asking for the answers to these simple questions? Sure. But it is just too bad. We are equal, and being totally in the dark, searching through piles of paperwork for clues if someone dies, walks out, or gets sick is no longer the place that females need to find themselves in.
Our solution solves this inequality at home for women.

Disaster causes a need, and 2nd Vault was born out of necessity. 2nd Vault is a SaaS-based application creating the most simplified experience by only asking yes or no questions. Our goal with is to simplify and enhance the cloud-based solutions already available and part of daily life for so many of us. Google Drive, DropBox, and FinTech are all missing guidance and advice on which essential documents to store and an easy way to get started. 2nd Vault is a simple overlay used with your trusted cloud storage that you’re already comfortable using. It is also available as a stand-alone platform, ready for you to sign up today.

Ladies, it is time that we stop dealing with the urgent and putting off the important things. It’s time to digitally organize yourself. IF this pandemic and this “new version of life” has taught us anything, we now know that the important stuff will become urgent. Facing things in a time of panic, grief, or shock will not lend to making sound financial decisions. Know what you have and where you can find it, and do yourself a favor – gift yourself peace of mind by simply getting organized and take equal power as we deserve it as women.

Jaclyn Strauss

Every two weeks, Jaclyn contributes to the newsletter sharing her best tips on how ambitious women can have rewarding careers AND be badass moms. Jaclyn Strauss, CPA is a mid-level executive for a Fortune 100 company with multiple passions. She is the founder of her own company called My Macro Memoir and has become a leading efficiency expert by putting her skills and knowledge to work by creating a secure place for families to digitally organize themselves with the thinking done for them. Jaclyn leads with her heart in all that she does and has a passion to serve the greater good of her local community and beyond.