Recovering from financial abuse together.
What is Strong Women Thriving?
Sherry Lutz Herrington is the owner of Sherrington Financial Fitness, a business consulting and accounting firm specializing in strategic business planning and solid financial accounting for businesses. Most small business owners know how to produce their product or service but often do not know how to run a business or do their own accounting. She felt she could help fill that gap. This has proven to be a win-win formula for over 11 years. Sherry started her firm with the mission of “Helping small businesses succeed.” She called this her outside mission.
She often found herself talking to women about their personal finances, encouraging and advising them on how to improve their lives. She began seeing this as her inside mission “to empower women personally and financially.” When she started writing her book about recovering from financial abuse, she realized that her inside mission had finally found a home. It all made sense.
Sherry’s company, Strong Women Thriving, focuses on empowering women to be financially savvy, particularly after experiencing financial abuse. In addition to writing her book, she is creating a course to help women recover from financial abuse. Sherry is also currently building her speaker’s portfolio and is available to speak to groups about financial abuse.
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Our Women Surviving Financial Abuse group is all about supporting one another while recovering from financial abuse. Together we can create a safe space where women who are either living in an abusive relationship or who have extricated themselves from one can come for support and advice. No one should have to figure out how to recover alone. We are stronger as a community. Women who have endured financial abuse can learn to thrive personally and financially. We’re here to help anyone who chooses to overcome the hardships they have faced in financially abusive relationships.
What is Financial Abuse?
Financial abuse in intimate partnerships is when one partner exerts power and uses manipulation over the victim to control finances in his or her favor, making it difficult or impossible for the victim to acquire, manage, or maintain financial resources.
We define financial savvy as one’s ability to manage their own money with acumen; feel strong and powerful in one’s ability to handle money; make decisions on how to spend, save, and invest money; and possess a mindset of confidence related to money.
Nine Key Indicators of
If you are being controlled in a way that affects your ability to earn or save your own money, restricts how you can spend money or keeps you in the dark about what’s going on with money in your relationship, then likely there is abuse.
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I had a great discussion with Lisa Kelly, leader of the Facebook group Women Over 40 & Ready to Rock Their Act 2. Please check out the video of our talk