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30
Nov

Entrepreneurship…Like Mother?

A recent study out of the UK demonstrated that daughters with mothers who were entrepreneurs, had a “propensity” for it, meaning, the daughters were more likely to be self-employed if their mothers were. In fact, the heavy influence of an entrepreneur mom actually negated the forces — like masculine stereotypes — that can act against …

16
Nov

Family and the Gender Wage Gap

Does having a family mean an even bigger pay gap between men and women? Women in the U.S. earn a median 78 cents on the dollar compared to men for full-time work. However, there are lots of ways to disaggregate that data, and see how individual groups are faring — or struggling — when it …

2
Nov

The Giving Season

Halloween is behind us. And while it is still in the balmy mid-60s in the northeast, we are deep into fall, with the start of November and the end of Daylight Savings Time. As we move through the end of the year, we are also moving into the time for giving thanks, the time for giving to …

19
Oct

Parents in Action: Money Learning

Working with schools and parents on financial education is one of the important roles of Financial Nutrition in our mission to provide education for financial health. In fulfillment of our mission, I am excited to announce that I will be giving a talk for school representatives at NYC Parents in Action, or PIA this Thursday, October 22. The PIA is …

7
Sep

Holistic Wealth … Redux

  Happy Labor Day! Here we are at the unofficial end of summer. It’s time to get back on track, back on schedule, and back to our normal lives. As you begin to dig back into your “real” life, here are some thoughts on wealth management. The concept of wealth management can apply to everyone. …

24
Aug

Investing, When the Going Gets Tough

Last week, the S&P 500 fell over 5%, which according to Bloomberg.com, is the first time since 2011 that broad market index has tumbled so low in one week. As typically happens when markets fall so precipitously, experts are struggling to explain what might be happening, and investors are scared. At times like this, it …

10
Aug

Credit Where Credit is Due

Credit can mean a lot of different things to people. But what is credit, actually? Credit comes from the Latin credo, or to believe. In the financial services world, credit means that a lender, like a bank or a credit card company, believes you will repay the money you borrow, be it a mortgage, car loan, …

3
Aug

Mothers, Fathers, and the Wage Gap

Women’s income potential — and achievement — is a big issue given that most of us build our wealth primarily from our income, and many women are under-earning their potential. The gender wage gap stands strong at 78%, despite best efforts to narrow it. While we encourage women to be pro-active and negotiate higher salaries, it …

20
Jul

Women, Business, and Money

Donald Trump has been getting  lot of press lately. But the article that interested me the most was the one about his daughter, Ivanka. Posted on our Facebook page last week, the article discussed how Ivanka Trump is working her way to a leadership position in her family’s four-generation development company. Ivanka explained in the …

13
Jul

Women’s $ Engagement

Much has been written lately about women earning less, the glass ceiling, the impossible work-life balance. Studies continue to bemoan women’s lack of financial literacy. Women are poorer than men, on average, and twice as likely to end their lives below the poverty line. But what happens when women do have money? Despite all the …

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