Archives August 2015

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 …