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16
Feb

Girls and Money Education — The Why and How

Why teach girls about money? The answers to that simple question are numerous, but here are a few: End the gender wage gap Promote economic empowerment Ensure a safe retirement Create opportunities throughout life When girls learn about money, they can learn critical life skills like salary research and negotiation, and the need to maximize …

18
Jan

BIG News From Financial Nutrition!

Financial Nutrition is launching a nonprofit division, to help provide girls’ and women’s financial education curriculum and workshops for needy schools and organizations. We are so excited to be able to support financial learning in girls and women all over the country, and all over the world. To begin, we are offering girls’ financial education …

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 …

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