Invest In This!

Investing is a hot topic when I teach it to my high school- and college-level classes. These young women come to class knowing bits and pieces about stocks, bonds, and markets, and are very motivated to put all the pieces together and solve the puzzle. I love teaching about investing, as it gets to the heart …


Just Say No

When it comes to money, there are plenty of things to say “No” to. Continuing in our theme of discussing how to talk to your daughter to prevent the financial consequences detailed in our “Nixing the Money Taboo” post, the topic today is the importance of saying “No” in salary negotiations. As we have detailed in earlier …


Let’s Talk About Debt, Baby!

Remember that old Salt -n-Pepa song? I have heard that most parents want to talk about money with their kids about as much as they want to talk to them about sex. Well, in last week’s post, a pretty scary picture was painted about what can happen when you don’t talk to your kids about …


Nixing the Money Taboo

It can be tough to talk about money with your kids. In fact, many find it difficult to even think about money without some trepidation. But the taboo on money conversations is a big problem. Money can represent so many different things — power, success, even love. Or on the flip side, the subject of …


I Want To Start A Business!

An important part of our Financial Nutrition curriculum is Entrepreneurship. We offer Entrepreneurship both as weekend workshops for schools, and in private in-home programs as a component of financial education, and as an individualized learning experience (shameless plug: see for more information!). One obvious question is: Why? Why do we think learning about Entrepreneurship …


Money Understanding Can Help With Life’s Big Questions

When I work with young women in high school, we often start our work by discussing the context of money for women in the US. We discuss how the median earnings for women working full-time are 77%  that of men’s. We discuss how women have lower lifetime earnings than men due to lower salaries, job choices, …


Women, Work, and Money: The Numbers

I had the great fortune this week to attend a very compelling panel entitled simply “Women and Work” at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. The panel featured three stars in this area: Anne-Marie Slaughter, currently President and CEO of the New American Foundation and the author of the controversial article “Why Women …


Girls and Ambition: Owning Your Power

It is impossible to talk about women and money without recognizing the context. What are we really talking about? Are we talking about money only, or is money a less intimidating shorthand for power? For success? For ambition? Last year’s eye-opening survey results from the Pew Research Center showed a rising trend in one measure …


So You Want to Be An Entrepreneur!

We are currently holding a Financial Education for Women program for a group of young women high school students in New York City. The class focuses on issues around money management and financial planning, within the context of women and finance. On the first day of class, when the students were asked if they wanted …


$ Engagement for Girls — Some How To’s

We have talked a lot in this space about why girls need to learn about money. Girls need to learn how to analyze the evolving financial landscape, their options within it, and how to plan for their hopes and dreams whether they involve career, family, or both. We can teach our daughters that they can do …

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