Women and Power

A friend of mine told me today that she attended a “Women and Power” conference over the weekend. That phrase stopped me in my tracks. I thought to myself, how refreshing to hear the issue put so clearly! Isn’t power what we are actually talking about most of the time? When we talk about financial …


Financial Literacy Topics: Money Has a Cost

For the month of August, in the Financial Nutrition blog and Facebook page we are focusing on financial literacy topics given the poor state of financial understanding among teens. We hope to boost everyone’s understanding of these critical areas — teens and adults alike — and explain why we teach financial understanding the way we …


Financial Education — What Can We Do?

News stories have abounded lately regarding the lack of financial literacy among the U.S. population, and the poor, or non-existent, financial education in the U.S. schools. Along these lines, The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College recently published a 2013 National Report Card on efforts by states to improve financial literacy in high schools. …


The Summer Entrepreneurship Program has Launched!

We are happy to announce that Financial Nutrition has launched the Summer Entrepreneurship Program! This innovative, in-home programming provides middle school-aged girls with a foundation in financial understanding and entrepreneurial thinking. The program was a huge success and a lot of fun too! The Summer Entrepreneurship Program is a 20-hour program that focused on the …


Financial Education and Living Life on Your Own Terms

I had dinner last week with a good friend who is not only a successful international journalist, but now the very happy mother of two little girls. We only get to see each other once a year or so as she lives in Europe, but our conversations usually go about the same way. We talk …


Financially Fit Moms = Financially Literate Daughters

This summer, we are piloting an in-home “Financially Fit Friends” group for women. ┬áLearning about money with friends at home is proving to be an effective approach to not only learning about money, but also financial self-empowerment. Our approach with Financially Fit Friends is to give women the tools they need to learn the information, …


The New Champions

Hats off to the new video from GoldieBlox, an engineering toy company that is working to help girls become more interested in engineering and building. The video, entitled “GoldieBlox Breaks Into Toys “R” Us,” shows girls re-engineering their stereotypical toys to invade the mass-market toy store, all to the tune of Queen’s “We Are the …


We Applaud Your Work With Financial Literacy, Jenny G!

We at recently received an email from a mom whose daughter had used our site for a project on financial literacy for a class at school. The daughter, Jenny G, found the topic of financial literacy very broad (and rightly so!), and decided to focus mostly on budgets, money, and saving tips. Jenny G …


Moms Are Breadwinners, Too

The increasing trend of women as sole or primary provider continues with 40% of all households with children under 18 having moms who are either the sole or primary source of income, according to a recent Pew Research Center analysis.┬áSo what does this mean for girls learning about money? The trend is noteworthy, no doubt. …


Women and Worth: The Early Conversations

In our seminars with college and teen-aged young women, we talk about money management, including income, budgeting, saving, credit, debt, and investing. We delve into the rich and multi-faceted area of entrepreneurship, and the idea of entrepreneurial thinking. The classes are active and engaging, and the students continue to surprise me with their insight, their …

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