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May

What Are Your Stories?

Our lives are composed of many overlapping stories, says Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her extremely compelling Ted Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. Adichie goes on to say that hearing only one single story in a person is limiting and potentially destructive. It struck me after hearing this talk, how much the danger of a …

4
May

The Life Partner Success Question

This weekend brought the tragic news of the unexpected death of Lean In author’s Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, a loving husband, devoted father, and successful entrepreneur. With this terrible news comes an acknowledgment of this man’s contribution to his family, to his wife’s career, and to the empowerment of women in the professional sphere. I have been …

27
Apr

When Does The Pay Gap Start?

At Financial Nutrition, we have the unique opportunity to work with girls and women of different ages, from teenagers on up. What we learn about the younger age groups informs our work with the older set, and vice versa. Because when it comes to money, we always say, it’s not just about money. Take salary negotiations, …

20
Apr

Nothing is Certain Except …

If you’re a woman and it’s April, the hits just keep coming! First off, April is Financial Literacy Month. Studies continue to show that women are less financially literate and confident than men, so that’s fun. Then April 14 we had Equal Pay Day, commemorating the gender wage gap. Even more fun. And last week, …

13
Apr

Equal Pay Day, Again

What is Equal Pay Day? Interesting idea. It is the date that shows how far into the year (in addition to the previous year) that women must work to earn what men earned the previous year. This year, it is April 14. Quite a coincidence, given that April is also Financial Literacy Month. We have …

30
Mar

The Countdown Begins…

As we wind up the month of March, and the winter that refused to end (in the northeast at least!), we are coming up on the fine month of April. April brings wonderful things: spring, warmer weather, longer days. But it also brings mid-month that dreaded day when personal income taxes are due in the U.S. But April …

24
Mar

On Vacation

We’re off this week on a well-deserved vacation! We will be back next week with more great information about financial education and empowerment. Have a great week!

16
Mar

Nixing the Money Taboo… Redux

We ran the “Nixing the Money Taboo” post a while back, discussing how it can be tough to talk about money with your kids. We pointed out that it can be difficult for some people to even think about money without some trepidation. But the taboo on money conversations is a big problem, and not just for …

9
Mar

Women and the Future…of Work

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is officially March 8, and is observed in countries all over the world. This year, the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, released a report that detailed, among other things, the stubbornness of the gender wage gap on a global level, as well …

2
Mar

What a Difference a Week Makes…

The Oscars were just one short week ago. After the Sony hack exposed a gender wage gap in Hollywood, Patricia Arquette called for wage equality for women in her acceptance speech for Best Actress. And that speech got a lot of press. But what’s happened since? Did that call for equality from the Academy Awards stage start any real momentum for …

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