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 …

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, …

18
May

The Score That Matters … Redux

It’s that time of year again — high school graduation is rapidly upon us. College is a great time of life for so many reasons, and in many ways it is the first step into independence, away from home, for many high school graduates. One important area of independence is money management, and this time …

6
Oct

Girls vs. Boys

American girls are at a financial disadvantage compared to boys. Sound strange, doesn’t it? But think about it. Think of everything we know about men, women, and money in this country. Let’s start backwards chronologically: Women are twice as likely to end up in poverty in retirement, compared to men. While still working, women earn 78 cents …

25
Aug

More Money Fun

Summer is quickly winding down, and school has already started for some. Over the past six weeks, we had a great time with our Summer$Fun boot camp with activities posted to our Facebook page. The user-friendly activities were designed to help teenaged girls learn how to lead a life of financial independence and success, on …

4
Aug

Other People’s Money

OPM — Other People’s Money. What we’re talking about here is debt. Debt is incurred when you use money that is not your own — it might be a loan from the bank, a credit card balance, a loan for a car or a house, or any other kind of borrowed money. While debt, or …

7
Jul

Summer $ Fun For Girls!

Are you looking for some fun and enriching activities for the important girls in your life? Summer is well underway, and with the 4th of July behind us, we have some great ideas to keep teenagers engaged for the rest of the season. The summer provides a fantastic opportunity to help girls learn all those important things — …

30
Jun

5 Key Money Ideas For Girls

At Financial Nutrition, our mission is to teach girls and young women about money so they can lead a life of independence and success on their own terms. Here are five key money ideas to share with the girls in your life: 1. Set goals — This is the first step at any age in any …

19
May

Ain’t It Fun?

Ain’t it fun? Living in the real world. Ain’t it good? Being all alone. Those lyrics are sung sarcastically in a hit pop song, “Ain’t It Fun,” by the band Paramore. I was struck when I heard the song on the radio recently, as the lyrics really bring to the forefront what a struggle it can …

12
May

The Score That Matters After Graduation

We all know college admissions have become increasingly competitive, and test scores and GPAs are of a much greater focus for high school students than ever before. But there is a score that matters even more after high school graduation — your credit score. I spent last week working with a group of young women who …