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The World Cup may be over, but achieving goals is still something to celebrate! Goals are a key motivator in many areas of life — athletics, careers, and not least of all, money. Among other things, goals provide an incentive, and an intentional option, when we want to give in to something that is easier, more fun, or …


Know Your Worth

What does it mean to “Know Your Worth?” At Financial Nutrition, we help girls identify their strengths and talents and learn how to articulate them. While this is critical for self-esteem at any age, later in life it can also have a profound financial impact. Women’s acknowledgement of their financial value in the workplace, and …


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 — …


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 …


Money Management — How To Start Now

When I introduce the topic of money management in classes I teach to teenagers, I ask if any of the students receive an allowance. Only about one-third of the class usually raises their hands. I recommend giving teenagers an allowance, along with some guidance on how to start their money management, as it provides an …


Women’s Retirement Crisis

We talk a lot in this space about the gender pay gap, and the challenges women face with money. While there is great concern about all these issues, what we are not talking about enough is the financial crisis point women can reach in retirement. We discussed an article on the Financial Nutrition Facebook page …


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 …


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 …


Money Management Step #1

Spending some time away from home for the summer can be an opportunity for teens to manage money on their own for the first time. Because money learning is so experiential, this opportunity can be a first step for a young person to learn to manage money effectively — and independently. If your child is going to …


3 Steps to Higher Income

What are you good at? For some people, that question is easy to answer. For others, it is not always so clear. And the hard part is, if you are not clear on your strengths, talents, and how you contribute, it can be difficult to communicate them to others. Knowing and articulating your worth is not …

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