Category Money

16
Feb

Girls and Money Education — The Why and How

Why teach girls about money? The answers to that simple question are numerous, but here are a few: End the gender wage gap Promote economic empowerment Ensure a safe retirement Create opportunities throughout life When girls learn about money, they can learn critical life skills like salary research and negotiation, and the need to maximize …

16
Nov

Family and the Gender Wage Gap

Does having a family mean an even bigger pay gap between men and women? Women in the U.S. earn a median 78 cents on the dollar compared to men for full-time work. However, there are lots of ways to disaggregate that data, and see how individual groups are faring — or struggling — when it …

2
Nov

The Giving Season

Halloween is behind us. And while it is still in the balmy mid-60s in the northeast, we are deep into fall, with the start of November and the end of Daylight Savings Time. As we move through the end of the year, we are also moving into the time for giving thanks, the time for giving to …

19
Oct

Parents in Action: Money Learning

Working with schools and parents on financial education is one of the important roles of Financial Nutrition in our mission to provide education for financial health. In fulfillment of our mission, I am excited to announce that I will be giving a talk for school representatives at NYC Parents in Action, or PIA this Thursday, October 22. The PIA is …

7
Sep

Holistic Wealth … Redux

  Happy Labor Day! Here we are at the unofficial end of summer. It’s time to get back on track, back on schedule, and back to our normal lives. As you begin to dig back into your “real” life, here are some thoughts on wealth management. The concept of wealth management can apply to everyone. …

3
Aug

Mothers, Fathers, and the Wage Gap

Women’s income potential — and achievement — is a big issue given that most of us build our wealth primarily from our income, and many women are under-earning their potential. The gender wage gap stands strong at 78%, despite best efforts to narrow it. While we encourage women to be pro-active and negotiate higher salaries, it …

13
Jul

Women’s $ Engagement

Much has been written lately about women earning less, the glass ceiling, the impossible work-life balance. Studies continue to bemoan women’s lack of financial literacy. Women are poorer than men, on average, and twice as likely to end their lives below the poverty line. But what happens when women do have money? Despite all the …

6
Jul

One Path to Financial Independence

In honor of Independence Day this past weekend, we are re-running a post that was originally entitled, “5 Keys to Speaking Your Worth.” I speak with women all the time about their salaries — in classes, in casual conversations, in financial counseling. When we talk about financial independence for women, earned income is a big, …

15
Jun

5 Money Learning Keys for Girls

Women, especially, are failing financial literacy. An article with that title, published in the Wall Street Journal, reports on two different studies that show that women are still falling behind in the critical area of financial understanding. Money understanding is multi-faceted. There’s the knowledge that needs to be acquired, and then there are actions that …

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 …

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