Category Money

23
Feb

When Money Gets Personal

Ah, money. Kind of a many-splendored thing. But also pretty complicated. We’ve talked before in this space about how money can be a lot of different things to people: happiness, failure, success, anxiety, shame, security, potential. But we haven’t yet talked about how money can get personal. What happens when money gets so personal as …

9
Feb

5 Keys to Money Confidence

Money confidence is a hot topic. Last week’s blog focused on the “what” of money confidence. This week we’re going to break it down some more. One of the great things about money is what it can do for you. In a perfect world, money enables you to take care of your family, meet your …

2
Feb

Money Confidence

Money confidence. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? But what does it mean, and why does it matter? Let’s start with a story. Last week I participated in the launch of the Girls Academy for Financial Education at The Museum of American Finance. I am working with the Museum to provide financial education …

19
Jan

Your Human Capital: A Key Investment

Capital is simply an asset that yields an income. Human capital is our knowledge, creativity, skills, health, or value, and it can be separated from our financial assets. For many of us, our income — the money we earn through working — is our biggest source of money, and we rely on that income to …

29
Dec

New Year, New Look

The holidays are just about behind us, with one big one looming just in the distance. The New Year brings to mind resolutions, things we want to do differently, things we want to do better. Certainly when it comes to money, there are plenty of things most people want to differently, and better. And at Financial …

1
Dec

Starting Over

December 1, already! How did that happen? Before we know it, we’ll be staring New Year’s Eve in the face, and looking down the long road of 2015. The great thing about this time of year is the opportunity it provides to not just reflect on the year past, but to look forward to goals and possibilities …

17
Nov

Whac-A-Mole and Salary Negotiations

A recent article in The New York Times likened companies attempting to solve the gender wage gap to a game of “whac-a-mole.” According to the “Vigilant Eye on Gender Pay Gap”, the wage gap issue is so complicated, if companies do not put the right series of fixes in place, the problem crops up elsewhere. One critical salary to negotiate effectively is …

10
Nov

Holistic Wealth

Is this a good investment? How many times have you wondered that? And how did you answer it? Managing money — and eventually wealth — is not impossible, but it also can’t be done as an afterthought. Many people take an a la carte approach to their money, keeping separate their spending, investing, taxes, and …

3
Nov

Money Through the Years

Women have been called “the biggest emerging market in the history of the planet.” And while expectations are that women’s wealth will grow tremendously over the next few decades through their own earning, plus inheritance and marriage, the need for understanding financial management will grow at the same pace. So while it is possible to surmise from …

27
Oct

How Much Risk is Too Much?

Markets took most of us by surprise recently when the S&P 500 momentarily wiped out the year’s gains on October 15. Journalists and pundits sought to explain the intraday sell-off and volatility, blaming Ebola fears, economic weakness, and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve, among other things. Articles are still being published analyzing the spike in volatility and drop …

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