Category Money

20
Oct

Love, Work, and Money

On the heels of the Microsoft CEO’s comments on women and raises, Apple stirred the women-and-work pot some more this week by announcing they would be covering egg freezing for women. Due to women’s biology and the nature of career-building, prime child-bearing years can coincide with prime career-building years. The older you get, the older your …

13
Oct

Karma and Salary Negotiations

Do you ever do that thing where you surround yourself with people who think just like you, and you sit around talking and reflecting back to each other what you all already thought? Or maybe you only follow certain news outlets that share your views, and run out to buy the latest books that mirror your …

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 …

29
Sep

Moms and Money

With all the fall TV premieres out this week, did you happen to catch the US Department of Labor’s new video advocating paid maternity leave? It’s pretty compelling — comparing a pregnant American woman with no paid maternity leave, to a pregnant German women who has 14 weeks paid leave. The video goes on to point out …

22
Sep

5 Keys to Speaking Your Worth

How do you speak your worth? We have talked many times in this space about the serious challenges women face with pay equity, and the damage lower incomes have for them and their families throughout their lives. From the first salary onward, salary negotiations are a critical skill for women of all ages. Different views …

15
Sep

Salary Negotiations — Where To Start

One of the best ways to learn how to manage money effectively is to actually have it and manage it. Often we learn this hard lesson as a adults, when there is more to lose. Ideally, teenagers get the opportunity to earn and manage money, and get their financial chops while the financial stakes are …

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 …

18
Aug

5 Keys to Smart Investing

Investing is not an area where many people feel comfortable, confident, or knowledgeable. Studies show women can lack confidence with investing. But as we have discussed in this space, smart investing can be an effective way to build wealth if the right factors are in place, and this is particularly important for women who continue to under-earn …

11
Aug

Invest Early and Often!

Let’s be clear — investing is no guarantee of making money. No matter how good your research is, how smart your expert is, or how lucky you think you might be, investing always contains an element of risk. Markets are unpredictable — it’s that simple. However, there are ways to manage that unpredictability, or risk …

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 …

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