Category Money


Girls and Ambition: Owning Your Power

It is impossible to talk about women and money without recognizing the context. What are we really talking about? Are we talking about money only, or is money a less intimidating shorthand for power? For success? For ambition? Last year’s eye-opening survey results from the Pew Research Center showed a rising trend in one measure …


So You Want to Be An Entrepreneur!

We are currently holding a Financial Education for Women program for a group of young women high school students in New York City. The class focuses on issues around money management and financial planning, within the context of women and finance. On the first day of class, when the students were asked if they wanted …


$ Engagement for Girls — Some How To’s

We have talked a lot in this space about why girls need to learn about money. Girls need to learn how to analyze the evolving financial landscape, their options within it, and how to plan for their hopes and dreams whether they involve career, family, or both.¬†We can teach our daughters that they can do …


Women and Power

A friend of mine told me today that she attended a “Women and Power” conference over the weekend. That phrase stopped me in my tracks. I thought to myself, how refreshing to hear the issue put so clearly! Isn’t power what we are actually talking about most of the time? When we talk about financial …


Financial Literacy Topics: Money Has a Cost

For the month of August, in the Financial Nutrition blog and Facebook page we are focusing on financial literacy topics given the poor state of financial understanding among teens. We hope to boost everyone’s understanding of these critical areas — teens and adults alike — and explain why we teach financial understanding the way we …


Financial Education — What Can We Do?

News stories have abounded lately regarding the lack of financial literacy among the U.S. population, and the poor, or non-existent, financial education in the U.S. schools. Along these lines, The Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College recently published a 2013 National Report Card on efforts by states to improve financial literacy in high schools. …


We Applaud Your Work With Financial Literacy, Jenny G!

We at recently received an email from a mom whose daughter had used our site for a project on financial literacy for a class at school. The daughter, Jenny G, found the topic of financial literacy very broad (and rightly so!), and decided to focus mostly on budgets, money, and saving tips. Jenny G …

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