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30
Mar

The Countdown Begins…

As we wind up the month of March, and the winter that refused to end (in the northeast at least!), we are coming up on the fine month of April. April brings wonderful things: spring, warmer weather, longer days. But it also brings mid-month that dreaded day when personal income taxes are due in the U.S. But April …

9
Mar

Women and the Future…of Work

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is officially March 8, and is observed in countries all over the world. This year, the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, released a report that detailed, among other things, the stubbornness of the gender wage gap on a global level, as well …

2
Mar

What a Difference a Week Makes…

The Oscars were just one short week ago. After the Sony hack exposed a gender wage gap in Hollywood, Patricia Arquette called for wage equality for women in her acceptance speech for Best Actress. And that speech got a lot of press. But what’s happened since? Did that call for equality from the Academy Awards stage start any real momentum for …

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 …

7
Jul

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 — …

20
Jan

What Do You Want?

In my financial education work, I talk to a lot of different people. I talk to parents who are concerned about their kids’ financial know-how, and financial future. I speak with financial professionals who believe that financial literacy is critical to their clients’ success, through all the family’s generations. I talk to adult women who …

6
Jan

Watch Out — Moral Hazard!

Moral hazard is a great economic concept for financial consumers to understand. Moral hazard can mean that people have the tendency to do what benefits them most, even if it means not behaving responsibly.  Moral hazard can also be linked to information asymmetry, which is a scenario where one member of a transaction has more …

30
Dec

The Gift That Keeps Giving

It’s that time of year — time to reflect on the past, and look forward to the future. The New Year is a great time to make resolutions, or goals, for the coming year in important areas of our lives. Inevitably, money and financial security crop up on many lists of goals, resolutions, and general …

23
Dec

Happy Holidays from Financial Nutrition!

We hope you and yours have a wonderful, joy-filled holiday season! We wish you comfort and security with money and financial understanding. We will be back in this space next week with more advice on how to get there!    

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