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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 …

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 …

8
Sep

Women, Money, and the “Brogrammer”

Big news this week — Megan Smith, an executive at Google, was named the first female Chief Technology Officer of the United States. This news follows on the heels of the summer announcement of the first-ever woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford University. The previous 52 winners of the …

1
Sep

What “Social” Can Mean For Girls

As the new school year gets underway, and the academic and social seasons begin for teenagers, we want to take a look a different meaning of being “social.” In today’s Financial Nutrition blog post, we are reprising this post from February of 2014 about the value of social entrepreneurship for girls. Social entrepreneurship helps expands …

21
Jul

GOAAALLLLL!

The World Cup may be over, but achieving goals is still something to celebrate! Goals are a key motivator in many areas of life — athletics, careers, and not least of all, money. Among other things, goals provide an incentive, and an intentional option, when we want to give in to something that is easier, more fun, or …

14
Jul

Know Your Worth

What does it mean to “Know Your Worth?” At Financial Nutrition, we help girls identify their strengths and talents and learn how to articulate them. While this is critical for self-esteem at any age, later in life it can also have a profound financial impact. Women’s acknowledgement of their financial value in the workplace, and …

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