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 — …


Teen Job Now = More Money Later

Teens who work in their younger years earn more money when they are older, and have an easier time finding a job, research shows. This is big news! It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. The job search requires research, organization, positive self-presentation, and persistence. Actually holding and keeping the job …


Entrepreneurship for Girls — The “Why”

In today’s Financial Nutrition blog post, we are reprising this post from November of 2013. Entrepreneurship for girls and young women is an important topic, as you can see below. In this week’s Financial Nutrition Facebook posts, we will be exploring different topics around women and entrepreneurship, including the need for women to start their …


Ain’t It Fun?

Ain’t it fun? Living in the real world. Ain’t it good? Being all alone. Those lyrics are sung sarcastically in a hit pop song, “Ain’t It Fun,” by the band Paramore. I was struck when I heard the song on the radio recently, as the lyrics really bring to the forefront what a struggle it can …


Money Trust

Money can be scary. And happy, sad, shameful, generous, joyful, and lacking. But money is seldom rational — no matter how much we understand its potential — especially when we need it to be. Both scary markets and exciting markets cause people to do silly things, like buy high and sell low. Similarly, buying or …


Summer Money Ideas

It has finally warmed up here in the northeast, and all of a sudden it seems like summer might actually happen! With this year’s cold, snowy winter, it did not feel like we would ever be warm again! Along with warmer weather comes planning for summer break from school. So many recent studies are showing …


Equal Pay…Day?

Equal pay. When I think about this idea, it is hard to believe we are still talking about it in the U.S. in the 21st century. But the fact is, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, in the U.S. women earn about 81 cents on the dollar compared to men. I have also seen …


Why Economics?

By Natasha Ansari By some accounts, women receive only 29% of bachelor’s degrees in economics each year. So why did I choose to step outside the gender stereotype and major in economics at Mt. Holyoke College? I chose economics, not just because of sound earning potential and it being hailed as a “lucrative” major, but …


The Millennial Threat

By all accounts, the Millennial generation is struggling financially. Studies released recently about the Millennials — defined generally as the approximately 80 million Americans born between 1978 and 1994 — show pretty grim statistics related to financial understanding, current wealth, and possibilities for the future.  Recent disturbing financial headlines about this closely watched generation include …


Financial Education = Global Change?

Financial Nutrition is excited to introduce Natasha Ansari, who is authoring today’s Financial Nutrition blog post. Natasha is our Research and Communications Associate, and you will see her in this space more often in the future! By Natasha Ansari Financial education is catching on around the world! As I review financial education research for Financial …

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