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17
Feb

Give It Up For Math!

Math? Why do we care? The more work I do with financial education and all different types of groups, the more I see the importance of a comfort and facility with math in a deeper understanding of financial concepts and behaviors. There is the big-picture understanding of money — knowing that it is important to …

10
Feb

What “Social” Can Mean for Girls

Social entrepreneurship is a fantastic way to teach girls and young women about money, management, idea generation, and creativity. The beauty of social entrepreneurship is it can be a very engaging course as students attempt to solve the world’s problems in innovative ways, with new approaches to the problems, and positive predicted outcomes. Most entrepreneurship …

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 …

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!    

16
Dec

Invest In This!

Investing is a hot topic when I teach it to my high school- and college-level classes. These young women come to class knowing bits and pieces about stocks, bonds, and markets, and are very motivated to put all the pieces together and solve the puzzle. I love teaching about investing, as it gets to the heart …

9
Dec

Just Say No

When it comes to money, there are plenty of things to say “No” to. Continuing in our theme of discussing how to talk to your daughter to prevent the financial consequences detailed in our “Nixing the Money Taboo” post, the topic today is the importance of saying “No” in salary negotiations. As we have detailed in earlier …

18
Nov

I Want To Start A Business!

An important part of our Financial Nutrition curriculum is Entrepreneurship. We offer Entrepreneurship both as weekend workshops for schools, and in private in-home programs as a component of financial education, and as an individualized learning experience (shameless plug: see www.financialnutrition.com/programs/ for more information!). One obvious question is: Why? Why do we think learning about Entrepreneurship …

11
Nov

Money Understanding Can Help With Life’s Big Questions

When I work with young women in high school, we often start our work by discussing the context of money for women in the US. We discuss how the median earnings for women working full-time are 77%  that of men’s. We discuss how women have lower lifetime earnings than men due to lower salaries, job choices, …

24
Oct

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 …

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