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17
Oct

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 …

3
Oct

$ 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 …

25
Sep

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 …

1
Aug

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. …

2
Jul

Moms Are Breadwinners, Too

The increasing trend of women as sole or primary provider continues with 40% of all households with children under 18 having moms who are either the sole or primary source of income, according to a recent Pew Research Center analysis. So what does this mean for girls learning about money? The trend is noteworthy, no doubt. …

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