Category Risk

1
Jun

How Salary Negotiations Support Women

Ending salary negotiations has been discussed lately as a way to help narrow the gender wage gap. The idea is that, if women are not as good at men at negotiating, or are penalized for asking for a raise, then just end the process altogether with a transparent, systematic, salary structure. A lot of pieces to …

18
May

The Score That Matters … Redux

It’s that time of year again — high school graduation is rapidly upon us. College is a great time of life for so many reasons, and in many ways it is the first step into independence, away from home, for many high school graduates. One important area of independence is money management, and this time …

9
Feb

5 Keys to Money Confidence

Money confidence is a hot topic. Last week’s blog focused on the “what” of money confidence. This week we’re going to break it down some more. One of the great things about money is what it can do for you. In a perfect world, money enables you to take care of your family, meet your …

2
Feb

Money Confidence

Money confidence. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? But what does it mean, and why does it matter? Let’s start with a story. Last week I participated in the launch of the Girls Academy for Financial Education at The Museum of American Finance. I am working with the Museum to provide financial education …

26
Jan

What’s Risk Got to Do With It?

Risk is the possibility that something bad will happen. With investing, risk means the possibility of losing some or all of your original investment. Risk can be scary, for sure, and it can be easy to just choose to avoid it all together. But while investments with low risk may not have far to fall, …

12
Jan

Invest in This!

Women and investing is a hot topic. I recently began holding investment dinners for women, where we talk about the basics of investing over good food and wine, dessert and coffee. And these dinners are proving to be very popular. Together we create a warm environment for women of all ages to share their questions and concerns, and …

17
Nov

Whac-A-Mole and Salary Negotiations

A recent article in The New York Times likened companies attempting to solve the gender wage gap to a game of “whac-a-mole.” According to the “Vigilant Eye on Gender Pay Gap”, the wage gap issue is so complicated, if companies do not put the right series of fixes in place, the problem crops up elsewhere. One critical salary to negotiate effectively is …

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 …

27
Oct

How Much Risk is Too Much?

Markets took most of us by surprise recently when the S&P 500 momentarily wiped out the year’s gains on October 15. Journalists and pundits sought to explain the intraday sell-off and volatility, blaming Ebola fears, economic weakness, and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve, among other things. Articles are still being published analyzing the spike in volatility and drop …

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 …

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