Category Income

16
Mar

Nixing the Money Taboo… Redux

We ran the “Nixing the Money Taboo” post a while back, discussing how it can be tough to talk about money with your kids. We pointed out that it can be difficult for some people to even think about money without some trepidation. But the taboo on money conversations is a big problem, and not just for …

9
Mar

Women and the Future…of Work

Happy International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is officially March 8, and is observed in countries all over the world. This year, the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, released a report that detailed, among other things, the stubbornness of the gender wage gap on a global level, as well …

2
Mar

What a Difference a Week Makes…

The Oscars were just one short week ago. After the Sony hack exposed a gender wage gap in Hollywood, Patricia Arquette called for wage equality for women in her acceptance speech for Best Actress. And that speech got a lot of press. But what’s happened since? Did that call for equality from the Academy Awards stage start any real momentum for …

23
Feb

When Money Gets Personal

Ah, money. Kind of a many-splendored thing. But also pretty complicated. We’ve talked before in this space about how money can be a lot of different things to people: happiness, failure, success, anxiety, shame, security, potential. But we haven’t yet talked about how money can get personal. What happens when money gets so personal as …

16
Feb

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Happy Presidents’ Day! February vacations are much needed, especially in the northeast where the cold and the snow are at a peak, and warm weather is still a way’s off. We will be back next week with more conversation and guidance on money confidence, financial empowerment, and living the life of your dreams.  

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 …

19
Jan

Your Human Capital: A Key Investment

Capital is simply an asset that yields an income. Human capital is our knowledge, creativity, skills, health, or value, and it can be separated from our financial assets. For many of us, our income — the money we earn through working — is our biggest source of money, and we rely on that income to …

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 …

5
Jan

Working Women, Self-Advocacy, and Financial Futures

Self-advocacy is key in many areas of life. We deal with professionals all the time — doctors, lawyers, auto mechanics — where it behooves us to ask questions, make sure we understand what we are paying for, and know how success is being defined. Self-advocacy can play a prominent role in women’s financial lives as …

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