Category Income

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Dec

New Year, New Look

The holidays are just about behind us, with one big one looming just in the distance. The New Year brings to mind resolutions, things we want to do differently, things we want to do better. Certainly when it comes to money, there are plenty of things most people want to differently, and better. And at Financial …

22
Dec

Happy Holidays from Financial Nutrition!

We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season! We wish you comfort and joy, with financial security and understanding. We will be back in this space next week with more advice on how to get there!

15
Dec

Top 10 Reasons to Talk $ This Holiday!

This past weekend, in the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, a friend and I bemoaned the difficulty in keeping focus on what matters during the holidays. Commercialism of the season seems to grow every year, all but erasing the celebration that we might want for our loved ones. So in the midst of all this, …

8
Dec

Why Can’t A Woman Be More Like…

Remember that somewhat, um, dated tune from the 1956 hit musical “My Fair Lady?” Henry Higgins repeats over and over again in a doleful refrain: “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” While the point of this post is not to dig deep into the show’s 1950s-era perceptions of gender differences, the issue of how …

1
Dec

Starting Over

December 1, already! How did that happen? Before we know it, we’ll be staring New Year’s Eve in the face, and looking down the long road of 2015. The great thing about this time of year is the opportunity it provides to not just reflect on the year past, but to look forward to goals and possibilities …

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 …

10
Nov

Holistic Wealth

Is this a good investment? How many times have you wondered that? And how did you answer it? Managing money — and eventually wealth — is not impossible, but it also can’t be done as an afterthought. Many people take an a la carte approach to their money, keeping separate their spending, investing, taxes, and …

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 …

20
Oct

Love, Work, and Money

On the heels of the Microsoft CEO’s comments on women and raises, Apple stirred the women-and-work pot some more this week by announcing they would be covering egg freezing for women. Due to women’s biology and the nature of career-building, prime child-bearing years can coincide with prime career-building years. The older you get, the older your …

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