Category Income

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 …

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 …

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. …

16
Jul

The Summer Entrepreneurship Program has Launched!

We are happy to announce that Financial Nutrition has launched the Summer Entrepreneurship Program! This innovative, in-home programming provides middle school-aged girls with a foundation in financial understanding and entrepreneurial thinking. The program was a huge success and a lot of fun too! The Summer Entrepreneurship Program is a 20-hour program that focused on the …

16
Jul

Financial Education and Living Life on Your Own Terms

I had dinner last week with a good friend who is not only a successful international journalist, but now the very happy mother of two little girls. We only get to see each other once a year or so as she lives in Europe, but our conversations usually go about the same way. We talk …

7
Jul

Financially Fit Moms = Financially Literate Daughters

This summer, we are piloting an in-home “Financially Fit Friends” group for women. ┬áLearning about money with friends at home is proving to be an effective approach to not only learning about money, but also financial self-empowerment. Our approach with Financially Fit Friends is to give women the tools they need to learn the information, …

4
Jul

The New Champions

Hats off to the new video from GoldieBlox, an engineering toy company that is working to help girls become more interested in engineering and building. The video, entitled “GoldieBlox Breaks Into Toys “R” Us,” shows girls re-engineering their stereotypical toys to invade the mass-market toy store, all to the tune of Queen’s “We Are the …

31
Oct

Women and Worth: The Early Conversations

In our seminars with college and teen-aged young women, we talk about money management, including income, budgeting, saving, credit, debt, and investing. We delve into the rich and multi-faceted area of entrepreneurship, and the idea of entrepreneurial thinking. The classes are active and engaging, and the students continue to surprise me with their insight, their …

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