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16
Feb

Girls and Money Education — The Why and How

Why teach girls about money? The answers to that simple question are numerous, but here are a few: End the gender wage gap Promote economic empowerment Ensure a safe retirement Create opportunities throughout life When girls learn about money, they can learn critical life skills like salary research and negotiation, and the need to maximize …

7
Sep

Holistic Wealth … Redux

  Happy Labor Day! Here we are at the unofficial end of summer. It’s time to get back on track, back on schedule, and back to our normal lives. As you begin to dig back into your “real” life, here are some thoughts on wealth management. The concept of wealth management can apply to everyone. …

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 …

11
May

What Are Your Stories?

Our lives are composed of many overlapping stories, says Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her extremely compelling Ted Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. Adichie goes on to say that hearing only one single story in a person is limiting and potentially destructive. It struck me after hearing this talk, how much the danger of a …

4
May

The Life Partner Success Question

This weekend brought the tragic news of the unexpected death of Lean In author’s Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, a loving husband, devoted father, and successful entrepreneur. With this terrible news comes an acknowledgment of this man’s contribution to his family, to his wife’s career, and to the empowerment of women in the professional sphere. I have been …

27
Apr

When Does The Pay Gap Start?

At Financial Nutrition, we have the unique opportunity to work with girls and women of different ages, from teenagers on up. What we learn about the younger age groups informs our work with the older set, and vice versa. Because when it comes to money, we always say, it’s not just about money. Take salary negotiations, …

20
Apr

Nothing is Certain Except …

If you’re a woman and it’s April, the hits just keep coming! First off, April is Financial Literacy Month. Studies continue to show that women are less financially literate and confident than men, so that’s fun. Then April 14 we had Equal Pay Day, commemorating the gender wage gap. Even more fun. And last week, …

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 …

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 …

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