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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 …

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 …

24
Nov

Giving

We’re heading into that time of year — the time for giving thanks, the time for giving to those we love, and the time for giving to those in need. Thanksgiving offers a time for gratitude, and falling toward the end of the year, an opportunity to reflect on the year. The holidays at the end …

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 …

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 …

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 …

22
Sep

5 Keys to Speaking Your Worth

How do you speak your worth? We have talked many times in this space about the serious challenges women face with pay equity, and the damage lower incomes have for them and their families throughout their lives. From the first salary onward, salary negotiations are a critical skill for women of all ages. Different views …

15
Sep

Salary Negotiations — Where To Start

One of the best ways to learn how to manage money effectively is to actually have it and manage it. Often we learn this hard lesson as a adults, when there is more to lose. Ideally, teenagers get the opportunity to earn and manage money, and get their financial chops while the financial stakes are …

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