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After 226 Years, NY Stock Exchange Finally Has A Woman President

“The NYSE named a woman as president. Thirty years ago, its lunch club didn’t have a ladies’ room.” – Headline from the May 22 Washington Post It took 226 years, but Stacey Cunningham will soon take over as the first woman President of the New York Stock Exchange. The lesson: get your foot in the […]

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What Every Divorced Woman Should Know About Social Security Benefits

We’ve had more than a few meetings in our office recently with women clients, talking about improving their retirement readiness and the benefits they can expect to receive from Social Security. We have to admit that there is little that is more complicated, even for financial professionals, than the ins-and-outs of Social Security. Not to […]

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Barron’s 2018 Top Independent Women Advisors Summit

Mari had the good fortune to spend 2½ days last week at the gorgeous Palm Beach Breakers hotel, site of Barron’s 2018 Top Independent Women Advisors Summit. It’s a fantastic setting, and offers unsurpassed networking with leading women financial advisors from across the country. It’s also a great opportunity to learn what’s new in investment strategies […]

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Beauty And The Beast

Shopping for cosmetics at Ulta? Congratulations! You’re supporting gender diversity. Fortune reports that Ulta Beauty is one of only 24 companies in the Fortune 500 list of powerful corporations that has a female CEO (in case you don’t have a calculator handy, that’s less than 5%. Pretty shabby). Ulta Beauty’s CEO is Mary Dillon. She’s been  […]

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What Every Woman Truly Fears: The Bag Lady Syndrome

Women want to plan for their financial future, but what they often see in the years ahead frightens them. The math is simple. Women tend to live longer than men. And living longer carries a hefty price tag. We have an unmarried client just entering her 70s. She has well over a million dollars saved […]

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Leaving Financial Decisions Up To Your Partner? That Could Hurt You Later

One of our clients was suddenly thrust into the role of financial decision-maker when her husband died several years ago. While he was alive, she never reviewed the investments, handled the budget, or even wrote a check. You can imagine the confusion when she found herself alone … and in charge. We were brought in […]

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Quote Of The Week: What Makes Women Great Investors

Liz Ann Sonders, Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., and one of the most visible women in finance, was recently interviewed by Kiplinger magazine. Here’s how she described the strengths that can help make women great investors:  “In general, they tend to have longer time horizons than men. They’re more methodical and more […]

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Are You Prepared? What One Financial Journalist Learned When She Was Unexpectedly Widowed

Rave reviews for our guest speaker, financial journalist Robyn Friedman, who led an informative session in our offices last Thursday sharing her personal experiences and financial challenges after unexpectedly losing her husband. Robyn addressed a gathering of clients, friends and guests as part of our ongoing client educational series. She recently published an article in […]

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If You Could Turn Back Time …

If something happened to you or a loved one tomorrow, would your finances be in good hands?  Or would you (or your loved ones) be scrambling to find statements, pay bills, and locate passwords? Are you ready for the unexpected? Or would you need a “do over” to handle things better the second time around? Women, in […]

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Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8!

International Women’s Day is Thursday, March 8. We’re proud to support women as they #PressForProgress. We help empower women by: training, mentoring and encouraging women who are studying to be Certified Financial Planners® or are interested in careers in personal finance and investments; educating women to understand and take charge of their personal and family […]

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