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Majority of Women Say They Are Now “Primary Breadwinner”

A majority of women now classify themselves as the primary breadwinner in the household, according to a new Prudential study. 53% of the women surveyed said they were the primary breadwinners in the household, either because they were single, or they earned more than their spouse. About one-third of women surveyed said they became the higher earner […]

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Warning: Are Spa Parties Dangerous to Your Daughter’s Financial Health?

Are spa parties sabotaging your daughter’s chance of becoming the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? If you have young daughters, or spend time with your nieces, grand-daughters, or other young girls, we recommend you read a thought-provoking article penned last week by Chelsea Emery at Reuters. In her article  Spa parties and money-smart daughters, Emery argues […]

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Quote of the Week: Divorce Rates Surging for Age 50+ Adults

“While the overall divorce rate in the United States has decreased since 1990, it has doubled for those over age 50. Reasons vary: Longer lives mean more years with an incompatible spouse; no kids to use as a reason to stay together; less stigma about splitting; more women working, some outearning their spouses; and a […]

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Women & Philanthropy: Changing the Face of Giving

Focus on Women & Philanthropy I had the pleasure of attending the 4th annual “Women & Philanthropy” forum in Washington D.C. earlier this month.  Sponsored by George Washington University, the conference brought together a distinguished panel of women philanthropists, including keynote speaker Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the […]

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Talking to Your Aging Parents About Money Issues

Many of our clients have aging parents and are often concerned about how they will meet the challenges of daily life – managing their finances, caring for their home, getting basic errands done – while still feeling independent and in control. Author Glenn Ruffenach explores some of these issues in his May 7, 2012 SmartMoney article “Talking to Mom About Alzheimer’s […]

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Did You Miss Our Luncheon Seminar on Caregiving?

Did you miss the Thursday, April 19 client luncheon we hosted on caregiving featuring special guest Knyvett Lee?  Knyvett is Executive Director/CEO of CareSource, a not-for-profit social services agency in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is an expert in care management, guardianship and elder advocacy. Knyvett and I first met about twenty years ago when I was a Trust Officer for a South […]

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Quote of the Week: Caregiving Often Falls to Women

“The average caregiver in 2009 was a 49-year-old woman who had a job outside the home and spent nearly 20 hours per week providing unpaid care to her mother, according to a 2011 AARP Public Policy Institute study.” Emanuella Grinberg, CNN, April 9, 2012, “Caregiving for loved ones the ‘new normal’ for boomers” We hosted a […]

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Special Luncheon Invitation for Clients: Focus on Caregiving

According to AARP, one-quarter of adult children in the United States are currently providing personal care or financial assistance to a parent.  If you are already caring for a parent or other family member, or need to plan for what’s ahead, don’t miss our informal luncheon discussion on: Thursday, April 19  –  Noon to Two […]

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Men vs. Women: Who is the Better Investor?

It’s the financial version of Mars vs. Venus.  Men and women have different styles when it comes to money.  But which gender’s skills translate into better investment results?  We all know it’s a gross oversimplification. But researchers do say that, in general, men and women display different money behaviors that affect the way they spend, […]

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Women Want More From Financial Advisors

Two-thirds of the world’s wealth will be held by women by 2030, estimates say. While men still make most of the investing decisions, women continue to narrow the gap.  In 2008, women controlled about 23% of the world’s wealth on average.  By 2009, that number had grown to 27%, with $20 trillion worldwide in the […]

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