September 2015: Financially Empowering Millennial Women

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Consistent with my desire to financially empower women, I have been working with other researchers to understand why women are not financially empowered. Continue reading “September 2015: Financially Empowering Millennial Women”

August 2015: Going Back to Work and Getting the Job You Want

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Last year President Obama remarked on equal pay for equal work, which got people talking.  He said that “Today, the average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns He went on to say that “in 2014, that’s an embarrassment.”  Continue reading “August 2015: Going Back to Work and Getting the Job You Want”

June 2015: Know the Difference Between Debt Counseling and Debt Settlement

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As a nation, Americans owe billions on outstanding credit cards and the average U.S. household with at least one credit card owes over $15,000 in credit-card debt.  Many Americans are in trouble as they endure harassment from debt collectors, yet only a fraction of people seek aid from a credit counselor. Continue reading “June 2015: Know the Difference Between Debt Counseling and Debt Settlement”

May 2015: Using Power to Create Financial Success

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There are many academic and non-academic studies that talk about the power that women have over money.  A recent 2013 study that showed that 40% of households with children under the age of 18 were headed by breadwinning women.  That’s four times higher than the number of breadwinning women who headed their households in 1960.  Continue reading “May 2015: Using Power to Create Financial Success”