Category: Women

How Financially Literate Are Women Around the World?

How Financially Literate Are Women Around the World?

Since Money Smart Week 2016 is about eight weeks away, we want to take the opportunity to bring related topics to your attention.  Today, we want to highlight a recently published working paper reporting on the financial literacy of women around the world.  Published through the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, it reminds us once […]

March 8, 2016 | By More
How Couples Should Talk Money Before Marriage

How Couples Should Talk Money Before Marriage

It’s all too easy to be swept away by the excitement of wedding plans and a wonderful future together.  But, there is one conversation couples need to have long before marriage is on the mind.  A money smart couple needs to openly discuss the issue of managing their personal finances to ensure a happier long-term […]

March 12, 2015 | By More
KeyBank’s Beth Mooney Talks Women at the C-Suite

KeyBank’s Beth Mooney Talks Women at the C-Suite

American Banker has a category on its website entitled Women in Banking.  It provides a link to a speech by Beth Mooney, KeyCorp bank’s chairman and CEO, who won the “Most Powerful Woman in Banking” in 2014.  The purpose in MoneyBasicsU sharing this video is because Mooney focuses much of her remarks directly to women […]

February 13, 2015 | By More
Women and Career: Do Your Choices Work for Your Family?

Women and Career: Do Your Choices Work for Your Family?

Today’s article caught our attention because it encourages working women with families to ask themselves some of the tough questions.  The author, Mary Sherwood Sevinsky, outlines six tips for working women with families to consider.  In a broader sense, the conversation is really about analyzing if the career choices you’re making work for you and […]

February 3, 2015 | By More
Women and Career:  Tips on How to Be a Success

Women and Career: Tips on How to Be a Success

We were delighted to read Linda Descano’s LinkedIn Post about an event she participated in last week.  The focus of the event was to share ideas on “how social media is transforming the way businesses operate” and discuss the ways women can be successful.  She and her prestigious panelists offered some terrific motivational insights for […]

January 30, 2015 | By More
Women and Money: Always Negotiate Your Salary

Women and Money: Always Negotiate Your Salary

Ladies, always negotiate your salary! Don’t leave money on the table!  Today, we want to share a series of articles that focus on the conversation of negotiation.  Since it is the beginning of the year, the opportunity may be presented to you to negotiate an increase in your salary via a promotion or new job.  You […]

January 28, 2015 | By More
Women and Leadership:  Teaching Young Girls Leadership Early

Women and Leadership: Teaching Young Girls Leadership Early

There is much conversation about the topic of leadership and women.  Part of that discussion needs to include teaching our young girls early in their life the principles of leadership.  For those of you who participate in LinkedIn, if you review the Pulse categories, Leadership & Management is always a high rated area for Posts.  […]

January 26, 2015 | By More
Women – How Are You Measuring Success?

Women – How Are You Measuring Success?

The opening and closing of Dorothy Dalton’s LinkedIn Post earlier last week prompts an interesting conversation for women and how they measure success.  To be specific, after reading her Post, it really comes down to the equation of money = choices. Her opening paragraph includes the sentence:  “Salary is an issue that is frequently skated […]

January 20, 2015 | By More
Tips for Women to Improve Life in 2015

Tips for Women to Improve Life in 2015

The beginning of every New Year can be filled with excitement and promise.  Of course, much of that sentiment is because all of us are considering what changes we can make in our life to make it better.  It was in my LinkedIn feed where we came across a Post by Alexandra Miseta entitled 5 […]

January 7, 2015 | By More
Wells Fargo Survey: Affluent Women and Investing

Wells Fargo Survey: Affluent Women and Investing

The conversation on investing and women is an important one.  The Wells Fargo survey recently conducted reached out to affluent women ages 40-79 (minimum of $250,000 in household investable assets) had some interesting findings.  As a woman, whether you fall under the “affluent” definition or not, what we can take away from the survey results […]

December 5, 2014 | By More