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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (June 23rd)

June 23rd, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of June 23rd, 2017

 
 

Canada could learn it pays to invest in gender parity, a venture capital fund zones in on women entrepreneurs, and corporations with female board members see higher returns. Here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web. 

Editor's picks of the week

  1. What is women’s equality worth? Canada could add $420-billion in GDP by 2037 by achieving complete gender parity according to the latest report by McKinsey Global Institute. 
     
  2. Toronto-based SheEO follows the “radical generosity” model to counter the lack of venture capital investment in women entrepreneurs. Investors in SheEO invest $1,100 each into a basket of five promising start-ups—but there's more to it than money.
     
  3. Corporations with female board members report higher stock price gains–by as much as 50 percent.
     
  4. Emotional rescue: Men are more likely than women to buy a stock based on a “hunch” or a friend’s recommendation.
     
  5. For most female entrepreneurs, flexibility trumps extra pay.
     
  6. The race is on: Autonomous vehicles are becoming a mass-market reality—but which company will reach the finish line first?

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (June 16th)

June 16th, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of June 16th, 2017

 
 

Thinking outside of the box—and in one—has made for a lively week for women and money. Stay ahead of the game with this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. A bouquet from The Globe and Mail. Thanks to personal finance journalist Rob Carrick for his shout-out to Golden Girl Finance in his newsletter: "Taking a break from the old dudes who dominate the finance world."
     
  2. His administration is dismantling women’s rights but Trump’s Treasury Secretary and former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin is making a killing as producer of hit-of-the-summer movie Wonder Woman. (Cue Alanis Morrissette’s "Isn’t it ironic…")
     
  3. The Oscar curse goes beyond Hollywood: Women who are the family’s major breadwinner experience more marital stress.
     
  4. Thank you for being a friend: The Golden Girls are the new stars of a revamped board game. (We want it!)
     
  5. There's more to ETFs than low cost, easy trading, and large variety (think risk, risk, and risk!). The secret sauce to investing in ETFs.

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (June 9th)

June 9th, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of June 9th, 2017

 
 

From our personal investment portfolios to some of Hollywood's top women-centric blockbusters, the returns—like summer—are coming in hot. Dive into this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. In this terrific interview, “The Wealthy Barber” (David Chilton) talks about…everything! A fascinating chat about investing, writing, and what it’s like being a Dragon (on TV).
     
  2. Women are told to “lean in”…here’s one woman’s account of how that worked out.
     
  3. Step aside, teenage boys. Hollywood finds that women-centric films actually can make money.
     
  4. Can you make money and still make the world a better place? These ETFs show that you can.
     
  5. Don’t leave more money on the tourists’ table than you have to. Stay under budget with these 7 tips for making your holiday dollars go further.

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (June 2nd)

June 2nd, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of June 2nd, 2017

 
 

Talk about making moves. From co-housing to dough-hustling, here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. Co-housing is putting a new spin on retirement living—women get company, a helping hand, increased security, and lower housing costs.
  2. Getting their “Golden Girls On”—more women looking for fun female roommates, not romance.
  3. Are your 60s the new 50s when it comes to managing your money?
  4. Making dough from, uh, dough. How the richest self-made woman in America got there.
  5. It’s sweeping the country: An interview with the woman who invented the “fidget spinner”.

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (May 26th)

May 26th, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of May 26th, 2017

 
 

From smashing glass ceilings in the boardroom to breaking down walls on Wall Street—all while maintaining the ever-delicate work-life balance—it's been a remarkable week for women and money.  

Here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. From broke to breaking the bank—how Joan Rivers finally took back control of her finances
     
  2. Both male and female CEO salaries rose 9% last year but the number of female CEOs remains stuck at 6% in the U.S. 
     
  3. Here are the 10 highest-earning female CEOs.
     
  4. Women are perceived as less competent than men and lacking in leadership potential. However, a recent study has found that climbing the corporate ladder does not increase women’s life satisfaction as much as it does men’s. Balancing work/life duties is part of the issue.
     
  5. Most women underestimate their investing abilities, even though they typically out-perform men in investment returns.
     
  6. Have you set lofty professional ambitions, but you need some support and inspiration along the way? Join the club—literally. Turns out it's not so lonely at the top.