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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.

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (May 19th)

May 19th, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of May 19th, 2017

 
 

This week, it's all about managing returns—financially and socially. Here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. Are female investors the key to building a more sustainable world?
     
  2. As more we become more involved in creating businesses and in investing, women are discovering the “empowerment of money”: allocating their capital to generate good financial returns—and good in the world. 
     
  3. Canadians would be willing to pay more into the pension plan in order to have a more predictable income in retirement. 
     
  4. In Canada, women need to save approximately 26% more than men to fund a similar lifestyle in retirement. 
     
  5. Think pink: Women pay an average of 7% more than men for comparable products and services. The “pink tax” is real. 
     
  6. Trying to decide what to renovate before selling the home? This luxury real estate agent knows best.

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (May 12th)

May 12th, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of May 12th, 2017

 
 

This week, proof that investing isn't a one-size-fits-all. Here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. Alpha and Beta? For women, it’s less about pure investment returns and more about “Do I have enough money to stay in my house?”
     
  2. Corporate governance, or lack thereof, is in the spotlight at Bombardier. This is a good reminder that as investors we’re buying a small piece of a business—and we deserve a say in its governance. (Of course, it helps when institutional investors weigh in.) 
     
  3. Are women really all that anxious when it comes to investing? Certainly not—especially as philanthropists.
     
  4. "People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money you can have a key made.” —Joan Rivers
     
  5. Great Canadian comic Samantha Bee takes on “Women Who Work”.
     
  6. For investors, the more weight gain, the better.

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (May 5th)

May 5th, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of May 5th, 2017

 
 

This week, a closer look at your investment strategy takes the centrefold. Here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. Golden Years: According to the latest Canadian census, seniors outnumber children for the first time in our history. How will this impact your investment strategy?
     
  2. Finally, wealth managers want women’s money. Should you give it to them?
     
  3. Technology Shabbat: When doing nothing is your best investment.
     
  4. Game on: How Game Theory is changing what you buy and how much you’ll pay.
     
  5. Artist Laurie Anderson talks Playboy bunnies and garment workers in this “Public Service Announcement”
     
  6. First comes retirement, then comes the victory lap

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The gold standard: What's new in women & money this week (Apr 28th)

April 28th, 2017 by

Awesome reads from around the web for the week of April 28th, 2017

 
 

Managing retirement, careers, relationships—and a crowd—oh my! Here are this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor's picks of the week

  1. A couple of features, courtesy of MoneySense, on managing RRIFs and on learning how to create the right glidepath into retirement
     
  2. Ellevest founder Sallie Krawcheck says women retire with two-thirds the money that men do and stay in unsatisfying jobs and relationships because they can’t afford to leave them. Here are her suggestions on closing the gap.
     
  3. Silicon Valley’s bromance continues apace, making it hard for women entrepreneurs to get venture capital. Is the boys’ club about to get some push-back?
     
  4. Sharing the stage with Angela Merkel, Canada’s Chrystia Freeland and Christine Lagarde, Miss Complicit—a.k.a. Ivanka Trump—had a hard time convincing the crowd that her pop’s policies actually do anything to empower women
     
  5. ...And on the topic of event faux pas, what's makes for a perfect venue? Here are five signs to look for before you book.