From women and wages to advice for the ages, here’s a look at this week’s top reads for women and money from around the web.

Editor’s picks of the week

  1. People make employment choices within cultural, educational and institutional frameworks. It’s time to stop blaming women for making “bad” work choices where they earn less than men.
  2. New books on women & money, career, ambition, and life from Maureen Chiquet (former CEO of Chanel and Banana Republic), Robin Romm, and Beth Kobliner.
  3. Consuelo Mack’s women-focused investment site. Check out her video interviews with top wealth managers.
  4. Although this is U.S.-based, the tips still apply to Canadian women in preparing for retirement.
  5. Great advice from Muriel Seibert, the first woman to buy a seat on the New York Stock Exchange.
  6. Three major policy changes to watch for in Canada’s first gender-based federal budget.