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Women and Money, Gender Lens Investing

The series of five posts on Women and Money, Gender Lens Investing, has been combined into one article.  For those who didn’t read the series, it is probably easier to read a consolidated version.  So, please go to (a publishing website) by clicking on the link below. not only provides a way to read on-line, but allows you to download the article and even print it.  I am mentioning  because it is a great resource for those who like to read and learn.

Just click on: .  This will take you to my article.

To me, this is an exciting time for women to be learning about how to understand gender lens investing, and see if it fits into their investment needs.

Please pass on what you learn and share this exciting concept with other women!



(This information is designed to educate you about basic financial management concepts. Questions relevant to personal finances specific to the individual should be address to an appropriate professional to ensure that the situation has been evaluated carefully and appropriately. The Authors and Publisher specifically disclaim any liability loss, or risk which is incurred as a consequence directly or indirectly from the use and application of any contents of this work.)

Copyright2014©by Debra Hadsall



I’m on a short break from blogging for FFP Talk.  After a lot of encouragement from friends and my business coach, I am writing a short booklet about creating a concierge service for seniors.  With the aging of our population and the contemporary lifestyle of parents and children often living many miles apart, the need for some help for seniors is growing.  So my husband and I had a senior services business.  We didn’t have much of a roadmap to follow  and it seemed like we were pioneering and creating a new process. A concierge service is not about medical services, there are lots of those types of businesses.  The booklet will help others to see how to do it and adapt our approach to their local area and needs.  It will soon be available for purchase at

Since I am on the topic of seniors, there is an interesting article about what happens to debt upon the death of a parent.  Please click here to read it.

Until next time.

Debra Hadsall


Becoming a Blogger

Yesterday I received a WordPress notice congratulating me on the third anniversary of  my WordPress blogging.  The congrats really go to my friend LKC who insisted I learn to blog and  pulled out her laptop and watched while I created a WordPress account.  This is probably the way a lot of us start,  with friends dragging us into it.  However, we were on a “girls” weekend retreat in the mountain town of Black Hawk in Colorado.  Leaving work, family, and the big city behind, we were  free to go where our minds and pocketbooks would take us.  Learning to blog was not really ever on the shopping list of things to do.

We were staying at the AmeriStar a lovely casino/hotel/spa which looks like it was dropped into a space on the side of a mountain.  It was spring and I was wearing my standard island attire  of shorts and flip-flops.  The weather was that nice, for a day.  At the end of the weekend we caught a major spring snow storm  on the way down the mountain and those flip-flops turned out to be a really bad decision.

LKC taught me how to create a blog.  I would sit in the room and work on what she taught me, she would go to the spa.  We would take a break and sit in the outdoor hot tub, then we would go back and work on the mechanics of WordPress.  Now it seems pretty simple, but  three years ago  I was barely a Facebook user, so it seemed tricky.  In between playing the slots, walks around town, a few visits to the bar, and some nice meals, I managed to learn enough to create my first blog.

Since then I have launched my and helped others such as (a non-profit started by a friend) and (for my husband).

LKC also loaned me the book Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk.  Being a good and supportive friend, she hasn’t asked me to give it back, yet.  I am glad.  My personal goal is to reach 9.3 million women between the age of 16-64 with basic financial management information in my Financial Freedom Party for Women.  A big goal which only seems possible because of the power of the internet,social media, and the curiosity many women have about financial management.

I learned about from Crush It and now have articles covering financial management and other topics published there.

For me it took only one weekend in the mountains, a patient friend, and an environment conductive to learning and I was hooked.

I encourage those of you with something to say and a talent for saying it to give it a try.

Until next time

Debra Hadsall