Working on the laptop and doing some website changes. Kind of listening to the TV in the other room. Realized the morning show out of Austin (Texas) had a speaker explaining how the role of women in personal finance has changed. Started actively listening to statistics about how women own homes, are Chief Financial Officers (CFO) of their lives and the lives of their families, and how we care for our families and often other generations of friends and family members. Basically the conversation hit all the topics we as women already know because we live it.
Then I really paid attention and realized the speaker was– a man. So I walked to the TV to see the male speaker telling the woman talk host all this information. The visual reminded me that about 70% of the people in the financial advisory and investment communities in the U.S. are men, even though there are more women than men in the overall population.
Oh HAPPY DAY when we see as many women financial advisors, brokers, insurance agents, and teachers of financial literacy in our neighborhoods as we see Starbucks or Walgreens.
Doesn’t it seem odd to you that men remain our biggest resource for financial “stuff”? We can change that!
This isn’t about men versus women. It is about choices. Some women prefer to learn from men. Others prefer to learn from women. With such under-representation of women in the advisory and investment communities, we as women need to teach each other the basics to balance out the equation. This gives us a choice in who is teaching us, and benefiting from it.
Thanks for reading my posts and being interested enough in your financial future to learn the fundamentals. Please help by sharing your knowledge so the next “experts” on the morning shows are women. It could be you. Start in your living room with a few friends. Buy my book to start, or find other resources which speak to you. It’s easier than you think.