Recently I read about a study which tells the story of under-representation of women as financial advisors, and describes the lower level of earnings of women advisors as opposed to that of men.
Clearly I am not celebrating those statistics. I am, however, so very excited and grateful to see that someone has actually studied the situation and brought it out for all to see. As part of the development of The Financial Freedom Party for Women, I searched high and low for any type of information about the brokerage and financial advisory industries and the level of representation by women. Not a successful search at the time.
So, to learn more, please click here to read my article titled “I AM CELEBRATING!”
It is always nice to understand the industries we rely upon to either to provide us with services, or as employers and business partners. I hope you will learn a little about the financial services industry from my article.
Until next time.
Today is Monday.
I am not writing in red because it’s Monday, I’m doing it because that is the color of the lettering on the front page of my MORE magazine. I surrounded myself with the words, pictures, and wisdom of MORE this morning. Never mind that I am supposed to be writing about life insurance and wills. That will wait. MORE was more fun and had two great articles which merit mentioning.
First, I think MORE magazine is pretty good at “getting” women. My friend, LKC, subscribes and signed me up to receive a free subscription. Nice deal! Every time I pull the copy out of our post office box I think of her and our friendship. Good friend, good marketing.
MORE is described as being for women of style and substance. LKC told me it is targeted to women 40 and older. Either way, I know I appreciated two articles which reflect on women, money, our roles in the world, and emotions related to all that. One is titled “My Husband Wasn’t Earning His Keep” and the other is “Why the Mommy Wars Rage On”.
If you aren’t 40 and older, I encourage you to read the articles anyway. You can be wise for your age by tapping into the experiences of others. I always had friends who were older and richer in their life experiences. They were women of style and substance. I just didn’t know that was what they were called. Women teaching women, great way to learn.
Finally, tucked in a page between travel and makeup ads, there is a page called Notebook. Right at the top in big letters it states:
NUMBER OF DOLLARS AMERICAN WOMEN ARE EXPECTED TO CONTROL BY THE END OF THE DECADE (NEARLY DOUBLE THE CURRENT AMOUNT).
How do you see your personal financial management as part of this growth? Just something to think about…and then act on.
Until next time.