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Why Is Talking About Money So Taboo?

Think about conversations you have had with friends and family. My oldest friend and I met in kindergarten. We have gone through everything together — death, marriage, divorce, job losses, and childbirth. Yet, the one thing we don’t discuss is money. We talk about it in general terms but I have no idea what her real financial situation is, and she doesn’t know mine. When my girlfriends and I get […]

A Kid’s First Business Venture Is a Family Affair
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A Kid’s First Business Venture Is a Family Affair

Posted, August 9, 2013 I’m on a retreat at a Trappist Monastery, in a reflective mood and with lots of time on my hands. One of my intentions is to put in some serious time towards my book on women, emotion and money. I decide to browse through the documents saved on my computer, wondering what might be there. Maybe I’m procrastinating or maybe I’m looking for inspiration. I’m not […]

Be Honest, Are You More Likely to Save for a Vacation Than Your Retirement?
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Be Honest, Are You More Likely to Save for a Vacation Than Your Retirement?

From an early age, we’ve all been taught that learning to save is a good life skill. Our parents taught us to set aside 10 per cent for saving and 10 per cent for charity. It seems, however, that once the kids grow up, they reject this practice and spend, spend, spend. What happened to that teaching? In a comprehensive international survey of 15,000 people, age 25 and older, HSBC […]

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In Business and Life the Sisterhood Must Stick Together

When I was younger, I never paid much attention to International Women’s Day. I wondered why we needed to celebrate being women; why did we need to single ourselves out? So the day used to come and go with me wondering what the fuss was all about. Perhaps it was because I grew up in a business environment of extreme competition and a time when women were just beginning to […]

When My Husband Died Insurance Saved My Life
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When My Husband Died Insurance Saved My Life

It was New Year’s Eve and I just got off the phone with the insurance company. That conversation took me from the edge of a cliff to the possibility of a future. But a crazy twist of fate could have just as easily pushed me over. My story went back 10 years earlier, to a fateful decision that changed everything. I met my husband when he was 26 years old. […]