What Women Investors Want

Women have much to celebrate in the world of money these days, from increasing rates of business ownership to a shrinking or disappearing wage gap among younger women. They also dominate financial decision-making. But that's where the good news ends. Studies show...

For Millions, 401(k) Plans Have Fallen Short

You need to know this number: $18,433. That's the median amount in a 401(k) savings account, according to a recent report by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Almost 40 percent of employees have less than $10,000, even as the proportion of companies offering...

Gender Pay Gap Hurts More Than Your Paycheck

Women, it's time take stock. Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, the date in 2016 that marks how far into this year women must work to earn just what men earned in the previous year. But before you get too comfortable, consider this: that gender pay gap has implications far...

Girls May Not Believe It, But They Rule

Girls and money smarts: perfect together. Sure, women make up just 24 percent of workers in so-called STEM fields—those that deal with science, technology, engineering, and math. And women are scarce in the leadership ranks of finance. But when it comes to planning...

How to Help Your New College Student Avoid Money Minefields

Starting college can be bewildering, as students try to navigate campus, remember roommates’ names, and find a quick, cheap pizza supplier. Small wonder, then, that personal finance can take a back seat. Only half of four-year college students and 60% of students at...

Gender Pay Gap? The Retirement Gap’s Even Worse

Try describing the financial gap between men and women, and 78 cents probably comes to mind. That's what a woman earns for every dollar a man brings home, and it is publicly noted every year on Equal Pay Day. But the gender pay gap pales in comparison to a growing...

Why Millennial Women Don’t Save

Millennials have it bad, from student loan debt to a sluggish job market to cutting commentary about their arrogance and entitlement. But millennial women have another problem: They aren't saving, or at least not nearly as much as their male counterparts. A...

Uh-Oh, My Child Has a Rich Friend

Fall is a time for firsts—first days at a new school, first time meeting new neighbors after a summer move, the start of a new job. As a result, it can also be a time when your child makes new friends. That’s all well and good. But every so often, one of the new...

The Biggest Financial Threat Women Face

Saving for retirement isn't easy for anyone, what with wage growth slow and underemployment stubbornly high. For women, it's even harder. According to a recent study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, 62 percent of women said they were saving for...