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This Bullshit is Old. And Yet it Still Stinks.

Welcome to Equal Pay Day 2021: the date marking how far into 2021 an average working woman needs before she earns the same as an average working man did during 2020. Overall, women make 82 cents to every white man’s dollar. That gap wides for BIPOC ladies: Latina’s average around 59 cents to each whiteContinue reading “This Bullshit is Old. And Yet it Still Stinks.”

Money Monday – How a 401(k) Usually Beats an IRA

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=476&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F109189157904534%2Fvideos%2F764452844202999%2F&show_text=true&width=267 Although most people use these two terms interchangeably, legally there are huge and important differences between the two. First off, while anyone with earned income (or has a spouse who earns income) can put money into their IRA, 401(k)s can only be used by employees of a company who chooses to offer a plan.Continue reading “Money Monday – How a 401(k) Usually Beats an IRA”

This Dam is Going to Burst

Lately in “the stock market is not the economy” news, the Dow Jones Industrial Index has been breaching new highs. The S&P 500, too. Sure, the American vaccination effort is going better than expected, but the fact is that this economy is still missing 9 million jobs from when this pandemic started. So what gives?

WTF is a CFP®?

While many industries have their own acronyms, abbreviations, and jargon, the financial industry seems to really enjoy imposing their shortcuts on everyone else. This series will aim to de-mystify WTF the alphabet soup means and how it applies to your life.

No, She’s Not the Kitchen Help

Black people make up about 13% of the American population, meaning black women are approximately 7.5%. Not a huge number, but also not insignificant. And yet the percentage of S&P 500 companies with a black woman in the top spot is currently… checks the math… 0%. No, I didn’t forget a digit there; not aContinue reading “No, She’s Not the Kitchen Help”

#MoneyMonday – Where’s my Refund?

Welcome to February! The month of love and the official kick-off to tax season. Some people dread having to write a check to the government, but a lot of people expect a refund. If you’re one of those people, of course you want to know when the government is going to send that money! AndContinue reading “#MoneyMonday – Where’s my Refund?”