Archive for January, 2013

Finances

The Brewing Storm in Long-Term Care Insurance

The Brewing Storm in Long-Term Care Insurance

Don’t look now, but there may be a storm brewing when it comes to long-term care insurance. Facing substantial budget shortfalls, some states are cutting back on Medicaid and long-term care services—shifting more of the burden of long-term care onto consumers. At the same time, the long-term care insurance industry [...]

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Does it Cost More to be a Woman?

Does it Cost More to be a Woman?

Does it cost more money to be a woman in the U.S. today than it does to be a man? A study conducted earlier this year by the FINRA Education Institute suggests that in a couple of areas, at least, the answer may be yes. According to the U.S. Census [...]

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How to Close the Financial Literacy Gap

How to Close the Financial Literacy Gap

According to several recent studies, there may be a significant “financial literacy gap” in the U.S. when it comes to how much men and women understand personal finances. One of these studies, for example, determined that there is now an average gender gap between men and women of 15 percent [...]

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The White House and Women’s Financial Literacy

The White House and Women’s Financial Literacy

This is the fourth in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women. With several recent studies suggesting that there may be a significant “gender gap” between men and women when it comes to financial literacy, the White House is now taking an active role in [...]

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Is There a Gender Gap in Financial Literacy?

Is There a Gender Gap in Financial Literacy?

This is the third in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women. Several recent studies have suggested that there may be a significant “gender gap” between men and women when it comes to financial literacy. This may even include women with college degrees. Many financial [...]

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Women and Financial Literacy: A Look At the Numbers

Women and Financial Literacy: A Look At the Numbers

This is the second in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women. As we discussed in the first article in this series, the increasing complexity of today’s financial and investing world may make financial literacy more important now than ever before. Unfortunately, though, some recent [...]

by × January 20, 2013 × 0 comments