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5 Ways to Stay On Budget This Holiday Season

Before we’ve even had a chance to get over our Halloween candy bellyaches (seriously, someone please come take the rest of our mini Snickers), the lights are going up all over town and holiday shopping deals are already popping up online. Holiday creep is real—however, if you look at it from the positive side, we still have an opportunity to plan ahead to avoid overspending.

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Where Does Money Come From?

Money might seem to grow on trees as far as your kids are concerned, but it is fall… and well, as the leaves dwindle with time, so can the bank account if we don’t help our kids understand that money is a finite resource! In the age of ATMs, debit cards and credit cards, it might look like money is a never-ending resource and that you can just go to the bank or a machine and get some, especially to a child.

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A Win For Girls and Women

Thank you for believing in our mission and helping us achieve beyond our goal! I wanted to remind everyone why women, why crowdfunding and why we are a for-profit entity.

Women still face a long list of challenges in our lives that are one way or another related to money, many of which we already spoke about in our video and campaign text.

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The Quest for Financial Freedom

In April of 2013, I found myself cold, exhausted, and trying to conceal the pain I was in as I stood at the bottom of the top of the world—Mt. Everest. Just 8 months before this moment, I felt like I was on top of the world: I had just been on the cover of Forbes Middle East, nominated as a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, was a member of the board of a number of banks and non-profits, and was making an amazing salary while having few living expenses since I lived at home.

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Can Early Financial Education for Girls Kill the Gender Gap?

Good question. Well, I can think of a number of factors that could very well contribute to it: imbedded patriarchal societies that dictate behaviors and perceptions of what a woman’s role should be; hidden (and sometimes implicit or overt) biases; women’s decisions and responsibilities related to maternity and childrearing; lack of policies benefitting women; and so many more.

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How To Teach Financial Literacy

Growing up in a family of bankers, I was always surrounded by talk about money, investing and credit—but it never made sense to me. I used to keep looking at the clock, counting down the seconds until I could escape to play soccer with the boys, or to get lost in one of my exciting Nancy Drew detective mysteries.

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Not Discussing Money with Your Daughter? 4 Good Reasons You Should Be.

or most parents it’s normal to protect kids from subjects they feel are too complex for them and sometimes even more so with their daughters. When kids ask questions about how much money we make, and why we can’t buy them that new toy, it feels personal, and our instinct is to distract them with something and change the subject. That’s what we should be doing, right?

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