We Don’t Get to Choose

We don’t get to choose when the market sells off. For most of us, this dip in the market is just another aberration on the long journey from start to finish. But for some, this market correction is occurring at a very sensitive time. An estimated 3 million people have chosen to retire early since…

This Week in Women

Sixty Years Ago, NASA Scientists Found That Women Would Be Better Astronauts. Their Work Was Never Published. But their idea was soon quashed when President D. Eisenhower deemed that astronaut candidates should be recruited only from the ranks of military fighter jet test pilots – at the time, women were barred from the role. McKinsey Report: Women…

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Female Founders Raised Just 2% of Venture Capital Money in 2021 When women teamed up with a male co-founder, they tended to raise more. Female and male founder teams captured 15.6% of total venture cash in 2021 — the highest amount since 2017. Amy Schneider is the first woman to win $1 million on ‘Jeopardy!’…

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes found guilty Holmes was the poster child of Silicon Valley hubris, taking “fake it till you make it” to illegal extremes. She was found not guilty on several charges relating to patients and company ads in Arizona. U.S. unemployment rate falls in December but rises for Black women However, the unemployment…

The Worst Time to Invest with Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is arguably the greatest investor of all time, to date. His track record is undeniable. Between 1965 and 2020, Berkshire Hathaway stock had an average annual return of 20%, almost double the return of the S&P 500 Index. Of course, we all know he’s the GOAT now, but how would investors have evaluated…

Happy New Year from Paris

I am taking the last week of the year off. I’ve been in Paris since the day after Christmas, with my husband. This is our first time away from our children since before the pandemic and the first time away from our daughter, who turns 2 in February. We miss them dearly, but we needed…

The Best of The Belle Curve 2021

This year went by in the blink of an eye. The fall was so busy, that I didn’t have time to write. The growth my firm experienced this year was incredible, bordering on insane. Every time I think I’ve hit my limit, I find a way to stretch and do a little more. So while…

And Just Like That

Today is my 40th birthday. The ‘BIG 4-0’  is what they called it when I was growing up, although today that level of intensity seems to have been pushed back a decade. Nevertheless, it feels like a big milestone and seems an opportune time to take stock of my accomplishments so far and to determine…

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Melania Trump’s Next Act Is Selling NFTs “Melania’s Vision” can be bought with Sol, a type of cryptocurrency that operates on the Solana blockchain. The NFT costs 1 Sol, which was worth $181.34 apiece Thursday afternoon, according to data provider CoinMarketCap. FDA permanently allows medication abortion pills through mail The more lax policy has opened…

Come On Ride The Train

In case you missed it, we launched a cryptocurrency index a few weeks ago. With great anticipation and excitement, my account was funded and traded on launch day. I waited until late in the afternoon for confirmation that the wire from my bank did in fact make it to my new crypto account and breathed…