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Spanx founder Sara Blakely says business will expand into denim and more after Blackstone deal Blakely launched Spanx in 1998 with just $5,000 in her pocket, which she had earned from selling fax machines. Her vision at the time was to create a product for women to wear under clothing, that helped them feel more comfortable….

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The 60/40 Portfolio is Dead. Again. (Podcast) On this week’s episode of The Compound & Friends, Michael Batnick, Blair duQuesnay, Eddy Elfenbein, and Downtown Josh Brown discuss how Blackrock got so big, the death of the 60/40 portfolio, Project Thunder, red flags that no one cares about, the 5.9% increase in Social Security benefits, college…

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Male Investors More Likely To ‘Freak Out,’ MIT Study Finds The worst culprits when it comes to panicky selloffs? “Investors who are male or above the age of 45 or married, or have more dependents, or who self-identify as having excellent investment experience or knowledge tend to freak out with greater frequency,” the authors said….

Pluto is a Planet

Science was the first academic subject I stopped pursuing, and I regret it. In high school, the only science options senior year were A.P. and required an extra hour for the lab work. I had other priorities, including a semi-professional dance career that took up a lot of my time. In college, I took the…

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Women Still Do More of the Housework. Here’s How to Share the Load The women are burned out, stressed and full of rage about unequal distribution of domestic labor, she says. The men are finally starting to wake up to the problem. “There’s no denying it anymore,” Ms. Rodsky says. Many male partners have spent…

Moms Are Cool

I’ve always wanted to do pro bono financial planning work, but never found the right opportunity. Local FPA chapters will host walk-in clinics which were never my thing. I developed a financial literacy program during my active years in the Junior League, but I wasn’t involved in launching or teaching the courses. I have taken…

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Tech Women #ChoosePossibility I reached out to about 100 women tech entrepreneurs across the country and asked for their help in shaping this perspective. Through a simple survey, coupled with public data collection, a picture starts to emerge of some of the women who are and have been building tech companies successfully in the Valley…

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Alpha Female 2021: Just 11.8% of portfolio managers are women… and that’s an improvement It is based on Citywire’s database of 16,353 portfolio managers who run active mutual funds, or their equivalents, around the world. It found that globally 1,932, or 11.8%, of these managers are women, up from 11% in 2020. For the US…

Hurricane Ida Finale

After a few conversations with readers this week, I realized that I never wrote a finale to our Hurricane Ida experience. My apologies, this is my brain on a hurricane. The personal news is that we were fine. Our house suffered no damage or water intrusion. We were able to confirm this late in the…

Boring is Beautiful

The stock market isn’t making news right now. The news this morning was dominated by a nuclear deal between the US, UK, and Australia, the chaos in Afghanistan, and the first civilian spaceflight by SpaceX. There’s a lot going on in the world, and the stock market is boring. I love it this way. In…