The Fallacy of Perfection

I am hearing a lot lately that investors are “waiting until after the election” to invest cash. I get it. This election is the most polarizing in my lifetime, in all of our lifetimes. Throw in a 100-year pandemic, the expansion of mail-in voting to ensure voter safety, an almost guarantee that we won’t know…

This Week in Women

U.S. Companies Hire a Record Number of Female CFOs “We’re sitting at an all time high now,” said Tom Kolder, president of executive recruiter Crist Kolder Associates, which counted 90 women in the CFO role at S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies as of Aug. 1. That’s already more than in any other entire year….

So I Took a Covid Test

I woke up on Sunday with a cold. My baby also had a runny nose. Neither of us had a fever, so I wasn’t concerned. As the weekend ended, and I looked at my calendar, I noticed a family dinner on Friday. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings I planned to practice yoga in the studio…

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Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Judge Barrett, 48 years old, is a member of the Chicago-based Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A finalist for a previous Supreme Court opening that went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she was seen as a…

What Happens to the Stock Market During a Contested Presidential Election?

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a Presidential election this year. There is also a lot of talk about an undecided outcome on election day. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many states have expanded absentee ballots, added mail-in requests, and extended early voting. President Trump has made repeated remarks that the results of…

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What We Know About Breonna Taylor’s Case and Death Mr. Walker told investigators that Ms. Taylor coughed and struggled to breathe for at least five minutes after she was shot, according to The Louisville Courier Journal. An ambulance on standby outside the apartment had been told to leave about an hour before the raid, counter to…

Should You Consider a DAF?

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of conversations about donor-advised funds (DAFs). DAFs are like mini private foundations, allowing an investor to take a charitable deduction upfront, invest the funds to grow tax-free, and distribute donations to charitable organizations in future years. When funded with appreciated securities instead of cash, an investor receives the double…

This Week in Women

The news took my breath away. America’s greatest champion for gender quality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died. There are no words to do her justice. As I rocked my baby girl to sleep tonight, I promised to tell her about this wonderful woman. Thank you Justice Ginsburg, thank you. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of…

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Women fund managers beat men at stock picks, Goldman finds “Even after adjusting for risk, female-managed funds have outperformed their counterparts amid the pandemic-related market swings,” Goldman strategists led by David Kostin wrote in a note to clients. Women closing the pay gap with men, at least when newly hired Data from Brad Hershbein, an…

The Psychology of Money

I wrote a few weeks ago that Morgan Housel has written the finance book of the year. The Psychology of Money was released this week, and it is a must read. The book going straight the to top of my list that I recommend to any investor. Morgan is on a whirlwind of a book…