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House Votes to Eliminate Deadline on Adding ERA to Constitution Natalie Andrews, Wall Street Journal The effort to pass the ERA has seen a revival as of late, as more state legislatures have voted to ratify the 24-word amendment to the Constitution that says “equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by…

Introducing Anne

Last Tuesday, February 4, 2020, our daughter Anne Louise leMercier duQuesnay was born. Our lives are changed forever. We did not know her gender prior to the birth, and I thought I had no preference. Now I cannot imagine her any other way. It makes perfect sense that I should have the honor of raising…

What Does Coronavirus Mean for Investors?

The most common question I get from investors is, “What do you guys think about the market here?”. Whether it is from clients, potential clients, at a family gathering, or at a cocktail party, this is the number one question on every investor’s mind. I used to dismiss the question and state the obvious –…

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Rock the Street, Wall Street and founder Maura Cunningham Featured on the TODAY Show Rock the Street, Wall Street, a program founded by Maura Cunningham, is inspiring young girls across the country to embrace their interest in math. NBC’s Savannah Sellers sat down with Cunningham to learn more about the her mission to provide mentorship…

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Mind the 100 Year Gap World Economic Forum 2020 Gender Gap Study None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. That’s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, which reveals that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years. Just 1.3%…

In Case You Were Wondering ….

I am not leaving my job. I am not stepping back. I’m not taking a year or two off. I won’t find it necessary to become a stay-at-home mom because I have two children under four. Maybe you’ve seen this happen to other women – your friend, your daughter, your daughter-in-law, or your niece. Perhaps…

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Why Do the Oscars Keep Shutting Women Out of Best Director? This One Academy Rule Helps Explain It Eliana Dockterman for TIME Though the entire Academy votes on which nominees in all categories will win an actual Oscar, each branch votes on the nominees for its specific category. So the Academy doesn’t choose the Best Director nominees….

Taking Social Security Early

The most common question I get about Social Security is, “Will it really be there when I retire?”. My answer is a resounding yes. Social Security is the most popular US government program. Almost 90% of Americans over age 65 receive Social Security benefits. Social Security benefits replace about 40% of pre-retirement income on average….

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The Challenges that Working Mothers Still Face Sue Shellenbarger for The Wall Street Journal Work-family remedies aren’t really remedies unless they reach a larger proportion of working parents. While access to paid family leave is growing, only about 16% of private-sector workers in the U.S. have it. In a Year of Notable Deaths, a World…

Curveball Clarity

We plan, God laughs – old Yiddish proverb I tell every new client that the moment the ink dries on their financial plan, something will change. It is amazing how fast changes happen for some; a new job opportunity arises, an offer is made to sell the business, a parent needs care, or a personal…