This Week in Women

Meet the woman who gave the world antiviral drugs Born in 1918 in Manhattan, Elion overcame early financial hardship and outright sexism to win the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, becoming only the fifth woman to do so. She shared the award with her longtime collaborator George Hitchings, who hired her in 1944…

This Week in Women

Women’s Equality Day is a reminder that the fight for women’s rights didn’t end with the 19th Amendment But the Women’s Strike for Equality was also an early crystalizing moment for conservative women and their allies. By the mid-1970s, feminists would be routinely squaring off against opponents over issues such as federally subsidized childcare, the…

My Husband is a Robinhood Trader

In early March, with the stock market in free fall, my husband and I began discussing our investment plan. Even though it was a scary time, the stock market was on sale. With our long time horizon, we recognized a buying opportunity. He has nagged me for years about individual stock picks, but my stock…

This Week in Women

100 Years of Women’s Suffrage – Melinda Gates, Ai-jen Poo and 9 other women on what the 19th Amendment means to them Mississippi didn’t agree to ratify the 19th Amendment until 1984. Trump pardons Susan B. Anthony Mr. Trump granted a full pardon for Anthony, a former teacher who spent five decades leading the women’s suffrage…

The Finance Book of the Year

On Monday I had a prep call for a webinar I am moderating next month for the CFA Institute.  I have the distinct honor of asking Morgan Housel questions about his new book, The Psychology of Money. This will be the top finance book of 2020. Be sure to preorder your copy here. I was…

This Week in Women

  In Historic Pick, Joe Biden taps Kamala Harris to be his running mate “These aren’t normal times,” Biden said in an email to supporters Tuesday afternoon, referencing the coronavirus pandemic and calls for racial justice. “I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead. Kamala is that person.” Kamala…

The Worst Asset to Leave Behind

A family member recently told me she was disappointed she had to pay tax on an inheritance last year. Knowing that her state has no estate tax and that the federal estate tax doesn’t kick in until $11.58M, I quipped that she should not have paid any tax. As we continued the conversation, I learned…

This Week in Women

Clorox names Linda Rendle as it’s next CEO With this new appointment, Rendle, who will replace current CEO Benno Dorer, will bring the total number of women running Fortune 500 firms to a record high of 38, reports Fortune. More Republican women are running for the U.S. House than ever before. Will they win? There will…

This Week in Women

Schwab Names Two New (Female) Board Members As it moves toward finalizing its purchase of TD Ameritrade, Charles Schwab is adding two new board members — Marianne C. Brown and Gerri K. Martin-Flickinger. The move will raise the number of women on its board to four out of 15 total members as of Aug. 1. The State of Women’s Economic Rights…

Retirement Planning for the Gig Economy

You may have never heard of it, but there is a feature in the tax code that allows an employee in the gig economy to set up a personal 401(k) plan. It is called a Solo 401(k), although in reality, it is no different than a traditional 401(k) plan except that there is only one…