Is This The End of The FAANGS?

Stocks are off to a rocky start this year. For the first time in a long time, growth stocks are missing their earnings expectations, and their stock prices are falling off a cliff. I had almost forgotten what it’s like to see a company miss by a penny and drop like a rock. Even though…

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Less Than a Quarter of CFPs Are Women (Still) According to the CFP Board’s Women’s Initiative, launched in 2013, the share of planners who are women has remained around 23% for the last several years. A white paper released after the launch of the program said the growth of women in the business “will be a marathon…

What is Sustainable?

I’ve been thinking about sustainability a lot in recent years. If capitalism relies on MORE – more production, more consumption, more people – to succeed and grow the pie, then is capitalism at odds with sustainability? And since the planet is required for our survival as a species, does that mean we must abandon capitalism?…

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Fidelity, Once Stodgy and Adrift, Bets on the Reddit Crowd Ms. Johnson, 60, has remade Fidelity with a focus on giving a new generation of individual investors what they’re looking for. She spent heavily on expanding its customer-service workforce and building up tech platforms. She lowered fees on products most popular with small investors, in…

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…

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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…