And Just Like That

Today is my 40th birthday. The ‘BIG 4-0’  is what they called it when I was growing up, although today that level of intensity seems to have been pushed back a decade. Nevertheless, it feels like a big milestone and seems an opportune time to take stock of my accomplishments so far and to determine…

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Melania Trump’s Next Act Is Selling NFTs “Melania’s Vision” can be bought with Sol, a type of cryptocurrency that operates on the Solana blockchain. The NFT costs 1 Sol, which was worth $181.34 apiece Thursday afternoon, according to data provider CoinMarketCap. FDA permanently allows medication abortion pills through mail The more lax policy has opened…

Come On Ride The Train

In case you missed it, we launched a cryptocurrency index a few weeks ago. With great anticipation and excitement, my account was funded and traded on launch day. I waited until late in the afternoon for confirmation that the wire from my bank did in fact make it to my new crypto account and breathed…

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Women Earn $2 Million Less Than Men in Their Careers as Doctors Female doctors make less than their male counterparts starting from their very first days on the job, according to a large new study. Over the course of a 40-year-career, researchers estimated, this pay gap adds up to at least $2 million. Supreme Court…

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The Hot New Trend For Hedge Funds Is—Finally—Female Founders “It is a watershed moment to have multiple female-led hedge fund launches,” says Dominique Mielle, a former partner and portfolio manager at Canyon Capital and author of Damsel in Distressed: My Life in the Golden Age of Hedge Funds. “Women must outperform men if they want to stay…

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‘Queen of Thanksgiving’ Martha Stewart Cooks Up New Batch of Ethereum NFTs The collection has a range of price points, from $100 for a photorealistic image to $1,000 for an impressionist rendition. Palette knife, watercolor and oil painting restyles cost $500. The most expensive NFT in the collection is the animated NFT, which is currently…

What It’s All About

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It has all the good characteristics of Christmas – family, food, tradition, and celebration – with none of the stress – gift buying, gift wrapping, house decorating, and toys that require ‘moderate assembly’. I also love the idea of a day dedicated to being grateful. Gratitude is scientifically shown to…

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Abacus Welcomes New Co-CEOs, Mary Beth Storjohann and Neela Hummel Mary Beth and Neela, each accomplished CFPs® and partners at the firm, have previously served as Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Advisory Officer of Abacus, respectively. They will now lead the $4.4B company on its mission of expanding what’s possible with money and leaving the…

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The future of socially responsible investing is in female hands Women — overall — are richer now than ever before. And they’re soon to get even richer. Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, says paid family leave ‘is not just about the mom.’ “This is one of those issues that is not red or blue,” Meghan…

In the Weeds

I’ve been too busy to write lately, and I miss writing. All at once, five new families are coming on board as clients, and a few more are close to making a decision. We are holding year-end tax planning meetings with clients. Often these meetings result in action to be taken, such as opening new…