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Congress Approves New Museums Honoring Women and Latinos Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, was one of three senators who introduced a bill to create it in 2003, but it was not until 2014 that a congressional commission recommended building an American Museum of Women’s History at a prominent location in Washington. How Covid-19 Exacerbated Finance’s Gender Gap…

Squad Goals

Prospective clients always ask me, “What sets your firm apart from other wealth managers?”. My answer is simple, the people. One of my favorite things about working at RWM is being part of a team of elite financial advisors. These are the rock stars behind the scenes. The ones you don’t see as often on…

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Meet the new women in the House of Representatives The House of Representatives will welcome 27 non-incumbent congresswomen in 2021, bringing the total number of women serving to 118. This breaks the previous record, set in 2018, of 102 women in the House. In historic move, Biden to pick Native American Rep. Deb Haaland as Interior…

2020: Good, Bad, and Ugly

I am receiving holiday cards in the mail each day. One of my favorites states “Good Riddance 2020”. While I wholeheartedly agree, it got me thinking about all that has happened this year. And you know what? Not all of it was bad, not by a long shot. So here’s my summary of what happened…

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Starbucks Names Mellody Hobson Board Chairwoman Ms. Hobson, 51 years old, is among the most prominent Black investors in the U.S. Chicago-based Ariel Investments, a roughly $13 billion value-investment firm, says it is the country’s oldest minority-run mutual-fund firm. Early Female Investors, More Independent Than Previously Thought? When we think of the investing community of the…

Asset Destruction

“I am so sorry.” These are the only four words that come to mind. I don’t know what else to say to an investor who’s been sold a load of garbage by a life insurance agent. I can no longer keep quiet as I witness this silent epidemic of bad incentives, high pressure sales tactics,…

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Nasdaq proposal would require greater diversity on company boards Under the proposal, the majority of companies will be required to have at least two diverse board directors: one woman and one person who identifies as either an underrepresented minority or LGBTQ. If a company cannot meet these requirements, it will not be delisted, but it will…

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Janet Yellen will lead Joe Biden’s Treasury. What does she stand for? No economist is more qualified than Ms Yellen, a former chair of the Federal Reserve and a respected academic, for the job. Perhaps more important, however, for what is a political role as much as an economic one, people from the progressive left…

A Time to Think

Somehow we’ve made it to Thanksgiving 2020. Just as I have for the past six years, I will be taking a four day break from the internet. No email, no Twitter, no Instagram, no Slack messages, nothing. I use this time to clear my head and to think. All of these internet distractions get in…

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Dolly Parton helped fund the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine Parton’s contribution to Vanderbilt University Medical Center was made in honor of her longtime friend, Dr. Naji Abumrad, who is a professor of surgery. ”[Abumrad] informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure,” she wrote in an Instagram post in…