We’re All in this Together

Whether it is four more years of Trump, or a Biden landslide, we will all still be Americans when we wake up tomorrow.*  We are on the same team. We always have been. We all want the same things – a prosperous economy, access to quality education, equal opportunity for all, clean water and air,…

This Week in Women

Ida B. Wells was driven out of Memphis in 1892. She might soon have her own statue there. “16 years here (in Memphis),” Gray said. “She was a school teacher, a publisher, a journalist, a civil rights advocate, a suffragist. If we had 10 more women like Ida B. Wells we could change the world.”…

A Conversation with Michigan State Students

My college years still feel like yesterday. There are few things that excite more than speaking to today’s undergraduates who are studying financial planning.  So, when a student from Michigan State University emailed me about appearing on their podcast, I said yes without hesitation. How cool is it that students are creating their own podcasts?…

This Week in Women

New UN gender study: Women ‘far from having an equal voice to men’ “Twenty-five years since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, progress towards equal power and equal rights for women remains elusive”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “No country has achieved gender equality”. Placing Women on a Different Sort of Pedestal When…

How I Invest My Money

I am excited to announce that I contributed a chapter to a beautiful book “How I Invest My Money” co-edited by my CEO Josh Brown and friend Brian Portnoy. The official publication date is November 17, and you can pre-order your copy here. The genesis of this book is a blog post written by Josh…

The Fallacy of Perfection

I am hearing a lot lately that investors are “waiting until after the election” to invest cash. I get it. This election is the most polarizing in my lifetime, in all of our lifetimes. Throw in a 100-year pandemic, the expansion of mail-in voting to ensure voter safety, an almost guarantee that we won’t know…

This Week in Women

U.S. Companies Hire a Record Number of Female CFOs “We’re sitting at an all time high now,” said Tom Kolder, president of executive recruiter Crist Kolder Associates, which counted 90 women in the CFO role at S&P 500 and Fortune 500 companies as of Aug. 1. That’s already more than in any other entire year….

So I Took a Covid Test

I woke up on Sunday with a cold. My baby also had a runny nose. Neither of us had a fever, so I wasn’t concerned. As the weekend ended, and I looked at my calendar, I noticed a family dinner on Friday. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings I planned to practice yoga in the studio…

This Week in Women

Trump Nominates Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Judge Barrett, 48 years old, is a member of the Chicago-based Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and a former law clerk for the late Justice Antonin Scalia. A finalist for a previous Supreme Court opening that went to Justice Brett Kavanaugh, she was seen as a…

What Happens to the Stock Market During a Contested Presidential Election?

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a Presidential election this year. There is also a lot of talk about an undecided outcome on election day. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many states have expanded absentee ballots, added mail-in requests, and extended early voting. President Trump has made repeated remarks that the results of…