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Dani Fava has a new gig at Envestnet ” The firm “has all these pieces and now it’s working to build a strategy office to kind of be the visionary [agent] of transformative change for the future. That’s just music to my ears. … It’s really an exciting position for me.” From Portland to Buenos…

My Presidential Platform

Over a lively dinner discussion the other night, I realized this is the first Presidential election year that I am technically “qualified” to run for President of the United States, having met the minimum age requirement since 2016. I also joked that I am utterly unelectable, given my contrarian views and pragmatism on many issues….

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CFP Board Elects Kamila McDonnough, CFP as 2021 Board Chair-Elect McDonnough, the First African American Woman Chosen to Chair-Elect Role, Brings Strong Board and Leadership Experience to CFP Board. Moms are twice as likely as dads to have been negatively impacted at work by the pandemic Nearly twice as many working moms (81 percent) as dads…

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NASA Names Headquarters after Mary Jackson, the agency’s first Black female engineer Jackson started work at NASA’s predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), in 1951 at the then-segregated West Area Computing Unit. She took night classes in mathematic and physics to qualify as an engineer in 1958, before rising to achieve the most…

Don’t Fall in Love with your Stocks

Every day I talk to another investor who has a huge gain and concentrated position in America’s favorite company, Apple, Inc. I am willing to bet that no company stock has enriched as many individual investors as Apple. Whether it was the iPod in 2003 or the iPhone in 2007, Americans were buying more than…

Caught in the Rain

I am visiting family in Alabama this week and enjoying daily hikes in the hilly woods near their home. Here among the red clay and pine trees, I am in my element. There is no place on Earth that I am not only from but of than central Alabama. I feel it when I arrive,…

Lying with Numbers

Lately, I am seeing a lot of “lies, damn lies, and statistics” floating around about everything from coronavirus, to the markets, to police brutality. It’s a good reminder that most Americans do not live in datasets like I do.  Most are unaccustomed to finding denominator blindness, cherry-picked data, and the misuse of averages. Luckily, there’s…

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More Republican Women than Ever are Running for Congress NPR When the dust settled after the 2018 Democratic wave, the ranks of Republican women had been decimated. Just 13 were left standing. “It was really such a kick to all of the Republican women,” Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., told NPR. “We were really not expecting…

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19th Amendment anniversary celebration will put women on Mt. Rushmore, temporarily Washington Post For two weeks, Abigail Adams, Sojourner Truth, Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, Alice Paul, Jeannette Rankin, Gladys Pyle, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, Zitkala-Sa, Nellie Tayloe Ross and Rosa Parks will be projected in pairs flanking…

The Worst Dilemma in Investing

Maybe you saw the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic devastation that it would cause. Maybe you knew the stock market would fall dramatically. Or perhaps you missed the initial selloff but sold stocks before the worst of the carnage in March. What a relief. You were sitting in cash while the market dropped 35%…