This Week in Women

Women Take the Lead in Vaccine Development The core work behind the mRNA approach comes from Katalin Karikó, a Hungarian-born émigré who came to the U.S. to work on RNA-related issues. Her career had its fits and starts, including problems with raising research money and a bout with cancer, but she persisted. Argentina Legalizes Abortion, a Milestone in…

Best of The Belle Curve in 2020

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for following and reading the Belle Curve this past year. I am always humbled when someone tells me they read a post and what it meant to them. Like many of you, I look forward to a brighter 2021, but I honestly have no justification to complain about…

Lock It In

I might take a lot of heat for writing this, but I’m going to write it anyway. If you’ve made life changing money in one or more of the high flying stocks this year, it’s time to lock in some gains. When I read about investors making millions on Tesla in the Wall Street Journal,…

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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…