David Lerner Associates News : women

David Lerner Associates News : women

Women Entrepreneurs Leading the Way
Gone are the days when the typical American woman was a stay-at-home mom. Today they're making waves -- and money -- in the business world

David Lerner Associates: Does it Cost More to Be a Woman?
Women face a number of financial challenges that appear to be unique to their gender. These go beyond earnings-an area where, according to the U.S. Census Bureau women still tend to lag behind men, on average - to the area of credit card management and even everyday purchases.

David Lerner Associates: Gender Differences- does it cost more to be a woman?
Does it cost more money to be a woman in the U.S. today than it does to be a man? A study conducted earlier this year by the FINRA Education Institute suggests that in a couple of areas the answer may be yes.

David Lerner Associates: Women and Financial Literacy
Recent studies indicate that we may be facing a financial literacy crisis in the United States today. This is somewhat ironic, given that the world of finance and investing is arguably more complex today than ever before.

David Lerner Associates: The Crisis in Women’s Financial Literacy
The word "crisis" seems to be used very loosely today, but it might be the right word when it comes to the current state of financial literacy among U.S. adults.

David Lerner Associates: How to Close the Financial Literacy Gap
One of the most concerning findings of the Financial Finesse study is a reversal in what was a positive trend with regard to women paying off credit card debt. Between 2009 and 2011, women made steady progress in paying off credit card debt in full, but this trend changed course earlier this year.

David Lerner Associates: Financial Literacy, the Gender Gap
This is the third in a series of articles discussing the importance of financial literacy for women.Several recent studies have suggested that there may be a significant “gender gap” between men and women when it comes to financial literacy. This may even include women with college degrees.

David Lerner Associates: Beyond Politics - Women and Financial Literacy
There is one topic some people say hasn't received a lot of attention from either party during the political season -- the "gender gap" between men and women when it comes to financial literacy.

David Lerner Associates: Financially Speaking, Women and Men are Different
Women have never been in a better position to achieve financial security for themselves and their families.Women need to take advantage of this position and educate themselves about finances.

Women and Wealth Management: Is There a Gender Gap?
A new study conducted by Boston Consulting Group indicates that women believe they receive a lower quality of wealth management service than men do.Over half (55 percent) of the women who responded said their wealth manager could do a better job of advising them than he or she was currently doing.

David Lerner Associates: Gender Gap Extends to 401(k) Plans
Studies have indicated that a gender gap exists between men and women when it comes to overall financial literacy.

David Lerner Associates: Women and Estate Planning Basics
When it concerns estate planning females have unique concerns. The fact is that women live approximately 4.8 years longer than men.

Small Business Week: What Women Should Know When Starting a Business
Women-owned companies are growing much faster than every other segment of new business in our economy. There are some crucial factors for women to consider when starting a business.

David Lerner Associates: Reasons Why Women Require Life Insurance
Women have more financial responsibilities now more than ever before. Whether you are single, married, employed, or a stay-at-home mom, you most likely need life insurance.

David Lerner Associates: A Retirement Income Roadmap For Women
It is essential to become involved in retirement planning even if you're married. Many women end up single at some time in their lives due to divorce or death of a spouse.

David Lerner Associates: Financially Speaking, Women and Men are Different
Women today have never been in a better position to achieve financial security for themselves and their families. What financial course will you chart?

David Lerner Associates: Women's Health Care in Retirement
At any age health care is a priority. But when a person retires focus on health care is more important than ever before. This is especially true for women.

David Lerner Associates: Does it Cost More to be a Woman in 2015?
Many areas of women's lives are in the spotlight during International Women's month. One important factor that has still not been achieved in the US is financial equality - as witnessed by the responses to Patricia Arquette's passionate plea for equal pay for equal work in her acceptance speech at the 2015 Oscars

David Lerner Associates: The Gender Gap in Wealth Management
According to a study that performs research on financial trends in the US, women have made good progress in many areas of financial literacy, but there is still a gender gap when it comes to investment and wealth management.

David Lerner Associates: Women and Estate Planning Basics
When it comes to estate planning, women have unique concerns. Women live an average of 4.8 years longer than men, so there's a greater chance that they'll need their assets to last longer, and they have a greater need to plan for incapacity. It also means that women need to take responsibility for their own estate planning.

David Lerner Associate:: Women and Finances
Women tend to live longer than men, so most women are likely to be responsible for their own financial welfare at some point in life. So it's important for women to understand their financial options.

Women and Retirement Planning
National Retirement Planning Week is of particular interest to women. Because their careers are often interrupted to care for children or elderly parents, women may spend less time in the workforce and earn less money than men in the same age group.

Retirement Savings Challenges for Women
While women have more opportunities than ever before they often face unique obstacles that can make saving for retirement a challenge

David Lerner Associates: Indexed Universal Life Insurance
There are several types of life insurance - one that you may not be so familiar with is called Indexed Universal Life Insurance. (IUL)

David Lerner Associates: Women and Work
Why salary, benefits and work-life balance count. Now that women make up a large part of the workforce it's important for women to take charge of their career path and financial rewards.

Four Things Women Need to Know about Social Security
The very first retirement benefit check was issued in 1940 and since then women have been relying on Social Security to provide much-needed retirement income.

David Lerner Associates: Women and Asset Protection
Due to a decision to remain single, divorce or loss of a spouse, many women find themselves having to take charge of their financial affairs.

David Lerner Associates: Financial Challenges Widows Face
Women in the US are 3X more likely to lose their spouse than men. Becoming a widow at any age can be one of the most challenging events a woman can face.On top of the emotional loss there is also the burden of suddenly handling everything--including all the finances--on your own.

Women Need to be Proactive about Finances and Retirement
Relying on your husband to take care of the finances and retirement income was an accepted practice in the past. Today women have to take a new approach to their financial future. Relying on a spouse’s income and savings is no longer a risk-free option.

Women Business Owners Still Face Financial Challenges
Although the number of women-owned businesses is on the rise, they still face some financial challenges. The Census Bureau's Survey of Business Owners shows that while women own 36 percent of businesses in the U.S. only 11.3 percent of the sales revenue generated went to female-owned businesses.

Celebrating American Women in Business
Take your hats off to the women of America-- they are leaning into their ambitions, and they're succeeding. 9.1 million companies in the U.S. are women-owned, they employ almost 8 million people and produce $4 trillion in sales. That’s a big chunk of the U.S. economy in the hands of capable women.

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