Tag Archives: Economics

A neophyte philanthropist’s guide to giving

Tweet As I’ve written before, when people think of philanthropists, images of Warren Buffet and Bill Gates often come to mind. In truth, the most quintessential philanthropist looks more like your grocery clerk, 7th grade teacher, or heck, you! Across nearly all income levels women are more likely to give and on average give more [...]
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Bringing feminist values to economics

TweetHere’s the first TEDWomen video released, by Iceland’s feminist financial superhero, Halla Tomasdottir. The inside scoop is that Halla was super nervous about her talk, both because, well, it’s nerve wracking to know people from 100 different countries are watching you (in addition to the 700 in the audience), but also because English isn’t her [...]
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Women don’t forget to have children

TweetDespite what New York Magazine might tell you, women don’t forget to have children. Women who don’t have children often choose to remain childless after careful consideration. According to this article in Stylist, a UK magazine, women in the United Kingdom are choosing “between motherhood and solvency.” It’s not just about education eating into prime [...]
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Guest Post: Gender Neutral Financial Security

TweetThis is a guest post from Kimberly Palmer, author of the new book Generation Earn: The Young Professional’s Guide to Spending, Investing, and Giving Back, and personal finance columnist at US News & World Report. When I first set out to write a personal finance book, I thought it would be for women. After all, [...]
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New study confirms that women give more money than men

TweetWhen you hear the word “philanthropist,” what do you imagine? Probably a person sort of like this: Isn’t that picture of Bill Gates amazingly silly? In fact, you would be more accurate to imagine a person like this: Those are some women protesting with the Domestic Workers United. Here’s the deal: The Women’s Philanthropy Institute [...]
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