Monday, June 8, 2009


Dr. Tessa Warshaw, author of "Rich is Better," titled her book after Sophie Tucker's quote, "I've been rich and I've been poor. Rich is better."
Dr. Warshaw, Mary Buffet and I all participated in developing and presenting a UCLA seminar titled "Financial Planning for Women." Why just for women, you ask?
Having developed and taught much of the Investing portion of the Financial Planning curriculum for UCLA, I noticed that a significant number of my students were male, and those few women who did attend these classes tended to sit in the rear of the auditorium and rarely participated in discussions. Yet, these women had longer life expectencies and earned less money than men. Mastering investment skills is more critical for women.
In order to attract women attendees, we developed a seminar just for them, and found every one nearly filled to capacity.
Perhaps women prefer to discuss money with each other.
This is a forum to do that very thing in the virtual world, and you are invited to ask questions, recommend content or share your experiences that may benefit others.
I look forward to our discussions.

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