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The Pig & The Penny

Did you grow up with a piggy bank? You know, the pink kind that smiles end to end as you proudly plop each copper penny into its thin slat? Plunk. Plink, plink. Yep, me too. But, what I’ve come to realize is the psychology behind that little pig is much broader than I thought. To[…]

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#WHATWENEEDTOSUCCEED

30 billion, 90%, 5 times, 27 dollars, 7%…what’s behind these numbers? On one hand, a grim picture of missed opportunity, on another – a light of hope for our future. Consider the facts: If women scaled as entrepreneurs, $30 billion can be added to our country GDP. Women put 90% of their income into their[…]

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Reflections post-CDFI conference

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the national conference of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in Atlanta. CDFIs, as you’ve read in previous posts are the “good guys and gals of finance.” They provide fair capital and coaching to underserved segments like women and minorities in a high integrity, transparent and personal way.[…]

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Are you an over-saver?

Nearly 1/3 of Americans are over-saving, amounting to over $300B in “extra” savings sitting in banks earning nothing. So why do we do it? CNote interviewed 100+ over-savers to find out. Here’s what we learned. I know, it sounds like a funny term. Over-saver? But if you are one of the millions of Americans that[…]