Financial literacy. It’s a formal phrase that’s tossed around, but it just doesn’t get to the heart of the matter, now does it? Maybe that’s why so many of us aren’t sure how to define financial success – and we’re even less sure about how to manage our money to get there. Charts, graphs and long-winded explanations of compound interest are often offered up as a solution. But new research by Barbara Stewart, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) who specializes in financial counselling and portfolio management, suggests that this dry data just doesn’t ring true for one group in particular: women.
Women, as it turns out, learn about finance in the same way most of us probably learned about sex, self-respect and when to call (oops, text) after a first date – from other people, and often, other women. With that in mind, Stewart sat down with 50 successful women from around the world to find out how and what they learned about money – and life. Read more about it in my new article on GoldenGirlFinance.ca: http://bit.ly/HAMUCW