4 reasons why women-owned businesses succeed

Robyn Parets •
Money Under 30
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Women are methodically, but surely, excelling at business. Evidence suggests that companies run by women could have as much as 13% higher revenues than those run by men. The phenomenon has implications on a national scale: There are now more than 11.6 million women-owned businesses in the U.S., generating $1.7 trillion in sales as of


5 retirement basics for women who want to take charge of investing

Max Hechtman, president, Partner, Max Wealth &, Investment Adviser Representative, and Insurance Solutions •
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When it comes to investing, it seems as if men traditionally have run the show. When men worked and more women stayed home to take care of the family, it was the husband’s salary that went into savings, his pension and/or his 401(k), and his Social Security benefits that they would largely rely on someday.


Women blazing a trail in finance

Editor, Janet Bodnar, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •

A few summers ago, I accompanied a group of teenage girls on a field trip to a brokerage firm, where they were scheduled to learn about investing. The session covered the usual ground of explaining stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But what made it stand out was that all the sessions were taught by female