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Rebecca Jackson

Let’s Fight Financial Procrastination!

by Rebecca Jackson September 5, 2015

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Do you put tasks off to the last minute or ignore them altogether? Are you the person calling credit card companies at 11:59 pm to make your payment or scrambling to file your taxes on time? Chronic procrastination can have ill effects on all aspects of your life but it can be especially damaging when […]

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Investing with Your Values

by Rebecca Jackson April 2, 2015


Why do you invest? For most people, the answer is probably simple — investing is the best way to build wealth for the long-term. But have you ever considered investing as a means to express your personal values and a way to improve social and environmental outcomes? Chances are, given numerous investor surveys suggesting as […]

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Meet A Financial Planner: Rianka Dorsainvil – Lean In, and Dare Greatly

by Rebecca Jackson August 29, 2014

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Rianka Dorsainvil had not planned to become a financial planner. She is proof that exposure to personal finance can generate passion for the subject and lead to a purposeful career. As one of many women we’ve interviewed, Rianka emphasizes the positives of financial planning both for clients and for the women who choose this profession. […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Eleanor Blayney – Changing The Face of Financial Planning

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014


Eleanor Blayney is a pioneer of the financial planning profession. During a career that spans almost twenty-five years (she earned her CFP qualification in 1990) Eleanor has co-founded a firm, authored two books – “Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence” and “The Home Budget Workbook” – and, co-founded a second firm, “Directions for Women”. Eleanor […]

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Is Determination Enough to Achieve the American Dream?

by Rebecca Jackson August 22, 2014

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Graduation from college, for many young people, is a profound experience of crossing over from one world to another. Depending on one’s appreciation for the unknown, this is either a time of excitement, or a time of anxiety. Most likely, it’s a time of multiple mixed feelings. For Debbie Artaza, the journey is “bittersweet at […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Michelle Cortes-Harkins – The Lifelong Learner

by Rebecca Jackson August 1, 2014

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Michelle Cortes-Harkins is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®). But, prior to achieving these impressive finance qualifications she was working outside of the industry in social work and teaching. Finances weren’t part of the dinner table conversation when she was growing up and she admits that money was […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Leisa Peterson – Managing Money Mindfully

by Rebecca Jackson July 4, 2014

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Leisa Peterson is a “pioneer in money mindfulness.” Having spent more than 20 years working at some of the biggest financial institutions in the country, Leisa embarked upon an entrepreneurial journey to connect money management with spirituality. Her company, WealthClinic, helps people to unravel their (sometimes limiting) money beliefs in order to take control of […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Miranda Reiter – Banker to Far-Flung Financial Planner

by Rebecca Jackson June 13, 2014

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Miranda Reiter,CFP®, MPA, is a certified financial planner and founder of She & Money Financial Planning. A former banking professional, Miranda became disillusioned with the banking industry’s focus on selling products over personal attention and education. Education is a core value for Miranda and is at the heart of her practice and if Miranda had […]

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Managing Money, Making Meaning – Reflections on #SHESummit

by Rebecca Jackson June 12, 2014

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Amanda Steinberg, President and Founder of DailyWorth, admits that prior to founding DailyWorth she knew how to make money but didn’t know what to do with it. And, she’s not afraid to share that she’s “still a work-in-progress”. Me too. Before I left Wall Street I was a personal finance failure. Granted, I earned a […]

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When She Makes More – An Interview with Farnoosh Torabi

by Rebecca Jackson June 12, 2014

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In the past five decades the number of households headed by a female breadwinner has increased dramatically. According to research by the Pew Research Center, “40% of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are either the sole or primary source of income for the family.” While this group is […]

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Why the Finance Industry Needs to Earn Women’s Trust

by Rebecca Jackson June 3, 2014

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Today, women hold more economic power than ever before. This is an exciting and unprecedented shift. But to fully embrace it and the opportunity it brings, women must become better money managers. Increasing women’s collective financial prowess is crucial to their lives as individuals, as family members and as stewards of wealth for society. The […]

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Why Women are Better Investors Than Men (and Why They’re Not)

by Rebecca Jackson May 12, 2014

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As financial institutions wake up to the fact that women are a major market, it seems that not a day goes by without new research coming to the fore about women and money. On one hand, we’re told we’re great investors, on the other hand, we’re told we lack confidence and that we’re “leaving money […]

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How To Forgive Yourself for Your Financial Follies

by Rebecca Jackson May 9, 2014

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Have you ever missed a credit card payment or ignored a bill? Has this has happened more than once? Have you ever cashed out a retirement account or raided your emergency savings for non-emergencies? Have you racked up debt for no real reason, or even racked up debt for very good reason, and then felt […]

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Get Financially Fearless: Join GoGirl and Alexa von Tobel of LearnVest

by Rebecca Jackson May 2, 2014

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GoGirl Finance is excited to present an evening with Alexa von Tobel, founder and CEO of brought to you with generous support from Goodwin Procter and Blackrock. On June 3rd, in NYC, Alexa will be giving a talk based on her New York Times-Bestselling book, Financially Fearless, AND answering your burning personal finance questions. Alexa […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Sophia Bera – Planning All Around the World!

by Rebecca Jackson May 2, 2014

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In her own words, Sophia Bera is “not your father’s financial planner…more like your financially savvy best friend!” Certainly, it was unending questions from her friends that catalyzed her move into the world of financial planning. For those readers who think financial planning is all numbers and markets, note that Sophia was a double major […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Cathy Curtis – Taking a Leap and Living The Dream

by Rebecca Jackson April 25, 2014

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Cathy Curtis has always loved the world of business and finance, as evidenced by her childhood games involving her father’s old invoices! She learned how to invest for herself in her 20s and built up a stock portfolio that brought additional income. After climbing the corporate ladder for many years, Cathy took the leap into […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Mary Beth Storjohann – Fears to Fearless

by Rebecca Jackson April 18, 2014

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If you need proof that you don’t have to live for eternity with money fears, Mary Beth Storjohann – founder of Workable Wealth – is that proof.  After landing a job in a boutique financial planning firm at age 18, she turned her negative money beliefs on their head and changed her major.  Known for […]

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Meet a Financial Planner: Fradel Barber, the Visionary Entrepreneur

by Rebecca Jackson April 11, 2014

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Fradel Barber is a born educator. One of 12 siblings (!), she honed her teaching skills at a very young age. Her creative bent took her via fashion school but, she soon changed direction to embark upon her life’s mission – to bring financial services education and advice to middle America. A successful leader of […]

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