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Are Women Prepared for the Financial Decisions They’ll Face?

When it comes to the topic of money, women aren’t just a factor, they’re a driving force. Women now own just over half of all personal wealth in the U.S., and researchers say that by 2030, that number will rise to more than two-thirds. As their roles grow and change, are women prepared for the […]

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A Generous Legacy

There’s nothing quite like a big milestone to get you thinking about big things. For me, it was my 50th birthday and the importance of leaving a legacy. Knowing I was at a critical juncture of life, I pursued this topic with urgency, examining some of the world’s greatest legacies that inspire and impact generations.  […]

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Uber Generosity: The Unlikely Places Where Generosity Counts

 “There are no ordinary people.  You have never talked to a mere mortal.”  C.S. Lewis (from his sermon “The Weight of Glory”)  I’m in the back seat of a stranger’s car. After pleasant and perfunctory greetings, we travel silently together. I’m using Uber, a creative option for people to share their ride with others (though […]

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Are You the Spender or the Saver in Your Relationship?

Many marriages have a saver and a spender—and they don’t always see eye to eye. That was true for New York Times best-selling author and nonprofit entrepreneur Conor Grennan and his wife. In this repost from his blog, Conor shares the important lesson he learned about being “the cheap one” and how that changed his […]

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My Year of No Shopping

Could you go an entire year without shopping? In this repost of an op-ed from The New York Times author Ann Patchett walks through her experience with a no-shopping year and the lessons she learned about her habits—and herself.  The idea began in February 2009 over lunch with my friend Elissa, someone I like but […]

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Finding Joy by Keeping Life Simple

Do an internet search for top new year’s resolutions and you’ll find results like get organized or simplify. It’s a desire many of us have. Today’s post is from a woman who turned that desire into action and found something deeper and richer in return.  Several years ago, I went on a 10-day mission trip […]

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Intentional Giving: Why Strategic Philanthropy Makes a Difference

As a former program officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Heather Tuininga knows the importance of giving strategically.  In her work today as Principal at 10|10 Strategies, she helps givers get more joy and impact out of their giving.  Heather relishes helping people strategically align their giving to achieve outcomes that will make […]

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Giving Wisely on #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday and your email inbox and social media feeds are likely full of moving stories and appeals to give. But what’s the best way to evaluate an organization asking you to give? How can you give wisely and with intention? In this conversation, author of When Women Give and Women Doing Well Leadership Council member Kim […]

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