SYM logo

Women’s Perspective

The Rise of the Gen X Female Investor

The Baby Boomers have been holding center stage for many years when it comes to the attention given by mainstream financial products and services. But the light is beginning to shine on financial planning for younger generations like Generation X. With many of the Boomers in formal retirement now, Gen Xers and Millennials are taking the investing spotlight. Gen Xers (those aged between 40–56) are in their peak earning years, and the time to plant

Read More »

Building Financial Intelligence for the Female Investor

Perhaps you, like many women, have 1001 tasks on your plate, like managing your career, raising children, and caring for aging loved ones.  Those responsibilities can push financial decision making to the bottom of your to-do list. Growing your financial knowledge allows you to protect yourself – both for your ideal retirement, and in the case of unexpected life events.  Building relationships with professionals you trust and gaining a working understanding of financial planning basics

Read More »

How Women Negotiating Salary Compensation Can Get What They Deserve

Asking for more pay at work is not easy for most people. But when it comes to women negotiating salary increases, it appears to be especially challenging. Despite what some politicians and media personalities may lead you to believe, the gender pay gap is very real. Here are hard facts to prove it. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:[1] The median weekly earnings of full-time workers in the fourth quarter of

Read More »

Executive Decisions. Addressing Your Team’s Individual Needs with Amy Wilson (podcast)

Amy Wilson is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Dow Corporate, which aims to become the most innovative, inclusive, customer-centric, and sustainable materials science company. They provide science-based products and solutions to their customers in spheres as diverse as packaging, consumer care, mobility, and infrastructure. Amy’s responsibilities with Dow include leading and providing counsel in corporate governance, as well as managing compliance matters. She is also the executive sponsor for Dow’s lesbian, gay, bisexual,

Read More »

Keeping up with Emergency Savings, No Matter What

There are many good reasons why financial experts recommend building an emergency savings fund. Having a dependable reserve of money can allow anyone to handle unplanned expenses without relying on credit cards or loans. And for some, emergency savings can even make a difference between leaving a toxic job or relationship — or getting stuck in a bad situation for months, years, or even decades. In this post, we’ll talk about how emergency savings can

Read More »

Retirement Tax Strategies for Women

Saving for retirement is challenging no matter who you talk to. So why have a separate set of retirement tax strategies for women? It is true that both men and women are subject to the same IRS rules. They have similar resources and savings tools at their disposal. However, different life circumstances can make saving for retirement different for women. Our SYM Financial Women’s Initiative leader, Michelle Hipskind, puts it best. “Women have a tough

Read More »

How can we help?

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.