Money is rarely a convivial conversation starter.
In the financial community, however, women and money are a big topic. There's been a lot of buzz — and research — into how women handle their personal finances.
According to several recent studies, women are very optimistic about the country's economic recovery but far less confident about their own abilities to manage money, pay for college – their kids' or their own – and retire comfortably.
And while often more willing than men to seek advice, many women don't trust financial advisers.
From financial Twitter parties to better listening skills, financial advisers are getting the word: change. One of those leading the effort is Eleanor Blayney, [CFP®,] co-founder of consulting company Directions for Women and consumer advocate for the national Certified Financial Planner Board [of Standards].
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June 22, 2012