The Haves-vs.-Have-Nots Problem Won’t Go Away Without Doing This

We need to work on improving our financial literacy – especially when it comes to women and children. Here are some ways to work toward that important goal.

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What exactly is financial literacy?

People talk about it and write about it. It is a buzzword of sorts now, bandied about in many ways and contexts, particularly during Financial Literacy Month, which just wrapped up in April.

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Stacy Francis, CFP®, CDFA®, CES™
President & CEO, Francis Financial Inc.

Stacy is a nationally recognized financial expert and the President and CEO of Francis Financial Inc., which she founded 15 years ago. She is a Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) who provides advice to women going through transitions, such as divorce, widowhood and sudden wealth. She is also the founder of Savvy Ladies™, a nonprofit that has provided free personal finance education and resources to over 15,000 women.