Three Financial Tips for Women’s History Month

Women still face unique economic and social challenges today, so here are some key things to consider that can lead to a more secure financial future.

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Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month, reflecting on the transformational accomplishments of women over the years. Women are gaining more representation in leadership roles, outpacing our male counterparts in earned degrees and starting businesses at twice the rate of men.

We have come a long way, but continue to face huge challenges. The gender pay gap, rising costs of child and elder care and weak support in terms of family leave policies are just to name a few.

Recognizing these areas that need improvement — while at the same time focusing on ways we can better our own individual situations — is how we can pave the way for generations after us.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, I’m offering some financial tips for women to think about as we face unique economic and social challenges throughout our lives. Hopefully, these considerations will help you be a little more prepared for the future.

Julia Pham, CFP®, AIF®, CDFA®
Wealth Adviser, Halbert Hargrove

Julia Pham joined Halbert Hargrove as a Wealth Adviser in 2015. Her role includes encouraging HH clients to explore and fine-tune their aspirations — and working with them to create a road map to attain the goals that matter to them. Julia has worked in financial services since 2007. Julia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in Economics and Sociology, and an MBA, both from the University of California at Irvine.