Monthly Archives: September 2014
Guest Post: News and Views from our Clients and Friends
Grandpoint Bank is proud to support the efforts of Bloom Again Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to providing rapid response financial assistance for living essentials to working women living at the poverty level who miss work due to medical challenges. To thank us for our support, they invited Grandpoint employees and clients to a free workshop entitled “Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 7 Habits of Financially Savvy Women” on Thursday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Women’s City Club of Pasadena. Complimentary refreshments will be served, and there will be a no-host bar.
We’ve asked Dr. Lois Frankel, author of bestselling business books for women, including the megahit Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, to give us a sneak peek at what she and co-presenter Donna Chaney, CPA/PFS will be covering. As you can see below, it promises to be an interesting evening!
“Women have a complex relationship with money,” says Frankel. “Although as little girls they are often taught about the importance of saving, they aren’t given the same messages about accumulating wealth as are little boys. In fact, if you ask women if they want to be rich, you often hear them say they just want to be comfortable.” As a result, Frankel suggests, women wind up making financial mistakes that cause them to work harder and longer than their male counterparts and still not be “rich,” which she defines as having all the money you need to live your life the way you want, free from concerns about money. What are some of those mistakes? Here are a few that will be discussed at the workshop:
- Not having a financial goal.
- Loaning money and expecting it to be paid back.
- Turning your money over to someone else to manage and not tracking progress.
- Renting instead of owning your home.
- Failure to “pay yourself first.”
- Weak negotiation skills.
- Use money as an emotional salve.
- Manage egos more than money.
Not only will you learn about the mistakes women make with money, you’ll be given tangible tools and tips to put you on the path to thriving, not just surviving. This is the perfect opportunity to grab a friend and learn new ways to take charge of your financial life! And, again, it’s FREE to Grandpoint employees, clients and their friends and families.
To register, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the names of people who will be attending. You will receive an e-mail reminder with directions and more information. To learn more about Bloom Again and why Grandpoint Bank supports this cause, visit www.bloomagain.org. And while you’re there, consider making a donation to help working women when they need a hand.
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