Some of our classes are specifically geared to women. Not only do women live longer, have interrupted careers because of motherhood and can experience lower lifetime wages and pensions, they learn and communicate about money in different ways than men. Often women find that the many responsibilities they face working inside and outside the home leave them time strapped and poorly prepared for the financial complexities created by life transitions such as divorce or widowhood. They have managed household budgets but may not have experience with larger investment decisions.
We also find that some women may feel more comfortable in a female only learning environment. The way markets work, the economic environment, risk tolerance and the quality of investments do not change by gender but the views of them might. We also speak regularly at women’s groups about the circumstances, language, social and neurological differences that affect the financial lives of women.