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October 17, 2017 | Financial Advisor Magazine

Do Parents Favor Boys When Saving For College?

By: Christopher Robbins

A child’s gender may presage how his or her parents will save for college, a new survey says. Parents who only have boys as children are putting more emphasis on saving and funding college education than the parents of only girls, according to a national survey.

September 17, 2017 | NBC 10 News

Jocelyn Wright Talks Flood Insurance on NBC Philadelphia 10

By: Erin Coleman

Jocelyn Wright discusses the basics of flood insurance policies.

September 1, 2017 | Insurance News Net Magazine

‘Passing the Hat’ Is No Substitute for Planning

By: Jocelyn Wright

Like many, I am active on social media. Being a financial planner, I cannot tell you how much it breaks my heart when I see posts from individuals who have lost family members and must rely on the help of others to pay for funeral expenses.

July 1, 2017 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Unconscious Bias Hinders Efforts To Diversify the Advisor Force

By: Jocelyn Wright

According to the report “The Real Effects of Unconscious Bias in the Workplace,” several unconscious biases present in the workplace are: affinity bias, halo effect, perception bias, confirmation bias, and group think.

June 14, 2017 | InvestmentNews

American College's Jocelyn Wright: Ways to Increase Diversity in the Financial Advice Industry

The average adviser is a 50-plus white male, but there are concrete steps advisers and their firms can take to increase diversity, according to Jocelyn Wright, chair of the State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College.

June 1, 2017 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Help Abused Women Reach Financial Freedom

By: Jocelyn Wright

Here are a few tips that experts recommend for what to do if you or someone you know is involved in a financially abusive relationship

May 18, 2017 | Refinery29

The Best Money Advice When You Don’t Have Any Money

By: Judith Ohikuare

If you don't have a lot of money to spare and want to get on the right track, focus on covering all of your bases instead of investing in the next hot startup or buying property. Clear your immediate financial hurdles out of the way before aspirational investments (those can come much later), through earning more and managing what you do have better, and you'll be a lot better off.

May 11, 2017 | Financial Advisor Magazine

Can New Initiatives Put Women In The Advisor Pipeline?

By: Christopher Robbins

Jocelyn Wright pointed out that women cannot create a more equitable industry on their own. As more woman advisors seek to create similar initiatives within their firms, they will have to seek and encourage assistance from male allies.

May 9, 2017 | MarketWatch

Why There Should be More Minority Financial Advisers

By: Alessandra Malito

The financial services industry is lacking diversity, in all sorts of ways. About 30% of personal financial advisers were women in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but the numbers are even lower for minorities: only 6% of all advisers were black, 7.7% were Asian and 7.1% were Hispanic.

May 1, 2017 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Helping African-American Clients Bridge the Wealth Gap

By: Jocelyn Wright

While Americans in general are severely underfunded for retirement, black Americans in particular lag even further behind. In fact, almost 75 percent of African-Americans have less than $10,000 in retirement savings, compared to just 48.6 percent of white Americans.