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August 10, 2016 | Financial Advisor

Addressing the Financial Needs of Millennial, Gen X and Boomer Women

By: Jocelyn Wright

Today women represent more than 50 percent of the U.S. population, make up the majority of college students (undergraduate and graduate) and continue to make progress in earnings and employment. Yet, despite these strides, how to address the financial needs of women remains largely unanswered by the financial services profession and its advisors.

March 20, 2013 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

The Financial Needs and Attitudes of Women of Color

By: Sandra Carr

The State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College has released a landmark report entitled The Financial Needs and Attitudes of Women of Color. The purpose of the study was to better understand the financial position, goals and concerns of women of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds.

March 14, 2013 | The American College of Financial Services

Women of Color Save for Retirement to Avoid Being a Burden to Their Children

According to new research recently completed by the State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College, roughly six in ten women of color save for retirement in order to avoid becoming a burden to their children. Learn more about this and other findings by reading the full report. 

May 8, 2012 | The American College of Financial Services

New Report Finds Americans are Unprepared to Face a Disability, Risking Financial Futures

According to a new study released today by The State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College, the majority of Americans lack basic knowledge about the likelihood of a disability and are unprepared to handle this kind of life-changing event. The study revealed five important trends about disabilities, their risks and related consequences.

March 20, 2012 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Women Business Owners: New Research from The American College

By: Mary Quist-Newins

What are the financial concerns, actions and risks women business owners face in America today? How are they similar to and different from those of male entrepreneurs? Insights to these questions are sought in landmark research just released by The State Farm Center for Women and Financial Services at The American College.

February 28, 2012 | The American College of Financial Services

Small Business Owners are Unprepared for Retirement

New research from The American College reveals that while the overwhelming majority of small business owners are concerned about retirement, a third of the women and a quarter of the men surveyed have not estimated how much they are going to need when they retire. This data suggests that millions of business owners are underprepared for retirement.

January 30, 2012 | The American College of Financial Services

Survey Reveals What Keeps Women Business Owners Up at Night

New research released by The American College indicates that the majority of women business owners fall into one of four major categories that describe their financial goals and needs. These categories reflect different levels of stress, abilities to achieve work/life balance and individual confidence. Access to the full report and a short quiz are available online. 

January 9, 2012 | The American College of Financial Services

Small Business Owners Show Strong Bias for Financial Advisors of Same Gender

According to a new study released by The American College, small business owners prefer to speak to financial advisors of the same sex, with men exhibiting a stronger gender bias than their female counterparts. Failing to diversify could lead to significant missed economic opportunities for financial services companies and reduced levels of financial security for women small business owners.

March 20, 2010 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Women and Money: Research Reveals Unmet Opportunities and Risks

By: Mary Quist-Newins

It’s no secret that women-owned wealth in America is expanding rapidly, and along with it, unprecedented demand for high-quality financial services, products and advice. Research studies across academia, the industry and the media universally affirm the growing financial clout of American females.