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March 14, 2016 | PR Newswire

The American College Named Education Partner Of Women Adviser Summits

The American College of Financial Services has been named the official education partner of the InvestmentNews Women Adviser Summits, a series of workshops aimed at empowering female financial professionals. The American College is a natural partner for the summits not only for its reputation as the leader in financial services education, but also for its commitment to the advancement of women within the profession.

March 13, 2016 |

Taking Charge of Finance Can Help African Americans Retire

By: Erin E. Arvedlund

The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a nonprofit in Oakland, CA, found that single women of color are the biggest group of Americans with either zero or negative net worth. "We want to help close the gap as much as possible. The way to do that is through education," said Wright.

March 3, 2016 | PR Newswire

The American College State Farm® Center For Women And Financial Services Names New Board Members

The American College State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services has named eight new members to its advisory board, adding an even deeper level of expertise to its mission of promoting the advancement of women in the financial services profession.

February 1, 2016 | Insurance News Net Magazine

Americans Are Flunking Financial Literacy

By: Jocelyn Wright

Financial literacy has been a hot topic in the financial services industry for more than a decade, and with good reason. As financial professionals, we are constantly reminded that Americans have limited financial knowledge.

January 29, 2016 | Fox Business

Why Women Need to Save More...a Whole Lot More

By: Laura Lee

Women, listen up. It is not an equal playing field when it comes to money and retirement for men and women. Here’s the harsh reality: women earn about 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. Their earnings often peak out at an earlier age and women tend to opt out of the workforce sooner than men.

January 19, 2016 | NBC 10 News

Gauging the Financial Market

By: Vai Sikahema

Financial expert Jocelyn Wright gives advice and commentary on the current trends in U.S. financial markets.

December 17, 2015 | U.S. News & World Report

10 Investing Tips From Successful Women

By: Lou Carlozo

For all its versatility as a search engine, Google might as well be Mr. Google when it comes to finding women in the investment industry. "If you do a Google image search for a financial advisor, you will mainly see pictures of men – older, white men," says Jocelyn D. Wright. "Our industry has a real image problem."

December 14, 2015 | Wealth DNA Radio

Year-End Tax Planning

By: Ron Nawrocki

Our guest to discuss year-end tax planning is Jocelyn Wright, Assistant Professor of Women's Studies The American College of Financial Services. Concurrently, Jocelyn is the Founder and Managing partner of The Ascension Group, where as an advisor she works with her clients to design a personalized strategy to help them reach their financial goals.

September 1, 2015 | Insurance News Net Magazine

How to Help Families Understand Life Insurance Is Not Optional

By: Jocelyn Wright

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. If you are suppressing a yawn at this point, the startling statistics revealed by the 2015 Life Insurance Barometer Study should serve as a wake-up call. According to the study, more than 40 percent of Americans have no life insurance at all.

August 4, 2015 | Insurance News Net

Inspired to Sell: The Moments That Changed Advisors

By: Susan Rupe

The worst day in Ryan Smith’s life turned out to be the day he found his mission in life in one of those transcendent moments that put ordinary people on extraordinary paths. This was a turning point that was a theme for many of the advisors who told us about their inspiration.