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March 20, 2012 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Women in the Marketplace: More Than Ever, They’re Wearing the Pants

By: Judy Hoberman

Whenever there is a discussion about the economy, financial growth and the direction of future wealth in the country, the changing face in the marketplace is always part of the conversation. While our economy has always been primarily driven by the transactional model dominated by men, we are seeing that it is morphing into the more relational style of women.

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.

September 22, 2011 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Centers of Activity

In 2011, State Farm® made a generous donation to The American College, enabling the creation of a new State Farm® Center for Women and Financial Services. The Center’s vision is to be the nation’s leading authority on the economic issues and opportunities of American women, both as providers and consumers of financial products and services.

September 22, 2011 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Women and Retirement: Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail

By: Mary Quist-Newins

While the great majority of American women are justifiably anxious about their finances, a fractional few have developed retirement plans that adequately address their future income, wealth and risk management needs. This article discusses the retirement challenges women face and how awareness can ensure financial preparedness.

September 22, 2011 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Women Need to Think Beyond Today

By: Karen Wimbish

Let’s just come out and say it: Many women say they aren’t prepared for retirement. Because women are statistically more likely to live longer and to leave the job market and reenter it years later, they are less likely to have enough saved for retirement. That’s definitely a double whammy.

June 1, 2011 | Gama International Journal

Women: The Changing Face of Financial Services

By: Mary Quist-Newins

Mary Quist-Newins highlights the complexity, diversity, and growth of the female market. She takes a look at the industry’s need to align the face of the field with the changing face of the consumer. She reveals that in order to achieve this alignment, we must also change the face of industry leadership.

March 20, 2011 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Mildred F. Stone, Insurance Trailblazer

By: Virginia E. Webb

Mildred F. Stone came of age when the life insurance industry was predominantly a male-dominated business. Born in Bloomfield, N.J., in 1902, Mildred graduated from high school in 1920, the same year that the 19th amendment was approved and women were given the right to vote. Well-traveled and bright, she was encouraged to continue her education.

March 11, 2011 | Daily Finance

Five Ways Women Sabotage Their Financial Futures

By: Sheryl Nance-Nash

Mary Quist-Newins is quoted in this article speaking about why women are reluctant to take action to secure their financial futures.