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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.

January 6, 2011 | USA Weekend

Life Insurance: Why You Need it

By: Sharon Epperson

Mary Quist-Newins is quoted in this article speaking about how to go about finding the right insurance policy.

November 1, 2010 | Journal of Financial Service Professionals

What Do Financial Services Producers Need for Success in Their Careers?

By: Karen Eilers Lahey, Mary Quist-Newins

Dr. Karen Lahey and Mary Quist-Newins examine the perceptions of financial services producers concerning the recruitment and retention of successful individuals into their profession.

September 22, 2010 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Navigating the Industry’s Diverse Landscape

By: Stephen D. Tarr

We had the pleasure of interviewing four well-known and highly respected individuals for this diversity issue of the magazine. The first is a top producer in Chicago, Thomas L. McLeary, CLU®. Tom has been very active in  ndustry organizations including recently completing three terms as a trustee of The American College.

September 22, 2010 | The Wealth Channel Magazine

Producer Success – Does Gender Matter?

By: Mary Quist-Newins

American women today own more than half the nation’s wealth, represent 52 percent of the workforce and comprise more than 60 percent of those earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Yet, many of the same advancements they have realized in other industries have yet to be achieved in financial services.