How many times have you had an unresolvable situation that gets resolved when you call a girlfriend? I’m not talking about an acquaintance. I’m talking about that kind of sister-friend who you can share anything with.
Sisterhood is powerful. And sisterhood has a certain zing-zing that swirls around each woman and lifts her up. Where would we be now without the sisterhood of Suffragettes? What about the sisterhood of, Your husband does that, too? OK, now I feel better. And let us not forget that all important sisterhood of the only people that will talk to you about your deepest secrets and still love you — maybe even love you more.
So, why is the subject of money so often off the agenda of what the Sisterhood talks about? According to Kerry Hannon, personal financial retirement expert and author of the national bestseller “Great Jobs For Everyone 50+,” it has a lot to do with outdated expectations and social norms.
“Boomer women grew up in an era where there wasn’t a lot of emphasis on women doing math and science,” says Hannon. “I think women still have insecurity about math to a certain degree, so money seems to fall into that category. I think there are many women still out there who never expected that they were going to have to learn to be in charge of the big picture finances.”
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by Amy Shouse