Women in the areas of science, technology, engineering, law, politics and maths are earning less than their equally qualified brothers.
It’s endemic across the world.
In the States, women earn 79 cents in the dollar compared to men.
Women of colour… well… it’s far worse.
They only earn 54 cents in the dollar compared to men.
According to a Wall Street Journal Survey, more people believe that time travel will be possible in comparison to there being 50% female CEOs in Fortune 500 Companies over the next 50 years.
No wonder the ambitious women in your life are getting disheartened.
That’s why I applaud female investors and traders.
The markets are the best equal opportunity employer in the world.
The markets don’t care whether you’re male or female… whether you’re black or white… whether you’re of a particular religious persuasion or not.
Ladies… it’s up to us.
Investing levels the playing field.
Don’t get mad about the above stats, and forget to ‘get even’.
The way to get even is to invest or trade effectively.
There is no glass ceiling.
It’s a merit based system, where those with the education and skills will excel.
Develop the skills to becoming a proficient trader or investor.
Prove you have what it takes to rake in the bucks… for yourself, your family and your community.
But regardless of our gender – here’s a significant question…
Can Money Buy You Happiness?
Well… yes, and no.
Let me explain in 7 points:
- Money can help you strengthen social bonds.
You can buy cool things for those you love, to make them feel special and valued.
- Money can make your marriage conflicts vanish.
Fighting about housework? Hire a housekeeper. Annoyed he hasn’t cleaned the windows?
Stop grizzling and hire your way out of this situation.
- Exercise costs.
One of the best ways to boost your happiness is to exercise.
However, for many, we require gym memberships, costly snow skis, and helicopters to drop us on top of the Alps to really enjoy ourselves.
Well… maybe not the helicopter.
- Experiences last.
Once your basic needs are covered, buying great experiences help people become much happier with life, and creates brilliant memories as well.
Money helps buy peace of mind, security for the future and serenity, so that financial woes simply vanish.
- Healthy food costs money. It costs more than fast food.
But, as we know, eating healthfully brings us happiness and has long term benefits.
- Spend money on someone else.
Support your favourite charity or your niece’s education.
It’s a great feeling to know that you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.
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