Money

The Breakroom: Women And Finance

Jun 8, 2018
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The people who work in the financial world have long skewed male, but things are starting to balance out. Today, 47 percent of management and professional roles in American financial firms are occupied by women, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yet Georgia women who are full-time, year-round workers still earn around 82 cents for every dollar that Georgia men earn.


    

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Most studies suggest married people are happier than singles. But new research from Georgia State University points to an equalizer: money.  

The study looked at symptoms of mild depression. It found couples making more than $60,000 dollars a year fared the same as never-married people making that much on their own. 

On Second Thought For Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Oct 3, 2017

Hurricane Maria slammed the entire U.S. territory of Puerto Rico two weeks ago. Maria came hard on the havoc of other storms, leaving the entire island dreadfully damaged, flooded, without basic necessities, and difficulty distributing what they did have, and no electricity. Nearly 90,000 Puerto Ricans live in Georgia, nearly a fourth of them in Cobb and Gwinnett Counties. Cynthia Román-Hernández is a Managing Director with the Latin American Association in Atlanta, and her husband Juan Carlos Rodriguez is an assistant professor at Georgia Tech.

Our Nothing Funny About Money Team continues the discussion about Money and children. This is part two in the extended segment on Money and Kids.

Money And Kids

Aug 7, 2017

This month, Matt and Michael dive into the often controversial and challenging topic of "kids and money", not just the expense of having kids but teaching them the important issues associated with managing resources. Our hosts, found this topic actually required more than 30 minutes to discuss, so this is part one of two.

Money & Relationships

Jul 7, 2017

This month, hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas get into the often uncomfortable topic of managing money issues with your significant other.

In this second episode of "Nothing Funny About Money," hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas get a bit philosophical about the supposed corelation between money and happiness, the discussion might just surprise you.

In this first segment, hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas discuss banking fees, how to avoid them and maybe more importantly, how to be aware of how prevalent they are and how destructive they can be to managing your finances if you don't get a handle on them.