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Feminization of jobs: when work performed by women pays less

To better understand the various effects that contribute to the gender pay gap, it is helpful to be familiar with the Comparable Worth Index. In essence, it states that as women's occupational requirements increase, the wages do not rise as much as in comparable jobs for men. In “male”occupations, wages increase by 6.4% for every higher requirement, and only 4.7% for women. Many do not know about this - and that’s why we dedicated an article to this subject.

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Which insurances do you need?

Imagine the following scenario: you are in the South of France on a summer holiday and your car has just been stolen. You are very happy that you have completed the relevant car insurance before. This was only made possible because you took the time to review which insurances matters and which not. Reading this article will help you gain an overview.

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Not everything that glitters is gold

We are currently quite likely to be asked these questions during our trainings: "Is this a good time to invest at the moment?" Or: "The news are currently full of falling stock prices and the economic crisis - should I really invest in stocks?". Can you relate to these concerns? And also wonder: should I better allocate my funds to other investments, such as gold? The article explains how to manage gold as a possible investment - and what to be aware of.

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Stocks, Kylie Jenner and Snapchat

Kylie Jenner and Snapchat have more to do with stocks than you might have guessed. Investing in stocks is one of the topics that has always been, is and will be interesting. Why? Because stocks are one of the most attractive investments. But how do stocks work? And what is Kylie’s role in this? And how do you find the "right" share?

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Sustainable investing

We were asked via Instagram to write an article on sustainable investing. Sustainability is becoming more and more of an issue, whether it's gardening in the city, organic food or fair trade. Sustainable investing is also becoming increasingly important. What does sustainability or ethics have to do with investing?

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Active women can be passive investors

The first time I heard the word investment strategy, I had not clue what it means. My strategy was to “make money”. But in order to do, you need a investment strategy. A crucial first decision to take is: Do I want to be an active or passive investor? Our article assesses this question, and provides a realistic view on the time required for active investing (also known as stock picking).

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Debt: more and more women are affected

Debt is not a pleasant topic. But being well informed about debt helps you navigate this crucial topic if you are affected by it. You may think that debt is not an issue for you. It does not affect you. But one can fall into the debt trap much quicker than expected. Some of the reasons could be failed economic independence, a separation of job loss.

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How many accounts do you need?

Most money experts recommend: keep it simple. Limit yourself to three (bank) accounts. This article illustrates the advantages of this approach. It explains how to best use the tree account model for your purposes. We also provide you with practical insights into how to best allocate your income to the different buckets. Note that you may want to experiment with this model.

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Compound interest: the 8th wonder of the world

The concept of compound interest is one of the core concepts of personal finance. Be savvy and use its effect. Why? This mechanism helps you to not only save, but increase your capital. The basic idea consists of each year adding the interest you earned on an invested amount of money to the original sum. If you do this for a longer time period (say 10-20 years), it adds up.

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Robo Advisors - Robo what?

A very popular topic currently are Robo Advisor. Since quite a few of our community members don’t fully grasp the concept, we’d like to shed light on it. Robo Advisor are not small robots that sit in front of the computer or phone and provide investment advice to you. However, this image is not 100% far from the truth.

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