Recent Posts by Margie Marchesani

Financial Friday Round-Up: May 3 – May 7, 2021

Welcome to the latest Financial Friday Round-Up, our weekly column filled with the best things for you to read, watch or listen to regarding finance around the web. Below you will find articles on retiring early, the economic recovery, a big year for big tech, and more. You'll Probably Have to Retire Earlier Than Planned,…
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Taxes in the Time of COVID-19

Filing taxes in the time of COVID-19 means navigating new relief bills and tax code changes so you can get the right deductions for yourself and your family. To give Americans more time to adjust to policies like the American Rescue Plan Act and its $10,200 exemption for unemployment in 2020, the IRS has extended…
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Financial Friday Round-Up: April 26 – April 30, 2021

Welcome to the latest Financial Friday Round-Up, our weekly column filled with the best things for you to read, watch or listen to regarding finance around the web. Below you will find articles on entrepreneurs starting airlines, who will receive a tax extension this year, housing market prices, and more. More Than 90 New Airlines…
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Bridging the Racial Gap in Financial Literacy

Many factors contribute to the racial wealth gap, including lack of access to a financial education that can help families make ends meet. The racial wealth gap is structural, but financial education is still needed — Experian reports 76% of Gen Z students wish they had personal finance classes in school. While structural and political…
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Financial Friday Round-Up: April 19 – April 23, 2021

Welcome to the latest Financial Friday Round-Up, our weekly column filled with the best things for you to read, watch or listen to regarding finance around the web. Below there are articles on leadership advice for engaging your team, how the cryptocurrency Ethereum works, a podcast on a rise in real estate agents, and more.…
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Fixing the Gender Gap in Financial Education

Financial vulnerability is a widespread issue, one that too often stems from a persistent gender gap in financial education. Women face unique financial challenges: they tend to live longer than men, spend less time in the workforce and earn lower wages. Along with the financial complications of divorce and widowhood, these factors add up to…
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Share Your Umbrella Podcast: A Conversation with Pahoua Xiong

Yesterday, we posted the second episode of Share Your Umbrella, a First Financial Security® podcast where entrepreneurs share stories of helping families in need with financial solutions and opportunities. We plan to take interesting excerpts from each podcast episode and feature them here on our blog. Our guest this week was Pahoua Xiong, an FFS…
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