Ah, to bask in the glow of a new year, a fresh slate, and all of the optimism that comes with it. It’s a great thing to be human—we’re able to reflect on the past and consider the future. Grow. Evolve. Become (we hope) better and smarter.
In that spirit, we’d like you to add one more resolution to your new year’s list:
Become an investor.
And if you’re already a confident investor, resolve to encourage women around you to be the same.
Now is a crucial time to start. Women (yes, women specifically) will control $22 trillion by 2020, up from $14 trillion today. How? Women are working more. Women are earning more. And many of them will inherit twice—once from their parents and once from their husbands.
And yet, according to a survey by MassMutual Financial Group, only 26% of women are confident making their own investment decisions, compared with 44% of men. Women are the future directors of money. How do we make sure that our power—and this opportunity—doesn’t go to waste? It’s a big question.