By BARBARA TAORMINA New Hampshire Union Leader Correspondent The Southern NH Money Club is part of a growing group of clubs throughout the country inspired by the Women’s Institute for Financial Education, WIFE.org, the oldest existing non-profit organization dedicated to financial education for women. Mary Murphy has been making financial management decisions since she was a […]
WIFE and Money Club in the News
By Ann Marsh Financial Planning Magazine A 25-year-old divorce workshop founded and run by two planners in San Diego has received funding from a former attendee to enhance its website, with an eye to going national. “We recognize not everyone can get to a workshop,” says Elizabeth Bryan, outreach coordinator for the Second Saturday workshops, […]
Cambridge Investment Research and Commonwealth Financial Network certified for Women’s Choice Award for Financial Advisors BY: ANN MARSH FINANCIAL PLANNING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013 An organization aimed at recognizing advisors who provide standout service to female clients has picked its first two big award recipients. Cambridge Investment Research and Commonwealth Financial Network, two of the country’s […]
The award identifies advisers that women can trust to help them with their finances.. WIFE.org teamed with WomenCertified Inc. to create the vetting process for the award. It includes 17 criteria, including a review of regulatory history and a survey of the adviser or firm’s female clients. Read More.
The story that always breaks my heart is when someone who has been married for many years (usually her entire adult life) is faced with divorce and she has absolutely no clue about the couple’s financial picture. This is called being the “Out-Spouse,” and it’s far more often the woman in a hetero couple. Read More
BY: ANN MARSH FINANCIAL PLANNING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 Strategic marketing customized for female clients helped longtime planner Candace Bahr build her practice up to $100 million in AUM. What steps did she take? Find out at the upcoming Women Advisors Forum, set for Oct. 29 in Chicago, where Bahr is set to speak. “Women need […]
New Program to ID Advisors Focused on Women A new award is seeking to establish 17 criteria that planners can use to analyze their practices to gauge how well they serve women. “This award is pre-vetting advisors using these different criteria in order to give women consumers who need financial advisors a place to start […]
As part of its ongoing commitment to cultural diversity and responsible banking, and in celebration of Women’s History Month, Union Bank, N.A., has partnered with KPBS to honor three extraordinary San Diegans for the 2013 Local Heroes program. The 2013 Women History Month honorees are: Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall and Amina Sheik Mohamed. As […]
WIFE co-founders Ginita Wall and Candace Bahr appearance on KPBS San Diego to talk about divorce, finances, Second Saturday and the 25th anniversary of WIFE.org
Women’s History Month: 2013 Honoree
Candace Bahr & Ginita Wall Teach Women to Become Financially Savvy
Love and money can lead to disaster if couples don’t consider finances together. A recent survey put money disagreements as the top reason couples argued, ahead of arguments about children, chores, work or friends, according to a survey by Harris Interactive and the American Institute of CPAs. Divorce.com puts financial problems at the top of its list […]
Maybe it has something to do with the icy winds blowing about, but I’ve sometimes heard that January is one of the busiest months of the year for divorce lawyers. The holidays are over; the mood is more solemn; and perhaps people are thinking it’s time to finally take action on something they’ve been putting […]
This article originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal (April 30, 2012) Some advisers think they have found the next big niche: women. Women control $8 trillion in assets in the U.S., and by 2020 are expected to control $22 trillion, according to TD Ameritrade Institutional, a division of TD Ameritrade Inc. Individual women are […]
Women Have all the Characteristics for Successful Money Management This article originally appeared in MillionaireCorner.com (July 2, 2012) When Candace Bahr hears about a new survey that found that the gender financial literacy gap is widening, she asks to hear the particulars before commenting. And when she hears the particulars, she laughs. Bahr, the managing partner of […]
Candace Bahr, managing partner of the Bahr Investment Group and co-founder of WIFE.org says women and men want competent money management first, but many advisers fail to understand the relationship women often want with their advisers.
When she was 25, Elizabeth Bryan fell “wildly in love.” “He waved a magic wand” she says, “and my life went from working in an art gallery in New York to flying around the world first class, hot air balloons in Italy, yachts in Greece, this unbelievable, incredible life.” Like many women, she was fine […]
Divorce can be one of the most isolating, stressful processes a person can go through in their entire life. Along with the emotional toll from a dissolution of a marriage, there are a variety of important factors and decisions that need to be made, many of them difficult. Fortunately for North County residents, for the […]
When a woman needs a WIFE Nonprofit helps women save their money and themselves The event is called “Second Saturday,” but for many of the women attending this monthly divorce workshop at Mira Costa College, it is all about firsts. The first time they received comforting advice about a scary topic. The first time someone […]
Second Saturday Volunteer Elizabeth Bryan Talks about her Journey to Financial Freedom
An interview with Candace Bahr, co-founder of WIFE.org by: Donald Liebenson Millionaires Corner When Candace Bahr hears about a new survey that found that the gender financial literacy gap is widening, she asks to hear the particulars before commenting. And when she hears the particulars, she laughs. Bahr, the managing partner of the Bahr Investment […]
Candace Bahr named top wealth manager in San Diego for fourth consecutive year; also named national leader in assisting women in areas of finance by LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer* and investment firm in the United States.
WIFE.org and the Money Clubs have been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, journals and websites. WIFE founders Candace Bahr and Ginita Wall have frequently appeared on radio and television broadcasts, including NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, CBS This Morning, CNNfn, PBS and National Public Radio.
Expert on a mission to help women handle money By Patty McCormac San Diego Union Tribune CARMEL VALLEY – Ginita Wall hands out bumper stickers that read: “A man is not a financial plan.™” It’s not that she dislikes men. This is one of the ways she gets her message across that women need to […]
Helps Educate Women on the Financial World Financial planner Candace Bahr has been named one of the top 10 “Most Outstanding Brokers” in the country by Registered Rep., a national financial trade publication. The magazine article on the choices said the brokers it picked “are adding new clients, showing positive returns and generating healthy fees […]
A WIFE for Women by Eilene Zimmerman San Diego Magazine, March 2003 This article is also available in PDF format A local nonprofit aims to teach females how to take financial control of their lives after major life transitions — like divorce IN THE SPACE OF ONE MONTH IN 1988, five women visited the office […]
San Diego Metropolitan BY LYNNE CARRIER March 2002 About half the forensic CPA’s clients are men, but that’s little solace to the money cheating males she nails. Certified public accountant Ginita Wall is a kind of private detective. But instead of searching for missing persons, she’s called in to solve the mystery of cash that disappears when […]