Contributed by Eileen Stoner, The Stoner Group

Did you know?

  • In 1963 The Equal Pay Act prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women.[1]
  • In 1971 Reed vs. Reed, the U.S. Supreme court ruled it unconstitutional for states to give preference to males over females when appointing administrators of estates.[2]
  • In 1974, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act made it illegal to require women to have a male co-signer when applying for credit.[3]
  • In 1981, the Supreme Court overturned state laws that gave husbands unilateral control of jointly owned property.[4]

But here, in 2019, despite some progress, we may have moments when we feel under confident, or we know other women who may be unprepared to deal efficiently with financial matters.  Some women may still have a way to go! For the new year, why not  commit to be watchful for opportunities to engage and become more financially aware and well-informed?!

[1] U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

[2] National Women’s Law Center

[3] United States Deportment of Justice.

[4] Kirchberg vs. Feenstra (1981) No. 79-1388.

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