Today everyone is worrying about economic security. The current financial crisis highlights the need for women of all ages to access programs that help them gain knowledge about managing their own finances and effectively planning for education, raising families, and the retirement years.

Economic Status

Financial Literacy
  • Visa’s International Barometer of Women’s Financial Literacy, April 17, 2013 (PDF)
  • 8 Tips for Financial Success (PDF)
    Developed by the California Council on Education, California Department of Corporations and the California Department of Financial Institutions
  • Behavioral Patterns and Pitfalls of U.S. Investors
    This report is a companion piece to an annotated bibliography on the subject of the behavioral characteristics of U.S. investors. The primary goal of the report is to identify common investment mistakes and to provide scholarly commentary from university professors and professionals in the fields of economics, business, finance, psychology, and sociology.
  • Financial Planning for Generation X & Y Women
    Wi$eUp is a financial education program for Generation X & Y women. It promotes financial security through online education.
  • Financial Tips for Women (PDF)
    Developed by the California Commission on the Status of Women and the Department of Business Oversight (formerly California Department of Corporations and California Department of Financial Institutions)
  • Reduce Your Debt (PDF)
    Developed by the California Commission on the Status of Women, California Department of Corporations and the California Department of Financial Institutions
  • Social Security Is Important To Women
    Social Security is neutral with respect to gender – individuals with identical earnings histories are treated the same in terms of benefits. Women represent 57 percent of all Social Security beneficiaries age 62 and older and approximately 68 percent of all beneficiaries age 85 and older.
  • Taking The Mystery Out Of Retirement Planning
    This publication has a lot of information to help individuals take charge of their retirement planning. Written for workers who are 10 to 15 years from retirement, it will help you calculate your income, savings and likely expenses in retirement to get a better idea of whether you are on track. The publication provides tips to help you close any savings gap and to make your money last through your retirement.
  • What You Need to Know About Pay Day Loans
    Developed by the California Department of Corporations
  • Women And Retirement Savings
    Planning and saving for retirement may seem like goals that are far in the future. Yet saving, especially for retirement, should start early and continue throughout your lifetime. Here are four reasons why saving matters to women – and especially to you!

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