The world of wealth management and investments is changing – more and more, women are taking the lead role in their own financial decisions as well as for their families and businesses. To support them in making smart choices with their money, our planning and investment experts provide valuable advice and perspective on the financial issues women commonly face – so they can pursue their dreams with confidence.
Women Talking Wealth
Our Women Talking Wealth series features Baird’s leaders discussing their perspective on wealth and how they manage their personal finances.
Women Talking Wealth: Kathy Cobb
Baird Business Development Consultant Kathy Cobb talks about growing up in a large family, the challenges of staying organized and how she and her husband balance competing financial priorities.
Resources for Women Investors
Pay to Play: Planning for Your Child’s Extracurricular Activities
From tennis to tuba to taekwondo, youth sports and activities can be incredibly rewarding – and pricey. Here’s how to make the best decisions for your family.
Parental Loans and Paying for College
It’s no secret that student loan debt has been on the rise in the United States – but what is surprising is who is taking on that debt. Before agreeing to take on student debt for your child, here’s what you should know about Direct PLUS loans, co-signing debt and potential college funding alternatives.
Planning to Be Alone
Financial planning for eventual widowhood might be uncomfortable in the moment, but it could also be the greatest gift a spouse could give. Here are four tips on how to financially prepare for widowhood.
Relaunching your Career During COVID
Baird Women Advisors, a network of female Financial Advisors at Baird, offers five tips for those thinking about heading back to work during the COVID pandemic.
Inside the Gender Wage Gap
Despite all the strides women have made toward equality in the American workplace, the gender pay gap remains frustratingly persistent.
How to Organize Your Financial Life
Keeping your financial documents organized might feel like a chore but it can be a lifesaver in an emergency. Here’s how to organize your financial life in the event you may need your loved one’s help.
Wealth and the Single Parent
Making smart financial choices while raising kids on your own can require additional planning and discipline.
What Women Need to Know About Social Security
Generally speaking financial planning decisions are typically the same for women and men; however the Social Security benefits decision is one women should pay extra attention to.
Is It Time To Have "the Talk" With Your Parents?
It can be tough to talk with aging or ailing parents about their financial future. We offer some guidance on how you can break the ice, handle the paperwork and create a formal plan that meets your parents’ wishes.
Teaching Kids to be Fiscally Fit
For any parent, one of the most valuable lessons you can teach your children is how to be smart with money. It’s a process that continues throughout their lives, so no matter how old your kids are, there are lessons to be imparted.
Saving for College: A Brief Guide for Parents
Planning for college is a long-term endeavor that becomes much easier with careful planning. Here are key questions to get started on providing for your kids’ education.