Does thinking about money and building wealth inspire you? Or is it a turn-off?
Is dealing with finances just one more stressful thing you need to worry about in an already busy life? Or is it something that you actually enjoy? Something that brings meaning to your life?
What motivates you to care about money?
My guest today says the reason many women feel disempowered around our personal and family finances is because so much of the financial services industry doesn’t actually address OUR interests and OUR priorities. They aren’t even speaking directly TO us.
Sam Saperstein is Managing Director of Women on the Move, a dedicated initiative at JPMorgan Chase focused on supporting women-run businesses, improving women’s financial health, and advancing women’s career growth. And for Sam, it’s important to ask why—even two decades into the 21st century—women are STILL less likely than men to own our financial futures.
"I think it's complicated. And I think sometimes it's boring. Do you know why it's boring? Women are not motivated by a number out there. You remember the commercials that used to have people walking around with a number over their head, like that was their magic retirement number? Women are motivated by life, by what money can do for them in their life, by their goals, by the freedom, by the flexibility, not by a number. " -Sam Saperstein