Zoe Sexton
women and money, women financial advisor, investment management, investing, investments
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Thought Leadership

“Money is just one form of currency among many.
Currency = Freedom
When you realize this, you will go far

Embrace Your Tribe: Women & Crowdfunding

Everyone knows men's ventures are funded more than women's right? But there's one area of finding where women are consistently outperforming men. It's crowd funding. In recent research, Jason Greenberg of New York University and Ethan Mollick of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School report that 65 percent of all women-led tech startups reached their funding goal on Kickstarter versus just 30 percent of men-led tech startups. The question is why? Is it because women don’t like to pitch to investors directly and this indirect route is more feminine? Are there more female funders on crowdfunding platforms looking to fund women-led ventures? ...

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Trumping Competitive Ego-based Language

The race is on to understand how to communicate with women in an industry filled with competitive, ego-based language and covert it to one of balance and holistic purposefulness. What speaks to female investors? In a 2013 NextWoman wrote about Marianne Abib-Pech and her career change from Arthur Anderson to founder of Lead the Future (LTF) and Hong Kong based umbrella brand includes a leadership consulting firm, a financial advising platform and a thought leadership platform. Her objective was to pair the investing population with the entrepreneur. Her feeling is that the investment community values female entrepreneurs while the corporate world has long catered...

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Why Family Offices Invest in Real Estate

For the most part, the purpose of the family office is to effectively transfer established wealth across generations. So investing in real estate--developing a housing complex, shopping center or even a town--have been primary ways family offices have created long-lasting wealth and contributed to economic growth. Here are the top seven reasons why family offices invest in real estate: Comparable income stream to fixed income at current rates Tax efficiencies Uncorrelated returns to securities Estate planning strategies Family legacy creation Preferred treatment by government entities Socially responsible potential With year after year of a consistently low interest rate environment, it’s no surprise...

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Multi-family or Apartments? What’s the difference?

Joe Real Estate developer just called me and asked me to invest in his property with four, two-bedroom, two-bath units with a small yard. Is this a multi-family unit or a small apartment complex? What should I consider before investing? Knowing the right answer to this question can affect my bottom line. There is a difference between multi-family residential and apartments. It’s important for investors and agents to know what those differences are because it can make a difference in their investment expectations and how the units are marketed and sold. Let’s start with the basics. A multi-unit housing facility is generally...

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Women doomed to fall behind in retirement?

Women Still Doomed to Fall Behind in Retirement?

Are we going to have another generation of women living in the “less-than” zone and outliving men while spending the last days of their lives at a lower standard of living? The answer is yes if we keep it up. Starting early is extraordinarily important and it seems the millennials have more awareness and resistance to acquiring the debt our country is so famous for. But the women are still saving less. The most recent study is out from T Rowe Price and it projects that millennial women are saving less than their male counter parts. Although the study reports millennials overall...

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