Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   6 Comments   |   October 08, 2015
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women are paid 59 cents for every dollar paid to white men. American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 57 cents compared to white men's dollar.

Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

Native American women’s equal pay day marks the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. (It took about nine months, if you’re counting.) Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015
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Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz?

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2015
Black Women's Equal Pay Day. Black woman with words "I Am Worth More." Black women are typically paid 63 cents for every dollar white men are paid.

The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Unfortunately, if you’re a black woman in the United States, that’s a likely reality. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   24 Comments   |   July 21, 2015

Here’s What the $10 Bill Should Look Like

There’s one major milestone in gender equity that still evades today’s women — one that is all too relevant to our nation’s currency: equal pay. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   July 06, 2015
Brazilian soccer superstar Marta Vieira kicks a soccer ball on a field

The Unequal Fortunes of Professional Women Soccer Players

Even the highest-paid women on the U.S. national team are paid millions — yes, millions — less than some of their male counterparts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   2 Comments   |   June 23, 2015
A man and woman snuggle with their baby.

Why We Talk about Equal Pay on Father’s Day

Bias affects men and women differently if they have children. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   June 19, 2015
It typically takes mothers nearly 6 extra months to earn what fathers earn in just one year.

78 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

The 78-cent pay gap is even wider for moms, minorities, and women with disabilities. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   June 04, 2015
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Financial Literacy Year-Round

By utilizing opportunities to become better at money management (and at getting more money), we enable ourselves to understand not only the pitfalls of being financially literate, but also the great value of it. Read more »