Cents of Self

Empowering Women to Take Control of Their Financial Future

At Savant, we have a diverse team who are committed to empowering women. We recognize that while the basics of money management have nothing to do with gender, women often have different financial challenges and unique financial planning needs. They tend to live longer, save less, invest more conservatively, and take breaks from the workplace to care for others.

Although more women manage their household’s finances in addition to serving as influential leaders in business and the community, we still see the detrimental effects of financial illiteracy on women in the world every day.

Cents of Self is a vibrant and supportive community of women who support each other as they walk further along the path to financial literacy.

For more information about the Cents of Self community or its related events, contact us.

Past Commentary & Articles

Cents of Self
November 28, 2018
Womens Retirement Gap

Recently I encouraged a female family member, a new college graduate, to take advantage of her employer’s retirement plan at her first “real” job. She responded that her future husband would take care of that. Note that she was single at the time of our conversation! Needless to say, I was quite surprised by her […]

Cents of Self
November 22, 2018

As a parent, you want to protect your child from harm. However, it is not always easy to foresee what the future may hold for them. As the saying goes, sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Estate planning for a future inheritance is no different. A properly drafted trust can help proactively plan against […]

Cents of Self
November 20, 2018

Social Security plays a key role in many Americans’ retirement plans. Understanding the benefits available in different situations is important, especially for women. According to the Social Security Administration, the median earnings for women are approximately 80% of men’s earnings. This means that women will receive less Social Security than men, but generally women will rely […]

Cents of Self
November 18, 2018
Heart on a String

Did you know that women are more likely to give to charity, tend to give more to charity, and are more likely to volunteer compared to men? Based on survey results published by Fidelity Charitable, women are also more likely than men to seek advice from professionals when making decisions about their charitable giving. Men tend to […]