Stacy Francis’ Op-Ed Featured by CNBC on the Legacy of RBG & Women’s Financial Independence
By: Francis Financial
March 10, 2021
Stacy Francis of Francis Financial wrote an op-ed published by CNBC about how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for women’s financial freedom and how women can continue to enhance their financial knowledge for greater independence.
Francis points out that RGB was “not only one of the most recognized leaders in the battle for gender equality, but also a voice advocating for women’s financial literacy” and that her work in the 70’s “allowed women to have access to bank accounts, credit cards and mortgages without a male co-signer.”
Francis speculates that there are several ground rules that RBG would endorse as a path to greater financial freedom. Most importantly, Francis says, is involving yourself fully in your finances. “Women should review their finances monthly, so they have a clear understanding of where money is coming from and where it goes,” she explains. “Make sure you know precisely how your money is being made and spent.”
Investing, building an emergency fund, tracking spending and saving, and finding alternative ways to educate yourself through reading, podcasts, and non-profit organizations are also discussed as RGB-approved courses of action.
“If there is anything about your financial situation that you do not understand, seek the answers you need,” Francis advises.