Consumer Connection: Iowa Department of Insurance and Financial Services launches SmartHER Money

Sonya Sellmeyer

As your state government agency, the Insurance Division is here to help provide financial literacy to all Iowans through our Save4Later program.  It’s important for all Iowans to have the tools to […]

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Managing Debt & Providing women with financial education

Closing the Financial Literacy Gender Gap

Sonya Sellmeyer

By Sonya Sellmeyer, Consumer Advocate This article is the second of a three-part series on closing the financial literacy gender gap.  Throughout the United States, women lag men in financial literacy. […]

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Woman meeting with financial planner

Financial Literacy Gender Gap Is Harmful to Women

Sonya Sellmeyer

This article is the first of a three-part series on closing the financial literacy gender gap. I am grateful for the women who blazed the trails before me, so I […]

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Gender Pay Gap

Study Results: Financial Literacy Gender Gap

Sonya Sellmeyer

Women lag men in financial literacy. The gender-based gap may negatively impact the financial well-being of women. Financial literacy has been linked to several important outcomes, including wealth accumulation, stock […]

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