The Iowa Insurance Division Postpones Inaugural SmartHER Money Conference in Cedar Falls

Iowa Insurance Division

The SmartHER Money Conference has been postponed until further notice.  Circumstances have changed quickly, negatively impacting the presence of presenters and attendees.  We look forward to holding this conference at […]

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The Iowa Insurance Division Welcomes SmartHER Money Keynote Speaker Manisha Thakor

Iowa Insurance Division

We are so excited to welcome Manisha Thakor CFA, CFP to Iowa to present her “Own Your Finances. Own Your Life.” keynote at the Iowa Insurance Division’s (IID) inaugural SmartHER […]

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Consumer Connection: Iowa Insurance Division 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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Inaugural SmartHER Money Conference for Iowans Is Aug. 19 in Cedar Falls

Iowa Insurance Division

The SmartHER Money women’s financial empowerment conference, presented by the Iowa Insurance Division, features a nationally renowned keynote speaker, expert panelists, engaging exercises and all the tips and tools to […]

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Prepare for a Sea Change: Dominique’s Story

Iowa Insurance Division

Where would we be without our goals and dreams? It’s a fair question, and it’s a hard one to answer. We won’t get far without them, but they don’t always […]

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SmartHER Iowans - Allyson's Story

Picture Yourself as Successful: Allyson’s Story

Iowa Insurance Division

It seems like women are always juggling multiple commitments. Family life. Working life. Finances. Some may see these obligations as important but separate aspects of being an adult. Allyson, small […]

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Financial Literacy is Critical

Research Says . . . Iowa Women Want to Learn About Investing

Iowa Insurance Division

In our three-part financial literacy gender gap series, the Iowa Insurance Division did a deep dive into all the reasons women lag men in financial literacy and the far-reaching negative impact […]

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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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