Why women shouldn’t be afraid to talk about money

During your next night out (or Zoom call in) with your friends, break open the wine and talk about investments. It might sound weird at first, but that’s what Divya Gugnani, CEO and co-founder of Wander Beauty, advises women to start doing. 

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“Every time my husband goes out for a guy’s dinner, why do they discuss investments, why are they talking about the stock market, why are they talking about real estate?” Gugnani asks. It’s because it works. “They come home and they share ideas, and their wealth compounds,” she says.

It’s time women do the same.

a woman sitting at a table: Divya Gugnani attends Food & Wine Classic in June 2011 in Aspen, Colorado.

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Divya Gugnani attends Food & Wine Classic in June 2011 in Aspen, Colorado.

“We need to socialize the idea that it’s OK for us to talk about money. We need to share and build and help each other grow,” Gugnani said during a recent webinar

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After the June postponement, our daughter and her fiance decided they didn’t want to wait to be married, so we held a small ceremony in our backyard with parents, siblings and our pastor — 10 people in attendance. No one besides the 10 of us knows about the marriage.

It does not look like the fall wedding and reception we have envisioned will happen, either. Our church will currently only allow 10 people at a wedding, so it would be the same group as the small ceremony, with no attendants (who have already purchased dresses). It’s very important to Keira and her father to have their “walking down the aisle” moment, as well as to have a reception with

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