As a woman business owner, Bette interacts with many organizations that deal with issues that are specific to women and finance. These can include dealing with the unique challenges of working mothers, or helping women recover from abusive relationships, or other issues relating the family matters and women in particular. Even in less dramatic areas, women have different financial needs than men. With longer lifespans, women need to support a longer retirement period, usually with lower incomes in their careers and more gaps related to family matters.

For women in financial fields like wealth management or accounting, they suffer the challenges that women in male dominated fields face. These challenges can include lack of mentorship opportunities, exclusion from social situations where rapport is built, and even outright discrimination.

Issues involving women and finance are routinely focused entirely on the plights of single mothers and childcare, often to the exclusion of matters that affect childless women, married women, and even professional single mothers.

While our business works with business owners of all ages, races, ethnicities, and genders, Bette does dedicate a portion of her community involvement to causes involving women. She has served as a girl scout leader with mixed level troop 10618 (serving Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Girl Scouts), and is currently the Scoutmaster of Girl Troop 18 with the Boy Scouts of America. Girl Troop 18 is one of the oldest female troops in South Florida, being one of only two Girl Troops charted on the first day that girl troops could form in the Boy Scouts of America.

Rihanna Is a Billionaire

By |2021-08-06T17:15:42-04:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , , , |

Entrepreneur and businesswoman aren't the first words I think of when I imagine the pop star, Rihanna, however all that is about to change because, according to Forbes, she is now a billionaire. You can find Rihanna trending on Twitter with the hashtag #SelfMadeWomen along with many opinions about her new status. This trending hashtag is what I want to share with you on this week's social media round-up.

Appearance. Does it Matter in Business?

By |2021-07-02T16:37:03-04:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , , , |

Join Samra and me while we explore why appearance matters in business. Hello, happy Friday. Happy Finance Friday. I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And today, I have my fantastic friend who keeps me looking great and young. Since last night, people said to me, why do you look so young? And I'm like, Samra. Samra Vogel, an independent Mary Kay salesperson for over 20 years, and is fantastic. I'm sure she has many pink cars, which is cool too. Watch the video below to learn more!

Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Video

By |2021-06-17T17:01:55-04:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Business Book Club|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong" by Eric Barker was June's Business Book. Join me and my fellow book club members as we discuss our key takeaways from "Barking Up The Wrong Tree," and let us know what you think in the comments. We concluded that this is one of our favorite book club books and that if you were going to read only one of our business books, Barking Up The Wrong Tree is the one you should read.

Being a Woman in Finance

By |2021-06-08T13:49:26-04:00June 7th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And on today's Business Quickie, I'm going to talk about my experience as a woman in finance. If you watch one of my other videos, I talk about my educational background. I went to engineering school, and there are more men in engineering than women. That's just kind of how it goes. I've always liked math. So that's always pointed me in a direction that would be in a more male-dominated field.

Caring For Aging Family Members

By |2021-05-03T13:43:07-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , , |

Caring for aging family members and those with special needs is not something people are versed in discussing. However, Denise Lettau, Esq., is an expert in the field of caring for these family members and will help you draft the documents needed for executing the wishes of the family member.

From Engineering to Accounting

By |2021-04-08T17:20:57-04:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , |

Going from Engineering to Accounting may not seem like the logical next step, but it's what worked for me, and it has benefited me far beyond what I thought it would. For today's business quickie: I'll be talking about my unusual background as a certified public accountant (CPA).

Miss America Pageant Plays Accounting Games

By |2021-05-12T23:31:03-04:00September 22nd, 2014|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , |

Being a South Jersey native and growing up in Atlantic City, the Miss America Pageant was always an exciting thing.  I even got to be in the Miss America Parade in high school with the marching band.  But it wasn't until seeing this John Oliver piece that I really gave it much thought.

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