Paula Abdul's Pay Package – Reveals Insights

A new blog from Manisha Thakor, a personal finance expert for women.

Los Angeles, California – September 18, 2009 (PressReleasePivot) — Recent surveys reveal: Heads in the sand, Fear of the bag lady blues.

* 40% of Americans are not currently saving for retirement. 60% have not adjusted their thinking about at what age they will retire. (source: Charles Schwab)

* 93% of people aged 19 and 39 do not feel financially secure. 80% already have some type of non-mortgage debt. (source: American Savings Education Council and AARP)

* 2/3rds of women over the age of 65 have meager Social Security payments as their primary source of income. (source: Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement)

“If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the two years since this recession began, it’s that the need for basic financial education is enormous,” says Manisha Thakor, a personal finance expert for women. “While this is also true for men, increased education surrounding money management for women is a must. We women live longer, earn less, and spend more time out of the work force than men. That’s why it’s extra important for us women to take charge of our financial futures.”

Manisha is launching a new blog, Manisha’s Money Musings, to help American women get educated on and inspired about their personal finances. Posts will range from a discussion of how current events or recently released economic statistics might affect your life to responses to reader questions.

Manisha believes that achieving lasting financial fitness requires us to see and feel the direct connection between money, current events, and the quality of our lives. As a personal finance expert for women, Manisha is dedicated to making the topic of money management for women simple and fun.

Recent posts include:

  • a discussion of Paula Abdul’s pay package,
  • tell-tale signs that you might have a money problem,
  • financial lessons from Michael Jackson’s life, and
  • thoughts on whether the new American consumer has been traumatized or merely tamed.

Interested readers can sign up for Manisha’s Money Musings at

Manisha Thakor is on a mission to help American women learn how to live their lives from a position of financial strength. Through her books, articles, TV & radio appearances, speeches, and blog – Manisha is trying to inspire women to take charge of their money. Manisha’s financial literacy advocacy work on has been featured in national publications such as: The New York Times, BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Glamour, Real Simple, and Women’s Day. Manisha has also appeared on national TV networks including CNN, CNBC, FOX Business Network, NBC, and ABC. She is a personal finance blogger on The Huffington Post, a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated NPR show, 51% – The Women’s Perspective, and a monthly columnist for

Manisha has over 15 years of experience working in the financial services industry. At various points in her career she has worked as an analyst, portfolio manager, and client relations executive for institutional money management firms with billions in assets under management. Manisha received her BA from Wellesley College in 1992, her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1997 and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Manisha and her husband split their time between Houston, TX and Santa Fe, NM. Learn more about Manisha and her financial literacy advocacy work at at

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