A Las Vegas non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of the disenfranchised and helping them make a new start in life, Common Tree provides essential goods and services to the less fortunate living in Las Vegas communities with a specific focus on the needs of children. The organization fundraises to support their activities, raises the visibility of the need to support these members of the community with the general public, and coordinates efforts to deliver goods and services such as food and clothing.
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Financial Guidance Center
Financial counseling, coaching, and literacy; Free Tax Preparation; Individual Development Account grants for education, micro-enterprise, and homeownership; Down Payment Assistance grants for homeownership; Lending Circles to establish/re-establish credit; Banking the unbanked or underbanked with establishment of checking and/or savings accounts; Debt Repayment; Bankruptcy counseling and education, as required by the EOUST for anyone filing bankruptcy; Representative Payee program; Food Security program; Utility Assistance grants; Foreclosure prevention / modification assistance; Nevada Attorney General's Home Again program; Hardest Hit Funds - assistance with application process.
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66% (that's 2/3rds) of Household breadwinners and co-breadwinners are women. - The Shriver Report
1 in 3 women lives in or on the brink of poverty. - The Shriver Report
3 out of 5 women over the age of 65 (married or single) cannot pay for her basic monthly needs.
The median earnings for all women are $638 a week, compared to $798 for men–approximately 80% of what men earn on average - The Bureau of Labor Statistics
If Women were paid the same as men for the same job, poverty in America would be reduced by 50% - Women21.gov
Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases on everything from autos to health care including 89% of Bank Accounts. - Marketing to Women Conference
84% of Women feel misunderstood by investment marketers - Marketing to Women Conference
Fewer than two in 10 women feel “very prepared” to make wise financial decisions. Half indicate that they “need some help,” and one-third feels that they “need a lot of help.” - Financial Experience & Behaviors Among Women 2010−2011
Women own 40% of all stocks. - A.T. Kearney
The average woman spends 15% of her working years outside of the workforce caring for children and elderly parents compared to the average man’s 1.6%. - Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement and National Center for Women’s Retirement Research
Nearly two-thirds of U.S. women ages 40 to 79 have already dealt with a major financial “life crisis,” such as job loss, divorce, the death of a spouse, or serious illness. - AARP, “Understanding Women’s Financial Needs and Behavior,” 2007 survey.
80-90% of women will be solely responsible for their finances at some point in their lives- mainly due to divorce and the fact that on average women outlive men by seven years - National Center for Women and Retirement Research
Even though women have a longer life expectancies, when asked how much they were aiming for in retirement savings, women aimed lower, with a median goal of $200,000 versus $400,000 for men. - Retirement Fitness Survey 2010
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*Statistics are drawn from the Census Bureau, WOMMA, BSM Media, The Shriver Report, Sheconomy, Wow Online, and the Gamma Report.
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