Date of Award

Spring 1998

Document Type



Business, Accounting & Economics

First Advisor

Charles Ericksen

Second Advisor

Belle Marie Talbert

Third Advisor

Kay Satre


Women face many challenges regarding their finances. Having the courage and knowledge to make financial decisions is a major obstacle for many women. Through involvement in women’s investment clubs, women have the opportunity to overcome their financial fears and challenges, as well as have fun and hopefully make some money in the process. This paper will first explore some financial challenges that are specific to women and the importance of planning for the future. Women’s investment clubs will then be explained in depth. The process of setting up a women’s investment club and then how to successfully operate it will be touched on next. Finally, an independent study of TGIF, a women’s investment club, will be presented.