Financially Empowered Women (F.E.W)

Considering that in our community we’re surrounded by tech savvy professionals, high paying jobs and the best and the brightest when it comes to innovation, it’s interesting to note that in spite of this, many of individuals are lacking a solid foundation when it comes to financial literacy. Women in particular, although they are usually the financial decision makers of any household, can many times just not have the exposure to financial decision making do’s and don’ts. Things like budgeting, planning for the future, and saving for emergencies or life’s big events is not only something we’re unsure of, but in many cases we’re not even sure where to start.

At MIT Federal Credit Union we understand the need for a relaxed, open, financially focused space to learn, share, and ask questions. No judgement, no pressure, and plenty of plain “put-the-facts-on-the-table” discussion so you can get the answers you need, and some support in deciding what next steps could be. But time is precious and having some fun along the way is also important. That’s why we’ve joined with Society for Grownups and a variety of experts in things like cooking, wine-tasting, art, and more to allow you an evening out with friends, to discuss important stuff in a relaxed setting. From budgeting to retirement, college savings for kids, and being prepared for unexpected, our sessions will give you an opportunity to reflect, ask questions, and have fun.

Watch for upcoming sessions throughout 2017!

Send us an email to be included in invitations to our next F.E.W. session!


Our first seminar Finding Time, Finding Money - The Fundamentals of Food, Fun and Finance:



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Finding Time, Finding Money - The Fundamentals of Food, Fun and Finance.
Wednesday, March 15th | 5:30pm-7:30pm | 700 Technology Square Branch

Our session leaders, Catherine Smart of Christopher Kimball's Milk Street and Rachel Rabinovich of Society of Grownups will start us off right with ideas, tips, tricks and more to get you started on the road to solid financial (and epicurean) wellness.

We'll start the event with some "food for thought" with Rachel:

  • What do you want to achieve financially?
  • What are your goals?
  • What are the tough financial decisions?
  • What challenges you in meeting your goals?

Then Catherine will provide "5 snackable topics" for discussion:

  • Getting geared up - Basic equipment for your kitchen
  • Stocking the pantry - a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to pull off a healthy, tasty weeknight meal
  • Inspiration - Where do you find quality recipes that you can make and get excited about?
  • To market to market - Why is a shopping plan important, and should you stick to it?
  • Put your leftovers to work! How to transform leftovers into something amazing to get the most mileage from your cooking.

There will be plenty of time for discussion of food AND finance.

More on our speakers:

Catherine Smart - A New Hampshire native, Catherine has her own personal chef business, The Pocket Garden, is a weekly contributor to The Boston Globe Food section, is a culinary instructor at Christopher Kimball's Milk Street, and a cast member of a brand new cooking show, Christopher Kimball's Milk Street TV, coming out on PBS this Fall.




Rachel Rabinovich - Before working with Society for Grownups as Director of Financial Planning, Rachel worked as a financial planner for Ameriprise Financial. She is a Certified Financial PlannerTM who enjoys assisting clients with comprehensive financial planning focused on sustainable and responsible investing. Rachel firmly believes that financial planning can be a positive and powerful tool for changing lives. 



Ariel Anderson – Ariel is a self-professed math nerd who studied at Northeastern and worked as a Registered Investment Advisor in downtown Boston before coming to Society for Grownups. She believes that good financial advice starts with asking the right questions and determining how an individual defines success for themselves.