The amazing, wild ride of this TIAA-CREF “Raise the Rate” contest is now over, and it’s official…
We have won the popular vote in the contest for $15,000! Here’s the official news release.
We’re excited to fulfill our pledge to Women’s Bean Project and provide them with a portion of our winnings — $1600!
(P.S. Their products make great holiday gifts.)
First off, we THANK our MANY, MANY supporters. The support we received came from all over the world and from people representing all stages of our lives — and all of THEIR friends, family and colleagues. It is tremendous and humbling. 4503 votes, people. Wow. We are so honored to be a part of such supportive communities. We found out that a side benefit to this contest was that we reconnected with many friends and family members that we have not had the chance to speak with in a long time. We love you all.
We also want to thank TIAA-CREF for this contest. Throughout the contest run, it’s created a very interesting dialogue about personal finance among the women and men in our family, friends and supporters. It’s opened our eyes to the potential and power of educated women making money a priority.
We also wish success to all the finalists and their great ideas. We’ve even heard from some of the semifinalists! We are honored to be among this group.
And now, we’re off to work on making Women’s Saving Club a reality. Expect to see in the very near future a more robust “Start Your Own Women’s Saving Club” toolkit, discussion topics, blog posts, book reviews — we have heard of so many great ideas throughout this whole process. Women’s Saving Club is truly about collaboration and inspiration — helping each other to become more educated about our own finances and be better savers. We envision an army of smart, savvy women going off into the world, leading their families, co-workers and community to becoming better savers and more financially aware.
And we’re still getting media interest in Women’s Saving Club! So cool. And fun.
In the meantime, go start your own Women’s Saving Club!
Tara and Kate