Finance writer Jean Chatzky joined Joy Behar this week to talk about why women lose $1 million when they decide to be moms. She talks about the importance of women negotiating in the workplace and asserting themselves to help overcome this lifetime deficit.

"We know how to be assertive on behalf of others… it’s a lot harder to be assertive for yourself," Chatzky says.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What does $1 billion mean to the average American?
If your family makes $100,000, a $40 campaign donation is probably a drop in the bucket to you. For extremely wealthy donors like Sheldon Adelson, a donation of $10 million has the same impact on his net worth as your 40 bucks, but the gains for the recipient of Adelson’s dough, the Romney campaign, are significantly higher. And Adelson can afford to give again.
With donations to SuperPAC’s pouring in and rumors growing that big donors like the Koch brothers plan to spend a billion dollars on the upcoming election, we created a way to visualize exactly how much more influence those mega-donors have than the average Joe.

granholmtwr:

INFOGRAPHIC: What does $1 billion mean to the average American?

If your family makes $100,000, a $40 campaign donation is probably a drop in the bucket to you. For extremely wealthy donors like Sheldon Adelson, a donation of $10 million has the same impact on his net worth as your 40 bucks, but the gains for the recipient of Adelson’s dough, the Romney campaign, are significantly higher. And Adelson can afford to give again.

With donations to SuperPAC’s pouring in and rumors growing that big donors like the Koch brothers plan to spend a billion dollars on the upcoming election, we created a way to visualize exactly how much more influence those mega-donors have than the average Joe.