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Ed Meek
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Edge Portfolio Management


State: IL

At Edge, a low client to advisor ratio allows for personal and customized service for each individual.  Our goal is to work as a team for each client to provide not only portfolio management but wealth coordination and financial planning.  We make every effort to have frequent communication with our clients and to provide timely response to calls and emails.  I also enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, playing and following basketball, playing golf, and participating as an advisory board member for Breakthrough Urban Ministries.

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Women’s Job Satisfaction Equals Men’s, Except for….

Women are likelier than men to express satisfaction with more aspects of their job, except in two crucial areas.

| BY Donald Liebenson

Women are likelier than men to express satisfaction with more aspects of their job, except in two crucial areas.

Women expressed more satisfaction than their male colleagues in seven of 13 characteristics measured, ranging from recognition to coworker relations, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday. But men are more likely than women to say they are satisfied with their pay and chances for promotion. At that, neither are all that satisfied with those aspects of their jobs.

Half of women surveyed said they are completely satisfied with the recognition they receive at work for their accomplishments vs. 45 percent of men, the largest survey disparity. A majority (53 percent) are okay with the amount of work required of them vs. 49 percent of men, while two-thirds expressed satisfaction with the flexibility of work, compared with 63 percent of men.

There are less pronounced differences between men and women when it comes to relations with coworker, job stress and their company’s retirement plan, and equal satisfaction expressed in regards to workplace safety, job security and health insurance.

The balance shifts most dramatically between men and women over salary. Almost one-third of men (32 percent) said they are completely satisfied with the amount of money they earn vs. 24 percent of women. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law by President John F. Kennedy to abolish wage discrimination. Last year, President Obama mounted a lobbying effort for Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which, in part, would give women new legal tools to sue employers over pay inequality. (A frequently cited and oft-debated statistic is that women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns).

Thirty-nine percent of men also liked their chances for promotion, vs. 37 percent of their women. Men and women expressed near-equal satisfaction with their boss or immediate supervisor.

About the Author

Donald Liebenson

Donald Liebenson writes news and features for Millionaire Corner. He has been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, The Los Angeles Times, Fiscal Times, Entertainment Weekly, Huffington Post, and other outlets. He has also served as a marketing writer for Chicago-based Questar Entertainment and distributor Baker & Taylor.  

A graduate of the University of Southern California, he is married with a college-age son. He also writes extensively about entertainment.