Women and Financial Knowledge

Because of the gender gap in income and life expectancy, women may need different financial projections. But, she said, “I find it disempowering to say women have special needs when it comes to understanding finances.”

The Times interviewed Billfold pal Helaine Olen, Julie Nelson, the chairwoman of the economics department at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Tahira K. Hira, a professor of personal finance and consumer economics at Iowa State University and a few others about how women know more about money than what the financial services industry claims. It’s on point.



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