Women and Investing

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Today's woman doesn't need anyone to tell her that she has what it takes to invest. Women have long been earning and managing their own money to support themselves and others-often as the family's primary breadwinner.

On average women do more research before making a decision, and they trade less frequently than men do. As a result, women's portfolios actually tend to outperform men's. Aside from differences in the ways they invest, women and men also face difference circumstances.

Those numbers are gradually changing for the better, however younger woman tend to earn wages on par with what their male counterparts earn, and a growing number of married women are now earning more than their husbands.

The bottom line is that if you're earning money, you should be doing your best to make the most of it.