Financial Lies Women Need to Stop Telling Themselves

Most people have heard of the gender pay gap, but we hear much less about the gender investment gap. If women focus only on raising their wages, they're missing an important financial step. Without solid planning and investing, even high-earning women could remain vulnerable, especially in retirement.

Yet, studies show women still invest later, invest less and retain more cash than men. They perform significantly worse when quizzed about retirement income planning, and they're less likely than men to engage a financial professional.

According to financial services provider TIAA's "Voices of Experience 2016" , women also are more likely than men to name running out of money as their biggest retirement concern.

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