5 retirement basics for women who want to take charge of investing

Max Hechtman, president, Partner, Max Wealth &, Investment Adviser Representative, and Insurance Solutions •
Kiplinger
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When it comes to investing, it seems as if men traditionally have run the show. When men worked and more women stayed home to take care of the family, it was the husband’s salary that went into savings, his pension and/or his 401(k), and his Social Security benefits that they would largely rely on someday.

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Women blazing a trail in finance

Editor, Janet Bodnar, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

A few summers ago, I accompanied a group of teenage girls on a field trip to a brokerage firm, where they were scheduled to learn about investing. The session covered the usual ground of explaining stocks, bonds and mutual funds. But what made it stand out was that all the sessions were taught by female

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What women need to know about money

Sandra Block, Senior Associate Editor, and Kiplinger's Personal Finance •
Kiplinger

Consider a pair of twins who grow up together, have the same talents and education, nurture the same desire to raise a family, and embrace the same ambitions for their career. But in adulthood, one twin consistently earns less than the other, has a spottier work record and gets stuck further down the career ladder.

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