Women and money: What I wish I knew at 25 about investing

There is a gender gap in personal finance: women invest less than men. But when they do, they may outperform men.

Too many women don’t invest at all, from fear, or from succumbing to stereotypes; or they leave it to the men in their lives.  PHOTO: PIXABAY
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I turn 55 this year, and the topic of investment and retirement has been much on my mind, with schoolmates discussing what to do and how to maximise our savings.

March 8 being International Women’s Day, I have decided to highlight this issue of women and money, to remind women – and those who love them – of the importance of managing their own finances. 

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