Women are under-confident about investing. And that’s good!
The underconfidence about investing is actually a woman's greatest strength
I’m not a celebrate-the-day kind of person. The Valentine’s Day circus irritates me, as do the other commercially driven days to celebrate a relationship. You need a “day" to remember your mum? But I’ll make an exception and mark 8 March as Women’s Day and turn all the attention generated into having this conversation. I want to talk about the difficult relationship that women have with money. It begins with a stereotypical classification of genders according to the ease with which they handle numbers. Girls are not good at math and boys are. If you hear this often enough as you grow up, is it any surprise that you begin to believe that it is true? And that is the first brick in the wall between women and their ability to deal with money.
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