Discussing the Financial Literacy Gender Gap (As reported by Robin Patinkin with the Huffington Post Money Blog)

Woody Allen’s new film “Blue Jasmine” touches on a scenario familiar in many households. A wife signs tax and legal documents when presented by her husband without the knowledge as to what is really being signed. In the film, this lack of knowledge is the basis for a plot detailing the fall of a socialite after her husbands illegal finances are revealed. This may be an extreme example, but it does illustrate the importance of making sure that young women especially are educated about and involved in their own personal financial well being. Research indicated that while young girls are aware of the necessity to be educated on these topics, they often lack confidence to take independently educate themselves. Read the full article here.

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