5 Ways Women Can Earn As Much As Men

The gender wage gap is closing very slowly. Here's how you can ensure you're getting all the pay you deserve now.

We've all heard the frustrating statistics: Despite making tons of headway in education and the labor force, women make just 78 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Why this wage gap exists is hotly debated. But whatever the reason, the fact remains that many women, at one time or another, may find themselves making less than their male counterparts. Though the policies and culture that create income inequality aren't likely to change overnight, that doesn't mean you have to take your lighter paycheck with a curtsy and a smile. You can maximize your earning potential with these five tips.

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Gillian B. White
Reporter, The Kiplinger Letter