Financial Lies Women Need to Stop Telling Themselves

Think you don’t have a head for finances or that your husband has it covered? You could be selling yourself short ... and endangering your retirement security.

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Most people have heard of the gender pay gap, but we hear much less about the gender investment gap. If women focus only on raising their wages, they’re missing an important financial step. Without solid planning and investing, even high-earning women could remain vulnerable, especially in retirement.

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Abigail Havermann, Investment Adviser Representative
Partner, Havermann Financial

Abigail (Abby) Havermann is an Investment Adviser Representative with Havermann Financial (www.havermannfinancial.com). A former couples therapist, she has a master's degree in social work, and since partnering with her husband in 2007, she has obtained her Series 7 and Series 65 licenses.