It’s 2020, but the wage gap is still a very real issue for women in the United States. Across the country, women make an average of 81 cents for every one dollar a man makes. In advanced professions like law and medicine, that ratio drops to nearly 70 cents per dollar.
Though more individuals, brands, and organizations speak out against the wage gap every day, raising awareness and working to promote gender equality, there remains an underlying issue many are unaware of.
A study conducted in 2019 revealed that over half of women leave long-term financial planning to their spouses. With that, an astonishing 82% of women believe their spouse knows more about financial planning than they do, citing this as their main reason for choosing to forego participation in long-term finances.
Coupon Chief created a visual covering the state of women’s attitudes towards long-term financial planning and offering tips for leveraging company benefits to become more financially independent.
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Marielle Lea is a passionate writer who creates content for Coupon Chief on topics related to personal finance and budgeting.