Women Investors Beat Men in Good Times and Bad

You’re driving to the lake this summer when you see a horrific single-car accident. 

Is the driver more likely to be male or female? 

Most of the time, you’d be right if you guessed it was a man.  In a study of motor vehicle accidents by insurance company 4AutoInsuranceQuote.com, 80% of all fatal and serious car crashes are caused by male drivers.  Driving violations are higher for men in virtually every category:  failing to yield, not wearing seat belts, speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol.

It turns out the same principle may apply to investing. 

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Andrew Hallam

I’m a financial columnist for Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail, as well as for AssetBuilder, a financial service firm based in Texas. I’m also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School (2nd Ed. Wiley 2017) and The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat (Wiley 2015). My mission is to educate, motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and best practices for investing, using evidence-based strategies. I'm happy to comment on your questions. However, please read the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and the Comments Policy.

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