Are Women Better Investors Than Men?

Whenever I give financial seminars, married women often say, “My husband looks after our money.”

That doesn’t surprise me. After all, men score higher on financial literacy scores.

That’s according to findings from the 2018 TIAA Institute-GFLEC Personal Finance Index report.

Women also say they are less confident about investing. A 2018 study by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave reports that just 52 percent of women are confident investors.

In contrast, 68 percent of men felt confident about their investment abilities. A 2016 Wells Fargo survey found much the same thing.

But an increasing number of studies say women are better investors.

Image by Pixabay

Read more about it at InternaxX

wealthbar special deal for andrew hallam readers

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.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

For your privacy we strongly recommend you do not use your full real name. While your email address will not be published, it may reveal your photo or a recognizable image if it is associated with It is strongly suggested you do not use a corporate or ISP email address. Before your comment is published you will receive an email asking you to confirm your email address. Select "Notify me of follow-up comments via email" to receive notifications of replies and be able to adjust your subscription. Published comments will not be deleted.

By clicking "Post Comment" you confirm you have read and agree to the conditions on the Legal Page; including the Privacy Policy, the Cookie Policy, and the Comments Policy.  We reserve the right to not publish comments that do not meet guidelines.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!